Who has won at Royal Lytham and St. Annes? Here are the nine to do it
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Who has won at Royal Lytham and St. Annes? Here are the nine to do it


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This week marks the 11th time the Open Championship has been hosted at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Nine men have won here.

Here they are:



2001 - David Duval - 69 - 73 - 65 - 67 - 274 (−10)
1996 - Tom Lehman - 67 - 67 - 64 - 73 - 271 (−13)
1988 - Seve Ballesteros - 67 - 71 - 70 - 65 - 273 (−11)
1979 - Seve Ballesteros - 73 - 65 - 75 - 70 - 283 (−1)
1974 - Gary Player - 69 - 68 - 75 - 70 - 282 (−2)
1969 - Tony Jacklin - 68 - 70 - 70 - 72 - 280 (−4)
1963 - Bob Charles - 68 - 72 - 66 - 71 - 277 (−7)
1958 - Peter Thomson - 66 - 72 - 67 - 73 - 278 (−6)
1952 - Bobby Locke - 69 - 71 - 74 - 73 - 287 (−1)
1926 - Bobby Jones - 72 - 72 - 73 - 74 - 291

Some fun facts about the nine winners:

  • Seve Ballesteros is the only player to have won here twice.
  • Six of the nine winners went on to win multiple majors in their careers. The three who didn't? Bob Charles, Tom Lehman and David Duval
  • No player has won here sporting a going first name longer than five letters.
  • The last three winners here have all won with a double-digit under-par score. The prior eight Opens at Lytham produced a winner with a score no lower than 7 under par.
  • Lytham was a popular venue for nearly three decades. The Open was here every five or six years from 1952-1979. The longest stretch between Opens at Lytham is 26 years (1926-1952).

 

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