Taylor

1913 / Royal Liverpool

As with his previous victories, JH Taylor finished comfortably ahead of the field when he won at Hoylake in 1913 to join James Braid and Harry Vardon with five Open titles.

He was the first of the Great Triumvirate to get off the mark but it took him 19 years to reach this landmark. None of his victories came by less than four strokes and here, as at St Andrews in 1900, he won by eight strokes.

Braid had also won by eight in 1908 and no one had achieved a bigger winning margin since The Open was extended to 72 holes.With the field for The Open only getting stronger, Taylor considered this victory his finest performance.

Ted Ray, the defending Champion, was the leader after 36 holes by one from Taylor, who had rounds of 73 and 75.

The weather on the second day deteriorated but although based at Royal Mid-Surrey, Taylor had grown up playing at Westward Ho! and he knew how to cope with the wind and rain.

His 77 in the third round gave him a three-shot lead over Ray, who scored an 81.In the final round Taylor was out in 41, his worst nine at The Open, but at the long 14th he holed a pitch shot from 50 yards for a 3.

Not long afterwards news arrived that Ray had taken an 8 at the third hole. Taylor closed with a 79 for a total of 304 while Ray secured second place with an 84.

Harry Vardon and Michael Moran shared third place and John McDermott, a two-time US Open Champion, finished in a share of fifth place after matching Taylor’s 77 in the third round.

McDermott is thought to be the first American-born player to play in The Open.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
J.H. TAYLOR
1
73
75
77
79
304
-
2
73
74
81
84
312
-
Michael MORAN
3
76
74
89
74
313
-
3
79
75
79
80
313
-
J.J. MCDERMOTT
5
75
80
77
83
315
-
Thomas RENOUF
5
75
78
84
78
315
-
7
77
80
81
79
317
-
Tom WILLIAMSON
7
77
80
80
80
317
-
J. SHERLOCK
7
77
86
79
75
317
-
James BRADBEER
7
78
79
81
79
317
-
John GRAHAM JR
11
77
79
81
81
318
-
11
73
81
84
80
318
-
F. COLLINS
11
77
85
79
77
318
-
Joshua TAYLOR
14
80
75
85
79
319
-
Charles ROBERTS
14
78
79
84
78
319
-
E.A. LASSEN
14
79
78
80
82
319
-
Philip TAYLOR
17
78
81
83
78
320
-
Hugh MCNEILL
18
80
81
81
79
321
-
Claude GRAY
18
80
81
79
81
321
-
18
80
79
82
80
321
-
Ernest C. JONES
18
75
85
81
80
321
-
Louis TELLIER
22
77
80
85
80
322
-
Cyril HUGHES
22
76
78
83
85
322
-
Jean GASSIAT
22
80
78
86
78
322
-
Tom MACNAMARA
25
80
78
85
80
323
-
Wifred REID
26
78
82
85
79
324
-
Charles MAYO
27
83
82
78
82
325
-
Tom SIMPSON
27
79
83
85
78
325
-
A. CATLIN
27
77
81
81
86
325
-
Tom BALL
30
82
83
86
76
327
-
Laurie AYTON SR
30
78
83
86
80
327
-
Jack B. ROSS
30
75
89
84
79
327
-
G.R. BUCKLE
30
81
80
87
79
327
-
Reginald WILSON
34
80
83
88
77
328
-
Jack ROWE
34
78
82
86
82
328
-
F.B. CROWTHER
34
80
81
86
81
328
-
A. JAMES
37
78
81
85
86
330
-
A.J. HOWLETT
38
75
84
85
87
331
-
Harry SIMPSON
39
80
83
88
81
332
-
J.D. EDGAR
39
81
91
80
80
332
-
Edward BLACKWELL
41
78
79
87
89
333
-
T. WATT
42
86
82
84
83
335
-
Sidney BALL
42
81
82
87
85
335
-
Fred LEACH
42
80
84
88
83
335
-
Percy HILLS
45
79
79
90
89
337
-
James EDMONDSON
46
83
85
84
88
340
-
A. BONNER
47
87
84
90
80
341
-
C. Ralph SMITH
47
82
82
93
84
341
-
C.H. CORLETT
47
78
89
87
87
341
-
George CAWKWELL
50
81
85
92
84
342
-
Archie EARL
51
81
85
86
91
343
-
Tom FERNIE
52
88
86
86
85
345
-
Cyril WALKER
Wd
82
83
-
-
-
M/C
Herbert OSBORNE
Wd
82
81
-
-
-
M/C
J.W. GAUDIN
Wd
82
86
-
-
-
M/C
W.L. RITCHIE
Wd
82
85
-
-
-
M/C
Abe MITCHELL
Wd
86
82
-
-
-
M/C
Arthur MITCHELL
Wd
81
81
-
-
-
M/C
Fred ROBSON
Wd
85
85
-
-
-
M/C
Wd
79
83
-
-
-
M/C
W. MCEWAN
Wd
82
82
-
-
-
M/C
S. PULFORD
Wd
84
86
-
-
-
M/C
William LOWE
Wd
87
90
-
-
-
M/C
S. WHITING
Wd
83
82
-
-
-
M/C
Horace FULFORD
Wd
87
-
-
-
-
M/C

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