1986 Open Championship

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1986 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 17–20 July 1986
Location South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s) Turnberry
Ailsa Course
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70[1]
Length 6,957 yards (6,361 m)[1]
Field 153 players, 77 after cut[1]
Cut 151 (+11)[1]
Prize fund £600,000
$900,000
Winner's share £70,000
$105,000
Champion
Australia Greg Norman
280 (E)
Turnberry is located in Scotland
Turnberry
Turnberry
Location in Scotland

The 1986 Open Championship was the 115th Open Championship, held from 17–20 July at Turnberry Golf Resort, Scotland. Greg Norman won his first major championship at even-par, five strokes ahead of runner-up Gordon J. Brand.

It was the second Open at Turnberry, the first was in 1977, the famous "Duel in the Sun" between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. The winning score that year was a record-breaking 268 (–12), twelve strokes lower than Norman's even-par 280 in 1986.

Introduced in 1968, the second cut (at 54-holes) was discontinued after 1985. Also changed in 1986 was the playoff format, to a four-hole aggregate immediately following the final round, rather than 18 holes the following day (and 36 holes prior to 1964). The new playoff was first used three years later in 1989.[1]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1979, 1984 76 75 73 64 288 +8 T6
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 76 72 73 72 293 +13 T19
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 78 73 70 74 295 +15 T30
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 75 72 73 76 296 +16 T35
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
77 71 77 71 296 +16 T35
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 78 73 76 71 298 +18 T46
Lee Trevino  United States 1971, 1972 80 71 75 75 301 +21 T59

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Johnny Miller  United States 1976 75 77 152 +12
Bill Rogers  United States 1981 80 72 152 +12

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 17 July 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ian Woosnam  Wales 70 E
T2 Gordon J. Brand  England 71 +1
Nick Faldo  England
Anders Forsbrand  Sweden
Robert Lee  England
T6 Andrew Brooks  Scotland 72 +2
Ron Commans  United States
Derrick Cooper  England
Bernhard Langer  West Germany
Sam Randolph  United States
Ian Stanley  Australia

Second round[edit]

Friday, 18 July 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 74-63=137 –3
2 Gordon J. Brand  England 71-68=139 –1
T3 Nick Faldo  England 71-70=141 +1
Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 74-67=141
5 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-70=140 +2
T6 José María Cañizares  Spain 76-68=144 +4
Anders Forsbrand  Sweden 71-73=144
Greg Turner  New Zealand 73-71=144
Ian Woosnam  Wales 70-74=144
T10 Andrew Brooks  Scotland 72-73=145 +5
Roger Chapman  England 74-71=145
Raymond Floyd  United States 78-67=145
Donnie Hammond  United States 74-71=145
Gary Koch  United States 73-72=145
Payne Stewart  United States 76-69=145
Bob Tway  United States 74-71=145
D. A. Weibring  United States 75-70=145

Amateurs: Davis (+16), Cotton (+18), Robinson (+22), Curry (+25).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 19 July 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 74-63-74=211 +1
2 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 74-67-71=212 +2
T3 Gordon J. Brand  England 71-68-75=214 +4
Ian Woosnam  Wales 70-74-70=214
T5 José Maria Cañizares  Spain 76-68-73=217 +7
Nick Faldo  England 71-70-77=217
Gary Koch  United States 73-72-72=217
T8 Raymond Floyd  United States 78-67-73=218 +8
David Graham  Australia 75-73-70=218
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-70-76=218
Sam Torrance  Scotland 78-69-71=218

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 20 July 1986

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Greg Norman  Australia 74-63-74-69=280 E 70,000
2 Gordon J. Brand  England 71-68-75-71=285 +5 50,000
T3 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-70-76-68=286 +6 35,000
Ian Woosnam  Wales 70-74-70-72=286
5 Nick Faldo  England 71-70-76-70=287 +7 25,000
T6 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 76-75-73-64=288 +8 22,000
Gary Koch  United States 73-72-72-71=288
T8 Brian Marchbank  Scotland 78-70-72-69=289 +9 17,333
Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 74-67-71-77=289
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 75-73-72-69=289

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 46, 203. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "1986 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1986 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1986 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 55°18′58″N 4°49′55″W / 55.316°N 4.832°W / 55.316; -4.832