| 11–14 July 1973|
| European Tour
7,064 yards (6,459 m)
| Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland|
Troon Golf Club,
The 1973 Open Championship was the 102nd Open Championship, played 11–14 July at Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Tom Weiskopf won his only major championship by three strokes over runners-up Neil Coles and Johnny Miller, the winner of the U.S. Open a month earlier. Weiskopf was a wire-to-wire winner and his four-round total of 12-under-par 276 matched the then-existing Open Championship record set by Arnold Palmer on the very same course in 1962.
Gene Sarazen, 71, made a hole-in-one in the first round at the famous 8th hole, a 126-yard (115 m) par-3 named the "Postage Stamp," due to its small green. Lee Trevino's bid for a third straight Open fell short, thirteen strokes back in a tie for tenth place.
This was the last Open Championship as Troon Golf Club; it became Royal Troon Golf Club five years later in 1978, and next hosted in 1982.
1973 Open Championship Wikipedia
Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):
Opens from 1962 through 1989 played the 11th hole as a par-5.
Wednesday, 11 July 1973
Thursday, 12 July 1973
Amateurs: Edwards (+6), Homer (+7), Russell (+7), Foster (+8),
Stuart (+9), Milne (+10), Hedges (+13), Bonallack (+15), Sym (+15), Burch (+16), Eyles (+18), James (+24)
Friday, 13 July 1973
Amateurs: Edwards (+5), Foster (+10), Russell (+12), Homer (+16)
Saturday, 14 July 1973
Amateurs: Edwards (+8)