Golf: Open 99: OPEN RECORDS

MOST WINS: Six - Harry Vardon (1896 '98 '99 1903 '11 '14).

OLDEST WINNER: 46yrs 99days - Old Tom Morris (1867).

YOUNGEST WINNER: 17yrs 5mths - Young Tom Morris (1868).

LOWEST TOTAL: 267 - Greg Norman (Sandwich, 1993).

LOWEST ROUND: 63 - Mark Hayes (Turnberry 1977); Isao Aoki (Muirfield 1980); G Norman (Turnberry 1986); Paul Broadhurst (St Andrews 1990); Jodie Mudd (Royal Birkdale 1991); Nick Faldo (Sandwich 1993); Payne Stewart (Sandwich 1993).

MOST TIMES A RUNNER-UP: Seven - Jack Nicklaus (1964 '67 '68 '72 '76 '77 '79).

OLDEST COMPETITOR: 71yrs 4mths - Gene Sarazen (1973).

YOUNGEST COMPETITOR: 14yrs 4mths - Young Tom Morris (1865).

BIGGEST WIN: 13 - Old Tom Morris (1862).

LOWEST TOTAL BY AMATEUR: 281 - Iain Pyman (1993); Tiger Woods (1996).

LOWEST ROUND BY AMATEUR: 66 - Frank Stranahan (1950); T Woods (1996); Justin Rose (1998).

LOWEST FIRST 36 HOLES: 130 - N Faldo (1992).

LOWEST FIRST 54 HOLES: 198 - Tom Lehman (1996).

LOWEST FINAL 36 HOLES: 130 - Tom Watson (1977); Ian Baker-Finch (1991); Anders Forsbrand (1994).

LOWEST NINE HOLES: 28 - Denis Durnian (Royal Birkdale, 1983).

CHAMPION OVER THREE DECADES: H Vardon 1896 1903 '11; J H Taylor 1894 1900 '13; Gary Player 1959 '68 '74.

SUCCESSIVE WINS: Four - Young Tom Morris (1868-1872).

MOST AMATEUR WINS: Three - Bobby Jones 1926 '27 '30.

MOST TOP FIVE FINISHES: 16 - J H Taylor; J Nicklaus.

MOST ROUNDS UNDER 70: 33 - J Nicklaus; N Faldo.

BIGGEST 18-HOLE LEAD: Four - James Braid (1908); B Jones (1927); Henry Cotton (1934); Christy O'Connor Jnr (1985).

BIGGEST 36-HOLE LEAD: Nine - H Cotton (1934).

BIGGEST 54-HOLE LEAD: 10 - H Cotton (1934).

BEST COMEBACK TO WIN: 18 holes: 11 - H Vardon (1896). 36 holes: 13 - George Duncan (1920). 54 holes: Five - Jim Barnes (1925); Tommy Armour (1931); Justin Leonard (1997).

FOUR ROUNDS UNDER 70: Ernie Els 1993 (68-69-69-68); G Norman 1993 (66- 68-69-64); Jesper Parnevik 1994 (68-66-68-67); Nick Price 1994 (69-66- 67-66).

LOWEST LAST ROUND TO WIN: 64 - G Norman (Sandwich 1993).

MOST APPEARANCES: 44 - G Player.

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE OPEN AT CARNOUSTIE:

1931: T Armour 296 (73-75-77-71); First prize: pounds 100; Purse: pounds 500.

1937: H Cotton 290 (74-73-72-71); pounds 100; pounds 500.

1953: B Hogan 282 (73-71-70-68); pounds 500; pounds 2,450.

1968: G Player 289 (74-71-71-73); pounds 3000; pounds 20,000.

1975: T Watson 279 (71-67-69-72); pounds 7500; pounds 75,000. (After 18-hole play- off with Jack Newton: Watson 71, Newton 72).

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