Greg Norman

1993 / Royal St George's

Greg Norman won his second Open title playing the best golf of his career against one of the finest leaderboards ever seen – all but one of the final top-12 either were, or would become, a major champion.

Not even his great rival Nick Faldo could defeat the Australian. In the second round Faldo, the defending Champion Golfer, scored the first ever 63 at Royal St George’s – Payne Stewart matched it on the final day – to take the halfway lead and he was joined by Corey Pavin, one ahead of Norman and Bernhard Langer, after day three.

Norman’s performance on the Sunday was scintillating. He went out in 31, with a 9-iron to six inches at the ninth, and birdied the 12th, the 14th, where Langer drove out of bounds onto Prince’s Golf Club, and the 16th, where Norman hit a 5-iron to four feet.

The aberration of missing from 14 inches at the 17th did not matter. Faldo, who finished two back, almost holed in one at the 11th but neither he nor the rest had any answer to Norman’s brilliance.

His 64 set a new record as the lowest round to win The Open and his total of 267 beat Tom Watson’s old record from 1977. Norman and Ernie Els, who finished tied for sixth, became the first players to record four rounds under 70. Iain Pyman, meanwhile, set a new record total for an amateur of 281.

Gene Sarazen, the 91-year-old Champion from Prince’s in 1932, was present and said: “Today, I saw the greatest championship in all my 70 years in golf.”

“This means more to me knowing I have beaten great players,” Norman said. “I never mis-hit a shot. It was like playing a game of chess.” Langer added: “He was invincible. It was fun to watch.”

The 149th Open at Royal St George's

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Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Greg NORMAN
1
66
68
69
64
267
-
2
69
63
70
67
269
-
Bernhard LANGER
3
67
66
70
67
270
-
Corey PAVIN
4
68
66
68
70
272
-
Peter SENIOR
4
66
69
70
67
272
-
6
68
69
69
68
274
-
6
68
70
67
69
274
-
6
72
68
69
65
274
-
Scott SIMPSON
9
68
70
71
66
275
-
Fred COUPLES
9
68
66
72
69
275
-
Wayne GRADY
9
74
68
64
69
275
-
Payne STEWART
12
71
72
70
63
276
-
Barry LANE
13
70
68
71
68
277
-
Gil MORGAN
14
70
68
70
70
278
-
Fuzzy ZOELLER
14
66
70
71
71
278
-
Jose RIVERO
14
68
73
67
70
278
-
14
66
73
71
68
278
-
14
71
66
70
71
278
-
Mark MCNULTY
14
67
71
71
69
278
-
Tom KITE
14
72
70
68
68
278
-
Howard CLARK
21
67
72
70
70
279
-
Peter BAKER
21
70
67
74
68
279
-
Jesper PARNEVIK
21
68
74
68
69
279
-
Mark ROE
24
70
71
73
66
280
-
David FROST
24
69
73
70
68
280
-
Rodger DAVIS
24
68
71
71
70
280
-
Des SMYTH
27
67
74
70
70
281
-
Mark JAMES
27
70
70
70
71
281
-
Yoshinori MIZUMAKI
27
69
69
73
70
281
-
Malcolm MACKENZIE
27
72
71
71
67
281
-
Larry MIZE
27
67
69
74
71
281
-
27
68
73
69
71
281
-
Iain PYMAN
27
68
72
70
71
281
-
Wayne WESTNER
34
67
73
72
70
282
-
Howard TWITTY
34
71
71
67
73
282
-
Jean VAN DE VELDE
34
75
67
73
67
282
-
Paul BROADHURST
34
71
69
74
68
282
-
Ray FLOYD
34
70
72
67
73
282
-
Greg TURNER
39
67
76
70
70
283
-
39
69
71
69
74
283
-
Paul MOLONEY
39
70
71
71
71
283
-
Duffy WALDORF
39
68
71
73
71
283
-
Anders SORENSEN
39
69
70
72
72
283
-
Andrew MAGEE
39
71
72
71
69
283
-
Rocco MEDIATE
39
71
71
72
69
283
-
Christy O'CONNOR JR
39
72
68
69
74
283
-
Carl MASON
39
69
73
72
69
283
-
Lee JANZEN
48
69
71
73
71
284
-
John HUSTON
48
68
73
76
67
284
-
Steve ELKINGTON
48
72
71
71
70
284
-
Stephen AMES
51
67
75
73
70
285
-
Frank NOBILO
51
69
70
74
72
285
-
Ian WOOSNAM
51
72
71
72
70
285
-
Ian GARBUTT
51
68
75
73
69
285
-
Jonathan SEWELL
51
70
72
69
74
285
-
51
69
74
72
70
285
-
Sam TORRANCE
51
72
70
72
71
285
-
Manuel PINERO
51
70
72
71
72
285
-
Craig PARRY
59
72
69
71
74
286
-
Vijay SINGH
59
69
72
72
73
286
-
59
69
71
73
73
286
-
Paul AZINGER
59
69
73
74
70
286
-
Olle KARLSSON
63
70
71
73
73
287
-
Ross DRUMMOND
63
73
67
76
71
287
-
Jamie SPENCE
63
69
72
72
74
287
-
Magnus SUNESSON
66
70
73
73
72
288
-
William GUY
66
70
73
73
72
288
-
Tom PERNICE JR
66
73
70
70
75
288
-
James COOK
66
71
71
74
72
288
-
70
73
69
67
80
289
-
Tom PURTZER
70
70
70
74
75
289
-
Mike MILLER
70
73
68
76
72
289
-
Mike HARWOOD
73
72
70
72
76
290
-
Dan FORSMAN
73
71
70
76
73
290
-
Peter FOWLER
73
74
69
74
73
290
-
Peter MITCHELL
73
73
70
72
75
290
-
Mikael KRANTZ
77
77
66
72
77
292
-
Ricky WILLISON
78
73
70
74
76
293
-
Katsuyoshi TOMORI
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
Philip TALBOT
M/C
70
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
71
-
-
-
M/C
Costantino ROCCA
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
Robert ALLENBY
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C
Tony JOHNSTONE
M/C
72
72
-
-
-
M/C
Fulton ALLEM
M/C
73
71
-
-
-
M/C
Donnie HAMMOND
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C
Colin MONTGOMERIE
M/C
74
70
-
-
-
M/C
David EDWARDS
M/C
76
68
-
-
-
M/C
Billy ANDRADE
M/C
70
74
-
-
-
M/C
Glen DAY
M/C
67
77
-
-
-
M/C
Chip BECK
M/C
73
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C
Eoghan O'CONNELL
M/C
74
70
-
-
-
M/C
Davis LOVE III
M/C
70
74
-
-
-
M/C
Retief GOOSEN
M/C
69
76
-
-
-
M/C
Bill MALLEY
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Paul McGINLEY
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
John COOK
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Craig CASSELLS
M/C
68
77
-
-
-
M/C
Anders FORSBRAND
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
Gary EVANS
M/C
67
78
-
-
-
M/C
Steven RICHARDSON
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Jeff MAGGERT
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Martin GATES
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Eduardo ROMERO
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Ben CRENSHAW
M/C
70
75
-
-
-
M/C
Vicente FERNANDEZ
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Lanny WADKINS
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Paul WAY
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Jeff SLUMAN
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
De Wet BASSON
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Richard BOXALL
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Mats HALLBERG
M/C
69
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
70
76
-
-
-
M/C
Robert KARLSSON
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Robert LEE
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Joakim HAEGGMAN
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
David GILFORD
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Chen Tze MING
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Jim GALLAGHER JR
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Naomichi OZAKI
M/C
70
77
-
-
-
M/C
Per-Ulrik JOHANSSON
M/C
69
79
-
-
-
M/C
Michael WELCH
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Steve PATE
M/C
79
69
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen FIELD
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Jim MCGOVERN
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Takaaki FUKUZAWA
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Gordon BRAND JR
M/C
70
79
-
-
-
M/C
Roger CHAPMAN
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Mark DAVIS
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jose Manuel CARRILES
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CLAYTON
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Brad FAXON
M/C
70
79
-
-
-
M/C
Peter SMITH
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
David FEHERTY
M/C
77
72
-
-
-
M/C
Brian WATTS
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Benoit TELLERIA
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Gary ORR
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
Terry PRICE
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew SHERBORNE
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Larry RINKER
M/C
78
73
-
-
-
M/C
Tony NASH
M/C
70
81
-
-
-
M/C
Paul EALES
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Graham FARR
M/C
73
79
-
-
-
M/C
Peter SCOTT
M/C
73
79
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen DUNDAS
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
Mitch VOGES
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
Ryoken KAWAGISHI
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Noboru SUGAI
M/C
74
82
-
-
-
M/C
Simon GRIFFITHS
M/C
77
81
-
-
-
M/C
Nico VAN RENSBURG
M/C
82
77
-
-
-
M/C

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