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1998 British Open

 

The 1999 British Open was the 127th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Mark O'Meara, 280

Where it was played: Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

Tournament dates: July 16-19, 1998

Leader after first round: Tiger Woods and John Huston, 65

Leader after second round: Brian Watts, 137

Leader after third round: Brian Watts, 210

Notable Notes: Mark O'Meara won a 4-hole aggregate-score playoff over Brian Watts to claim his second major championship victory (both of them came in 1998). O'Meara won the playoff by two strokes. Seventeen-year-old amateur Justin Rose finished tied for fourth.

Final Scores
Mark O'Meara 72-68-72-68-280
Brian Watts 68-69-73-70-280
Tiger Woods 65-73-77-66-281
Jesper Parnevik 68-72-72-70-282
Jim Furyk 70-70-72-70-282
a-Justin Rose 72-66-75-69-282
Raymond Russell 68-73-75-66-282
Davis Love III 67-73-77-68-285
Costantino Rocca 72-74-70-70-286
Thomas Bjorn 68-71-76-71-286
Brad Faxon 67-74-74-72-287
David Duval 70-71-75-71-287
John Huston 65-77-73-72-287
Gordon Brand 71-70-76-71-288
Greg Turner 68-75-75-71-289
Des Smyth 74-69-75-71-289
Jose Maria Olazabal 73-72-75-69-289
Peter Baker 69-72-77-71-289
Mark James 71-74-74-71-290
Sandy Lyle 71-72-75-72-290
Curtis Strange 73-73-74-70-290
Vijay Singh 67-74-78-71-290
Robert Allenby 67-76-78-69-290
Peter O'Malley 71-71-78-71-291
Lee Janzen 72-69-80-70-291
Sam Torrance 69-77-75-70-291
Stephen Ames 68-72-79-72-291
Bob Estes 72-70-76-73-291
Loren Roberts 66-76-76-74-292
Shigeki Maruyama 70-73-75-74-292
Ernie Els 72-74-74-72-292
a-Sergio Garcia 69-75-76-72-292
Scott Dunlap 72-69-80-71-292
Nick Price 66-72-82-72-292
Sven Struver 75-70-80-68-293
Santiago Luna 70-72-80-71-293
Mark Calcavecchia 69-77-73-74-293
Philip Walton 68-76-74-76-294
Joakim Haeggman 71-74-78-71-294
Steen Tinning 69-76-77-72-294
Tom Kite 72-69-79-74-294
Patrik Sjoland 72-72-77-73-294
Naomichi Ozaki 72-73-76-73-294
David Carter 71-75-76-73-295
Payne Stewart 71-71-78-75-295
David Howell 68-77-79-71-295
Rodger Davis 76-70-78-71-295
David Frost 72-73-78-72-295
Nick Faldo 72-73-75-75-295
Andrew Coltart 68-77-75-75-295
Katsuyoshi Tomori 75-71-70-79-295
Frankie Minoza 69-75-76-76-296
Steve Stricker 70-72-80-74-296
Larry Mize 70-75-79-72-296
Brandt Jobe 70-73-82-71-296
Billy Mayfair 72-73-77-74-296
Ian Woosnam 72-74-76-75-297
Steve Jones 73-72-79-73-297
Trevor Dodds 73-71-81-72-297
Ignacio Garrido 71-74-80-72-297
Justin Leonard 73-73-82-69-297
Greg Chalmers 71-75-77-74-297
Eduardo Romero 71-70-79-77-297
Lee Westwood 71-71-78-78-298
Carlos Franco 71-73-76-78-298
Michael Long 70-74-78-77-299
Stewart Cink 71-73-83-72-299
Michael Campbell 73-73-80-73-299
a-Didier de Vooght 70-76-80-73-299
Mark Brooks 71-73-75-80-299
Fred Couples 66-74-78-81-299
Andrew Clapp 72-74-81-73-300
Gary Evans 69-74-84-74-301
Bob May 70-73-85-75-303
Andrew McLardy 72-74-80-78-304
Fredrik Jacobson 67-78-81-79-305
Kazuhiko Hosokawa 72-73-81-80-306
Robert Giles 72-74-83-78-307
Phil Mickelson 71-74-85-78-308
Andrew Oldcorn 75-71-84-79-309
Dudley Hart 73-72-85-80-310

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