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1989 Open Championship

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Dates  20–23 July 1989
Length  7,097 yards (6,489 m)
Prize fund  £725,000 $1,165,600
Par  72
Location  Troon, Scotland
Cut  146 (+2)
Course  Royal Troon Golf Club
1989 Open Championship
Field  156 players, 80 after cut
Tours  1989 European Tour, 1989 PGA Tour
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The 1989 Open Championship was the 118th Open Championship, held 20–23 July at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Mark Calcavecchia won his only major championship in a playoff over Greg Norman and Wayne Grady. It was the first playoff at the Open in fourteen years and the first use off the four-hole aggregate playoff, adopted in 1985. The playoff was formerly 18 holes the following day (and 36 holes prior to 1964). Calcavecchia was the first American champion at The Open in six years. Norman shot a course record 64 (−8) in the final round to get into the playoff.



Old Course

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):

Opens from 1962 through 1989 played the 11th hole as a par-5.

First round

Thursday, 20 July 1989

Second round

Friday, 21 July 1989

Amateurs: Claydon (E), Karlsson (+1), Els (+4), Evans (+5), Dodd (+10), Milne (+10), Hare (+11), O'Shea (+11), Noon (+14), Meeks (+17).

Third round

Saturday, 22 July 1989

Final round

Sunday, 23 July 1989

Amateurs: Claydon (+5), Karlsson (+11).



The four-hole aggregate playoff was held on holes 1, 2, 17, and 18; three par fours and a par three (#17).



Cumulative playoff scores, relative to par


1989 Open Championship Wikipedia

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