Sunday, 23 May 2004
Championship Facts & Figures 1972-2003.
Low 18 holes
63 (-11) Nick Job 1973
63 (-9) Wayne Riley 1991
63 (-9) Angel Cabrera 2001
63 (-9) Jarrod Moseley 2002
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Low 1st 18 holes
63 (-9) Wayne Riley 1991
63 (-9) Angel Cabrera 2001
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Low 1st 36 holes
132 (-12) Ernie Els 1994
132 (-12) Colin Montgomerie 2000
132 (-12) Andrew Oldcorn 2001
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Low 1st 54 holes
199 (-17) Anders Hansen 2002
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Low 72 holes
269 (-19) Anders Hansen 2002
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Low 72 holes in relation to par
269 (-19) Anders Hansen 2002
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Low 2nd round
63 (-11) Nick Job 1973
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Low 3rd round
64 (-8) Magnus Sunesson 1992
64 (-8) Paul Casey 2003
64 (-8) Trevor Immelman 2003
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Low 4th round
63 (-9) Jarrod Moseley 2002
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Low last 36 holes
131 (-13) Seve Ballesteros 1989
131 (-13) Colin Montgomerie 1999
131 (-13) Ignacio Garrido 2003
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Low last 54 holes
200 (-16) Ignacio Garrido 2003
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Highest winning score
288 (Ev) Vicente Fernandez 1979
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Highest winning score in relation to par
285 (+5) Arnold Palmer 1975
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Lowest start by a winner
64 (-8) Howard Clark 1984
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Highest start by a winner
76 (+3) Maurice Bembridge 1974
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Lowest finish by a winner
64 (-9) Maurice Bembridge 1974
64 (-8) Colin Montgomerie 1999
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Highest finish by a winner
75 (+3) Vicente Fernandez 1979
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Largest lead after 18 holes
3 Nick Faldo 1979
3 Brian Waites 1980
3 Neil Coles 1981
3 Howard Clark 1984
3 Wayne Riley 1991
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Largest lead after 36 holes
6 John Garner 1972
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Largest lead after 54 holes
5 Andrew Oldcorn 2001
5 Anders Hansen 2002
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Largest lead lost after 54 holes
3 Ernie Els 1994
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Largest winning margin
7 Nick Faldo 1978
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Largest final round comeback by a winner
6 Maurice Bembridge 1974
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Lowest 36 hole cut
143 (-1) 1991
143 (-1) 1998
143 (-1) 2001
143 (-1) 2003
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Highest 36 hole cut
152 (+12) *par 70 1977
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Largest deficit made up by a winner after 36 holes
9 Tony Jacklin 1972
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Best performance in first appearance at
Volvo PGA Championship

1st Arnold Palmer 1975
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Best jump from the cut line
2T Patrik Sjöland 1998
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Holes-in-one: 20
.
Albatross
At 12th hole, Pierre Fulke, 1994
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Best four round stroke average
67.25 Anders Hansen 2002
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Best progression of scores by winner
75, 72, 69, 66 - 282 Paul Way 1985
70, 69, 66, 65 - 270 Ignacio Garrido 2003
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Most regular progressions
71, 71, 71, 71 - 284 Eduardo Romero 1993
72, 72, 72, 72 - 288 Bernard Gallacher 1990
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Most players to make cut: 81 - 2000
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Fewest players to make cut: 65 - 1987, 89, 98
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Most sub-par rounds
63 Nick Faldo
48 Sandy Lyle
47 Colin Montgomerie
45 Ian Woosnam
44 Bernhard Langer
43 José Maria Olazábal
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Most rounds in the 60's
36 Nick Faldo
35 Colin Montgomerie
28 Bernhard Langer
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Winners with four rounds in the 60's
Bernhard Langer 1987
Nick Faldo 1989
Mike Harwood 1990
Costantino Rocca 1996
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Last player to win with an over par round
Bernhard Langer 73 (+1) Round 2 1995
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Best score by a non-winner
Trevor Immelman - 270 (-18) 2003
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Most runner-up finishes
Ken Brown 1978, 80, 81 and 83
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Most cuts made
Nick Faldo 23
Sam Torrance 22
Eamonn Darcy 21
Mark James 20
Sandy Lyle 20
Des Smyth 18
Ian Woosnam 18
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Most consecutive cuts made
Sandy Lyle 16 - 1979-1995
José Maria Olazábal 16 - 1986, 88-95, 97-ongoing
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Most consecutive cuts made (current)
José Maria Olazábal 16 - 1986, 88-95, 97-on going
Colin Montgomerie 14 - 1990-on going
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Most appearances in the Championship between 1972-2003
Sam Torrance 31
Eamonn Darcy 30
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Most top ten finishes
Nick Faldo 17
Colin Montgomerie 12
Sandy Lyle 9
Bernhard Langer 9
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Most money won
Colin Montgomerie - Euro 1,693,493 (£1,135,544)
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Players with most 72 hole scores under par
Ian Woosnam 17
Nick Faldo 16
Colin Montgomerie 14
Bernhard Langer 14
Sandy Lyle 14
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Wire-to-wire winners
Peter Oosterhuis 1973
Seve Ballesteros 1983
Howard Clark 1984 (no ties)
Bernhard Langer 1987 (no ties)
Nick Faldo 1989
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Play-offs
1976 Neil Coles beat Eamonn Darcy, Gary Player - 3rd extra hole
1982 Tony Jacklin beat Bernhard Langer - 1st extra hole
1985 Paul Way beat Sandy Lyle - 3rd extra hole
1986 Rodger Davis beat Des Smyth - 3rd extra hole
1991 Seve Ballesteros beat Colin Montgomerie - 1st extra hole
2003 Ignacio Garrido beat Trevor Immelman - 1st extra hole
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Youngest winner
Nick Faldo - 20 and 316 days, 1978
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Oldest winner
Arnold Palmer - 45 and 258 days, 1975
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Number of players to win in their 20's: 12
.
Number of players to win in their 30's: 17
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Number of players to win in their 40's: 3
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Average age of winners: 32
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Average winning score: 276

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