1900 Open Championship

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1900 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates6–7 June 1900
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland
Course(s)Old Course at St Andrews
Field81 players, 46 after cut[1]
Prize fund£115
Winner's share£50
England J.H. Taylor
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The 1900 Open Championship was the 40th Open Championship, held 6–7 June at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. J.H. Taylor won the Championship for the 3rd time, by eight strokes from runner-up Harry Vardon.

All entries played 36 holes on the first day with all those within 19 strokes of the leader making the cut and playing 36 holes on the final day, with the additional provision that the final day's field had to contain at least 32 professionals. The prize money for first place was increased from £30 to £50 while that for second place was increased from £20 to £25.

A strong breeze made scoring difficult on the first morning. Taylor together with Harry and Tom Vardon led with scores of 79. In the afternoon only Taylor, with a 77, broke 80. At the end of day, Taylor led on 156 followed by Harry Vardon on 160, Jack White on 161 and the amateur Robert Maxwell on 162. 46 players made the cut of 175.

Playing steadily, Taylor had a third round 78 to open up a six shot lead over Harry Vardon. Braid and White were a further three shots behind. He was even better in the afternoon, scoring 75, to win by eight strokes over Vardon and by 13 shots from the rest of the field. Taylor was the lowest or equal lowest scorer in each of the four rounds.

First day leaderboard[edit]

Wednesday, 6 June 1900

Place Player Country Score
1 J.H. Taylor  England 79-77=156
2 Harry Vardon  Jersey 79-81=160
3 Jack White  Scotland 80-81=161
4 Robert Maxwell (a)  Scotland 81-81=162
T5 James Braid  Scotland 82-81=163
Willie Park Jr.  Scotland 80-83=163
7 Ben Sayers  Scotland 81-83=164
T8 James Kay  Scotland 84-81=165
Peter McEwan Jr.  Scotland 85-80=165
T10 Willie Auchterlonie  Scotland 81-85=166
Sandy Herd  Scotland 81-85=166
Tom Vardon  Jersey 79-87=166

Final leaderboard[edit]


Thursday, 7 June 1900

Place Player Country Score Money
1 J.H. Taylor  England 79-77-78-75=309 £50
2 Harry Vardon  Jersey 79-81-80-77=317 £25
3 James Braid  Scotland 82-81-80-79=322 £15
4 Jack White  Scotland 80-81-82-80=323 £10
5 Willie Auchterlonie  Scotland 81-85-80-80=326 £7 10s
6 Willie Park Jr.  Scotland 80-83-81-84=328 £7 10s
T7 Robert Maxwell (a)  Scotland 81-81-86-81=329
Archie Simpson  Scotland 82-85-83-79=329 0
9 Ben Sayers  Scotland 81-83-85-81=330 0
T10 Sandy Herd  Scotland 81-85-81-84=331 0
Andrew Kirkaldy  Scotland 87-83-82-79=331
Tom Vardon  Jersey 79-87-84-81=331


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 137. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5.

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