|Dates 12–15 July 1978|
Organized by The R&A
|Location St Andrews, Scotland|
Tour(s) European Tour PGA Tour
|Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews|
The 1978 Open Championship was the 107th Open Championship, held 12–15 July over the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Jack Nicklaus won his third and final Open championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Tom Kite, and Simon Owen. It was the fifteenth of his eighteen major championships and marked the completion of his third career grand slam.
Defending champion Tom Watson was a co-leader after 54 holes, but four consecutive bogeys on the front nine led to a 76 (+4). Watson finished six strokes back in a tie for 14th place.
Wednesday, 12 July 1978
Thursday, 13 July 1978
Amateurs: Miller (E), Brodie (+1), McEvoy (+1), Godwin (+3), Gallagher (+6), Kuramoto (+6), Lewis (+8), Webster (+9), Hedges (+11), Fish, (+14), McLachlan (+14), Turner (+14), Walters (+18).
Friday, 14 July 1978
Amateurs: Miller (+2), Brodie (+4), McEvoy (+5), Godwin (+6).
Saturday, 15 July 1978
Amateurs: McEvoy (+5), Miller (+6), Brodie (+7), Godwin (+10).