Key anniversaries at the British Open

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1992 (20 years ago)

Winner: Nick Faldo

Course: Muirfield

Score: 272

Runner-up: John Cook

Margin of victory: 1 shot

Winner’s share: 95,000

Recap: As steady as Nick Faldo was in 1987 at Muirfield, he was anything but that five years later. Staked to a four-shot lead going into the final round, Faldo came undone on the back nine with bogeys on the 11th, 13th and 14th holes. John Cook made a charge and suddenly was leading by two shots. Cook, playing ahead of Faldo, had a 30-foot eagle putt on the 17th that would have given him a four-shot lead. He narrowly missed, than missed the next one from inside 3 feet and had to settle for par. Faldo made birdie on the 15th, saved par on the 16th and picked up another birdie on the 17th. Cook, meanwhile, compounded his error with a bogey on the 18th. Faldo needed only a par on the last to win his third claret jug. He hit his approach to 20 feet, and rapped it softly to within a foot of the cup for a tap-in par and a closing 73 to win by one shot.


2002 (10 years ago)

Winner: Ernie Els

Course: Muirfield

Score: 278

Runner-up: Thomas Levet, Stuart Appleby, Steve Elkington

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