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1980 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 1980 British Open Golf Tournament

The final leaderboard at the 1980 British Open was chock full of great names. Lee Trevino finished second and Ben Crenshaw third; Jack Nicklaus tied for fourth and Hubert Green tied for fifth.

But none of them were threats after Tom Watson fired a 64 in the third round. Watson's score wasn't the low round of the tournament, or even of the day. Isao Aoki carded a third-round 63, just the second 63 ever posted in a British Open. But Aoki wasn't in contention prior to his great round, while Watson was.

Watson took a 4-stroke lead into the final round, and that's the lead with which he ended the day. It was Watson's third Open Championship victory and his fourth win in a major.

1980 British Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1980 British Open golf tournament played on the par-71 Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland (a-amateur):

Tom Watson 68-70-64-69--271 $60,000
Lee Trevino 68-67-71-69--275 $42,000
Ben Crenshaw 70-70-68-69--277 $32,400
Carl Mason 72-69-70-69--280 $22,200
Jack Nicklaus 73-67-71-69--280 $22,200
Andy Bean 71-69-70-72--282 $17,400
Craig Stadler 72-70-69-71--282 $17,400
Ken Brown 70-68-68-76--282 $17,400
Hubert Green 77-69-64-72--282 $17,400
Gil Morgan 70-70-71-72--283 $13,800
Jack Newton 69-71-73-70--283 $13,800
Larry Nelson 72-70-71-71--284 $10,200
Sandy Lyle 70-71-70-73--284 $10,200
Nick Faldo 69-74-71-70--284 $10,200
Isao Aoki 74-74-63-73--284 $10,200
Tom Weiskopf 72-72-71-70--285 $6,960
John Bland 73-70-70-72--285 $6,960
Jerry Pate 71-67-74-73--285 $6,960
Seve Ballesteros 72-68-72-74--286 $4,830
Norio Suzuki 74-68-72-72--286 $4,830
Bruce Lietzke 74-69-73-70--286 $4,830
Bill Rogers 76-73-68-69--286 $4,830
Mark McNulty 71-73-72-71--287 $4,830
Garry Cullen 72-72-69-74--287 $4,830
Peter Oosterhuis 72-71-75-69--287 $3,270
Bill McColl 75-73-68-71--287 $4,830
Tom Kite 72-72-74-70--288 $2,700
Nick Price 72-71-71-74--288 $2,700
Neil Coles 75-69-69-76--289 $2,400
David Graham 73-71-68-77--289 $2,400
Hugh Baiocchi 76-67-69-77--289 $2,400
Tony Jacklin 72-74-71-73--290 $1,870
Brian Waites 75-72-69-74--290 $1,870
Mark Hayes 70-73-76-71--290 $1,870
Tommy Horton 76-71-71-72--290 $1,870
John Mahaffey 77-71-69-73--290 $1,870
Howard Clark 72-70-70-78--290 $1,870
a-Jay Sigel 72-72-74-73--291  
Rodger Davis 74-70-73-74--291 $1,440
Sam Torrance 74-71-73-73--291 $1,440
Bill Brask Jr. 74-71-71-75--291 $1,440
Dale Hayes 71-70-74-76--291 $1,440
Toru Nakamura 76-72-69-74--291 $1,440
Stewart Ginn 77-70-70-74--291 $1,440
Graham Marsh 73-72-72-75--292 $1,380
Andy North 75-72-72-73--292 $1,380
Mark James 69-72-75-76--292 $1,380
Vicente Fernandez 69-76-71-76--292 $1,380
Eamonn Darcy 75-68-73-76--292 $1,380
Wally Armstrong 77-72-70-73--292 $1,380
Antonio Garrido 74-71-73-75--293 $1,328
Bob Gilder 75-71-72-75--293 $1,328
Bernhard Langer 73-72-72-76--293 $1,328
Bob Shearer 76-71-70-76--293 $1,328
Simon Hobday 76-71-71-75--293 $1,328
Derrick Cooper 71-70-75-77--293 $1,328
Harold Henning 77-71-69-76--293 $1,328
Manuel Pinero 72-72-75-75--294 $1,320
Brian Barnes 73-71-72-78--294 $1,320
Bob Charles 75-71-73-76--295 $1,320
David Jagger 72-77-69-77--295 $1,320
Jumbo Ozaki 73-68-73-81--295 $1,320
Peter Tupling 76-70-73-77--296 $1,320
Simon Owen 72-73-72-80--297 $1,320
Don Bies 73-74-72-79--298 $1,320

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