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IRISH OPEN FACTS AND FIGURES       
      
      
Most wins 
 3 Seve Ballesteros 1983, 85, 86   
 3 Sir Nick Faldo 1991-93   
 3 Bernhard Langer 1984, 87, 94   
 3 Colin Montgomerie 1996, 97, 01   
      
Consecutive wins 
 3 Sir Nick Faldo 1991-93   
 2 Mark James 1979-80   
 2 Seve Ballesteros 1985-86   
 2 Ian Woosnam 1988-89   
 2 Colin Montgomerie 1996-97   
      
Low 18 holes 
 61 (-11) Graeme McDowell 2009 - Co Louth   
 61 (-10) Ross Fisher 2010 - Killarney   
      
Low 1st 18 holes 
 63 (-9) Francesco Molinari 2009 - Co Louth   
 63 (-8) Colin Montgomerie 2001 - Fota Island   
 63 (-8) Jeev Milkha Singh 2011 - Killarney   
      
Low 1st 36 holes 
 129 (-15) Shane Lowry (AM) 2009 - Co Louth   
 129 (-13) Patrik Sjöland 2000 - Ballybunion   
      
Low 1st 54 holes
 198 (-15) Patrik Sjöland 2000 - Ballybunion    
      
Low 72 holes 
 266 (-18) Colin Montgomerie 2001 - Fota Island   
 266 (-18) Ross Fisher 2010 - Killarney   
      
Low 72 in relation to par 
 275 (-21) Christy O'Connor Jnr 1975 - Woodbrook   
      
High winning score 
 287 (-1) John O’Leary 1982 - Portmarnock   
      
High winning score to par 
 287 (-1) John O’Leary 1982 - Portmarnock   
      
Low start by a winner 
 63 (-8) Colin Montgomerie 2001 - Fota Island   
      
High start by a winner 
 78 (+6) Thomas Björn 2006 Carton House   
      
Low finish by a winner 
 62 (-9) Colin Montgomerie 1997 - Druids Glen   
      
High finish by a winner 
 75 (+3) Sir Nick Faldo 1992 - Killarney   
      
Largest 18 hole lead
 3 shots Colin Montgomerie 1998 - Druids Glen   
      
Largest 36 hole lead
 5 shots Sir Nick Faldo 1992 - Killarney   
 5 shots Bernhard Langer 1987 - Portmarnack   
      
Largest 54 hole lead
 9 shots Bernhard Langer 1987 - Portmarnack   
      
Largest 54 hole lead lost
 3 shots Lee Westwood 1997 - Druids Glen   
 3 shots Robert Allenby 1994 - Mount Juliet   
      
Largest winning margin
 10 shots Bernhard Langer 1987 - Portmarnock   
      
Largest final round comeback
 4 shots Bernhard Langer 1994 - Mount Juliet   
 4 shots Sir Nick Faldo 1993 - Mount Juliet   
 4 shots Stephen Dodd 2005 - Carton House   
      
Low 36 hole cut
 140 (-4)  2009 - Co Louth   
      
High 36 hole cut 
 154 (+10)   1986 - Portmarnock   
      
Holes-in-one 
31     
      
Best stroke average for 72 holes
 66.50 Colin Montgomerie 2001 - Fota Island   
 66.50 Ross Fisher 2010 - Killarney   
      
Winners with all 4 rounds in the 60s
  Bernhard Langer 1984 - Royal Dublin   
  Bernhard Langer 1987 - Portmarnock   
  Sergio Garcia 1999 - Druids Glen   
  Colin Montgomerie 2001 - Fota Island   
  Søren Hansen 2002 - Fota Island   
  Jamie Donaldson 2012 - Royal Portrush 
      
Players to win without a round in the 60s
  Ken Brown 1978 - Portmarnock   
     
Last player to win with an over par round
  Thomas Björn 2006 Carton House        
      
Wire-to-wire winners
  Christy O’Connor Jnr 1975 - Woodbrrok   
  Bernhard Langer 1987 - Portmarnock   
  Sir Nick Faldo 1992 - Killarney   
  Colin Montgomerie 2001 - Fota Island   
      
Most top 10 finishes
 Sir Nick Faldo 10   
      
Play-offs
  Seve Ballesteros beat Bernhard Langer 1985 - Royal Dublin   
  Ian Woosnam beat Philip Walton 1989 - Portmarnock   
  Sir Nick Faldo beat Wayne Westner 1992 - Killarney   
  Sir Nick Faldo beat José Maria Olazábal 1993 - Mount Juliet   
  Sam Torrance beat Stuart Cage and  Howard Clark 1995 - Mount Juliet   
  David Carter beat Colin Montgomerie 1998 - Druids Glen   
  Søren Hansen beat Richard Bland, Niclas Fasth and Darren Fichardt 2002 - Fota Island      
  Michael Campbell beat Thomas Björn and Peter Hedblom 2003 - Portmarnock       
  Stephen Dodd beat David Howell 2005 - Carton House   
  Padraig Harrington beat Bradley Dredge 2007 - Adare Manor   
  Shane Lowry (AM) beat Robert Rock 2009 - Co Louth   
      
Youngest winner 
 Sergio Garcia 19 years and 176 days 1999 - Druids Glen   
      
Oldest winner 
 Sam Torrance 41 years and 319 days 1995 - Mount Juliet

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1DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-18
T2CABRERA-BELLO, RafaESP18-14
T2ZANOTTI, FabrizioPAR18-14
T2WALL, AnthonyENG18-14
T5LUNDBERG, MikaelSWE18-13
T5FOSTER, MarkENG18-13
T7DRYSDALE, DavidSCO18-12
T7LEE, CraigSCO18-12
T7HARRINGTON, PadraigIRL18-12
T10FISHER, RossENG18-11

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