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1996 British Open

 

The 1996 British Open was the 125th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Tom Lehman, 271

Where it was played: Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

Tournament dates: July 18-21, 1996

Leader after first round: Paul Broadhurst, 65

Leader after second round: Tom Lehman and Paul McGinley, 134

Leader after third round: Tom Lehman, 198

Notable Notes: Tom Lehman, who'd had multiple near-misses in majors in the previous half-dozen years, finally won one. He had a six-stroke lead after three rounds, and won by two after shooting 73 in the final round. Ernie Els (67) and Mark McCumber (66) finished second. Tiger Woods, a 20-year-old amateur, finished 22nd.

Final Scores
Tom Lehman 67-67-64-73--271
Mark McCumber 67-69-71-66--273
Ernie Els 68-67-71-67--273
Nick Faldo 68-68-68-70--274
Jeff Maggert 69-70-72-65--276
Mark Brooks 67-70-68-71--276
Peter Hedblom 70-65-75-67--277
Fred Couples 67-70-69-71--277
Greg Norman 71-68-71-67--277
Greg Turner 72-69-68-68--277
Alexander Cejka 73-67-71-67--278
Darren Clarke 70-68-69-71--278
Vijay Singh 69-67-69-73--278
Mark McNulty 69-71-70-69--279
David Duval 76-67-66-70--279
Paul McGinley 69-65-74-71--279
Shigeki Maruyama 68-70-69-72--279
Michael Welch 71-68-73-68--280
Padraig Harrington 68-68-73-71--280
Loren Roberts 67-69-72-72--280
Rocco Mediate 69-70-69-72--280
Mark James 70-68-75-68--281
Jay Haas 70-72-71-68--281
a-Tiger Woods 75-66-70-70--281
Steve Stricker 71-70-66-74--281
Carl Mason 68-70-70-73--281
Ben Crenshaw 73-68-71-70--282
Tom Kite 77-66-69-70--282
Paul Broadhurst 65-72-74-71--282
Corey Pavin 70-66-74-72--282
Peter Mitchell 71-68-71-72--282
Frank Nobilo 70-72-68-72--282
Eduardo Romero 70-71-75-67--283
Tommy Tolles 73-70-71-69--283
Scott Simpson 71-69-73-70--283
Eamon Darcy 73-69-71-70--283
David Gilford 71-67-71-74--283
Mark O'Meara 67-69-72-75--283
Hidemichi Tanaka 67-71-70-75--283
Brad Faxon 67-73-68-75--283
Mark Calcavecchia 72-68-76-68--284
Phil Mickelson 72-71-72-69--284
Klaus Eriksson 68-75-72-69--284
David Frost 70-72-71-71--284
Peter Jacobsen 72-70-74-69--285
Billy Mayfair 70-72-74-69--285
Craig Stadler 71-71-75-68--285
Todd Hamilton 71-70-74-70--285
Bradley Hughes 70-69-75-71--285
Payne Stewart 70-73-71-71--285
Richard Boxall 72-70-71-72--285
Jack Nicklaus 69-66-77-73--285
Nick Price 68-73-71-73--285
Jim Furyk 68-71-72-74--285
Jesper Parnevik 72-69-69-75--285
Jim Payne 72-71-73-70--286
Sandy Lyle 71-69-73-73--286
Robert Allenby 74-68-71-73--286
Stephen Ames 71-72-69-74--286
Michael Jonzon 69-73-73-72--287
D.A. Weibring 71-72-72-72--287
Jeff Sluman 72-70-70-75--287
Brian Barnes 73-70-69-75--287
Carl Suneson 73-69-74-72--288
Costantino Rocca 71-70-74-73--288
Gordon Law 74-69-71-74--288
David A. Russell 70-72-74-73--289
Brett Ogle 70-73-73-73--289
John Daly 70-73-69-77--289
Howard Clark 72-71-76-71--290
Bob Charles 71-72-71-77--291
Domingo Hospital 75-68-77-72--292
Rick Todd 74-69-73-76--292
Curtis Strange 71-72-72-77--292
Roger Chapman 72-70-70-80--292
Retief Goosen 72-71-74-76--293
Arnaud Langenaeken 72-71-77-78--298

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