The 44th Open | 1904 Royal St George's

Taylor sets new standard, but White takes the trophy

J.H. Taylor made history in the final round of The 44th Open, but it was not enough to prevent Jack White from lifting the Claret Jug.

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On a final day that produced record scoring, James Braid initially turned heads as he shot a 69 in round three - the first-ever sub-70 total at The Open - to take the lead.

However, it was White - improving in every round - who prevailed as he followed scores of 80, 75 and 72 with a 69 of his own to beat the illustrious duo of Braid and Taylor by one.

Braid was left to rue playing it safe with his long putt for a three at the last, having been wrongly informed he only needed a four to match White.

Taylor produced a thrilling charge and bested the efforts of Braid and White with a 68, setting another new record, but it was not quite enough.

A ball commemorating Taylor's unprecedented score - shown in the video player above - is part of the collections at The R&A World Golf Museum and is currently on loan to Royal St George's.