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1904 Open Championship

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Dates  8–10 June 1904
Cut  168
Location  Sandwich, England
Prize fund  £115
1904 Open Championship
Course(s)  Royal St George's Golf Club
Field  144 players, 52 after cut

The 1904 Open Championship was the 44th Open Championship, held 8–10 June at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Jack White won the Championship by a stroke from James Braid and J.H. Taylor.


For the first time play was extended to three days. All entries played 18 holes on the first two days with all those within 19 strokes of the leader making the cut and playing 36 holes on the final day, with the additional provision that the final day's field had to contain at least 32 professionals.

The opening day was cold and windy which led to some high scoring. Robert Thomson led with 75 after reaching the turn in 34. He was a shot ahead of amateur John Graham, Jr. and Harry Vardon. The second day was less windy. Vardon led on 149 followed by Thomson on 151 and Graham on 152. James Sherlock set a new record for the Open scoring 71, while Willie Park, Jr. scored 72. 52 players were within 19 strokes of Vardon and made the cut.

Overnight rain and light winds made for some low scoring on the final day. Braid set a new Championship record with a 69, reaching the turn in 31. White has the second best score with a 72. After the morning's golf, Braid led on 226 with White on 227 and Vardon on 228 after a disappointing 79.

In the afternoon White, one of the early starters, scored 69 for a total of 296. Braid also played well but his 71 left him a shot behind. He holed a long putt at the 15th but a four at the short 16th left him too much to do. Taylor was the last player with a chance to catch White but needed a 67 to do so. Starting 3,3,2 he reached the turn in 32. However, like Braid, he took four at the 16th and also ended up a shot behind. His 68 was another new Open record. White's total of 296 was yet another, the first total under 300.

First day leaderboard

Wednesday, 8 June 1904

Second day leaderboard

Thursday, 9 June 1904

Final leaderboard


Friday, 10 June 1904


1904 Open Championship Wikipedia

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