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Tuesday, 13 July 2004
OLDEST WINNER:
Old Tom Morris, 1867, 46 years and 99 days
Robert de Vicenzo, 1967, 44 years and 93 days
Harry Vardon, 1914, 44 years and 41 days

YOUNGEST WINNER:
Young Tom Morris, 1868, 17 years, 5 months and 8 days
Willie Auchterlonie, 1893, 21 years and 24 days
Severiano Ballesteros, 1979, 22 years, 3 months and 12 days

OLDEST COMPETITOR
Gene Sarazen, 74 years, 5 months, 8 days, 1976

YOUNGEST COMPETITOR
Young Tom Morris, 14 years, 4 months and 4 days, 1865

CHAMPIONS IN THREE DECADES:
Harry Vardon, 1896, 1903 and 1911
J.H.Taylor, 1894, 1900 and 1913
Gary Player, 1959, 1968 and 1974

MOST VICTORIES:
6, Harry Vardon, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911 and 1914
5, James Braid, 1901,1905,1906, 1908, and 1910
5, J. H. Taylor, 1894,1895, 1900, 1909 and 1913
5, Peter Thomson, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1965
5, Tom Watson, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1983

BIGGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY:
13 strokes, Old Tom Morris, 1862
12 strokes, Young Tom Morris, 1870
8 strokes, J.H. Taylor, 1900 and 1913
8 strokes, James Braid, 1908
8 strokes, Tiger Woods, 2000
6 strokes, Bobby Jones, 1927
6 strokes, Walter Hagen, 1929
6 strokes, Arnold Palmer, 1962
6 strokes, Johnny Miller 1976

LOWEST WINNING AGGREGATES
267 (66,68,69,64) Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993
268 (68,70,65,65) Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977
268 (69,66,67,66) Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994
269 (67,66,67,69) Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000
270 (67,65,67,71) Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990

LOWEST WINNING UNDER PAR SCORES
269 (-19), Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000
270 (-18) Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990
271 (-13) Tom Watson, Muirfield, 1980
267 (-13) Greg Norman, Royal St Gerorge’s, 1993
271 (-13) Tom Lehman, Royal Lytham and St Annes, 1996

LOWEST 9 HOLES
28, Denis Durnian, Royal Birkdale, 1983

LOWEST INDIVIDUAL ROUND
63, Mark Hayes, 2nd round, Turnberry, 1977
63, Isao Aoki, 3rd round, Muirfield, 1980
63, Greg Norman, 2nd round, Turnberry, 1986
63, Paul Broadhurst, 3rd round, St Andrews, 1990
63, Jodie Mudd, 4th round, Royal Birkdale, 1991
63, Nick Faldo, 2nd round , Royal St George’s, 1993
63, Payne Stewart, 4th round, Royal St Georges, 1993

LOWEST FIRST ROUND
64, Craig Stadler, Royal Birkdale, 1983
64, Christy O’Connor Jnr, Royal St George’s 1985
64, Rodger Davis, Murifield, 1987
64, Steve Pate, Muirfield, 1992
64, Ray Floyd, Murifield, 1992

LOWEST SECOND ROUND
63, Mark Hayes, Turnberry, 1977
63, Greg Norman, Turnberry, 1986
63, Nick Faldo, Royal St George’s, 1993

LOWEST THIRD ROUND
63, Isao Aoki, Muirfield, 1980
63, Paul Broadhurst, St Andrews, 1990

LOWEST FOURTH ROUND
63, Jodie Mudd, Royal Birkdale, 1991,
63, Payne Stewart, Royal St George’s, 1993

LOWEST 1ST 36 HOLES
130, (66,64) Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992
132, (67,65) Sir Henry Cotton, Royal St George’s, 1934
132, (67,65), Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990
132, (66,66) Greg Norman, St Andrews, 1990
132, (69,63) Nick Faldo, Royal St Georges, 1993

LOWEST FINAL 36 HOLES
130, (65-65) Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977
130, (64-66) Ian Baker-Finch, Royal Birkdale, 1991,
130, (66-64) Anders Forsbrand, Turnberry, 1994

LOWEST 1ST 54 HOLES
198, (67,67,64) Tom Lehman, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1996
199, (67,65,67) Nick Faldo, St Andres, 1990
199, (66-64-69) Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992

LOWEST FINAL 54 HOLES
199, (66,67,66) Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994
200, (70,65,65) Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977
200 (63,70,67), Nick Faldo, Royal St George’s, 1993
200 (66,64,70) Fuzzy Zoeller, Turnberry, 1994
200 (66,70,64) Nick Faldo, Turnberry, 1994

BIGGEST SPAN BETWEEN FIRST AND LAST VICTORIES
19 years, J H Taylor, 1894-1913
18 years Harry Vardon, 1896-1914

MOST SUCCESSIVE VICTORIES
4, Young Tom Morris, 1868-72 ( no championship in 1871)
3, Jamie Anderson, 1877-79
3, Bob Ferguson, 1880-82
3, Peter Thomson, 1954-56

VICTORIES BY AMATEURS
3, Bobby Jones, 1926, 27, 30
2, Harold Hilton, 1892, 97
1, John Ball, 1890
(Roger Wethered lost in a play-off in 1921)

HIGHEST NUMBER OF SUB-70 ROUNDS
34, Nick Faldo
33, Jack Nicklaus
27, Tom Watson
23 Greg Norman
21, Lee Trevino
20, Severiano Ballesteros
20, Nick Price

PLAYERS TO WIN WITH FOUR SUB-70 ROUNDS
Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993
Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994
Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000
* Ernie Els was the first player to record four sub-70 rounds at Royal St George’s in 1993

HIGHEST NUMBER OF TOP FIVE FINISHES
16, J H Taylor
16 Jack Nicklaus
15, Harry Vardon
15 James Braid

WIRE-TO-WIRE WINNERS (NO-TIES)
Willie Auchterlonie, restwick, 1893
J H Taylor, Royal St George’s, 1984
James Braid, Prestwick, 1908
Ted Ray, Muirfield, 1912
Bobby Jones, St Andrews, 1927
Gene Sarazen, Prince’s, 1932
Henry Cotton, Royal St George’s, 1934
Tom Weiskopf, Royal Troon, 1973

LARGEST 18 HOLE LEADS
4 strokes, Bobby Jones, St Andrews, 1927,
4 strokes, Sir Henry Cotton, Royal St George’s 1934
4 strokes, Christy O’Connor Jnr, Royal St George’s 1985

LARGEST 36 HOLE LEADS
9 strokes, Sir Henry Cotton, Royal St George’s, 1934

LARGEST 54 HOLE LEADS
10 strokes, Henry Cotton, Royal St George’s, 1934

LARGEST FINAL ROUND COMEBACK BY A WINNER
10 strokes, Paul Lawrie, Carnoustie, 1999

BEST COMEBACK BY A WINNER AFTER 36 HOLES
13 strokes, George Duncan, Royal Cinque Ports, 1920

BEST COMEBACK BY A WINNER AFTER 18 HOLES
11 strokes, Harry Vardon, Muirfield 1896

LOWEST OPENING ROUND BY A WINNER
66, Peter Thomson, Royal Lytham and St Annes, 1958
66, Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992,
66, Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993

HIGHEST OPENING ROUND BY A WINNER
80, George Duncan, Royal Cinque Ports, 1920 (also shot 80 in round two)

LOWEST FINISHING ROUND BY A WINNER
64, Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993

HIGHEST FINISHING ROUND BY A WINNER
79, Sir Henry Cotton, Royal St George’s, 1934

CHAMPION WITH FOUR ROUNDS THE SAME
Densmore Shute, (73,73,73,73) excluding play-off, St Andrews, 1933

MOST CONCESUTIVE APPEARANCES
47, Gary Player, 1955-2001

LONGEST COURSE
Carnoustie, 1999, 7,361 yards

COURSE MOST OFTEN USED
26, St Andrews
24, Prestwick,
24, Muirfield
15, Royal St George’s

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