1993 British Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1993 British Open was the 122nd time the tournament was played, and Greg Norman won it with a great closing round for his second victory in a major championship.

Winner: Greg Norman, 267

Where it was played: Royal St. George's, Sandwich, England

Tournament dates: July 15-18, 1993

Leader after first round: Fuzzy Zoeller, Greg Norman, Mark Calcavecchia and Peter Senior, 66

Leader after second round: Nick Faldo, 132

Leader after third round: Nick Faldo and Corey Pavin, 202

What Happened at the 1993 British Open

Nick Faldo had the lead going into the final round, then shot 67. Most times, that would be good enough to win it. But not here, because Greg Norman shot 64 to win the British Open for the second time. Norman should have tied the major championship record of 63, but missed a short putt on the second-to-last green. Still, his 64 is considered one of the great closing rounds in golf history. Bernhard Langer, who played with Norman that day, once called it the best round of golf he'd ever seen.

Norman began the final round one stroke behind Faldo, the defending champion. And Faldo played well, carding that 3-under 67. But Norman had all the shots, the Shark himself saying it was the first round he'd ever played without missing a single shot.

But does Norman's 64 deserve its reputation as one of the finest final rounds in major championship history? It should be noted that Norman's round was not the low score of the day at Royal St. George's — Payne Stewart shot a 63. Among golfers in the mix during the final round, Langer posted 67, Peter Senior 67, Ernie Els 68, Paul Lawrie 65, Scott Simpson 66. In other words, Royal St. George's was there for the taking, and many players scored well.

But Norman is the one whose great score propelled him to victory, the one who started the day in second place, then went out and carded that round to win the tournament. It was an instance of Norman playing against type: His reputation for being snakebit in big moments, or for outright choking, didn't hold here. Instead, Norman held up under the pressure.

And as noted, his 64 included a short (about 1-and-a-half feet) missed putt on the next-to-last green. His final margin of victory over Faldo was two strokes.

It was Norman's second win in the Open Championship. He previously won the 1986 British Open.

Norman opened with a 66, good for a 4-way tie at the top. But a second-round 68 dropped him into third, two behind Faldo, who shot a 63. Norman scored 69 in the third round and shared second place with Langer; they were one off the lead shared by Faldo and Corey Pavin.

Among the contenders, Pavin is the only one who failed to break 70 on the final day, shooting 70 to finish tied for fourth. That was still Pavin's best-ever finish in an Open, and one of just three career Top 10s for him in this major.

Ian Baker-Finch, the 1991 British Open winner whose game was beginning to slide, finished tied for 70th, the last time he made the cut in an Open. Retief Goosen, a future 2-time U.S. Open winner, played in his first major here and missed the cut. And Justin Leonard, the 1997 British Open winner, made his Open debut here, missing the cut as an amateur.

1993 British Open Final Scores

Greg Norman 66-68-69-64—267
Nick Faldo 69-63-70-67—269
Bernhard Langer 67-66-70-67—270
Peter Senior 66-69-70-67—272
Corey Pavin 68-66-68-70—272
Ernie Els 68-69-69-68—274
Nick Price 68-70-67-69—274
Paul Lawrie 72-68-69-65—274
Scott Simpson 68-70-71-66—275
Fred Couples 68-66-72-69—275
Wayne Grady 74-68-64-69—275
Payne Stewart 71-72-70-63—276
Barry Lane 70-68-71-68—277
Gil Morgan 70-68-70-70—278
Fuzzy Zoeller 66-70-71-71—278
Mark McNulty 67-71-71-69—278
John Daly 71-66-70-71—278
Tom Kite 72-70-68-68—278
Mark Calcavecchia 66-73-71-68—278
Jose Rivero 68-73-67-70—278
Howard Clark 67-72-70-70—279
Jesper Parnevik 68-74-68-69—279
Peter Baker 70-67-74-68—279
Rodger Davis 68-71-71-70—280
David Frost 69-73-70-68—280
Mark Roe 70-71-73-66—280
Mark James 70-70-70-71—281
a-Ian Pyman 68-72-70-71—281
Malcolm Mackenzie 72-71-71-67—281
Seve Ballesteros 68-73-69-71—281
Yoshinori Mizumaki 69-69-73-70—281
Larry Mize 67-69-74-71—281
Des Smyth 67-74-70-70—281
Wayne Westner 67-73-72-70—282
Raymond Floyd 70-72-67-73—282
Howard Twitty 71-71-67-73—282
Paul Broadhurst 71-69-74-68—282
Jean Van de velde 75-67-73-67—282
Paul Moloney 70-71-71-71—283
Anders Sorensen 69-70-72-72—283
Rocco Mediate 71-71-72-69—283
Andrew Magee 71-72-71-69—283
Duffy Waldorf 68-71-73-71—283
Carl Mason 69-73-72-69—283
Darren Clarke 69-71-69-74—283
Christy O'Connor Jr. 72-68-69-74—283
Greg Turner 67-76-70-70—283
Steve Elkington 72-71-71-70—284
Lee Janzen 69-71-73-71—284
John Huston 68-73-76-67—284
Manuel Pinero 70-72-71-72—285
Sam Torrance 72-70-72-71—285
Ian Woosnam 72-71-72-70—285
Frank Nobilo 69-70-74-72—285
Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-74-72-70—285
Jonathan Sewell 70-72-69-74—285
Stephen Ames 67-75-73-70—285
Ian Garbutt 68-75-73-69—285
Tom Lehman 69-71-73-73—286
Vijay Singh 69-72-72-73—286
Paul Azinger 69-73-74-70—286
Craig Parry 72-69-71-74—286
Olle Karlsson 70-71-73-73—287
Jamie Spence 69-72-72-74—287
Ross Drummond 73-67-76-71—287
William Guy 70-73-73-72—288
Magnus Sunesson 70-73-73-72—288
James Cook 71-71-74-72—288
Tom Pernice Jr. 73-70-70-75—288
Tom Purtzer 70-70-74-75—289
Mike Miller 73-68-76-72—289
Ian Baker-Finch 73-69-67-80—289
Peter Fowler 74-69-74-73—290
Peter Mitchell 73-70-72-75—290
Dan Forsman 71-70-76-73—290
Mike Harwood 72-70-72-76—290
Mikael Krantz 77-66-72-77—292
Ricky Willison 73-70-74-78—295

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