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1978 Open Championship

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Dates  12–15 July 1978
Organized by  The R&A
Par  72
Location  St Andrews, Scotland
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
1978 Open Championship
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.

First round

Wednesday, 12 July 1978

Second round

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).

Third round

Friday, 14 July 1978

Amateurs: Miller (+2), Brodie (+4), McEvoy (+5), Godwin (+6).

Final round

Saturday, 15 July 1978

Amateurs: McEvoy (+5), Miller (+6), Brodie (+7), Godwin (+10).



1978 Open Championship Wikipedia

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