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128th OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland 15 Jul 1999 - 18 Jul 1999
Lawrie wins 128th Open Championship
Paul Lawrie produced two magnificent birdies in the last two holes of a play-off to win the 128th Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie.
The Scot won the title after a four-hole play-off against the 1997 champion Justin Leonard and Frenchman Jean Van de Velde at the end of an extraordinary final day.
Van de Velde stakes his claim
Frenchman Jean van de Velde extended his overnight lead by a further four strokes in the third round, shooting a one-under-par 70 to lead by five shots from joint second placed Australian Craig Parry and 1997 Open Champion Justin Leonard of America.
4th Round Draw
Craig Parry and Jean Van de Velde will play in the final match teeing off at 14:40 B.S.T.
Van de Velde leads
Frenchman Jean van de Velde holds the halfway lead in the 128th Open Championship at Carnoustie after a second round of 68, the best round of the Championship so far, leaving him at one over par.
3rd Round Draw
Jean Van de Velde and Angel Cabrera start their third round at 15:10 B.S.T
Carnoustie lives up to Fearsome Reputation
Carnoustie lived up to its fearsome reputation on the first day of the 128th Open Golf Championship as players battled against knee-high rough and gusting winds and at the end of it all only one player finished on level par. Australian Rodney Pampling was one of early starters but at the end of a day when scores soared the 30-year-old’s round of 71 was good enough to take the first round lead.
2nd Round Draw
2nd Round Draw
1st Round Draw
Australia's Peter O'Malley got the 128th Open Championship underway at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday morning by striking the first tee-shot at Carnoustie. His playing partners are Mark McNulty and Gabriel Hjertstedt.
Spectators at Carnoustie can expect a full days golf with the final match teeing off nine hours later at 4-15 p.m.
O'MEARA DEFENDS OPEN ON RETURN TO CARNOUSTIE
Mark O’Meara, who waited 17 years to win his first major title and promptly added a second within three months, defends his Open Championship crown at Carnoustie this week.
The popular American beat countryman Brian Watts in a four hole play-off for the oldest major in golf at Royal Birkdale last year after the two players tied on a level par total of 280.
Open Championship Final Qualifying
Per-Ulrik Johansson, Tom Gillis, Jean Van de Velde and amateur Luke Donald finished as the top qualifiers at each of the four final qualifying courses to earn their places at the 128th Open Championship which starts at Carnoustie on Thursday.
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