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After 18 holes:

Harry Vardon, 1896, 11 strokes behind the leader

After 36 holes:

George Duncan, 1920, 13 strokes behind the leader

After 54 holes:

Paul Lawrie, 1999, 10 strokes behind the leader








64: Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993

65: Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977; Seve Ballesteros, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1988; Justin Leonard, Royal Troon, 1997









65: Louis Oosthuizen, St Andrews, 2010





6 strokes: Abe Mitchell, 1920, after 2nd round

5 strokes: Macdonald Smith, 1925, after 3rd round

5 strokes: Jean Van de Velde, 1999, after 3rd round







13 strokes: Tom Morris Sr, 1862

12 strokes: Tommy Morris Jr, 1870

11 strokes: Tommy Morris Jr, 1869

8 strokes: J H Taylor, 1900 and 1913; James Braid, 1908; Tiger Woods 2000







George Duncan, Deal, 1920: Duncan was 13 strokes behind the leader, Abe Mitchell, after 36 holes and level after 54








19 years: J.H Taylor, 1894 — 1913

18 years: Harry Vardon, 1896 — 1914

15 years: Willie Park Sr, 1860-75
Gary Player, 1959 — 74

14 years: Henry Cotton, 1934 — 48







11 years: Henry Cotton, 1937-48 (No Championship 1940-45)

10 years: Ernie Els, 2002-2012

9 years: Willie Park Sr, 1866-1875

Bob Martin, 1876-1885

J.H. Taylor, 1900-1909

Gary Player, 1959-1968





14 strokes: Henry Cotton, 1934, second round 65, fourth round, 79

12 strokes: Henry Cotton, 1934, first round 67, fourth round 79

11 strokes: Jack White, 1904, first round 80, fourth round 69; Greg Norman, 1986, first round 74, second round 63, third round 74








22 strokes: Fred Fitzjohn, 1892, first round 105, third round 83; Robin Davenport, 1966, first round 94, second round 72

20 strokes: R.G. French, 1938, second round 71, third round 91; Colin Montgomerie, 2002, second round 64, third round 84

19 strokes: John Fallon, 1938, first round 70, fourth round 89; R.G. French, 1938, first round 72, third round 91; R.H. Pemberton, 1938, second round 72, third round 91

18 strokes: A. Tingey Jnr., 1923, first round 94, second round 76; John Pennink, 1938, second round 72, fourth round 90; Cyril Tolley, 1938, second round 68, fourth round 86; Hector Thomson, 1938, second round 71, fourth round 89; Cyril Tolley, 1938, second round 68, third round 86

17 strokes: Ben Campbell, 1893, first round 89, second round 106; William Oke, 1922, first round 91, fourth round 74; R.H. Pemberton, 1938, first round 74, third round 91; Bill Longmuir, 1979, first round 65, fourth round 82; Jack Nicklaus, 1981, first round 83, second round 66; Ian Baker-Finch, 1986, first round 86, second round 69; Rory McIlroy, 2010 first round 63, second round 80









Denny Shute, 1933, St Andrews: 73, 73, 73, 73 (excluding the play-off)






Willie Park Sr, Prestwick, 1860

Tom Kidd, St Andrews, 1873

Mungo Park, Musselburgh, 1874

Jock Hutchison, St Andrews, 1921

Denny Shute, St Andrews, 1933

Ben Hogan, Carnoustie, 1953

Tony Lema, St Andrews, 1964

Tom Watson, Carnoustie, 1975

Ben Curtis, Royal St George’s, 2003





Harry Vardon: 1896, 1898 & 1899/ 1903/ 1911 & 1914

J.H Taylor: 1894 & 1895/1900 & 1909/ 1913

Gary Player: 1959/ 1968/ 1974



Jack White, 1904, Royal St George’s: 80, 75, 72, 69

James Braid, 1906, Muirfield: 77, 76, 74, 73

Ben Hogan, 1953, Carnoustie: 73, 71, 70, 68

Gary Player, 1959, Muirfield: 75, 71, 70, 68








Greg Norman, 1993, Royal St George’s: 66, 68, 69, 64

Nick Price, 1994, Turnberry: 69, 66, 67, 66

Tiger Woods, 2000, St Andrews: 67, 66, 67, 69









Ernie Els, 1993, Royal St George’s:
68, 69, 69, 68

Jesper Parnevik, 1994, Turnberry: 68, 66, 68, 67

Ernie Els, 2004, Royal Troon: 69, 69, 68, 68






Only two rounds under 70: St Andrews, 1946; Royal Liverpool, 1947; Carnoustie, 1968.








Turnberry, 1994: 148 rounds









St Andrews: 27

Prestwick: 24

Muirfield: 15

Royal St George’s: 14

Royal Liverpool: 11

Royal Lytham & St Annes: 10

Royal Birkdale: 9

Royal Troon: 8

Musselburgh: 6

Carnoustie: 7

Turnberry: 4

Royal Cinque Ports: 2

Royal Portrush and Prince’s: 1









1904 Royal St George’s: 68, J.H Taylor; 69, James Braid and Jack White



14:

Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els




39: Ernie Els

37: Nick Faldo

33: Jack Nicklaus





59: Jack Nicklaus

53: Nick Faldo

48: Ernie Els

45: Tom Watson



16: J.H. Taylor, Jack Nicklaus

15: Harry Vardon, James Braid



72-hole championships
Harry Vardon: 1899 and 1903
J.H. Taylor: 1900
Lee Trevino: 1971
Gary Player: 1974

36-hole championships
Tom Kidd:
1873
Bob Martin: 1876




Carnoustie, 2007: 7,421 yards









28: Denis Durnian, first nine, Royal Birkdale, 1983

29: Tom Haliburton, first nine, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1963
Peter Thomson, first nine, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1963
Tony Jacklin, first nine, St Andrews, 1970
Bill Longmuir, first nine, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1979
David J. Russell, first nine, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1988
Ian Baker-Finch, first nine, St Andrews, 1990
Paul Broadhurst, first nine, St Andrews, 1990
Ian Baker-Finch, first nine, Royal Birkdale, 1991
Paul McGinley, first nine, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1996
Ernie Els, first nine, Muirfield, 2002
Sergio Garcia, first nine, Royal Liverpool, 2006






19 under par: Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000 (269)

18 under par: Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990 (270); Tiger Woods, Royal Liverpool, 2006 (270)









281: Iain Pyman, Royal St George’s, 1993 — 68, 72, 70, 71; Tiger Woods, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1996 — 75, 66, 70, 70

282: Justin Rose, Royal Birkdale, 1998 — 72, 66, 75, 69: Matteo Manassero, Turnberry, 2009 — 71, 70, 72, 69

283: Guy Wolstenhome, St Andrews, 1960 — 74, 70, 71, 68; Lloyd Saltman, St Andrews, 2005 — 73, 71, 68, 71








269: Jack Nicklaus, Turnberry, 1977 — 68, 70, 65, 66
Nick Faldo, Royal St Georges, 1993 — 69, 63, 70, 67
Jesper Parnevik, Turnberry, 1994 — 68, 66, 68, 67









199: Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994 — 66, 67, 66







130:

Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992 — 66, 64;
Brandt Snedeker, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 2012 — 66, 64








198: Tom Lehman, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1996 — 67, 67, 64

199:

Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990 — 67, 65, 67
Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992 — 66, 64, 69
Adam Scott, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 2012 — 64, 67, 68










63: Rory McIlroy, 2010, St Andrews









63: Jodie Mudd, 1991, Royal Birkdale
Payne Stewart, 1993, Royal St George’s









63: Mark Hayes, 2nd round Turnberry, 1977
Isao Aoki, 3rd round Muirfield, 1980
Greg Norman, 2nd round Turnberry, 1986
Paul Broadhurst, 3rd round St Andrews, 1990
Jodie Mudd, 4th round Royal Birkdale, 1991
Nick Faldo, 2nd round, Royal St George’s, 1993
Payne Stewart, 4th round, Royal St George’s, 1993
Rory McIlroy, 1st round, St Andrews, 2010








65: Tom Lewis, 1st round, Royal St Georges, 2011








130: Fuzzy Zoeller, Turnberry, 1994 — 66, 64









130: Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977 — 65, 65
Ian Baker-Finch, Royal Birkdale, 1991 — 64, 66
Anders Forsbrand, Turnberry, 1994 — 66, 64








63: Mark Hayes, 1977, Turnberry;
Greg Norman, 1986, Turnberry;
Nick Faldo, 1993, Royal St George’s









63: Isao Aoki, 1980, Muirfield
Paul Broadhurst, 1990, St Andrews









267: Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993 — 66, 68, 69, 64

268: Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977 — 68,70, 65, 65; Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994 — 69, 66, 67, 66

269: Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000 — 67,66,67,69

270: Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990 — 67, 65, 67, 71; Tiger Woods, Royal Liverpool, 2006 — 67, 65, 71, 67

271: Tom Watson, Muirfield, 1980 — 68, 70, 64, 69; Tom Lehman, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1996 — 67, 67, 64, 73

272: Ian Baker- Finch, Royal Birkdale, 1991 — 71, 71, 64, 66; Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992 — 66, 64, 69, 73; Justin Leonard, Royal Troon, 1997 — 69, 66, 72, 65; Louis Oosthuizen, St Andrews, 2010 — 65, 67, 69, 71









46: Gary Player

38: Jack Nicklaus










19: Darren Clarke, 2011






32: Jack Nicklaus

31: Sandy Herd

30: J.H. Taylor

28: Ted Ray

27: Harry Vardon, James Braid, Nick Faldo

26: Peter Thomson, Gary Player

25: Tom Williamson

24: Tom Watson

23: Dai Rees, Henry Cotton, Greg Norman












7: Ernie Els, first round 1993 to third round 1994


7: Jack Nicklaus, 1964, 67, 68, 72, 76, 77, 79

6: J H Taylor, 1896, 1904, 05, 06, 07, 14







6: Harry Vardon, 1896, 98, 99, 1903, 11, 14

5: James Braid, 1901, 05, 06, 08, 10
J H Taylor, 1894, 95, 1900, 09, 13
Peter Thomson, 1954, 55, 56, 58, 65
Tom Watson, 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83





46 years 99 days: Tom Morris Sr, 1867

44 years 93 days: Roberto de Vicenzo, 1967

44 years 41 days: Harry Vardon, 1914


72- hole championships
Ted Ray: 1912
Bobby Jones: 1927
Gene Sarazen: 1932
Henry Cotton: 1934
Tom Weiskopf: 1973
Tiger Woods: 2005

36-hole championships
Willie Park Sr: 1860 and 1866
Tom Morris Sr: 1862 and 1864
Tommy Morris Jr: 1869 and 1870
Mungo Park: 1874
Jamie Anderson: 1879
Bob Ferguson: 1880, 1881, 1882

Willie Fernie: 1883
Jack Simpson: 1884
Hugh Kirkaldy: 1891






Tom Watson: won at Carnoustie, 1975; lost at Turnberry, 2009

Ernie Els: won at Muirfield, 2002; lost at Troon, 2004










After 18 holes:
Five strokes: Sandy Herd, 1896

Four strokes: Harry Vardon, 1902; Jim Barnes, 1925; Christy O’Connor Jnr., 1985

After 36 holes:
Nine strokes: Henry Cotton, 1934

After 54 holes:
Ten strokes: Henry Cotton, 1934
Seven strokes: Harry Vardon, 1903; Tony Lema, 1964









4: Tommy Morris Jr, 1868-72 (No Championship in 1871)

3: Jamie Anderson, 1877-79; Bob Ferguson, 1880-82; Peter Thomson, 1954-56

2: Tom Morris Sr, 1861-62; J.H Taylor, 1894-95; Harry Vardon, 1898-99; James Braid, 1905-06; Bobby Jones, 1926-27; Walter Hagen, 1928-29; Bobby Locke, 1949-50; Arnold Palmer, 1961-62; Lee Trevino, 1971-72; Tom Watson, 1982-83; Tiger Woods, 2005-06; Padraig Harrington, 2007-08







3: Bobby Jones 1926, 27, 30

2: Harold Hilton, 1892, 97

1: John Ball, 1890

Roger Wethered lost a play-off in 1921



75: Sam Snead, St Andrews, 1946








78: Fred Daly, third round, Royal Liverpool, 1947

76: Bobby Locke, second round, Royal St George’s, 1949; Paul Lawrie, third round, Carnoustie, 1999










14 years 4 months 25 days: Tommy Morris Jr, 1865

74 years, 11 months, 24 days: Tom Morris Sr, 1896





Tommy Morris Jr, 1868, 17 years 5 months 3 days
Willie Auchterlonie, 1893, 21 years 24 days
Seve Ballesteros, 1979, 22 years 3 months 12 days

Paul Lawrie: 7th hole, 4th round

14th hole, St Andrews, 2010: 618 yards

8th hole, Royal Troon, 2004: 123 yards

Bob Charles, Royal Lytham & St Annes

Tiger Woods

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