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1996 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 1996 British Open Golf Tournament

Tom Lehman was one of the most consistent players of the mid-1990s, seemingly always in contention in the top tournaments. During one stretch, he played in the final pairing of the U.S. Open four straight years, but without winning any of them.

Lehman's major championship frustration finally came to an end in the 1996 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, the course where Bobby Jones won in 1926 in the first Open Championship played at this venue.

Lehman opened 67-67, then scorched the course for a third-round 64, opening a six-stroke lead over the field. And that margin served him well when he produced a pedestrian 73 in the final round. Ernie Els and Mark McCumber mounted charges, shooting 67 and 66 respectively, but finished tied for second two strokes behind.

In his second British Open appearance, amateur Tiger Woods finished tied for 22nd place.

1996 British Open Scores
Results from the 1996 British Open played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club (par 71) in Lancashire, England (a-amateur):

Tom Lehman 67-67-64-73--271 $310,000
Mark McCumber 67-69-71-66--273 $193,750
Ernie Els 68-67-71-67--273 $193,750
Nick Faldo 68-68-68-70--274 $116,250
Jeff Maggert 69-70-72-65--276 $77,500
Mark Brooks 67-70-68-71--276 $77,500
Peter Hedblom 70-65-75-67--277 $54,250
Fred Couples 67-70-69-71--277 $54,250
Greg Norman 71-68-71-67--277 $54,250
Greg Turner 72-69-68-68--277 $54,250
Alexander Cejka 73-67-71-67--278 $41,850
Darren Clarke 70-68-69-71--278 $41,850
Vijay Singh 69-67-69-73--278 $41,850
Mark McNulty 69-71-70-69--279 $31,387
David Duval 76-67-66-70--279 $31,387
Paul McGinley 69-65-74-71--279 $31,387
Shigeki Maruyama 68-70-69-72--279 $31,387
Michael Welch 71-68-73-68--280 $24,025
Padraig Harrington 68-68-73-71--280 $24,025
Loren Roberts 67-69-72-72--280 $24,025
Rocco Mediate 69-70-69-72--280 $24,025
Mark James 70-68-75-68--281 $18,406
Jay Haas 70-72-71-68--281 $18,406
a-Tiger Woods 75-66-70-70--281  
Steve Stricker 71-70-66-74--281 $18,406
Carl Mason 68-70-70-73--281 $18,406
Ben Crenshaw 73-68-71-70--282 $14,763
Tom Kite 77-66-69-70--282 $14,763
Paul Broadhurst 65-72-74-71--282 $14,763
Corey Pavin 70-66-74-72--282 $14,763
Peter Mitchell 71-68-71-72--282 $14,763
Frank Nobilo 70-72-68-72--282 $14,763
Eduardo Romero 70-71-75-67--283 $12,157
Tommy Tolles 73-70-71-69--283 $12,157
Scott Simpson 71-69-73-70--283 $12,157
Eamon Darcy 73-69-71-70--283 $12,157
David Gilford 71-67-71-74--283 $12,157
Mark O'Meara 67-69-72-75--283 $12,157
Hidemichi Tanaka 67-71-70-75--283$12,157
Brad Faxon 67-73-68-75--283 $12,157
Mark Calcavecchia 72-68-76-68--284 $11,082
Phil Mickelson 72-71-72-69--284 $11,082
Klaus Eriksson 68-75-72-69--284 $11,082
David Frost 70-72-71-71--284 $11,082
Peter Jacobsen 72-70-74-69--285 $9,920
Billy Mayfair 70-72-74-69--285 $9,920
Craig Stadler 71-71-75-68--285 $9,920
Todd Hamilton 71-70-74-70--285 $9,920
Bradley Hughes 70-69-75-71--285 $9,920
Payne Stewart 70-73-71-71--285 $9,920
Richard Boxall 72-70-71-72--285 $9,920
Jack Nicklaus 69-66-77-73--285 $9,920
Nick Price 68-73-71-73--285 $9,920
Jim Furyk 68-71-72-74--285 $9,920
Jesper Parnevik 72-69-69-75--285 $9,920
Jim Payne 72-71-73-70--286 $8,815
Sandy Lyle 71-69-73-73--286 $8,815
Robert Allenby 74-68-71-73--286 $8,815
Stephen Ames 71-72-69-74--286 $8,815
Michael Jonzon 69-73-73-72--287 $8,486
D.A. Weibring 71-72-72-72--287 $8,486
Jeff Sluman 72-70-70-75--287 $8,486
Brian Barnes 73-70-69-75--287 $8,486
Carl Suneson 73-69-74-72--288 $8,215
Costantino Rocca 71-70-74-73--288 $8,215
Gordon Law 74-69-71-74--288 $8,215
David A. Russell 70-72-74-73--289 $7,982
Brett Ogle 70-73-73-73--289 $7,982
John Daly 70-73-69-77--289 $7,982
Howard Clark 72-71-76-71--290 $7,827
Bob Charles 71-72-71-77--291 $7,750
Domingo Hospital 75-68-77-72--292 $7,556
Rick Todd 74-69-73-76--292 $7,556
Curtis Strange 71-72-72-77--292 $7,556
Roger Chapman 72-70-70-80--292 $7,556
Retief Goosen 72-71-74-76--293 $7,362
Arnaud Langenaeken 72-71-77-78--298 $7,285

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