1990 Open Championship

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1990 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 19–22 July 1990
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72[1]
Length 6,933 yards (6,340 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 72 after cut[1]
Cut 143 (–1)[1]
Prize fund £500,000
$825,000
Winner's share £85,000
$153,850
Champion
England Nick Faldo
270 (–18)
St Andrews  is located in Scotland
St Andrews 
St Andrews 
Location in Scotland
St Andrews is located in Fife
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Fife, Scotland

The 1990 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 119th Open Championship, held from 19–22 July at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Nick Faldo won the second of his three Open Championships by five strokes over runners-up Mark McNulty and Payne Stewart.[2][3] Earlier in the year, Faldo won the Masters; this was the fourth of his six major titles.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 370 4 10 Bobby Jones 342 4
2 Dyke 411 4 11 High (In) 172 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 371 4 12 Heathery (In) 316 4
4 Ginger Beer 463 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 425 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 564 5 14 Long 567 5
6 Heathery (Out) 416 4 15 Cartgate (In) 413 4
7 High (Out) 372 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 382 4
8 Short 178 3 17 Road 461 4
9 End 356 4 18 Tom Morris 354 4
Out 3,501 36 In 3,432 36
Source:[4] Total 6,933 72

Previous lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):[1]

  • 6,933 yards (6,340 m) - 1984, 1978
  • 6,957 yards (6,361 m) - 1970
  • 6,926 yards (6,333 m) - 1964
  • 6,936 yards (6,342 m) - 1960, 1955

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 67 65 67 71 270 –18 1
Greg Norman  Australia 1986 66 66 76 69 277 –11 T6
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 72 70 67 72 281 –7 T16
Lee Trevino  United States 1971, 1972 69 70 73 71 283 –5 T25
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 71 70 77 71 289 +1 T63

Source:[1][5]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Arnold Palmer  United States 1961, 1962 73 71 144 E
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1979, 1984, 1988 71 74 145 +1
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 72 73 145 +1
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
72 73 145 +1
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989 71 75 146 +2
Tom Weiskopf  United States 1973 73 74 147 +3
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 76 75 151 +7

Source:[1][6]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 19 July 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Michael Allen  United States 66 –6
Greg Norman  Australia
3 Nick Faldo  England 67 –5
T4 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 68 –4
Peter Jacobsen  United States
Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland
Craig Parry  Australia
Martin Poxon  England
Payne Stewart  United States
Sam Torrance  Scotland
Ian Woosnam  Wales

Second round[edit]

Friday, 20 July 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Nick Faldo  England 67-65=132 –12
Greg Norman  Australia 66-66=132
T3 Craig Parry  Australia 68-68=136 –8
Payne Stewart  United States 68-68=136
T5 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70-67=137 –7
Mike Reid  United States 70-67=137
Jamie Spence  England 72-65=137
Ian Woosnam  Wales 68-69=137
T9 Peter Jacobsen  United States 68-70=138 –6
Jodie Mudd  United States 72-66=138
José María Olazábal  Spain 71-67=138
Steve Pate  United States 70-68=138
Anders Sørensen  Denmark 70-68=138
Sam Torrance  Scotland 68-70=138

Source:[6]

Amateurs: Nash (+1), Kuramoto (+5), Patton (+5), Muntz (+8).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 21 July 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Faldo  England 67-65-67=199 –17
T2 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 68-72-64=204 –12
Payne Stewart  United States 68-68-68=204
4 Craig Parry  Australia 68-68-69=205 –11
5 Paul Broadhurst  England 74-69-63=206 –10
T6 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 72-67-68=207 –9
Ian Woosnam  Wales 68-69-70=207
T8 Vicente Fernández  Argentina 72-67-69=208 –8
Peter Jacobsen  United States 68-70-70=208
Greg Norman  Australia 66-66-76=208
Corey Pavin  United States 71-69-68=208
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70-67-71=208
Tim Simpson  United States 70-69-69=208

Source:[7]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 22 July 1990

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Nick Faldo  England 67-65-67-71=270 –18 85,000
T2 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 74-68-68-65=275 –13 60,000
Payne Stewart  United States 68-68-68-71=275
T4 Jodie Mudd  United States 72-66-72-66=276 –12 40,000
Ian Woosnam  Wales 68-69-70-69=276
T6 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 68-72-64-73=277 –11 28,500
Greg Norman  Australia 66-66-76-69=277
T8 David Graham  Australia 72-71-70-66=279 –9 22,000
Donnie Hammond  United States 70-71-68-70=279
Steve Pate  United States 70-68-72-69=279
Corey Pavin  United States 71-69-68-71=279

Source:[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 42, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (23 July 1990). "Faldo's victory suggest he might be golf's best". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 11. 
  3. ^ Swift, E.M. (30 July 1990). "King of clubs". Sports Illustrated. p. 34. 
  4. ^ "124th Open Championship: course". Southeast Missourian. (Cape Girardeau). 20 July 1995. p. B1. 
  5. ^ Glick, Shav (23 July 1990). "Faldo never leaves a doubt". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). pp. 1B, 6B. 
  6. ^ a b Glick, Shav (21 July 1990). "Faldo, Norman tame Old Course". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). pp. 1D, 4D. 
  7. ^ Glick, Shav (22 July 1990). "Faldo turns this Open into closed affair". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). pp. 1F, 7F. 
  8. ^ "1990 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1990 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
1990 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 56°20′35″N 2°48′11″W / 56.343°N 2.803°W / 56.343; -2.803