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1980 Open Championship

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Dates  17–20 July 1980
Course(s)  Muirfield
Par  71
Location  Gullane, Scotland
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
Length  6,926 yards (6,333 m)
1980 Open Championship

The 1980 Open Championship was the 109th Open Championship held from 17–20 July at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland. Tom Watson won his third Open Championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Lee Trevino. It was the fourth of Watson's eight major titles; he won two additional Opens in 1982 and 1983. It was Watson's first win in a major in three years.


Trevino, 40, had won the last Open played at Muirfield in 1972, successfully defending his 1971 title and ending the grand slam bid of Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus, also 40, tied for fourth. He won at Muirfield in 1966 and was runner-up by a stroke in 1972.

This was the first Open scheduled to end on a Sunday, with a Thursday start. The Open previously began on Wednesday and ended on Saturday. Prior to 1966, the final two rounds were scheduled for Friday.

First round

Thursday, 17 July 1980

Second round

Friday, 18 July 1980

Amateurs: Sigel (+2), Rafferty (+9), McLean (+10), Mitchell (+10), Evans (+11), Gallagher (+12), Way (+12), Boxall (+13), McEvoy (+13), Deeble (+14), McCathie (+17), Hay (+19)

Third round

Saturday, 19 July 1980

Amateurs: Sigel (+5)

Final round

Sunday, 20 July 1980

Amateurs: Sigel (+7)


1980 Open Championship Wikipedia