John Daly

1995 / St Andrews

The 25th Open at St Andrews was a wild one and not just for the weather. John Daly was called the “Wild Thing” but if his victory in the 1991 PGA Championship as an unknown was a shock, his win in the 1995 Open was not as far-fetched as it seemed.

With his power and a delicate touch while lag putting on the huge greens, his game was suited to the Old Course.

Despite the windy conditions the 29-year-old closed with a 71 to finish one ahead of Michael Campbell, the third-round leader, Mark Brooks and English journeyman Stephen Bottomley, who had the day’s best score with a 69.

But the real drama came from Costantino Rocca, who needed a birdie at the last to tie Daly. When he duffed his pitch into the Valley of Sin, all hope seemed lost.

Yet using a putter from 65 feet, Rocca knocked his ball up the steep slope and then into the hole. He sank to his knees and slammed the ground with his fists in sheer jubilation. “I had no putt, but it went in,” said the Italian.

Rocca was spent even before the four-hole play-off, which Daly won by five strokes after the Italian took three to get out of the Road Hole Bunker.

It was an anti-climax of a finish but it allowed the popular Daly to receive a heart-felt ovation at the last. “The names that are on here,” he marvelled while looking at the Claret Jug, “it’s unbelievable to be a part of it.”

Arnold Palmer also received an emotional reception on Friday when he bowed out of his last Open on the Swilcan Bridge, 35 years after his first.

Jack Nicklaus made the cut despite a 10 at the 14th on Thursday when he needed several attempts to escape Hell Bunker.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
John DALY
1
67
71
73
71
282
-
Costantino ROCCA
2
69
70
70
73
282
-
Mark BROOKS
3
70
69
73
71
283
-
Steven BOTTOMLEY
3
70
72
72
69
283
-
Michael CAMPBELL
3
71
71
65
76
283
-
Steve ELKINGTON
6
72
69
69
74
284
-
Vijay SINGH
6
68
72
73
71
284
-
Corey PAVIN
8
69
70
72
74
285
-
Bob ESTES
8
72
70
71
72
285
-
Mark JAMES
8
72
75
68
70
285
-
Sam TORRANCE
11
71
70
71
74
286
-
Payne STEWART
11
72
68
75
71
286
-
11
71
68
72
75
286
-
Brett OGLE
11
73
69
71
73
286
-
Robert ALLENBY
15
71
74
71
71
287
-
Per-Ulrik JOHANSSON
15
69
78
68
72
287
-
Brad FAXON
15
71
67
75
74
287
-
15
71
74
72
70
287
-
Ben CRENSHAW
15
67
72
76
72
287
-
Peter MITCHELL
20
73
74
71
70
288
-
20
71
75
70
72
288
-
Barry LANE
20
72
73
68
75
288
-
Andrew COLTART
20
70
74
71
73
288
-
Bill GLASSON
24
68
74
72
75
289
-
Bernhard LANGER
24
72
71
73
73
289
-
24
71
72
72
74
289
-
Lee JANZEN
24
73
73
71
72
289
-
Jesper PARNEVIK
24
75
71
70
73
289
-
Katsuyoshi TOMORI
24
70
68
73
78
289
-
Steve WEBSTER
24
70
72
74
73
289
-
31
67
76
70
77
290
-
Hisayuki SASAKI
31
74
71
72
73
290
-
Ross DRUMMOND
31
74
68
77
71
290
-
31
69
77
70
74
290
-
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
31
72
72
74
72
290
-
David FROST
31
72
72
74
72
290
-
Peter JACOBSEN
31
71
76
70
73
290
-
John HUSTON
31
71
74
72
73
290
-
David FEHERTY
31
68
75
71
76
290
-
John COOK
40
69
70
75
77
291
-
40
75
69
76
71
291
-
Warren BENNETT
40
72
74
73
72
291
-
40
74
67
75
75
291
-
Mark MCNULTY
40
67
76
74
74
291
-
40
70
74
70
77
291
-
40
70
71
77
73
291
-
Gordon SHERRY
40
70
71
74
76
291
-
Brian WATTS
40
72
71
73
75
291
-
Ian WOOSNAM
49
71
74
76
71
292
-
49
72
72
75
73
292
-
Tsuneyuki NAKAJIMA
49
73
72
72
75
292
-
Anders FORSBRAND
49
70
74
75
73
292
-
Ken GREEN
49
71
72
73
76
292
-
Brian CLAAR
49
71
75
71
75
292
-
Russell CLAYDON
55
70
74
71
78
293
-
Peter O'MALLEY
55
71
73
74
75
293
-
Jim GALLAGHER JR
55
69
76
75
73
293
-
58
73
71
74
76
294
-
Martin GATES
58
73
73
72
76
294
-
Ray FLOYD
58
72
74
72
76
294
-
Peter SENIOR
58
71
75
78
70
294
-
Paul BROADHURST
58
73
72
76
73
294
-
Eduardo HERRERA
58
74
72
73
75
294
-
David GILFORD
58
69
72
75
78
294
-
58
73
67
77
77
294
-
Tom KITE
58
72
76
71
75
294
-
Derrick COOPER
58
71
76
74
73
294
-
Gary HALLBERG
68
72
74
72
77
295
-
Jonathan LOMAS
68
74
73
75
73
295
-
Olle KARLSSON
68
71
76
73
75
295
-
Mats HALLBERG
68
68
76
75
76
295
-
Frank NOBILO
68
70
71
80
74
295
-
Scott HOCH
68
74
72
73
76
295
-
68
71
73
77
74
295
-
Jose RIVERO
68
70
72
75
78
295
-
68
74
71
72
78
295
-
Peter BAKER
68
70
74
81
70
295
-
Jeff MAGGERT
68
75
70
78
72
295
-
Ryoken KAWAGISHI
79
72
76
80
68
296
-
79
78
70
77
71
296
-
Jay HAAS
79
76
72
70
78
296
-
Dean ROBERTSON
79
71
73
74
78
296
-
Jarmo SANDELIN
79
75
71
77
73
296
-
Patrick BURKE
79
75
72
78
71
296
-
Bob LOHR
79
76
68
79
73
296
-
Steve LOWERY
79
69
74
76
77
296
-
79
71
71
79
75
296
-
Jay DELSING
88
72
75
73
77
297
-
Eduardo ROMERO
88
74
74
72
77
297
-
Wayne RILEY
88
70
72
75
80
297
-
88
75
73
76
73
297
-
Mark DAVIS
88
74
71
76
76
297
-
Gene SAUERS
88
69
73
75
80
297
-
John HAWKSWORTH
94
73
74
75
76
298
-
Bill LONGMUIR
94
72
76
72
78
298
-
Jose COCERES
96
71
76
78
74
299
-
96
71
72
82
74
299
-
Simon BURNELL
98
72
76
75
77
300
-
Davis LOVE III
98
70
78
74
78
300
-
Gary CLARK
100
71
76
80
74
301
-
Mark NICHOLS
101
75
68
78
81
302
-
Don POOLEY
101
76
71
80
75
302
-
Pedro LINHART
103
72
75
77
79
303
-
Nigel GRAVES
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Peter FOWLER
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Paul AZINGER
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Curtis STRANGE
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
John MORSE
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
John WATSON
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Bob TWAY
M/C
71
78
-
-
-
M/C
Scott SIMPSON
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Michael SPRINGER
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Masashi OZAKI
M/C
70
79
-
-
-
M/C
Howard CLARK
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Craig STADLER
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Wayne GRADY
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Brandt JOBE
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Loren ROBERTS
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Mark ROE
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jamie SPENCE
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Tony JOHNSTONE
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Colin MONTGOMERIE
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Michel BESANCENEY
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen LEANEY
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Miguel MARTIN
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Mark MCCUMBER
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen GALLACHER
M/C
72
79
-
-
-
M/C
Robert KARLSSON
M/C
77
74
-
-
-
M/C
John BICKERTON
M/C
71
80
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CLAYTON
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Larry MIZE
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew CRERAR
M/C
77
74
-
-
-
M/C
Paul CARMAN
M/C
72
79
-
-
-
M/C
Tom WARGO
M/C
72
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Carl MASON
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
Brad BRYANT
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Billy ANDRADE
M/C
76
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Richard BOXALL
M/C
72
81
-
-
-
M/C
Mathias GRONBERG
M/C
81
72
-
-
-
M/C
Toru SUZUKI
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
Kazuhiro TAKAMI
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
Adam TILLMAN
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
John WITHER
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Neil RODERICK
M/C
74
79
-
-
-
M/C
Craig PARRY
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
Russell WEIR
M/C
71
82
-
-
-
M/C
Ronan RAFFERTY
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Fredrik ANDERSSON HED
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Martyn THOMPSON
M/C
76
79
-
-
-
M/C
Brandel CHAMBLEE
M/C
80
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
83
75
-
-
-
M/C
Paul MAYO
M/C
77
82
-
-
-
M/C
Gary STAFFORD
M/C
78
84
-
-
-
M/C
Philip WALTON
Wd
75
-
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew OLDCORN
Wd
73
-
-
-
-
M/C

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