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1996 Open Championship

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Dates  18–21 July 1996
Par  71
Tour(s)  European Tour PGA Tour
Length  6,892 yards (6,302 m)
1996 Open Championship
Location  Lytham St Annes, England
Course(s)  Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

The 1996 Open Championship was the 125th Open Championship, held 18–21 July at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, England. Tom Lehman won his only major championship by two strokes over runners-up Mark McCumber and Ernie Els. Lehman built a six-stroke lead after 54 holes and became the first American to win at Lytham since Bobby Jones seventy years earlier.


Tiger Woods, age 20, was the only amateur to make the cut and finished tied for 22nd; he turned professional six weeks later. Jack Nicklaus, 56, was one stroke out of the lead after 36 holes, but fell back on the weekend and tied for 45th.

Course layout


Previous lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):

First round

Thursday, 18 July 1996

Second round

Friday, 19 July 1996

Amateurs (a): Woods (–1), Bladon (+4), Allan (+5), García (+7).

Third round

Saturday, 20 July 1996

Final round

Sunday, 21 July 1996

Amateurs: Woods (–3).



1996 Open Championship Wikipedia

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