David Duval

2001 / Royal Lytham & St Annes

A new David Duval emerged when he took off his cap and trademark wraparound sunglasses and lifted the Claret Jug. “I think it is the history that’s so humbling,” he said of winning The Open.

The year before, at St Andrews, Duval had challenged Tiger Woods for the trophy until he needed four attempts to escape the Road Hole Bunker, and then flown home on the same private jet as the Champion Golfer of the Year.

Duval had briefly usurped Woods as world No 1 in 1999 but a major title had proved elusive until a superb weekend performance at Royal Lytham & St Annes, where his score of 132 for the last 36 holes was a new record for the venue.

Although Colin Montgomerie had led by three strokes on Thursday, the leaderboard became progressively more bunched. Duval roared to the top of it with a 65 on Saturday, joining Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Alex Cejka, with a further 15 players within two strokes.

Woosnam got off to the perfect start with his tee shot at the par-3 first finishing six inches from the hole. But the birdie soon turned into a bogey when his caddie, Miles Byrne, discovered an extra driver in the bag.

“You’re going to go ballistic,” he told his boss on the second tee. “We have 15 clubs.” Woosnam threw the spare into a bush and declared the two-shot penalty. “I felt like I’d be kicked in the teeth,” said the Welshman, who finished in a tie for third place.

Duval birdied four of the first 11 holes on the way to a 67 and a three-shot win over Niclas Fasth, who also had a 67. The composed way Duval played Lytham’s fearsome final five holes, all in pars, spoke volumes.

After driving into thick rough at the 15th he hit a 6-iron from 210 yards to 15 feet. “One of the best shots I’ve ever hit,” he said after realising his childhood dream.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
David DUVAL
1
69
73
65
67
274
-
Niclas FASTH
2
69
69
72
67
277
-
Billy MAYFAIR
3
69
72
67
70
278
-
Bernhard LANGER
3
71
69
67
71
278
-
Ian WOOSNAM
3
72
68
67
71
278
-
3
71
71
67
69
278
-
3
70
69
69
70
278
-
3
69
72
67
70
278
-
Jesper PARNEVIK
9
69
68
71
71
279
-
Kevin SUTHERLAND
9
75
69
68
67
279
-
9
70
72
67
70
279
-
Mikko ILONEN
9
68
75
70
66
279
-
Retief GOOSEN
13
74
68
67
71
280
-
Colin MONTGOMERIE
13
65
70
73
72
280
-
Billy ANDRADE
13
69
70
70
71
280
-
Alex CEJKA
13
69
69
69
73
280
-
Raphael JACQUELIN
13
71
68
69
72
280
-
Vijay SINGH
13
70
70
71
69
280
-
Loren ROBERTS
13
70
70
70
70
280
-
Des SMYTH
13
74
65
70
71
280
-
21
73
67
68
73
281
-
Davis LOVE III
21
73
67
74
67
281
-
Michael CAMPBELL
23
71
72
71
68
282
-
Greg OWEN
23
69
68
72
73
282
-
25
71
68
73
71
283
-
Eduardo ROMERO
25
70
68
72
73
283
-
Bob ESTES
25
74
70
73
66
283
-
Joe OGILVIE
25
69
68
71
75
283
-
Barry LANE
29
70
72
72
70
284
-
30
71
72
72
70
285
-
David DIXON
30
70
71
70
74
285
-
30
69
72
74
70
285
-
30
70
72
72
71
285
-
Phillip PRICE
30
74
69
71
71
285
-
Scott VERPLANK
30
71
72
70
72
285
-
Nicolas VANHOOTEGEM
30
72
68
70
75
285
-
Toru TANIGUCHI
37
72
69
72
73
286
-
37
75
66
74
71
286
-
Dudley HART
37
74
69
69
74
286
-
Andrew COLTART
37
75
68
70
73
286
-
Frank LICKLITER II
37
71
71
73
71
286
-
Richard GREEN
42
71
70
72
74
287
-
42
70
69
72
76
287
-
42
72
70
69
76
287
-
J.P. HAYES
42
69
71
74
73
287
-
Steve STRICKER
42
71
69
72
75
287
-
47
73
70
71
74
288
-
Robert ALLENBY
47
73
71
71
73
288
-
Adam SCOTT
47
73
71
70
74
288
-
Brad FAXON
47
68
71
74
75
288
-
Chris DIMARCO
47
68
74
72
74
288
-
Matt GOGEL
47
73
70
71
74
288
-
Peter LONARD
47
72
70
74
72
288
-
Paul McGINLEY
54
69
72
72
76
289
-
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
54
69
74
73
73
289
-
Carlos FRANCO
54
71
71
73
74
289
-
Paul CURRY
54
72
71
71
75
289
-
54
72
70
72
75
289
-
Duffy WALDORF
54
70
73
69
77
289
-
Rory SABBATINI
54
70
69
76
74
289
-
Stuart APPLEBY
61
69
75
72
74
290
-
Brandel CHAMBLEE
62
72
69
74
76
291
-
Pierre FULKE
62
69
67
72
83
291
-
Gordon BRAND JR
62
70
72
75
74
291
-
Neil CHEETHAM
65
72
72
73
78
295
-
Alexandre BALICKI
66
69
75
75
77
296
-
Thomas LEVET
66
72
72
77
75
296
-
David SMAIL
68
71
72
76
79
298
-
Scott HENDERSON
69
75
69
81
76
301
-
69
72
71
77
81
301
-
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen LEANEY
M/C
76
69
-
-
-
M/C
Mathias GRONBERG
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
John BICKERTON
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Gary BIRCH
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Markus BRIER
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Freddie JACOBSON
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Joe DURANT
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Soren KJELDSEN
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Steve FLESCH
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Jean HUGO
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Peter O'MALLEY
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
Corey PAVIN
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Matthew CORT
M/C
77
69
-
-
-
M/C
Robert COLES
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mark BROOKS
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Taichi TESHIMA
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Soren HANSEN
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Bradford VAUGHAN
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Robert KARLSSON
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Shigeki MARUYAMA
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Dinesh CHAND
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Olle KARLSSON
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
Scott HOCH
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Stuart WILSON
M/C
77
70
-
-
-
M/C
Mark PILKINGTON
M/C
77
70
-
-
-
M/C
David TOMS
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
David HOWELL
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mark WIEBE
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Aaron BADDELEY
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Nobuhito SATO
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Daren LEE
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Jeff MAGGERT
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Gary ORR
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Dennis PAULSON
M/C
78
70
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Brian GAY
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
David FROST
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Jose COCERES
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Steve ELKINGTON
M/C
77
72
-
-
-
M/C
Carl PAULSON
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Michael HOEY
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew OLDCORN
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Mark MCNULTY
M/C
70
79
-
-
-
M/C
Jeff QUINNEY
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Bob MAY
M/C
77
72
-
-
-
M/C
Fred COUPLES
M/C
71
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Simon DYSON
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Naomichi OZAKI
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mike WEIR
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
Dean WILSON
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
Matthew GRIFFITHS
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Nathan GREEN
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Shingo KATAYAMA
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Geoff OGILVY
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Thomas BJORN
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Brett RUMFORD
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
John HUSTON
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Steve JONES
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Jerry KELLY
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Mark ROE
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
Jean VAN DE VELDE
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Roger CHAPMAN
M/C
76
76
-
-
-
M/C
Greg TURNER
M/C
79
73
-
-
-
M/C
Jim FURYK
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Mark SANDERS
M/C
79
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
77
-
-
-
M/C
Graham RANKIN
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Juan Carlos AGUERO
M/C
77
77
-
-
-
M/C
John KEMP
M/C
76
78
-
-
-
M/C
Hidemichi TANAKA
M/C
76
78
-
-
-
M/C
Wayne RILEY
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Angel CABRERA
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
Toshiaki ODATE
M/C
76
80
-
-
-
M/C
Matt MCGUIRE
M/C
71
85
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
82
-
-
-
M/C
Simon VALE
M/C
85
74
-
-
-
M/C
Stuart CALLAN
M/C
78
82
-
-
-
M/C
Chris PERRY
Wd
78
-
-
-
-
M/C
Rocco MEDIATE
Wd
74
-
-
-
-
M/C

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