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1974 Open Championship

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Dates  10–13 July 1974
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
Length  6,822 yards (6,238 m)
Location  Lancashire, England
Par  71
1974 Open Championship

Course(s)  Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

The 1974 Open Championship was the 103rd Open Championship, held from 10–13 July at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England. Gary Player won his third Open Championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Peter Oosterhuis. It was the eighth of his nine major titles and second of the year; he won the Masters in April. In the other two majors in 1974, the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship, Player had top ten finishes.


The use of the "bigger ball" (1.68 in, 42.67 mm) was made compulsory. In previous Opens players could use the "smaller ball" (1.62 in, 41.15 mm).

First round

Wednesday, 10 July 1974

Second round

Thursday, 11 July 1974

Amateurs: Lyle (+10), James (+16), Clark (+21), Burch (+22), Homer (+23), Shaw (+31).

Third round

Friday, 12 July 1974

Amateurs: Lyle (+23), James (+24).

Final round

Saturday, 13 July 1974



1974 Open Championship Wikipedia