Database

Click to follow
The Independent Online
BRITISH OPEN AT ST ANDREWS

BEST WINNING SCORES

1 Nick Faldo (1990) 270

2 Seve Ballesteros (1984) 276

3 Kel Nagle (1960) 278

4 Tony Lema (1964) 279

4= Bobby Locke (1957) 279

6 Jack Nicklaus (1978) 281

6= Peter Thomson (1955) 281

8 Jack Nicklaus (1970) 283

9 Bobby Jones (1927) 285

10 Sam Snead (1946) 290

10= Dick Burton (1939) 290

J H Taylor's winning score in 1895 was 322

TSB OFFICIAL RANKINGS OF BRITISH ATHLETES

Men's

1 Linford Christie 1,622.00

2 Colin Jackson 1,554.00

3 Steve Backley 1,468.83

4 Tony Jarrett 1,432.00

5 John Regis 1,425.17

6 Jonathan Edwards 1,383.50

7 Steve Smith 1,361.67

8 Mick Hill 1,313.33

9 Rob Denmark 1,308.67

10 Du'aine Ladejo 1,308.50

Women's

1 Sally Gunnell 1,598.00

2 Yvonne Murray 1,391.67

3 Kelly Holmes 1,331.50

4 Alison Wyeth 1,299.17

5 Jacqui Agyepong 1,232.83

6 Denise Lewis 1,218.00

7 Judy Oakes 1,209.83

8 Melanie Neef 1,207.33

9 Gowry Retchakan 1,205.50

10 Phylis Smith 1,205.00

ANNIVERSARIES

Today Birth of the Australian tennis player Margaret Court (1942).

Monday Birth of the former England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor (1941); Sebastian Coe first broke the mile world record in Oslo in 3min 48.95sec (1979).

Tuesday Births of the cricketer W G Grace (1848); the athlete David Hemery (1948); and the golfer Nick Faldo (1957).

Wednesday Birth of the Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase (1946).

Thursday The Football Association legalised professionalism (1885); birth of the former Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt (1938).

Friday First Test match played at Lord's (1884), between England and Australia; the footballer John White, inside- forward for Tottenham Hotspur, died after being struck by lightning while playing golf (1964).

Saturday Birth of Jimmy Hill (1928).

Comments