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1984 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 1984 British Open Golf Tournament

The final leaderboard at the 1984 British Open was about as strong as it could get for a tournament of this era: Ballesteros, Langer, watson, Couples, Wadkins, Faldo, Norman. That's a loaded leaderboard.

It was Seve Ballesteros who bested the rest, however, winning his second Open Championship and fourth major championship. Tom Watson and Bernhard Langer finished two strokes behind. And it happened at The Old Course in St. Andrews.

Ian Baker-Finch, who to this point had played primarily in Australia and New Zealand, made his first big splash on the international scene. In his first appearance in a major, Baker-Finch shared the 54-hole lead with Watson, at 11-under, two strokes in front of Ballesteros and Langer.

But Baker-Finch crumbled in the final round with a 79. The championship came down to a duel between Watson, seeking his sixth Open Championship title, and Ballesteros. And the Road Hole - No. 17 - proved the difference.

Ballesteros and Watson were tied when Seve parred the 17th. Watson wasn't as fortunate. His approach bounded over the green, across the road and perilously close to the stone wall. Watson could only make bogey.

Ballesteros then birdied the final hole to achieve the final 2-stroke margin of victory. Seve's reaction when his 15-foot birdie found the cup was a joyous, fist-pumping celebration that is well-remembered to this day.

1984 British Open Scores
Results from the 1984 British Open golf tournament played on The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland (a-amateur):

Seve Ballesteros 69-68-70-69--276 $71,500
Bernhard Langer 71-68-68-71--278 $41,470
Tom Watson 71-68-66-73--278 $41,470
Fred Couples 70-69-74-68--281 $25,740
Lanny Wadkins 70-69-73-69--281 $25,740
Nick Faldo 69-68-76-69--282 $21,307
Greg Norman 67-74-74-67--282 $21,307
Mark McCumber 74-67-72-70--283 $18,590
Hugh Baiocchi 72-70-70-72--284 $14,643
Ian Baker-Finch 68-66-71-79--284 $14,643
Graham Marsh 70-74-73-67--284 $14,643
Ronan Rafferty 74-72-67-71--284 $14,643
Sam Torrance 74-74-66-70--284 $14,643
Andy Bean 72-69-75-69--285 $8,776
Bill Bergin 75-73-66-71--285 $8,776
Ken Brown 74-71-72-68--285 $8,776
Hale Irwin 75-68-70-72--285 $8,776
Sandy Lyle 75-71-72-67--285 $8,776
Peter Senior 74-70-70-71--285 $8,776
Lee Trevino 70-67-75-73--285 $8,776
Fuzzy Zoeller 71-72-71-71--285 $8,776
Ben Crenshaw 72-75-70-69--286 $5,005
Peter Jacobsen 67-73-73-73--286 $5,005
Tom Kite 69-71-74-72--286 $5,005
Gil Morgan 71-71-71-73--286 $5,005
Corey Pavin 71-74-72-69--286 $5,005
Paul Way 73-72-69-72--286 $5,005
Terry Gale 71-74-72-70--287 $3,861
Jaime Gonzalez 69-71-76-71--287 $3,861
Craig Stadler 75-70-70-72--287 $3,861
Ross Drummond 77-71-69-71--288 $3,377
Bernard Gallacher 70-74-72-72--288 $3,377
Johnny Miller 75-71-70-72--288 $3,377
Jack Nicklaus 76-72-68-72--288 $3,377
Philip Parkin 73-73-73-69--288 $3,377
Jose Maria Canizares 70-71-72-76--289 $2,899
David Dunk 71-72-73-73--289 $2,899
Jay Haas 73-71-73-72--289 $2,899
Jimmy Heggarty 71-74-72-72--289 $2,899
Gavin Levenson 74-70-73-72--289 $2,899
Ewen Murray 72-74-71-72--289 $2,899
Tommy Nakajima 70-71-74-74--289 $2,899
Manuel Pinero 71-71-76-71--289 $2,899
Mark James 70-73-72-75--290 $2,504
Martin Poxon 70-74-73-73--290 $2,504
Nick Price 74-73-72-71--290 $2,504
Isao Aoki 71-74-73-73--291 $2,220
Manuel Calero 75-72-72-72--291 $2,220
Roger Chapman 72-74-70-75--291 $2,220
Bob Charles 75-73-70-73--291 $2,220
David Frost 76-72-70-73--291 $2,220
Richard Boxall 71-74-73-74--292 $1,932
John Chillas 71-72-75-74--292 $1,932
Howard Clark 74-74-71-73--292 $1,932
Bill Longmuir 67-71-79-76--293 $1,683
Malcolm Mackenzie 72-72-74-75--293 $1,683
Emilio Rodriguez 74-74-69-76--293 $1,683
David J. Russell 73-74-71-75--293 $1,683
Saburo Fujiki 72-73-74-75--294 $1,508
John Garner 74-71-74-76--295 $1,430
Gary Koch 75-73-70-77--295 $1,430
Rick Hartmann 70-73-76-77--296 $1,430
Joe Ozaki 72-76-70-78--296 $1,430

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