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1988 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 1988 British Open Golf Tournament

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club was the site of the 1988 British Open, nine years after hosting its last. At the 1979 Open at Lytham, a 22-year-old Seve Ballesteros won his first Open Championship. And in 1988 at Lytham, Ballesteros won his third British Open - and the last of his five major titles. After his his win here, Ballesteros finished in the Top 10 in majors only twice more.

The 1988 British Open finished on a Monday after heavy rains on Saturday delayed third-round play. When the final round began, Nick Price held a 2-stroke lead over Ballesteros and defending champion Nick Faldo.

Faldo fell behind the other two early and wound up shooting 71, finishing in third. Price and Ballesteros battled throughout most of the round, until Seve took control with a tap-in birdie on the 16th hole. Price shot 69, but Ballesteros carded a 65 to win by two strokes.

1988 British Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1988 British Open golf tournament played on the par-71 Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England (a-amateur):

Seve Ballesteros 67-71-70-65--273 $136,000
Nick Price 70-67-69-69--275 $102,000
Nick Faldo 71-69-68-71--279 $79,900
Gary Koch 71-72-70-68--281 $56,950
Fred Couples 73-69-71-68--281 $56,950
Peter Senior 70-73-70-69--282 $45,900
Isao Aoki 72-71-73-67--283 $35,700
Sandy Lyle 73-69-67-74--283 $35,700
David Frost 71-75-69-68--283 $35,700
Payne Stewart 73-75-68-67--283 $35,700
Brad Faxon 69-74-70-71--284 $28,050
David J. Russell 71-74-69-70--284 $28,050
Eduardo Romero 72-71-69-73--285 $23,800
Larry Nelson 73-71-68-73--285 $23,800
Curtis Strange 79-69-69-68--285 $23,800
Ben Crenshaw 73-73-68-72--286 $17,850
Don Pooley 70-73-69-74--286 $17,850
Andy Bean 71-70-71-74--286 $17,850
Jose Rivero 75-69-70-72--286 $17,850
Bob Tway 71-71-72-73--287 $11,900
Bob Charles 71-74-69-73--287 $11,900
Tom Kite 75-71-73-68--287 $11,900
Gordon Brand Jr. 72-76-68-71--287 $11,900
Rodger Davis 76-71-72-68--287 $11,900
Jack Nicklaus 75-70-75-68--288 $9,350
Ian Woosnam 76-71-72-69--288 $9,350
Mark O'Meara 75-69-75-70--289 $8,840
Tommy Armour III 73-72-72-73--290 $7,820
Mark McNulty 73-73-72-72--290 $7,820
Chip Beck 72-71-74-73--290 $7,820
Tom Watson 74-72-72-72--290 $7,820
Howard Clark 71-72-75-72--290 $7,820
Jim Benepe 75-72-70-73--290 $7,820
Wayne Riley 72-71-72-76--291 $7,055
Lanny Wadkins 73-71-71-76--291 $7,055
Gordon J. Brand 73-74-72-73--292 $6,715
Jose Maria Olazabal 73-71-73-75--292 $6,715
Brian Marchbank 73-74-73-73--293 $5,873
Ronan Rafferty 74-74-71-74--293 $5,873
Corey Pavin 74-73-71-75--293 $5,873
Graham Marsh 75-73-71-74--293 $5,873
Ken Brown 75-72-75-71--293 $5,873
Wayne Grady 69-76-72-76--293 $5,873
David A. Russell 72-73-72-76--293 $5,873
Noel Ratcliffe 70-77-76-70--293 $5,873
Jay Haas 71-76-78-68--293 $5,873
Paul Azinger 72-75-73-74--294 $5,185
Sam Torrance 74-74-75-71--294 $5,185
Mark McCumber 75-71-72-76--294 $5,185
Andy North 77-68-74-75--294 $5,185
Paul Kent 74-70-79-71--294 $5,185
Philip Walton 72-74-75-74--295 $4,760
Hubert Green 74-73-73-75--295 $4,760
Johnny Miller 75-73-72-75--295 $4,760
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-74-76-73--295 $4,760
Peter Fowler 72-72-78-73--295 $4,760
a-Paul Broadhurst 73-73-74-76--296  
Mike Smith 75-71-76-74--296 $4,462
Carl Mason 75-69-77-75--296 $4,462
Gary Player 72-76-73-76--297 $4,292
Craig Stadler 72-68-81-76--297 $4,292
Mark James 71-77-74-76--298 $4,080
Simon Bishop 77-71-73-77--298 $4,080
Andrew Sherborne 71-72-76-79--298 $4,080
Manuel Pinero 75-73-77-74--299 $2,210
Paul Carmen 77-71-80-73--301 $3,825
Greg Bruckner 72-74-80-76--302 $3,697
Hsieh Chin Sheng 74-73-73-82--302 $3,697
Bernhard Langer 73-75-75-80--303 $3,570
Gary Stafford 76-72-78-79--305 $3,485
Peter Mitchell 73-75-79-81--308 $3,400

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