1994 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1994 British Open was the 123rd time the tournament was played. Nick Price won this championship with a closing round of 66.

Winner: Nick Price, 268

Where it was played: Turnberry (Ailsa), South Ayrshire, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 14-17, 1994

Leader after first round: Greg Turner, 65

Leader after second round: Tom Watson, 133

Leader after third round: Brad Faxon and Fuzzy Zoeller, 201

What Happened in the 1994 Open Championship

One of the most famous British Opens is the 1977 championship, the "Duel in the Sun" at Turnberry between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, which Watson won by one stroke. Watson returned to Turnberry in 1994 and turned back the clock ... for a little while, anyway. Watson was the midway leader after opening with rounds of 68 and 65. But Watson lost ground on the weekend and finished tied for 11th.

Future television broadcaster David Feherty had his best showing in a major at the 1994 Open, remaining in the Top 10 on the leaderboard all week and finishing fourth. Fuzzy Zoeller got into the mix, too, sharing the third-round lead after a Round 3 score of 64. Zoeller finished solo third — his best career finish in the Open and his final Top 10 finish in a major.

But it was Nick Price who made the move on Sunday. Price started the final day a stroke behind Zoeller and Brad Faxon, and he battled Jesper Parnevik throughout the day. Price birdied the 70th hole and rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt on the 71st hole.

But Parnevik appeared in good shape for a win, reaching the 72nd hole needing a par to win. Alas, Parnevik failed to check the scoreboard and didn't realize he needed par, instead thinking he had to make birdie. He played the hole aggressively, got into trouble, and wound up with a bogey. And that gave Price the luxury of "only" needing par on the final hole. The veteran Price did check the scoreboard, played the last hole conservatively, and got his par and the Claret Jug.

Parnevik never won a major, but this was the second of Price's three career wins in majors. And the first of his two major wins in 1994: A month later, Price won the 1994 PGA Championship.

1994 British Open Final Scores

Nick Price 69-66-67-66—268
Jesper Parnevik 68-66-68-67—269
Fuzzy Zoeller 71-66-64-70—271
David Feherty 68-69-66-70—273
Anders Forsbrand 72-71-66-64—273
Mark James 72-67-66-68—273
Brad Faxon 69-65-67-73—274
Nick Faldo 75-66-70-64—275
Colin Montgomerie 72-69-65-69—275
Tom Kite 71-69-66-69—275
Larry Mize 73-69-64-70—276
Frank Nobilo 69-67-72-68—276
Greg Norman 71-67-69-69—276
Ronan Rafferty 71-66-65-74—276
Mark McNulty 71-70-68-67—276
Tom Watson 68-65-69-74—276
Jonathan Lomas 66-70-72-68—276
Mark Calcavecchia 71-70-67-68—276
Russell Claydon 72-71-68-65—276
Peter Senior 68-71-67-71—277
Mark Brooks 74-64-71-68—277
Vijay Singh 70-68-69-70—277
Greg Turner 65-71-70-71—277
Mike Springer 72-67-68-71—278
Tom Lehman 70-69-70-69—278
Jeff Maggert 69-74-67-68—278
Ernie Els 69-69-69-71—278
Terry Price 74-65-71-68—278
Loren Roberts 68-69-69-72—278
Bob Estes 72-68-72-66—278
Paul Lawrie 71-69-70-68—278
Peter Jacobsen 69-70-67-72—278
Andrew Coltart 71-69-66-72—278
Craig Stadler 71-69-66-72—278
Mark Davis 75-68-69-67—279
Lee Janzen 74-69-69-67—279
Gary Evans 69-69-73-68—279
Jumbo Ozaki 69-71-66-74—280
Jose Maria Olazabal 72-71-69-68—280
Domingo Hospital 72-69-71-68—280
David Gilford 72-68-72-68—280
Darren Clarke 73-68-69-70—280
Seve Ballesteros 70-70-71-69—280
Jean Van De Velde 68-70-71-71—280
Brian Marchbank 71-70-70-69—280
Davis Love III 71-67-68-74—280
Howard Twitty 71-72-66-72—281
David Edwards 68-68-73-72—281
Jim Gallagher 73-68-69-71—281
Greg Kraft 69-74-66-72—281
Mats Lanner 69-74-69-70—282
David Frost 70-71-71-70—282
Tsukasa Watanabe 72-71-68-71—282
Katsuyoshi Tomori 69-69-73-71—282
Brian Watts 68-70-71-74—283
John Cook 73-67-70-73—283
Peter Baker 71-72-70-70—283
Ross McFarlane 68-74-67-74—283
Tommy Nakajima 73-68-69-73—283
Christy O'Connor 71-69-71-73—284
Wayne Grady 68-74-67-75—284
Bernhard Langer 72-70-70-72—284
Per-Ulrik Johansson 73-69-69-73—284
Robert Allenby 72-69-68-75—284
Gordon Brand 72-71-73-68—284
Hajime Meshiai 72-71-71-70—284
Ruben Alvarez 70-72-71-72—285
Lennie Clements 72-71-72-70—285
Steve Elkington 71-72-73-69—285
Carl Mason 69-71-73-72—285
Mark Roe 74-68-73-70—285
Wayne Riley 77-66-70-73—286
Warren Bennett 72-67-74-73—286
Sandy Lyle 71-72-72-72—287
Craig Ronald 71-72-72-73—288
Colin Gillies 71-70-72-75—288
Joakim Haeggman 71-72-69-77—289
Craig Parry 72-68-73-76—289
Ben Crenshaw 70-73-73-73—289
Nic Henning 70-73-70-78—291
John Daly 68-72-72-80—292

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