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Alcan Open
Tournament information
Tour(s)PGA Tour (1969 only)
Final year1970
Final champion
Bruce Devlin

The Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship, also known as the Alcan Open, was an international golf tournament played from 1967 to 1970. It was sponsored by Alcan Aluminum Ltd. of Canada, a long-time corporate sponsor of professional golf on international circuits. A concurrent Alcan International tournament was also played. The 1969 tournament, played in the United States, was an official PGA Tour event.

Tournament hosts


Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship
1967 Gay Brewer  United States Old Course at St Andrews 283 Playoff United States Billy Casper 55,000 [5][6][7]
1968 Gay Brewer  United States Royal Birkdale Golf Club 283 3 strokes England Peter Townsend 55,000 [8]
Alcan Open (only year on PGA Tour)
1969 Billy Casper  United States Portland Golf Club 274 1 stroke United States Lee Trevino 55,000 [9]
Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship
1970 Bruce Devlin  Australia Portmarnock Golf Club 278 7 strokes United States Bob Rosburg 55,000 [10]

In the 18-hole playoff in 1967 Brewer scored 68 to Casper's 72.

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
Alcan International
1967 Peter Thomson  Australia Old Course at St Andrews 281 5 strokes England Tony Grubb 2,500 [6]
1968 Bill Large
Christy O'Connor Snr
Royal Birkdale Golf Club 288 Tie Shared title 2,500
1969: No tournament
1970 Paddy Skerritt  Ireland Portmarnock Golf Club 286 3 strokes England Maurice Bembridge
Scotland Eric Brown
3,000 [10]


  1. ^ Gwilym S. Brown (October 16, 1967). "Mod Golf Strikes At Old St. Andrews". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week". Sports Illustrated. October 14, 1968. Archived from the original on July 20, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week". Sports Illustrated. October 6, 1969. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2009.
  4. ^ "Bruce Devlin take first in Alcan Golf tournament". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. September 21, 1970. p. 11.
  5. ^ "Americans in play-off for Alcan". The Glasgow Herald. 9 October 1967. p. 1.
  6. ^ a b "Alcan play-off between Casper and Brewer". The Glasgow Herald. 9 October 1967. p. 5.
  7. ^ "Brewer's 68 in play-off worth £300 a shot". The Glasgow Herald. 10 October 1967. p. 6.
  8. ^ a b "Brewer's accuracy from tees decisive in Alcan". The Glasgow Herald. 7 October 1968. p. 7.
  9. ^ "Casper wins Alcan tournament with storming finish". The Glasgow Herald. 30 September 1969. p. 6.
  10. ^ a b "Devlin ways away unchallenged with £23,060 first prize". The Glasgow Herald. 21 September 1970. p. 5.

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