Tom Weiskopf

1973 / Royal Troon

Somehow Tom Weiskopf, despite an elegant and powerful swing, won only one major title and it came at Royal Troon in 1973.

Often displaying a fiery temper, he appeared more determined than previously following the death of his father three months earlier.

He had arrived early and played eight practice rounds and they paid off. He led from the moment he posted an opening 68 in the worst weather of the day.

Weiskopf did not drop a shot in his 67 the next day, while a 71 kept him one ahead of US Open Champion Johnny Miller after three rounds.

Three birdies in the first 11 holes paved the way for a closing 66 and a three-stroke win over Miller and England’s Neil Coles, who closed with a 66, while Jack Nicklaus was fourth after a 65.

He was the fifth player to win wire-to-wire since The Open was extended to 72 holes and his total of 276 matched Arnold Palmer’s record, also set at Troon.

“I made very few mistakes and nothing bothered me, which was unusual,” Weiskopf said later. “I was at the top of my game. I was so confident, everything seemed in slow motion — my thinking, my preparations.”

Gene Sarazen, the 1932 Champion Golfer of the Year, made a farewell appearance, 50 years after he first played at Troon in 1923, and the 71-year-old made a hole-in-one with a 5-iron at the eighth hole.

“When the crowd roared and I realised the ball was in the hole, I felt there was no better way to close the books on my tournament play than to make a hole-in-one on the Postage Stamp and call it quits,” he said.

He did just that the following day but not before he holed from a bunker for a two at the same hole.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Tom WEISKOPF
1
68
67
71
70
276
-
Neil COLES
2
71
72
70
66
279
-
2
70
68
69
72
279
-
4
69
70
76
65
280
-
Bert YANCEY
5
69
69
73
70
281
-
Peter BUTLER
6
71
72
74
69
286
-
Christy O'CONNOR SR
7
73
68
74
73
288
-
7
73
71
73
71
288
-
Lanny WADKINS
7
71
73
70
74
288
-
10
75
73
73
68
289
-
Gay BREWER
10
76
71
72
70
289
-
Harold HENNING
10
73
73
73
70
289
-
Brian BARNES
10
76
67
70
76
289
-
14
72
76
70
72
290
-
14
75
73
72
70
290
-
Doug MCCLELLAND
14
76
71
69
74
290
-
14
76
69
76
69
290
-
Dave HILL
18
75
74
74
69
292
-
David GOOD
18
75
74
73
70
292
-
Eddie POLLAND
18
74
73
73
72
292
-
Hugh BAIOCCHI
18
75
74
69
74
292
-
Bruce DEVLIN
18
72
78
71
71
292
-
Peter OOSTERHUIS
18
80
71
69
72
292
-
Bruce CRAMPTON
18
71
76
73
72
292
-
Hugh BOYLE
18
75
75
69
73
292
-
Peter WILCOCK
18
71
76
72
73
292
-
Bernard GALLACHER
18
73
69
75
75
292
-
28
72
75
74
72
293
-
Doug SANDERS
28
79
72
72
70
293
-
Chi Chi RODRIGUEZ
28
72
73
73
75
293
-
Ewen MURRAY
31
79
71
73
71
294
-
Graham MARSH
31
74
71
78
71
294
-
Tommy HORTON
31
75
70
73
76
294
-
Bob WYNN
31
74
71
76
73
294
-
31
76
75
70
73
294
-
Craig DEFOY
31
76
75
70
73
294
-
Vince BAKER
37
72
74
75
74
295
-
David VAUGHAN
37
78
70
72
75
295
-
Baldovino DASSU
39
75
75
73
73
296
-
Pip ELSON
39
75
75
72
74
296
-
Donald GAMMON
39
76
70
76
74
296
-
Danny EDWARDS
39
75
75
71
75
296
-
Guy WOLSTENHOLME
39
77
72
75
72
296
-
Dale HAYES
39
76
72
73
75
296
-
39
74
76
73
73
296
-
Maurice MOIR
46
76
75
70
76
297
-
Harry BANNERMAN
46
73
75
75
74
297
-
David WEBSTER
46
73
76
72
76
297
-
John FOURIE
49
76
73
74
75
298
-
Bernard HUNT
49
76
74
74
74
298
-
Peter ALLISS
51
76
71
76
76
299
-
Ronnie SHADE
51
75
73
76
75
299
-
David JAGGER
51
76
74
74
75
299
-
John MCTEAR
51
76
74
71
78
299
-
Peter TOWNSEND
55
79
73
71
77
300
-
Richard LAMBERT
56
78
74
72
77
301
-
Bill MURRAY
56
78
71
74
78
301
-
David HUISH
56
74
73
76
78
301
-
David DUNK
59
73
74
74
82
303
-
Gunnar MUELLER
60
76
70
78
81
305
-
David INGRAM
WD
76
74
75
-
-
-
Lionel PLATTS
WD
74
77
74
-
-
-
Warren HUMPHREYS
WD
75
73
77
-
-
-
Tony GRUBB
WD
76
76
73
-
-
-
Rodney FOSTER
WD
80
72
74
-
-
-
Hedley MUSCROFT
WD
77
75
74
-
-
-
Seung Hak KIM
WD
75
74
77
-
-
-
Terry WESTBROOK
WD
75
74
77
-
-
-
Sam TORRANCE
WD
78
72
76
-
-
-
Ian STANLEY
WD
74
74
78
-
-
-
Brian HUGGETT
WD
76
71
80
-
-
-
Manuel BALLESTEROS
WD
74
73
80
-
-
-
Martin GRAY
WD
77
73
78
-
-
-
David MOORE
WD
78
74
76
-
-
-
Roger RODGERS
WD
74
77
77
-
-
-
David J RUSSELL
WD
72
79
77
-
-
-
Noel HUNT
WD
76
76
77
-
-
-
Jack NEWTON
WD
78
71
80
-
-
-
Peter CHAPIN
WD
74
71
85
-
-
-
Bill BERRY
WD
77
73
81
-
-
-
John GARNER
WD
75
73
83
-
-
-
Trevor HOMER
WD
73
78
81
-
-
-
David SNELL
WD
74
77
82
-
-
-
Johnny JOHNSON
WD
74
76
84
-
-
-
Liam HIGGINS
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Maurice BEMBRIDGE
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Juan NUNEZ
M/C
82
71
-
-
-
M/C
Philippe TOUSSAINT
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
Barry JAECKEL
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Douglas SMART
M/C
81
72
-
-
-
M/C
Hugh STUART
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Russell MEEK
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Tommy AARON
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Jan DORRESTEIN
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
Roberto BERNARDINI
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
John PANTON
M/C
79
74
-
-
-
M/C
Christy GREENE
M/C
73
80
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Paddy SKERRITT
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jimmy HUME
M/C
78
76
-
-
-
M/C
Malcolm GREGSON
M/C
76
78
-
-
-
M/C
Clive CLARK
M/C
80
74
-
-
-
M/C
Vicente FERNANDEZ
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Norman WOOD
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
David FINDLAY
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Willie MILNE
M/C
75
79
-
-
-
M/C
John HUDSON
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
Roger FIDLER
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Vince HOOD
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew GRIFFITHS
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Richard RICHARD
M/C
74
81
-
-
-
M/C
Alex CAYGILL
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
Jeff JUKES
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Ken VENTURI
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Bill HECTOR
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Frank RENNIE
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Tony FISHER
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
Derek CRAIK
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
Donald SWAELENS
M/C
80
76
-
-
-
M/C
Dave MARR
M/C
84
73
-
-
-
M/C
Paul BOTTELL
M/C
83
74
-
-
-
M/C
Jimmy KINSELLA
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
Peter HEDGES
M/C
79
78
-
-
-
M/C
Gilbert LLOYD
M/C
84
73
-
-
-
M/C
John MORGAN
M/C
79
78
-
-
-
M/C
Terry LE BROCQ
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
Len OWENS
M/C
80
77
-
-
-
M/C
Guy HUNT
M/C
79
78
-
-
-
M/C
Renton DOIG
M/C
82
76
-
-
-
M/C
Richard EMERY
M/C
79
79
-
-
-
M/C
Michael BONALLACK
M/C
82
77
-
-
-
M/C
Chris TOBIN
M/C
80
79
-
-
-
M/C
Mario NAPOLEONI
M/C
82
77
-
-
-
M/C
Malcolm GUNN
M/C
82
77
-
-
-
M/C
Robin FYFE
M/C
82
77
-
-
-
M/C
Alan SYM
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
David MERCER
M/C
82
78
-
-
-
M/C
Eric WALTERS
M/C
80
80
-
-
-
M/C
Nigel BURCH
M/C
83
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
79
81
-
-
-
M/C
Stuart BROWN
M/C
84
78
-
-
-
M/C
Ian LAMBIE
M/C
87
75
-
-
-
M/C
John DAUTHIEU
M/C
82
80
-
-
-
M/C
G.R.D. EYLES
M/C
86
76
-
-
-
M/C
Jim FARMER
M/C
82
81
-
-
-
M/C
Ian SMITH
M/C
83
80
-
-
-
M/C
David WREN
M/C
87
78
-
-
-
M/C
Philip CLARK
M/C
82
84
-
-
-
M/C
Mark JAMES
M/C
83
85
-
-
-
M/C
Peter SIMMS
M/C
87
82
-
-
-
M/C
I.H. DORAN
M/C
87
83
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
83
90
-
-
-
M/C
John SCHLEE
Wd
77
-
-
-
-
M/C

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