10 July 2009

    Ten best rounds in the British Open Championship

    1. Paul Broadhurst, St Andrews, 1990
    Broadhurst was the first player to shoot 63, a feat that has never been bettered.

    2. Greg Norman, Turnberry, 1986
    A course record 63 on Friday set Norman up for his first Open.

    3. Paul Lawrie, Carnoustie, 1999
    Many forget Lawrie hit an excellent 67 in awful conditions to make up a 10 shot deficit. That's because Jean Van De Velde self-destructed in front of the gallery, and even got his feet wet.

    4. Jodie Mudd, Royal Birkdale, 1991
    So nearly a 62, Mudd missed a 20 footer at the last to card an impressive 63.

    5. Isao Aoki, Muirfield, 1980
    Aoki break the course record set hours earlier with a stunning 63.

    6. Ian Baker-Finch, Royal Birkdale, 1991
    A third round 64 helped the Australian to a surprise victory.

    7. Jack Newton, Carnoustie, 1975
    Newton fired a course record 65 but lost to Tom Watson in a play-off.

    8. Tiger Woods, Royal Troon, 1997
    In his second performance at The Open, a young Woods carded an impressive 64 and got himself into the mix. Though he didn't win the trophy, he won many fans and headlines alike. It remains Woods' best round at The Open.

    9. Tom Watson, Turnberry 1994
    A second round 65 gave the 44-year-old Watson the half-way lead.

    10. Colin Montgomerie, Royal Lytham & St Annes, 2001
    The Scot hit 65 for a lead of three shots in the opening round but still failed to win the Claret Jug.

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