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1979 Open Championship

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Dates  18–21 July 1979
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
Length  6,882 yards (6,293 m)
Location  Lancashire, England
Par  71
1979 Open Championship
Course(s)  Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

The 1979 Open Championship was the 108th Open Championship, held 18–21 July at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England. Seve Ballesteros, 22, won the first of his five major titles, three strokes ahead of runners-up Jack Nicklaus and Ben Crenshaw. It was the first of his three Open Championship victories; he raised the Claret Jug again in 1984 and 1988. This was the last Open scheduled to end on Saturday; in 1980 it moved to a Sunday final round, similar to the other three majors.


First round

Wednesday, 18 July 1979

Second round

Thursday, 19 July 1979

Amateurs: McEvoy (+3), Player (+8), Hallberg (+14), Hoad (+15), Bennett (+17), Myers (+18), Guy (+20), Whelan (+23).

Third round

Friday, 20 July 1979

Amateurs: McEvoy (+4), Player (+19).

Final round

Saturday, 21 July 1979

Amateurs: McEvoy (+10)


1979 Open Championship Wikipedia

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