Published on NewsOK Modified: July 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm •  Published: July 11, 2014
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HOYLAKE, England (AP) — A capsule look at the previous 11 British Opens held at Royal Liverpool:

Year: 2006

Winner: Tiger Woods.

Runner-up: Chris DiMarco

Winning score: 270.

Margin: 2 shots.

First-place money: 720,000 pounds

Noteworthy: Woods became the first player since Tom Watson (1982-83) to win The Open in back-to-back years.

Summary: One month after missing the cut in a major for the first time, Woods won his third British Open title by seizing control with a 65 in the second round and closing with a 67. He hit only one drive all week on the baked out fairways, and that went on the adjacent fairway. Woods won his 11th major, tied with Walter Hagen. It was memorable for how he broke down and sobbed on the 18th green. It was his first major victory since the death of his father.

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Year: 1967

Winner: Roberto De Vicenzo.

Runner-up: Jack Nicklaus.

Winning score: 278.

Margin: 2 shots.

First-place money: 21,000 pounds.

Noteworthy: De Vicenzo became the only South American to win a major until Angel Cabrera 40 years later in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Summary: De Vicenzo tied Gary Player for a course-record 67 in the third round to build a two-shot lead over Player, with Nicklaus another shot behind. The Argentine was one shot ahead of Nicklaus, who had already closed with a 69, when he played a 3-wood over the out-of-bounds area on the 16th hole and safely onto the green for a two-putt birdie. He closed with two pars for a 70 and finally won the Open after finishing no worse than third in the previous six championships.

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Year: 1956

Winner: Peter Thomson.

Runner-up: Flory van Donck.

Winning score: 286.

Margin: 3 shots.

First-place money: 1,000 pounds.

Noteworthy: Thomson is the last player to have won three straight British Open titles.

Summary: The two-time defending champion built a three-shot lead going into the final round, and no one could catch him. Van Donck took a double bogey on the second hole and recovered to shoot 74, and Thomson closed with a 74 to win his third straight claret jug. Gary Player made his British Open debut and finished fourth.

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Year: 1947

Winner: Fred Daly.

Runner-up: Reg Horne, Frank Stranahan.

Winning score: 293.

Margin: 1 shot.

First-place money: 150 pounds.

Noteworthy: Daly was the only Irishman to win the British Open until Padraig Harrington 60 years later.

Summary: Daly was in a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round and struggled to a 38 on the outward nine, but he played strong on the back for a 72, making a birdie on the final hole to post at 293. Horne played well in increasing wind until bogeys on the 16th and 17th, and his birdie try on the 18th lipped out. Stranahan, the American amateur, needed to hole his shot from the 18th fairway for force a playoff, and the approach finished a foot from the hole.

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Year: 1936

Winner: Alf Padgham.

Runner-up: Jimmy Adams.

Winning score: 287.

Margin: 1 shot.

First-place money: 100 pounds.

Noteworthy: This was the first course over 7,000 yards (7,078) for any major championship.

Summary: Padgham shot 71-71 on the final day for his only Open title. He made a 15-foot birdie on the 18th hole to post at 287, and Adams was the only player who could catch him. He took bogey from a bunker on the 17th, and then needed a birdie on the 18th to force a playoff. Adams had a 35-foot birdie putt that rimmed around the cup and popped back onto the green.



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