1930 Open Championship

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1930 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18–20 June 1930
Location Hoylake, England
Course(s) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Statistics
Par 72[1]
Length 6,750 yards (6,172 m)[2]
Field 112 players, 61 after cut[3]
Cut 158 (+14)
Prize fund £400
Winner's share (£100)
Champion
United States Bobby Jones (a)
291 (+3)
Hoylake is located in England
Hoylake
Hoylake
Location in England
Hoylake is located in Merseyside
Hoylake
Hoylake
Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, west of Liverpool, England

The 1930 Open Championship was the 65th Open Championship, held 18–20 June at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Bobby Jones won his third Open Championship title, two strokes ahead of runners-up Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith,[4][5][6] on his way to the single-season Grand Slam.[7][8]

Qualifying took place on 16–17 June, Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes at Royal Liverpool and 18 holes at Wallasey, and the top 100 and ties qualified. Archie Compston led the field with 141; the qualifying score was 158 (+14) and 112 players advanced.[9][10][11] Prize money was increased sixty percent, from £250 to £400.[12]

Jones arrived in Hoylake after winning the British Amateur championship in late May.[13][14] He opened with 70 on Wednesday, in a tie for the lead with Henry Cotton and Smith.[15][16] Jones followed with a 72 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Robson after 36 holes.[17] The top 60 and ties would make the cut and qualify for the final 36 holes; it was at 158 (+14) and 61 advanced.[18]

Archie Compston's third round score of 68 on Friday morning gave him a one-shot lead over Jones heading to the final round, but he then collapsed with an 82 in the afternoon and finished in sixth. Jones also struggled on the round, but a brilliant bunker shot on the 16th to within inches of the hole helped him card a 75 and a clubhouse lead of 291 (+3). Diegel was tied with Jones after the 13th, but he dropped shots at 14 and 16 and finished two behind. Smith came to the 17th needing to play the final two holes in no worse than six shots to tie Jones, but he missed his putt for a three and tied Diegel for second place.[4][5][6]

Jones became the first player since John Ball in 1890 to win both the British Amateur and British Open in the same year.[2][5] Returning to the United States with the first two jewels of the Grand Slam, he completed the feat by winning the U.S. Open in July and the U.S. Amateur in late September at Merion.[7][8] Jones then retired from competitive golf at age 28 and never played in the Open Championship again; through 2016, he remains the last amateur to win it.

Four-time winner and two-time defending champion Walter Hagen did not enter.[2][9][10] Arnaud Massy, the 1907 champion, played in his final Open at age 52 and missed the cut by a stroke.[18]

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Course 415 4 10 Dee 410 4
2 Road 369 4 11 Alps 193 3
3 Long 480 5 12 Hilbre 401 4
4 New 158 3 13 Rushes 160 3
5 Telegraph 418 4 14 Field 511 5
6 Briars 383 4 15 Lake 443 4
7 Dowie 200 3 16 Dun 532 5
8 Far 482 5 17 Royal 394 4
9 Punch Bowl 393 4 18 Stand 408 4
Out 3,298 36 In 3,452 36
Source:[2][9] Total 6,750 72

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Bobby Jones  United States 1926, 1927 70 72 74 75 291 +3 1
Jim Barnes  England 1925 71 77 72 77 297 +9 T6
Ted Ray  Jersey 1912 78 75 76 78 307 +19 T24

Source:[3][18]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Arnaud Massy  France 1907 78 81 159 +15
George Duncan  Scotland 1920 85 76 161 +17

Source:[3]

Did not advance past qualifying rounds (Monday & Tuesday):

Did not enter:

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 18 June 1930

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Henry Cotton  England 70 −2
Bobby Jones (a)  United States
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
T4 Jim Barnes  England 71 −1
Fred Robson  England
T6 Horton Smith  United States 72 E
Norman Sutton  England
T8 Auguste Boyer  France 73 +1
Tom Green  Wales
T10 Archie Compston  England 74 +2
Leo Diegel  United States
Bert Hodson  Wales
Don Moe (a)  United States
Philip Rodgers  England
Charles Whitcombe  England

Source:[15][16]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 19 June 1930

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 70-72=142 −2
2 Fred Robson  England 71-72=143 −1
3 Horton Smith  United States 72-72=144 E
T4 Archie Compston  England 74-73=147 +3
Leo Diegel  United States 74-73=147
Don Moe (a)  United States 74-73=147
Philip Rodgers  England 74-73=147
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
70-77=147
9 Jim Barnes  England 71-77=148 +4
T10 Percy Alliss  England 75-74=149 +5
Henry Cotton  England 70-79=149
Charles Whitcombe  England 74-75=149

Source:[17][18]

Third round[edit]

Friday, 20 June 1930 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Archie Compston  England 74-73-68=215 −1
2 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 70-72-74=216 E
3 Leo Diegel  United States 74-73-71=218 +2
T4 Jim Barnes  England 71-77-72=220 +4
Auguste Boyer  France 73-77-70=220
6 Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
70-77-75=222 +6
T7 Tom Barber  England 75-76-72=223 +7
Don Moe (a)  United States 74-73-76=223
Philip Rodgers  England 74-73-76=223
Reg Whitcombe  England 78-72-73=223

Source:[3][4][18]

Final round[edit]

Friday, 20 June 1930 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 70-72-74-75=291 +3 0
T2 Leo Diegel  United States 74-73-71-75=293 +5 87
10s
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
70-77-75-71=293
T4 Fred Robson  England 71-72-78-75=296 +8 37
10s
Horton Smith  United States 72-73-78-73=296
T6 Jim Barnes  England 71-77-72-77=297 +9 17
10s
Archie Compston  England 74-73-68-82=297
8 Henry Cotton  England 70-79-77-73=299 +11 15
T9 Tom Barber  England 75-76-72-77=300 +12 10
Auguste Boyer  France 73-77-70-80=300
Charles Whitcombe  England 74-75-72-79=300

Source:[3][12][19]

Amateurs: Jones (+3), Moe (+15), L. Hartley (+23), Sutton (+29), Tolley (+29),
                 Bentley (+30), Oppenheimer (+33), Souley (+34).

References[edit]

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  10. ^ a b c "Compston leads in British Open; Eight contenders from U.S. qualify". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. 18 Jun 1930. p. 15. 
  11. ^ "Golf - Open Championship - Qualified". The Times. 8 May 1929. p. 7. 
  12. ^ a b "Golf - The Open Championship". The Times. 16 January 1930. p. 7. 
  13. ^ "Weathered v. Jones". Glasgow Herald. 31 May 1930. p. 9. 
  14. ^ "Jones wins". Glasgow Herald. 2 June 1930. p. 11. 
  15. ^ a b "First round tie at Hoylake". Glasgow Herald. 19 June 1930. p. 2. 
  16. ^ a b "Cotton, Jones and Macdonald Smith tie for golf lead". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 19 June 1930. p. 17. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Bobby Jones leads field in British Open by one stroke". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 20 June 1930. p. 19. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Battle for 'Open' - R. T. Jones at top". Glasgow Herald. 20 June 1930. p. 11. 
  19. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5. 

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