1908 - 1920 - 1908 – 1920


James Braid achieved the fourth of his five victories with a magnificent display of golf. His total 291 beat the previous best-winning aggregate by five strokes, and he won by eight strokes from Tom Ball, with rounds of 70, 72, 77 (including an 8 at the Cardinal) and 72. Vardon and J H Taylor never challenged.


In this championship, it became Taylor versus Vardon (both five-time champions), with Taylor leading by two strokes after 56 holes. Then a clicking camera upset Taylor at the third hole of the final round and, on his own admission, his nerve went. He played from a bunker to the Pow Burn at the fourth, took four putts at the 5th, and so Vardon won for the sixth time.