17 Open records which could be broken

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1. Lowest individual round


Currently: 63 - Mark Hayes, Turnberry, 1977; Isao Aoki, Muirfield, 1980; Greg Norman, Turnberry, 1986; Paul Broadhurst, St Andrews, 1990; Jodie Mudd, Royal Birkdale, 1991; Nick Faldo, Royal St George’s, 1993; Payne Stewart, Royal St George’s, 1993; Rory McIlroy, St Andrews, 2010.

2. Lowest round in relation to par


Currently: Nine-under – Paul Broadhurst, St Andrews, 1990; Rory McIlroy, St Andrews, 2010.

3. Lowest individual round at Royal Troon


Currently: 64 – Greg Norman, 1989; Tiger Woods; 2004

GBR: The 2004 Open Golf Royal Troon

4. Oldest winner


Currently: 46 years & 102 days – Old Tom Morris, 1867

5. Lowest 36-hole score


Currently: 130 – Nick Faldo, Muirfield, 1992; Brandt Snedeker, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 2012

6. Lowest 36-hole score at Royal Troon


Currently: 133 – Bobby Clampett, 1982; Darren Clarke, 1997


7. Lowest final score


Currently: 267 – Greg Norman, Royal St George’s, 1993

8. Lowest final score in relation to par


Currently: 19-under – Tiger Woods, St Andrews, 2000

9. Lowest final score at Royal Troon


Currently: 272 – Justin Leonard, 1997

Justin Leonard

10. Lowest first round by a champion


Currently: 65 – Louis Oosthuizen, St Andrews, 2010

11. Lowest first round by a champion at Royal Troon


Currently: 68 – Tom Weiskopf, 1973

12. Largest margin of victory


Currently: 13 strokes – Old Tom Morris, 1862

Darren Clarke - 2011 Open Champion - Press Conference & Photocall

13. Most starts before first Open win


Currently: 19 – Darren Clarke, Royal St George’s, 2001; Phil Mickelson, Muirfield, 2013.

14. Worst round carded by a champion


Currently: 78 – Fred Daly, 1947

15. Greatest comeback after 54 holes


Currently: Ten shots – Paul Lawrie, Carnoustie, 1999

Paul Lawrie of Scotland

16. Largest lead held by a player who didn’t win


Currently: Six shots – Abe Mitchell, 1920

17. Lowest individual round by an amateur


Currently: 65 – Tom Lewis, Royal St George’s, 2011

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