Greg Norman

1986 / Turnberry

Greg Norman led all four of the majors after 54 holes in 1986, a feat dubbed the “Saturday Slam”. But the only one he actually won was The Open at Turnberry.

Amid all the frustration of near-misses that had gone before, not least losing to Jack Nicklaus at the Masters earlier that year, and still to come, such as Bob Tway’s holed bunker shot at the PGA Championship a few weeks later, Norman finally secured a first major title.

The Australian claimed the Claret Jug by five strokes from Gordon J Brand, with Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam in third place, Nick Faldo fifth and Seve Ballesteros tying for sixth.

The sun-kissed conditions of Turnberry’s first Open in 1977 were long gone. It was wild and windy and Woosnam was the only player to match the par of 70 on the first day. Norman opened with a 74 and then equalled the Open record with a 63 the next day.

It might have been even better as the Great White Shark was typically aggressive with his long birdie try on the 18th green, hoping for a 61, and ended up three-putting.

“I don’t want people to think that the score I shot today makes the course easy,” Norman said. “It was still tough, just not brutal like yesterday.”

Conditions were bad again on Saturday and Norman had another 74. While he led at one point by five strokes, a run of bogeys coming home put him only one ahead of Tommy Nakajima.

The Japanese player started with a double bogey in the final round and Norman, buoyed by a pep talk from Nicklaus the previous night, closed with a 69 for a level-par total of 280. “Everybody knows how much I wanted to win a major,” he said.
Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Greg NORMAN
1
74
63
74
69
280
-
Gordon J. BRAND
2
71
68
75
71
285
-
Bernhard LANGER
3
72
70
76
68
286
-
Ian WOOSNAM
3
70
74
70
72
286
-
5
71
70
76
70
287
-
6
76
75
73
64
288
-
Gary KOCH
6
73
72
72
71
288
-
Brian MARCHBANK
8
78
70
72
69
289
-
Fuzzy ZOELLER
8
75
73
72
69
289
-
Tsuneyuki NAKAJIMA
8
74
67
71
77
289
-
Jose Maria CANIZARES
11
76
68
73
73
290
-
David GRAHAM
11
75
73
70
72
290
-
Christy O'CONNOR JR
11
75
71
75
69
290
-
Andy BEAN
14
74
73
73
71
291
-
Curtis STRANGE
14
79
69
74
69
291
-
Anders FORSBRAND
16
71
73
77
71
292
-
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
16
78
69
72
73
292
-
Ray FLOYD
16
78
67
73
74
292
-
19
76
72
73
72
293
-
Manuel PINERO
19
78
71
70
74
293
-
Ben CRENSHAW
21
77
69
75
73
294
-
Ronan RAFFERTY
21
75
74
75
70
294
-
Danny EDWARDS
21
77
73
70
74
294
-
Sam TORRANCE
21
78
69
71
76
294
-
Derrick COOPER
21
72
79
72
71
294
-
Philip PARKIN
21
78
70
72
74
294
-
Robert LEE
21
71
75
75
73
294
-
Vaughan SOMERS
21
73
77
72
72
294
-
Vicente FERNANDEZ
21
78
70
71
75
294
-
Ian STANLEY
30
72
74
78
71
295
-
Masahiro KURAMOTO
30
77
73
73
72
295
-
30
78
73
70
74
295
-
D.A. WEIBRING
30
75
70
76
74
295
-
John MAHAFFEY
30
75
73
75
72
295
-
Andrew BROOKS
35
72
73
77
74
296
-
35
77
71
77
71
296
-
Payne STEWART
35
76
69
75
76
296
-
35
75
72
73
76
296
-
Roger CHAPMAN
35
74
71
78
73
296
-
Greg TURNER
35
73
71
75
77
296
-
Ron COMMANS
35
72
77
73
74
296
-
Mark JAMES
35
75
73
73
75
296
-
Ho Ming CHUNG
43
77
74
69
77
297
-
43
80
69
74
74
297
-
Roger MALTBIE
43
78
71
76
72
297
-
Tony CHARNLEY
46
77
73
76
72
298
-
Hsi Chuen LU
46
80
69
73
76
298
-
Jeff HAWKES
46
78
73
72
75
298
-
Bob TWAY
46
74
71
76
77
298
-
Mac O'GRADY
46
76
75
77
70
298
-
Fred COUPLES
46
78
73
75
72
298
-
Tommy ARMOUR III
46
76
70
75
77
298
-
46
78
73
76
71
298
-
Larry MIZE
46
79
69
75
75
298
-
Michael CLAYTON
46
76
74
75
73
298
-
Sam RANDOLPH
56
72
76
77
75
300
-
Carl MASON
56
76
73
73
78
300
-
Graham MARSH
56
79
71
75
75
300
-
Eamonn DARCY
59
76
75
75
75
301
-
59
80
71
75
75
301
-
Tom LAMORE
59
76
71
77
77
301
-
Malcolm MACKENZIE
59
79
70
77
75
301
-
Mark MCNULTY
59
80
71
79
71
301
-
Frank NOBILO
59
76
75
71
79
301
-
Donnie HAMMOND
65
74
71
79
78
302
-
Jimmy HEGGARTY
65
75
72
80
75
302
-
Scott SIMPSON
65
78
71
75
78
302
-
Andrew CHANDLER
65
78
72
78
74
302
-
Martin GRAY
65
75
76
76
75
302
-
Ossie MOORE
70
76
74
79
74
303
-
Peter FOWLER
70
80
71
77
75
303
-
David JONES
72
75
76
79
75
305
-
Ross DRUMMOND
72
76
74
77
78
305
-
Tommy HORTON
74
77
73
82
74
306
-
Gary WEIR
75
78
69
80
80
307
-
Kris MOE
76
76
74
82
82
314
-
Hubert GREEN
Wd
77
73
81
-
-
-
Tom KITE
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Philip WALTON
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
80
72
-
-
-
M/C
Ove SELLBERG
M/C
76
76
-
-
-
M/C
Peter JACOBSEN
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
David FROST
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Neil HANSEN
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Simon BISHOP
M/C
79
73
-
-
-
M/C
Scott VERPLANK
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
Deane BEMAN
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Antonio GARRIDO
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew OLDCORN
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mark MOULAND
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Joey SINDELAR
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Dan POHL
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
David WILLIAMS
M/C
81
72
-
-
-
M/C
Teddy WEBBER
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Denis WATSON
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Des SMYTH
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Martin POXON
M/C
79
74
-
-
-
M/C
Howard CLARK
M/C
81
73
-
-
-
M/C
Peter SENIOR
M/C
81
73
-
-
-
M/C
Peter TERAVAINEN
M/C
75
79
-
-
-
M/C
David A RUSSELL
M/C
81
73
-
-
-
M/C
Emmanuel DUSSART
M/C
78
76
-
-
-
M/C
Richard MASTERS
M/C
73
81
-
-
-
M/C
Maurice BEMBRIDGE
M/C
76
78
-
-
-
M/C
Peter ALLAN
M/C
83
71
-
-
-
M/C
Jerry ANDERSON
M/C
81
73
-
-
-
M/C
Richard BOXALL
M/C
78
76
-
-
-
M/C
Mike HARWOOD
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
86
69
-
-
-
M/C
Adam J HUNTER
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Terry GALE
M/C
81
74
-
-
-
M/C
Rodger DAVIS
M/C
81
74
-
-
-
M/C
David LLEWELLYN
M/C
82
73
-
-
-
M/C
Hugh BAIOCCHI
M/C
81
74
-
-
-
M/C
Eddie POLLAND
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
Larry NELSON
M/C
81
75
-
-
-
M/C
John BLAND
M/C
82
74
-
-
-
M/C
Wayne WESTNER
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Jim THORPE
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
Paul WAY
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
Mark DAVIS
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Bruce ZABRISKI
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
Jose RIVERO
M/C
81
75
-
-
-
M/C
Fulton ALLEM
M/C
82
74
-
-
-
M/C
Denis DURNIAN
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Michel TAPIA
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Jeff HALL
M/C
80
77
-
-
-
M/C
Corey PAVIN
M/C
81
76
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CAHILL
M/C
83
74
-
-
-
M/C
Seiichi KANAI
M/C
87
71
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew COTTON
M/C
79
79
-
-
-
M/C
Gordon BRAND JR
M/C
80
79
-
-
-
M/C
Bill LONGMUIR
M/C
83
76
-
-
-
M/C
Glenn RALPH
M/C
81
79
-
-
-
M/C
Tony JOHNSTONE
M/C
87
73
-
-
-
M/C
David FEHERTY
M/C
81
80
-
-
-
M/C
Ken BROWN
M/C
81
80
-
-
-
M/C
Garth MCGIMPSEY
M/C
85
76
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew MURRAY
M/C
83
78
-
-
-
M/C
Paul CARRIGILL
M/C
85
76
-
-
-
M/C
Adan SOWA
M/C
86
75
-
-
-
M/C
Robert RICHARDSON
M/C
85
77
-
-
-
M/C
Jeremy ROBINSON
M/C
83
79
-
-
-
M/C
Ray STEWART
M/C
85
79
-
-
-
M/C
David CURRY
M/C
85
80
-
-
-
M/C
Jaime GONZALEZ
M/C
85
82
-
-
-
M/C
Howard FRANCIS
M/C
85
82
-
-
-
M/C
Mark WILTSHIRE
M/C
85
84
-
-
-
M/C
George RITCHIE
M/C
87
84
-
-
-
M/C
Guy MCQUITTY
M/C
95
87
-
-
-
M/C
Craig STADLER
Wd
82
-
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew BROADWAY
Wd
-
-
-
-
-
M/C

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