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1968 Open Championship

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Dates  10–13 July 1968
Par  72
Location  Angus, Scotland
Length  7,252 yards (6,631 m)
1968 Open Championship
Course(s)  Carnoustie Golf Links Championship Course
Field  130 players 70 after 1st cut 45 after 2nd cut

The 1968 Open Championship was the 97th Open Championship, played 10–13 July at Carnoustie Golf Links. Gary Player won the second of his three Open titles, two strokes ahead of runners-up Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus. It was the fifth of Player's nine major titles.


This Open introduced the second cut at 54 holes, used through 1985. In addition, starting with this Championship all past Open champions were exempt from qualifying (though, eventually, an age restriction was placed on past champions).

The inaugural Greater Milwaukee Open was held in the United States during the same week, with a first prize of $40,000, over five times the winner's share of the Open Championship, which was $7,200 (£3,000).

The PGA Championship was played the next week in San Antonio, Texas, the fifth and final time in the 1960s that these two majors were played in consecutive weeks in July. The PGA Championship moved permanently to August in 1969 (except 1971, when it was played in late February).

First round

Wednesday, 10 July 1968

Second round

Thursday, 11 July 1968

Amateurs: Bonallack (+3), Monguzzi (+8), O'Connor (+12), Sweeny Jr (+12), Shade (+13), Oosterhuis (+16), Saddler (+16).

Third round

Friday, 13 July 1968

Amateurs: Bonallack (+5), Monguzzi (+18).

Final round

Saturday, 13 July 1968

Amateurs: Bonallack (+12).


1968 Open Championship Wikipedia

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