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1973 Open Championship

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Dates  11–14 July 1973
Par  72
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
Length  7,064 yards (6,459 m)
1973 Open Championship
Location  Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s)  Troon Golf Club, Old Course

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.


Old Course

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):

Opens from 1962 through 1989 played the 11th hole as a par-5.

First round

Wednesday, 11 July 1973

Second round

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)

Third round

Friday, 13 July 1973

Amateurs: Edwards (+5), Foster (+10), Russell (+12), Homer (+16)

Final round

Saturday, 14 July 1973

Amateurs: Edwards (+8)


1973 Open Championship Wikipedia

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