The 72nd Open | 1937 Carnoustie

Cotton scoops up a second title

Henry Cotton defied the elements and a host of American stars to win The Open for the second time in 1937.

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Torrential downpours left Carnoustie almost flooded on the final day, but Cotton nevertheless closed with impressive scores of 73 and 71 to secure the title and follow up his maiden victory three years earlier.

This success was particularly notable given the presence of the entire American Ryder Cup team, who had beaten Great Britain at Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club the previous week.