2008 British Open: Harrington's 2nd In a Row

The 2008 British Open was 137th time the tournament was played, and Padraig Harrington's second consecutive Open win.

Winner: Padraig Harrington, 283

Where it was played: Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

Tournament dates: July 17-20

Leader after first round: Rocco Mediate, Robert Allenby and Graeme McDowell, 69

Leader after second round: K.J. Choi, 139

Leader after third round: Greg Norman, 2012

Notable Notes: Years after he stopped playing the tour full-time, Greg Norman made an improbable run at a third Open Championship title. Instead, Padraig Harrington won his second in a row.

Norman held a 2-stroke lead after the third round, but stumbled to a 77 in the final round, dropping into a third-place tie. Harrington, however, shot 69, pulling away over the back nine to a 4-stroke victory.

Final Scores

Padraig Harrington 74-68-72-69—283
Ian Poulter 72-71-75-69—287
Greg Norman 70-70-72-77—289
Henrik Stenson 76-72-70-71—289
a-Chris Wood 75-70-73-72—290
Jim Furyk 71-71-77-71—290
David Howell 76-71-78-67—292
Robert Karlsson 75-73-75-69—292
Anthony Kim 72-74-71-75—292
Steve Stricker 77-71-71-73—292
Robert Allenby 69-73-76-74—292
Stephen Ames 73-70-78-71—292
Paul Casey 78-71-73-70—292
Ben Curtis 78-69-70-75—292
Ernie Els 80-69-74-69—292
KJ Choi 72-67-75-79—293
Justin Leonard 77-70-73-73—293
Adam Scott 70-74-77-72—293
Paul Waring 73-74-76-71—294
Alexander Noren 72-70-75-77—294
a-Thomas Sherreard 77-69-76-72—294
Paul Waring 73-74-76-71—294
Graeme McDowell 69-73-80-72—294
Rocco Mediate 69-73-76-76—294
Phil Mickelson 79-68-76-71—294
Jean Van De Velde 73-71-80-70—294
Simon Wakefield 71-74-70-79—294
Anders Hansen 78-68-74-74—294
Trevor Immelman 74-74-73-73—294
Fredrik Jacobson 71-72-79-72—294
Gregory Havret 71-75-77-71—294
Davis Love III 75-74-70-75—294
Tom Lehman 74-73-73-75—295
Nick O'Hern 74-75-74-72—295
Andres Romero 77-72-74-72—295
Retief Goosen 71-75-73-76—295
Richard Green 76-72-76-71—295
Todd Hamilton 74-74-72-75—295
Heath Slocum 73-76-74-72—295
Graeme Storm 76-70-72-78—296
Mike Weir 71-76-74-75—296
Camilo Villegas 76-65-79-76—296
Jay Williamson 73-72-77-74—296
Ariel Canete 78-71-76-71—296
David Duval 73-69-83-71—296
Ross Fisher 72-74-71-79—296
Gregory Bourdy 74-74-75-73—296
Bart Bryant 70-78-74-74—296
Woody Austin 76-72-74-74—296
Thomas Aiken 75-71-82-68—296
Simon Khan 77-72-71-76—296
Zach Johnson 73-72-76-76—297
Doug LaBelle 78-70-74-75—297
Sergio Garcia 72-73-74-78—297
David Frost 75-73-73-76—297
Stuart Appleby 72-71-79-75—297
Michael Campbell 75-74-74-74—297
Anthony Wall 71-73-81-72—297
Scott Verplank 77-67-78-76—298
Colin Montgomerie 73-75-74-76—298
Kevin Stadler 72-75-78-73—298
Richard Finch 75-73-78-72—298
Tom Gillis 74-72-79-73—298
Peter Hanson 71-72-78-77—298
Soren Hansen 75-69-77-78—299
Jonathan Lomas 75-73-76-75—299
Liang Wen-Chong 77-71-77-74—299
Lee Westwood 75-74-78-73—300
Jean Baptiste Gonnet 75-72-73-80—300
David Horsey 74-70-79-77—300
Pablo Larrazabal 75-74-73-79—301
Jose Lima 73-76-75-77—301
Martin Wiegele 75-74-78-74—301
Brendan Jones 74-73-83-71—301
John Rollins 73-75-77-76—301
Justin Rose 74-72-82-73—301
Jeff Overton 72-75-75-79—301
Craig Parry 77-70-77-77—301
Lucas Glover 78-71-77-76—302
Nick Dougherty 75-71-79-77—302
Martin Kaymer 75-72-79-77—303
Philip Archer 75-74-78-77—304
Sean O'Hair 75-73-80-78—306
Chih-Bing Lam 72-75-83-81—311

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