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1987 Open Championship

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Dates  16–19 July 1987
Course(s)  Muirfield
Par  71
Location  Gullane, Scotland
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
Length  6,963 yards (6,367 m)
1987 Open Championship

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.

First round

Thursday, 16 July 1987

Second round

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).

Third round

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.


Final round

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)


1987 Open Championship Wikipedia

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