The Open Golf Championship: Tournament Records

Most Victories

6  Harry Vardon  (Jersey) 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914

5 James Braid  (Scotland) 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910

John Henry Taylor  (England) 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913

Peter Thomson  (Australia) 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965

Tom Watson  (United States) 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983

 

Oldest winner: Old Tom Morris (46 years, 99 days), 1867.

Youngest winner: Young Tom Morris (17 years, 181 days), 1868

Most consecutive victories: 4, Young Tom Morris (1868, 1869, 1870, 1872 – there

was no championship in 1871).
Lowest absolute 72-hole score: 267, Greg Norman (66-68-69-64), 1993.

Lowest 72-hole score in relation to par: –19, Tiger Woods (67-66-67-69, 269), 2000

Greatest victory margin: 13 strokes, Old Tom Morris, 1862.  achieved over 36 holes.

Lowest 18-hole score: 63 – Mark Hayes, 2nd round, 1977; Isao Aoki, 3rd, 1980; Greg
Norman, 2nd, 1986; Paul Broadhurst, 3rd, 1990; Jodie Mudd, 4th, 1991; Nick Faldo,
2nd, 1993; Payne Stewart, 4th, 1993; Rory McIlroy, 1st, 2010.

Lowest 18-hole score in relation to par: –9, Paul Broadhurst, 3rd round 1990; Rory McIlroy,1st round 2010.

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