PGA Tour
British Open Championship - Facts and Stats
All-Time Scoring Records
Lowest 9 Hole Score -- 28 Denis Durnian, 1983 - Royal Birkdale
Lowest 18 Hole Score -- 63 Mark Hayes, 1977 - Turnberry
Isao Aoki, 1980 - Muirfield
Greg Norman, 1986 - Turnberry
Paul Broadhurst, 1990 - St. Andrews
Jodie Mudd, 1991 - Royal Birkdale
Nick Faldo, 1993 - Royal St. George's
Payne Stewart, 1993 - Royal St. George's
Rory McIlroy, 2010 - St. Andrews
Lowest 36 Hole Score -- 130 Nick Faldo, 1992 - Muirfield
Lowest 54 Hole Score -- 198 Tom Lehman, 1996 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Lowest 72 Hole Score -- 267 Greg Norman, 1993 - Royal St. George's
 Most Victories
Harry Vardon 6 (1896, 1898-99, 1903, 11, 14)
Tom Watson 5 (1975, 77, 80, 82-83)
Peter Thomson 5 (1954-56, 58, 65)
James Braid 5 (1901, 05-06, 08, 10)
John H. Taylor 5 (1894-95, 1900, 09, 13)
Walter Hagen 4 (1922, 24, 28-29)
Bobby Locke 4 (1949-50, 52, 57)
Tom Morris Sr 4 (1861-62, 64, 67)
Tom Morris Jr 4 (1868-70, 72)
Willie Park 4 (1860, 63, 66, 75)
Tiger Woods 3 (2000, 05-06)
Nick Faldo 3 (1987, 90, 92)
Jack Nicklaus 3 (1966, 70, 78)
Seve Ballesteros 3 (1979, 84, 88)
Gary Player 3 (1959, 68, 74)
Henry Cotton 3 (1934, 37, 48)
Bobby Jones 3 (1926-27, 30)
Robert Ferguson 3 (1880-82)
Jamie Anderson 3 (1877-79)
 Most Times Runner-Up
Jack Nicklaus 7 (1964, 67-68, 72, 75-76, 79)
John H. Taylor 6 (1896, 1904-07, 14)
Tom Morris Sr 4 (1860, 63, 68-69)
Willie Park 4 (1861-62, 65, 67)
Harry Vardon 4 (1900-02, 12)
David Strath 3 (1870, 72, 76)
Willie Fernie 3 (1882, 84, 90)
Andrew Kirkaldy 3 (1879, 89, 91)
Alexander Herd 3 (1895, 1910, 20)
Peter Thomson 3 (1952-53, 57)
Ernie Els 3 (1996, 2000, 04)
 Most Top-Five Finishes
J.H. Taylor 16
Jack Nicklaus 16
Youngest Champion -- Tom Morris, Jr. (17 Yrs/5 Mnths/8 Days - 1868)
William Auchterlonie (21 Yrs/24 days - 1893)
Seve Ballesteros (22 Yrs/3 Mnths/12 days - 1979)
Oldest Champion -- Tom Morris, Sr. (46 Yrs/99 Days - 1867)
Roberto de Vicenzo (44 Yrs/93 Days - 1967)
Harry Vardon (44 Yrs/41 Days - 1914)
 Oldest Competitor
Gene Sarazen, 74 years, 5 months, 8 days, 1976
 Youngest Competitor
Young Tom Morris, 14 years, 4 months and 4 days, 1865
 Amateur Champions
3 - Bobby Jones, 1926-27, 1930
2 - Harold Hilton, 1892, 1897
1 - John Ball, 1890
 Lowest Winning Aggregates
267 (66,68,69,64) Greg Norman, Royal St George's, 1993
268 (68,70,65,65) Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977
268 (69,66,67,66) Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994
269 (67,66,67,69) Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000
270 (67,65,67,71) Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990
270 (67,65,71,67) Tiger Woods, Royal Liverpool, 2006
 Lowest Winning Under Par Scores
269 (-19) Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000
270 (-18) Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990
270 (-18) Tiger Woods, Royal Liverpool, 2006
272 (-16) Louis Oosthuizen, St. Andrews, 2010
274 (-14) Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2005
271 (-13) Tom Watson, Muirfield, 1980
267 (-13) Greg Norman, Royal St George's, 1993
271 (-13) Tom Lehman, Royal Lytham and St Annes, 1996
 Lowest Individual Round
63, Mark Hayes, 2nd round, Turnberry, 1977
63, Isao Aoki, 3rd round, Muirfield, 1980
63, Greg Norman, 2nd round, Turnberry, 1986
63, Paul Broadhurst, 3rd round, St Andrews, 1990
63, Jodie Mudd, 4th round, Royal Birkdale, 1991
63, Nick Faldo, 2nd round , Royal St George's, 1993
63, Payne Stewart, 4th round, Royal St George's, 1993
63, Rory McIlroy, 1st round, St. Andrews, 2010
 Lowest First Round
63, Rory McIlroy, St. Andrews, 2010
64, Craig Stadler, Royal Birkdale, 1983
64, Christy O'Connor Jnr, Royal St George's 1985
64, Rodger Davis, Muirfield, 1987
64, Steve Pate, Muirfield, 1992
64, Ray Floyd, Muirfield, 1992
64, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Turnberry, 2009
 Lowest Second Round
63, Mark Hayes, Turnberry, 1977
63, Greg Norman, Turnberry, 1986
63, Nick Faldo, Royal St George's, 1993
 Lowest Third Round
63, Isao Aoki, Muirfield, 1980
63, Paul Broadhurst, St Andrews, 1990
 Lowest Fourth Round
63, Jodie Mudd, Royal Birkdale, 1991,
63, Payne Stewart, Royal St George's, 1993
 Lowest 1st 36 Holes
130, (66,64) Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992
132, (67,65) Sir Henry Cotton, Royal St George's, 1934
132, (67,65), Nick Faldo, St Andrews, 1990
132, (66,66) Greg Norman, St Andrews, 1990
132, (69,63) Nick Faldo, Royal St George's, 1993
132, (67-65) Tiger Woods, Royal Liverpool, 2006
132, (65-67) Louis Oosthuizen, St. Andrews, 2010
 Lowest Final 36 Holes
130, (65-65) Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977
130, (64-66) Ian Baker-Finch, Royal Birkdale, 1991,
130, (66-64) Anders Forsbrand, Turnberry, 1994
 Lowest 1st 54 Holes
198, (67,67,64) Tom Lehman, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 1996
199, (67,65,67) Nick Faldo, St Andres, 1990
199, (66-64-69) Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992
199, (64-67-68) Adam Scott, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 2012
 Lowest Final 54 Holes
199, (66,67,66) Nick Price, Turnberry, 1994
200, (70,65,65) Tom Watson, Turnberry, 1977
200 (63,70,67), Nick Faldo, Royal St George's, 1993
200 (66,64,70) Fuzzy Zoeller, Turnberry, 1994
200 (66,70,64) Nick Faldo, Turnberry, 1994
 Biggest Span Between First and Last Victories
19 years, J H Taylor, 1894-1913
18 years Harry Vardon, 1896-1914
 Most appearances for a player winning their first British Open
20 Darren Clarke, 2011
 Most Successive Victories
4, Young Tom Morris, 1868-72 (no championship in 1871)
3, Jamie Anderson, 1877-79
3, Bob Ferguson, 1880-82
3, Peter Thomson, 1954-56
 Low 72 Holes for Amateur
281 - Iain Pyman, 1993
281 - Tiger Woods, 1996
282 - Justin Rose, 1998
282 - Matteo Manassero, 2009
283 - Guy Wolstenhome, 1960
283 - Lloyd Saltman, 2005
 Low round by an Amateur
65 - Tom Lewis, 2011
66 - Frank Stranahan, 1950
66 - Tiger Woods, 1996
66 - Justin Rose, 1998
 Highest Winning Score
326 - J.H. Taylor, 1894
 Largest Margin of Victory
13 - Tom Morris, Sr., 1862
12 - Young Tom Morris, 1870
8 - J.H. Taylor, 1900 and 1913
8 - James Braid, 1908
8 - Tiger Woods, 2000
7 - Louis Oosthuizen, 2010
6 - Bobby Jones, 1927
6 - Walter Hagen, 1929
6 - Arnold Palmer, 1962
6 - Johnny Miller 1976
 Champions in Three Decades
Harry Vardon - 1896, 1903, 1911
J.H. Taylor - 1894, 1900, 1913
Gary Player - 1959, 1968, 1974
 Highest Number of Sub-70 Rounds
39, Ernie Els
36, Nick Faldo
33, Jack Nicklaus
30, Tom Watson
25, Greg Norman
25, Nick Price
24, Vijay Singh
21, Lee Trevino
21, Tiger Woods
20, Seve Ballesteros
 Most consecutive rounds under 70
7 - Ernie Els, 1993-94
 Champions in first appearance
Willie Park, Prestwick, 1860
Tom Kidd, St Andrews, 1873
Mungo Park, Musselburgh, 1874
Harold Hilton, Muirfield, 1892
Jock Hutchison, St Andrews, 1921
Densmore Shute, St Andrews, 1933
Ben Hogan, Carnoustie, 1953
Tony Lema, St Andrews, 1964
Tom Watson, Carnoustie, 1975
Ben Curtis, Royal St. George's, 2003
 Wire-to-Wire Winners
Willie Auchterlonie, 1893
J.H. Taylor, 1894 and 1900
James Braid, 1908
Ted Ray, 1912
Bobby Jones, 1927
Gene Sarazen, 1932
Henry Cotton, 1934
Tom Weiskopf, 1973
Tiger Woods, 2005
 Players with four rounds under 70
Greg Norman - 66-68-69-64, 1993 - Won
Nick Price - 69-66-67-66, 1994 - Won
Tiger Woods - 67-66-67-69, 2000 - Won
Harry Vardon - 11 strokes behind the leader, 1896
Ernie Els - 68-69-69-68, 1993
- 69-69-68-68, 2004
Jesper Parnevik - 68-66-68-67, 1994
 Best finishing round by a champion
Greg Norman, 1993 - 64
 Worst finishing round by a champion
Henry Cotton, 1934 - 79
 Lowest Opening Round by a Winner
65, Louis Oosthuizen, St. Andrews, 2010
66, Peter Thomson, Royal Lytham and St Annes, 1958
66, Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992,
66, Greg Norman, Royal St George's, 1993
66, Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2005
66, Stewart Cink, Turnberry, 2009
 Highest Opening Round by a Winner
80, George Duncan, Royal Cinque Ports, 1920 (also shot 80 in round two)
 Champion With Four Rounds the Same
Densmore Shute, (73,73,73,73) excluding play-off, St Andrews, 1933
 Most Consecutive Appearances
47, Gary Player, 1955-2001
 Longest Open Course
Carnoustie, 2007 - 7,421 yards
Carnoustie, 1999 - 7,361 yards
 Course Most Often Played
28 - St. Andrews
24 - Prestwick
16 - Muirfield (Including 2013)
15 - Royal St. George's
11 - Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)
11 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes
9 - Royal Birkdale
8 - Royal Troon
7 - Carnoustie
6 - Musselburgh
4 - Turnberry
2 - Deal
1 - Royal Portrush
1 - Prince's
 Nationalities of Open Champions
27 - United States
22 - Scotland
14 - England
4 - South Africa
3 - Australia
2 - Northern Ireland
1 - Argentina
1 - France
1 - New Zealand
1 - Republic of Ireland
1 - Spain
1 - Zimbabwe