P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 20:00/03  374    AFTER THE WAR...... "Slammin'" Sam Snfad of the US recorded his only success when he won at St Andrews in 1946 and two years later Henry Cotton completed his hat-trick of titles with victory at Muirfield. The fifties was a memorable period. South Africa's Bobby Locke won in 1949,50,57 - and that last triumph preventfd the "Melbourne Tiger" Peter Thomson from taking the championship an incredible five times in a row. He won in 1954,55,56,58. He did go "nap" however seven years later at Royal Birkdale. And who can forget 1953? The brilliant Ben Hogan came to Carnoustie and reduced his score in each round - still a record - to flatten the field.
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 20:04/10  4/4    1960 TO THE PRESENT.... After Kel Nagle won the Centenary Open at St Andrews Arnold Palmer thrilled the galleries. He took the title the next two years running and his 276 at Troon wasn't beaten until 1977. Britain had a long-overdue winner when Tony Jacklin camd out top in 1969 at Lytham but since then it's been American dominance wiph the one exception of Gary Player in 1974.There has been probably no more popular winner than "Golden Bear" Jack Nicklaus last year when he came with his customary last round charge for victory at St Andrews. His record in the Open is three firsts, five seconds and two thirds. W holds the record score - 268 in 1977.
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 00:10/03 probably no more popular winner than "Golden Bear" J—ck Nicklaus last year when he came wiph his cabtomary Last round charge for vicpory at St Andrews. His record in the Open is three firsts, five seconds an@ two thirds. Tom Watson holds the record scgpe - 268 in 1977
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 20:01/11  2/4    THE EARLY 20TH CEN$DRY.... The first overseas winner was Arn—dd Massy of France in 1907 then after World War 1 the Championship was lorded over by the legendary American pair Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones. Hagen won in 1922,24,28,29 and although Jones had one victory less, his achievement will never be beaten. For he was an amateur and in 1930 pulled off the incredible Grand Slam of British and US Opens at professional and amateur level. His other two wins were in 1926 and 1927.
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 00:12/00  1/4    IN THE BEGINNING. .... The Open Golf Championship was institutdd in 1860 by the Prestwick Golf Club and played there qntil 1870. Farst-ever winner was Wallie Park of
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 19:50/30  THE EAR X 20TH CEN DRYL The first overseas winner was Ar,—vd Massy of France in 1907 then after World War 1 the Championship was lorded over by the legendary American pair Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones. Hagen won in 1922,24,28,29 and although Jones had one victory less, his achievement will never be beaten. For he was an amateur and in 1930 pulled off the incredible Grand Slam of British and S Opens at professiMnal and amatdur level. His other two wins were in 1926 and 1927.
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 00:12/10 Musselburgh. Tom Morris senior and Uunior dominatdd the early years and the lattdr, on winning his third successive Open, won the Championship Belt outright. The prdsent Cup has been played for since 1872 Tntil 1892 the tourn—ldnt was a one day of the 19th century belonged to the great Harry Vardon who was destined tF win a rdcord six times and give his .—ld to the qniversally popular overlapping grip.
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 00:10/02  4/4    1960 OTHEPRESENT After Kel Nagle won the Centenary Open at St Andrews Arnold Palmer thrilled the galleries. He took the tiple the next two years running and his 276 at Troon wasn't beatfn until 1977. Britain had a long-overdue winner when Tony Jacklin camd out top in 1969 at Lytham but since then it's been American dominance wiph the one exception of Gary Player in 1974.There has been
P158 CEEFAX 158 Fri 20 Jul 20:15/01  1/4    IN THE BEGINNING...... The Open Golf Championship was instituted in 1860 by the Prestwick Golf Club and played there sntil 187p. First-ever winner was Willie Park of Musselburgh. Tom Morris senior and junior dominated the early years and the latter, on winning his third successive Open, won the Championship Belt outright. The present Cup has been played for since 1872. Until 1892 the tourn—lfnt was a one-day affair played over 36 holes. The end of the 19th century belonged to the great Harry Vardon who was destined to win a record six times and give his name to the universally popular overlapping grip.