1967 Open Championship

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1967 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 12–15 July 1967
Location Merseyside, England
Course(s) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Statistics
Par 72[1]
Length 6,995 yards (6,396 m)[1]
Field 130 players, 58 after cut[1]
Cut 149 (+5)[1]
Prize fund £15,000
$42,000[2]
Winner's share £2,100
$5,880
Champion
Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo
278 (−10)
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Hoylake is located in England
Hoylake
Hoylake
Location in England

The 1967 Open Championship was the 96th Open Championship, played from 12–15 July at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Roberto De Vicenzo, 44, won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Jack Nicklaus.[2][3][4]

This was the last year until 1986 in which The Open had a single cut at 36 holes. From 1968 through 1985, a second cut was made after 54 holes.[1]

The PGA Championship was played the next week near Denver, Colorado, one of five times in the 1960s that these two majors were played in consecutive weeks in July.

This was the last Open at Hoylake for 39 years, until 2006.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966 71 69 71 69 280 −8 2
Gary Player  South Africa 1959 72 71 67 74 284 −4 T3
Peter Thomson  Australia 1954, 1955,
1956, 1958, 1965
71 74 70 72 287 −1 T8
Kel Nagle  Australia 1960 70 74 69 79 292 +4 T22

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 75 76 151 +7
Bobby Locke  South Africa 1949, 1950,
1952, 1957
76 77 153 +9
Max Faulkner  England 1951 78 78 156 +12

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Wednesday, 12 July 1967

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lionel Platts  England 68 −4
T2 David Bonthron  Scotland 69 −3
Jimmy Hume  Scotland
Peter Jones  Wales
Jack Wilkshire  England
T6 Fred Boobyer  England 70 −2
Gay Brewer  United States
Clive Clark  England
Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina
Bruce Devlin  Australia
Barry Franklin  South Africa
Kel Nagle  Australia
Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland

Second round[edit]

Thursday, 13 July 1967

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bruce Devlin  Australia 70-70=140 −4
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-69=140
T3 Fred Boobyer  England 70-71=141 −3
Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 70-71=141
Jimmy Hume  Scotland 69-72=141
Lionel Platts  England 68-73=141
7 Tony Jacklin  England 73-69=142 −2
T8 Clive Clark  England 70-73=143 −1
Gary Player  South Africa 72-71=143
T10 David Bonthron  Scotland 69-75=144 E
Barry Franklin  South Africa 70-74=144
Harold Henning  South Africa 74-70=144
Kel Nagle  Australia 70-74=144
Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 70-74=144
Doug Sanders  United States 71-73=144

Amateurs: Benka (+6), Howard (+7), Carr (+11), Falkenburg (+12), Sweeny Jnr (+12), Bonallack (+17), Broadbent (+17), Cosh (+30).

Third round[edit]

Friday, 14 July 1967

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 70-71-67=208 −8
2 Gary Player  South Africa 72-71-67=210 −6
3 Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-69-71=211 −5
T4 Clive Clark  England 70-73-69=212 −4
Bruce Devlin  Australia 70-70-72=212
T6 Kel Nagle  Australia 70-74-69=213 −3
Lionel Platts  England 68-73-72=213
T8 Al Balding  Canada 74-71-69=214 −2
Jimmy Hume  Scotland 69-72-73=214
Sebastián Miguel  Spain 72-74-68=214

Final round[edit]

Saturday, 15 July 1967

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 70-71-67-70=278 −10 2,100
2 Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-69-71-69=280 −8 1,500
T3 Clive Clark  England 70-73-69-72=284 −4 1,125
Gary Player  South Africa 72-71-67-74=284
5 Tony Jacklin  England 73-69-73-70=285 −3 775
T6 Harold Henning  South Africa 74-70-71-71=286 −2 575
Sebastián Miguel  Spain 72-74-68-72=286
T8 Al Balding  Canada 74-71-69-73=287 −1 330
Hugh Boyle  Ireland 74-74-71-68=287
Bruce Devlin  Australia 70-70-72-75=287
Tommy Horton  England 74-74-69-70=287
Peter Thomson  Australia 71-74-70-72=287

Source:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 69, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Gwilym S. (24 July 1967). "They all love a Latin". Sports Illustrated. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b Reedy, Tom (16 July 1967). "Elated de Vicenzo admits he'll return to Open". Eugene-Register-Guard. Associated Press. p. 1B. 
  4. ^ a b "De Vicenzo Open champ: Jack 2 shots back". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. 16 July 1967. p. D1. 

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Coordinates: 53°23′15″N 3°11′06″W / 53.3875°N 3.185°W / 53.3875; -3.185