1909 Open Championship

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1909 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates10–11 June 1909
Location Deal, Kent, England
Course(s) Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Statistics
Length6,581 yards (6,018 m) [1]
Field69 players [2]
(204 entered qualifying)
Cutnone
Prize fund £115
Winner's share£50
Champion
Flag of England.svg J.H. Taylor
295
  1908
1910  
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Location in Kent. England

The 1909 Open Championship was the 49th Open Championship, held 10–11 June at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, England. J.H. Taylor won the Championship for the fourth time, six strokes ahead of runners-up Tom Ball and James Braid. [3] Royal Cinque Ports had been added as the sixth course on the Open rota at a meeting in November 1907 at which meeting it was decided it would host in 1909. [4] The meeting also agreed that the Championship was to be played in England and Scotland alternately. [5]

Contents

Qualifying took place over 36 holes on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8–9 June. [1] The 204 players were divided into two "sections" and those in the first played on the first morning and second afternoon, while those in the second section played on the first afternoon and second morning. [1] The leading thirty players and ties from each section qualified, with the additional provision that each section had to contain at least thirty professionals. The second section finished their qualifying first with Tom Ball, Harold Hilton and Ted Ray leading on 150. Thirty players scored 159 or better, but this included three amateurs and so the five players on 160 also qualified. Charles Mayo led the first section on 146. Thirty players scored 160 or better, but this included three amateurs, so the four on 161 qualified. Thus a total of 69 players qualified; 63 professionals and six amateurs. [6] [7]

Charles Johns opened at 72 and led after the first round on Thursday morning, with J. Piper second on 73 and Taylor and Ball a stroke behind. Taylor had the best score in the afternoon and led after the first day on 147, a stroke ahead of Johns, with Ball back on 149 and Sandy Herd on 151; Piper faded badly with an 85 for 157. [8]

On Friday morning, Taylor scored 74, only bettered by a 73 by Braid. Taylor's lead over Ball was extended to four with Braid and Johns a further two behind. In the afternoon, Taylor had another steady round of 74 for 295. After eight holes, Ball was two better than Taylor at the same point but he eventually finished six shots behind Taylor on 301, tied with Braid with Johns a further stroke behind. [3]

Cinque Ports was scheduled to host again in 1915, [9] but World War I intervened; it was the site of the first Open after the war, in 1920.

Course

HoleYards   HoleYards
131810375
237611473
347612162
415013400
547514195
628215417
738316483
848017372
935018414
Out3,290In3,291
Source: [1] Total6,581

Past champions in the field

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2R3R4TotalFinish
J.H. Taylor Flag of England.svg  England 1894, 1895, 1900 747374742951
James Braid Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1901, 1905,
1906, 1908
79757374301T2
Sandy Herd Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1902 76758076307T8
Harry Vardon Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 1896, 1898,
1899, 1903
82777978316T26
Arnaud Massy Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France 1907 76848079319T35
Harold Hilton (a)Flag of England.svg  England 1892, 1897 8084WDT64

Source: [2] [3]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, 10 June 1909 (morning)

PlacePlayerCountryScore
1 Charles Johns Flag of England.svg  England 72
2James PiperFlag of England.svg  England 73
T3 Tom Ball Flag of England.svg  England 74
J.H. Taylor Flag of England.svg  England
T5Cecil Hutchison (a)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 75
Robert Maxwell (a)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Hugh McNeill Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland
T8Albert BellworthyFlag of England.svg  England 76
Ernest Gaudin Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey
Sandy Herd Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Arnaud Massy Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France
Robert Myddelton (a)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales
Thomas Renouf Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey

Source: [2]

Second round

Thursday, 10 June 1909 (afternoon)

PlacePlayerCountryScore
1 J.H. Taylor Flag of England.svg  England 74-73=147
2 Charles Johns Flag of England.svg  England 72-76=148
3 Tom Ball Flag of England.svg  England 74-75=149
4 Sandy Herd Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 76-75=151
T5 Ernest Gaudin Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 76-77=153
Ted Ray Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 77-76=153
T7 James Braid Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 79-75=154
Bernard Nicholls Flag of England.svg  England 78-76=154
Peter RainfordFlag of England.svg  England 78-76=154
Thomas Renouf Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 76-78=154

Source: [2] [8]

Third round

Friday, 11 June 1909 (morning)

PlacePlayerCountryScore
1 J.H. Taylor Flag of England.svg  England 74-73-74=221
2 Tom Ball Flag of England.svg  England 74-75-76=225
T3 James Braid Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 79-75-73=227
Charles Johns Flag of England.svg  England 72-76-79=227
5 Ted Ray Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 77-76-76=229
T6 Ernest Gaudin Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 76-77-77=230
Edward Lassen (a)Flag of England.svg  England 82-74-74=230
Peter RainfordFlag of England.svg  England 78-76-76=230
Thomas Renouf Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 76-78-76=230
T10 James Hepburn Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 78-77-76=231
Sandy Herd Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 76-75-80=231
Bernard Nicholls Flag of England.svg  England 78-76-77=231

Source: [2] [3]

Final round

Friday, 11 June 1909 (afternoon)

PlacePlayerCountryScoreMoney (£)
1 J.H. Taylor Flag of England.svg  England 74-73-74-74=29550
T2 Tom Ball Flag of England.svg  England 74-75-76-76=30120
James Braid Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 79-75-73-74=301
4 Charles Johns Flag of England.svg  England 72-76-79-75=30210
5 Thomas Renouf Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 76-78-76-73=3037
10s
6 Ted Ray Flag of Jersey (pre 1981).svg  Jersey 77-76-76-75=304
7 William Horne Flag of England.svg  England 77-78-77-74=3060
T8 James Hepburn Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 78-77-76-76=307
Sandy Herd Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 76-75-80-76=307
T10 Edward Lassen (a)Flag of England.svg  England 82-74-74-78=308
Bernard Nicholls Flag of England.svg  England 78-76-77-77=308
George Pulford Flag of England.svg  England 81-76-76-75=308

Source: [2] [3] [10]

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