British Open key records and stats

KEY RECORDS AND STATS AHEAD OF THE 144TH BRITISH OPEN STARTING ON THURSDAY

Most wins: 6 – Harry Vardon (1896-98-99-1903-11-14)

Most successive wins: 4 – Young Tom Morris 1868-1872 (no championship played in 1871)

Most times runner-up: 7 – Jack Nicklaus (1964-67-68-72-76-77-79)

Oldest winner: Old Tom Morris – 46 years, 3 months (1867)

Youngest winner: Young Tom Morris – 17 years, 5 months (1868)

Oldest competitor: Gene Sarazen – 74 years, 4 months (1976)

Youngest competitor: Young Tom Morris – 14 years, 4 months (1865)

Most appearances: 46 – Gary Player

Biggest winning margin: 13 strokes – Old Tom Morris (Prestwick 1862)

Lowest score: 267 – Greg Norman (Sandwich 1993)

Lowest sub-par score: 269 – (-19) Tiger Woods (St Andrews 2000)

Lowest round: 63 – Mark Hayes (Turnberry 1977), Isao Aoki (Muirfield 1980), Greg Norman (Turnberry 1986), Paul Broadhurst (St Andrews 1990), Jodie Mudd (Birkdale 1991), Nick Faldo (Sandwich 1993), Payne Stewart (Sandwich 1993)

Best closing round to win: 64 – Greg Norman (Sandwich, 1993)

Debut winners: 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)

WINNERS AT ST ANDREWS

2010: Louis Oosthuizen (RSA)

2005: Tiger Woods (USA)

2000: Tiger Woods (USA)

1995: John Daly (USA)

1990: Nick Faldo (ENG)

1984: Seve Ballesteros (ESP)

1978: Jack Nicklaus (USA)

1970: Jack Nicklaus (USA)

1964: Tony Lema (USA)

1960: Kel Nagle (AUS)

1957: Bobby Locke (RSA)

1955: Peter Thomson (AUS)

1946: Sam Snead (USA)

1939: Dick Burton (ENG)

1927: Bobby Jones (USA)

1921: Jock Hutchison (USA)

1910: James Braid (SCO)

1905: James Braid (SCO)

1900: J.H Taylor (ENG)

1895: J.H Taylor (ENG)

1891: Hugh Kirkaldy (SCO)

1888: Jack Burns (SCO)

1885: Bob Martin (SCO)

1882: Bob Ferguson (SCO)

1879: Jamie Anderson (SCO)

1876: Bob Martin (SCO)

1873: Tom Kidd (SCO)

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