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Birkdale — 1965

Thomson wins his fifth Open

The 1965 Open was played at Royal Birkdale. The American Tony Lema arrived to defend his Open title against players such as Peter Thomson, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Lema had a promising first round, with excellent play on the greens to card a 68, the ...

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Birkdale — 1965 Results

pos player ctry r1 r2 r3 r4 total
1 Peter THOMSON AUS 74 68 72 71 285
2 Christy O'CONNOR SR IRL 69 73 74 71 287
2 Brian HUGGETT GBR 73 68 76 70 287
4 Roberto DE VICENZO ARG 74 69 73 72 288
5 Bernard HUNT GBR 74 74 70 71 289
5 Kel NAGLE AUS 74 70 73 72 289
5 Tony LEMA USA 68 72 75 74 289
8 Sebastian MIGUEL ESP 72 73 72 73 290
8 Bruce DEVLIN AUS 71 69 75 75 290
10 John PANTON GBR 74 74 75 70 293
 

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