FORE KING GOLF

1967 Roberto De Vicenzo Wins The Open at Royal Liverpool

Steve

In 1967 Royal Liverpool had the honour of hosting the 96th Open Championship.

One year after Jack Nicklaus won his first Open Championship, he returned to The Open along with previous winners Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Del Nagle, Bob Charles, Bobby Locke and Max Faulkner.

All were hoping for renewed glory in July 1967. It was not to be a successful defence for Nicklaus though, as the Claret Jug was won by Argentina’s Roberto De Vicenzo.

Nicklaus would have to settle for runner-up this time around.

This was De Vicenzo’s first and only major victory. He was making his 9th Open appearance after finishing in the top 10 in his previous eight efforts, even coming runner-up in 1950.

The tournament was hotly contested and saw 130 players from across the globe compete in an attempt to win the Claret Jug and be named the Champion Golfer of the Year.