- Associated Press - Saturday, July 14, 2012

A capsule look at the 10 previous British Opens held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, where the 141st British Open will be played July 19-22:


YEAR: 2001

WINNER: David Duval

SCORE: 274

RUNNER-UP: Niclas Fasth

MARGIN: 3 shots

EARNINGS: 600,000 pounds.

RECAP: No one paid close attention to David Duval until his 65 early Saturday, which was followed by calamity on the course from so many others. At the end of the day, Duval was among four players tied for the lead, with 13 players separated by only one shot going into the final round. One of them was Ian Woosnam, who tapped in for birdie on the opening hole, only to discover on the next tee box he had an extra driver _ making that 15 clubs _ in his bag and was assessed a two-shot penalty. Duval established himself quickly with three birdies on the outward nine, and a collection of good par saves as his challengers faded. Darren Clarke lost hope with a double bogey from the bunker on the 17th. Duval wound up with a three-shot win for his first _ and as it turned out, only _ major championship.

NOTEWORTHY: Duval’s win meant that all 11 players to reach No. 1 in the world ranking had won a major championship.


YEAR: 1996

WINNER: Tom Lehman

SCORE: 271.

RUNNER-UP: Ernie Els, Mark McCumber

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