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All-Time Scoring Records
Lowest 9 Hole Score
28 Denis Durnian, 1993 - Royal St. George
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
Payne Stewart, 1993 - Royal St. George
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

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
274 (-14) Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2005
271 (-13) Tom Watson, Muirfield, 1980
267 (-13) Greg Norman, Royal St Gerorge'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
Lowest First Round
64, Craig Stadler, Royal Birkdale, 1983
64, Christy O'Connor Jnr, Royal St George's 1985
64, Rodger Davis, Murifield, 1987
64, Steve Pate, Muirfield, 1992
64, Ray Floyd, Murifield, 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
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
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 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
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
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
36, Nick Faldo
35, Ernie Els
33, Jack Nicklaus
30, Tom Watson
25, Greg Norman
25, Nick Price
21, Lee Trevino
20, 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, Sandwich, 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
Ernie Els - 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
Biggest Margin of Victory
13 - Old Tom Morris, 1862
12 - Young Tom Morris, 1870
8 - J.H. Taylor, 1900, 13
8 - James Braid, 1908
8 - Tiger Woods, 2000
6 - Bobby Jones, 1927
6 - Walter Hagen, 1929
6 - Arnold Palmer, 1962
6 - Johnny Miller, 1976
Lowest Opening Round by a Winner
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
Carnoustie, 1968 - 7,252 yards
Course Most Often Played
27 - St. Andrews
24 - Prestwick
24 - Muirfield
15 - Royal St. George's
11 - Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)
10 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes
9 - Royal Birkdale
8 - Royal Troon
7 - Carnoustie
6 - Musselburgh
4 - Turnberry (includes 2009)
2 - Deal
1 - Royal Portrush
1 - Prince's

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