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1920


Edward Ray

The Open Championship went abroad for the second time in August. Ted Ray and Harry Vardon came over from England again to play at the Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio. With seven holes to go, Vardon was leading by five strokes, but a gale came up and Vardon, who was 50 years old, played the last seven holes in even 5s. Ray was the winner, with 74-73-73-75-295, seven over par, and Vardon finished in a four-way tie for second, one stroke back, with Leo Diegel, Jock Hutchison and Jack Burke.

Ray was 43 years old and remains the oldest winner. An amateur named Bob Jones played for the first time, and finished in a tie for eighth at 299; he was 18 years old. The entry rose to another new high of 265. The two-day format for the Championship proper was restored.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 3

Best Finish - Winner 1920

Rds - 13

Cuts Made - 3

Top 3 - 2

Top 5 - 2

Top 10 - 2

Top 25 - 2

Avg. - 76.34

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - $650.00