1992 Open Championship

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1992 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16–19 July 1992
Location Gullane, Scotland
Course(s) Muirfield
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71[1]
Length 6,970 yards (6,373 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 75 after cut[1]
Cut 143 (+1)[1]
Prize fund £1,000,000
1,336,650
$1,900,000
Winner's share £95,000
€133,000
$154,000
Champion
England Nick Faldo
272 (−12)
Muirfield is located in Scotland
Muirfield
Muirfield
Location in Scotland

The 1992 Open Championship was the 121st Open Championship, held 16–19 July at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland. Nick Faldo won his third Open Championship and fifth major title by one stroke over John Cook.[2] It was Faldo's second win at Muirfield, where he won his first Claret Jug in 1987.[3] Daren Lee of England was the only amateur to make the cut; he earned the silver medal as low amateur and finished in a tie for 68th place.

Course[edit]

Main article: Muirfield
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 447 351 379 180 559 469 185 444 504 3,518 475 385 381 159 449 417 188 550 448 3,452 6,970
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 35 71

Source:[4]

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):[1]

  • 1987: 6,963 yards (6,367 m), par 71
  • 1980: 6,926 yards (6,333 m), par 71
  • 1972: 6,892 yards (6,302 m), par 71
  • 1966: 6,887 yards (6,297 m), par 71
  • 1959: 6,806 yards (6,223 m)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Nick Faldo  England 1987, 1990 66 64 69 73 272 –12 1
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 68 70 70 72 280 –4 T12
Greg Norman  Australia 1986 71 72 70 68 281 –3 18
Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 1991 71 71 72 68 282 –2 T19
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989 69 71 73 72 285 +1 T28
Lee Trevino  United States 1971, 1972 69 71 73 64 287 +3 T39

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1979, 1984, 1988 70 75 145 +1
Tom Weiskopf  United States 1973 74 71 145 +1
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 71 75 146 +2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 75 73 148 +4
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
73 75 148 +4

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 16 July 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Raymond Floyd  United States 64 –7
Steve Pate  United States
T3 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 65 –6
Ian Woosnam  Wales
T5 John Cook  United States 66 –5
Ernie Els  South Africa
Nick Faldo  England
Lee Janzen  United States
T9 Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden 67 –4
Andrew Magee  United States
Rocco Mediate  United States
Craig Parry  Australia
Costantino Rocca  Italy
Orrin Vincent III  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, 17 July 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Faldo  England 66-64=130 –12
T2 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 65-68=133 –9
John Cook  United States 66-67=133
4 Steve Pate  United States 64-70=134 –8
T5 Ernie Els  South Africa 66-69=135 –7
Raymond Floyd  United States 64-71=135
Donnie Hammond  United States 70-65=135
T8 José María Olazábal  Spain 70-67=137 –5
Tom Purtzer  United States 68-69=137
Larry Rinker  United States 69-68=137

Amateurs: Lee (-2), Pullan (+3), Voges (+8), Welch (+8), Wolstenholme (+11).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 18 July 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Faldo  England 66-64-69=199 –14
T2 Steve Pate  United States 64-70-69=203 –10
John Cook  United States 66-67-70=203
T4 Donnie Hammond  United States 70-65-70=205 –8
Ernie Els  South Africa 66-69-70=205
Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 65-68-72=205
T7 Chip Beck  United States 71-68-67=206 –7
José María Olazábal  Spain 70-67-69=206
9 Larry Rinker  United States 69-68-70=207 –6
T10 Malcolm MacKenzie  England 71-67-70=208 –5
Robert Karlsson  Sweden 70-68-70=208
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 68-70-70=208
Ian Woosnam  Wales 65-73-70=208
Raymond Floyd  United States 64-71-73=208

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 19 July 1992

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Nick Faldo  England 66-64-69-73=272 −12 95,000
2 John Cook  United States 66-67-70-70=273 −11 75,000
3 José María Olazábal  Spain 70-67-69-68=274 −10 64,000
4 Steve Pate  United States 64-70-69-73=276 −8 53,000
T5 Andrew Magee  United States 67-72-70-70=279 −5 30,071
Robert Karlsson  Sweden 70-68-70-71=279
Malcolm MacKenzie  England 71-67-70-71=279
Ian Woosnam  Wales 65-73-70-71=279
Ernie Els  South Africa 66-69-70-74=279
Donnie Hammond  United States 70-65-70-74=279
Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 65-68-72-74=279

Amateurs: Lee (+9)

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 40, 203. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (20 July 1992). "Faldo reigns at British". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington Post). p. C1. 
  3. ^ Garrity, John (27 July 1992). "Nick of time". Sports Illustrated. 
  4. ^ "Taking a course in curses: course map". Toledo Blade. 16 July 1992. p. 35. 
  5. ^ "1992 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1992 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1992 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 56°02′35″N 2°49′23″W / 56.043°N 2.823°W / 56.043; -2.823