| 16–19 July 1987|
| Gullane, Scotland|
6,963 yards (6,367 m)
The 1987 Open Championship was the 116th Open Championship, held 16–19 July at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland. Nick Faldo won the first of his three Open Championships, one stroke ahead of runners-up Paul Azinger and Rodger Davis. It was the first of Faldo's six major championships. It was the first win at The Open by an Englishman since Tony Jacklin in 1969.
This was the thirteenth Open Championship held at Muirfield; the previous was in 1980 and the next in 1992.
1987 Open Championship Wikipedia
Thursday, 16 July 1987
Friday, 17 July 1987
Amateurs: Mayo (E), Willison (+4), Winchester (+6), Curry (+9), Hardin (+11), Bottomley (+12), Hird (+12), O'Connell (+12), Ambridge (+13), George (+13), Robinson (+13), Jones (+16), Hamer (+17).
Saturday, 18 July 1987
After tolerable weather conditions for the first two days, the third round on Saturday was played in a storm of wind and rain.
Sunday, 19 July 1987
The final round was played in a gray mist. Azinger had a three stroke lead at the turn which was soon reduced to one, where it remained through 16 holes. Using a driver at the par-5 17th, he found a fairway bunker off the tee and bogeyed. Now tied with Faldo, Azinger's approach shot from the fairway on 18 found the left greenside bunker and led to another bogey. In the pairing just ahead, Faldo parred all 18 holes to win his first major by a stroke.
Amateurs: Mayo (+13), Willison (+21)