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1991 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 1991 British Open Golf Tournament

Amateur Phil Mickelson played in his first British Open here, and made the cut. Johnny Miller, the 1976 Open champion, played in his last British Open here, and missed the cut.

The winner was Ian Baker-Finch, whose weekend surge produced rounds of 64 and 66.

Baker-Finch had one win on the USPGA and one win on the European Tour at the time of the 1991 British Open. He had three Top 10s in majors to this point, including a tie for seventh earlier in the year at the 1991 Masters.

He opened with back-to-back rounds of 71, but that third-round 64 tied Baker-Finch with his fellow Australian, Mike Harwood, atop the leaderboard. Also tied for the lead was Mark O'Meara. The biggest name on the leaderboard entering the final round was that of Seve Ballesteros, two behind, but Ballesteros carded a final-round 71 while most of the other contenders were in the 60s.

That included Harwood (67) and O'Meara (69), but Baker-Finch opened his final round by birdying five of the first seven holes. He finished with a round of 66 to beat Harwood by one and O'Meara by three.

For Harwood, a 5-time winner on the European Tour, this proved to be his only Top 10 finish in a major. O'Meara went on to win two majors, including the 1998 British Open. The 1991 British Open was Ballesteros' final Top 10 finish in a major (he tied for ninth).

Baker-Finch's career appeared to be in ascendancy, but he never won again on the USPGA or European tours. Within several years, a combination of tinkering with his swing and confidence problems caused his game to degenerate. He essentially retired from tournament golf following an opening round 92 at the 1997 British Open.

1991 British Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1991 British Open golf tournament played on the par-71 Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England (a-amateur):

Ian Baker-Finch 71-71-64-66--272 $151,200
Mike Harwood 68-70-69-67--274 $117,600
Mark O'Meara 71-68-67-69--275 $92,400
Fred Couples 72-69-70-64--275 $92,400
Jodie Mudd 72-70-72-63--277 $57,400
Eamonn Darcy 73-68-66-70--277 $57,400
Bob Tway 75-66-70-66--277 $57,400
Craig Parry 71-70-69-68--278 $46,200
Bernhard Langer 71-71-70-67--279 $38,359
Seve Ballesteros 66-73-69-71--279 $38,359
Greg Norman 74-68-71-66--279 $38,359
Vijay Singh 71-69-69-71--280 $28,728
Rodger Davis 70-71-73-66--280 $28,728
Magnus Sunesson 72-73-68-67--280 $28,728
Roger Chapman 74-66-71-69--280 $28,728
David Williams 74-71-68-67--280 $28,728
Barry Lane 68-72-71-70--281 $16,893
Ian Woosnam 70-72-69-70--281 $16,893
Lee Trevino 71-72-71-67--281 $16,893
Paul Broadhurst 71-73-68-69--281 $16,893
Andrew Sherborne 73-70-68-70--281 $16,893
Mark Mouland 68-74-68-71--281 $16,893
Peter Senior 74-67-71-69--281 $16,893
Nick Faldo 68-75-70-68--281 $16,893
Chip Beck 67-78-70-66--281 $16,893
Colin Montgomerie 71-69-71-71--282 $11,340
Tom Watson 69-72-72-69--282 $11,340
Mark James 72-68-70-72--282 $11,340
Mike Reid 68-71-70-73--282 $11,340
Wayne Grady 69-70-73-70--282 $11,340
Eduardo Romero 70-73-68-71--282 $11,340
Gordon Brand Jr. 71-72-69-71--283 $9,463
Christy O'Connor Jr. 72-71-71-69--283 $9,463
Payne Stewart 72-72-71-68--283 $9,463
Gary Hallberg 68-70-73-72--283 $9,463
Mike Miller 73-74-67-69--283 $9,463
Steven Richardson 74-70-72-67--283 $9,463
Peter O'Malley 72-71-70-71--284 $8,366
a-Jim Payne 72-72-70-70--284  
Curtis Strange 70-73-69-72--284 $8,366
Anders Forsbrand 71-72-73-68--284 $8,366
Martin Poxon 71-72-67-74--284 $8,366
Nolan Henke 77-71-66-70--284 $8,366
Fulton Allem 70-72-71-72--285 $7,114
Robert Gamez 71-72-72-70--285 $7,114
Nick Price 69-72-73-71--285 $7,114
Graham Marsh 69-73-72-71--285 $7,114
Jamie Spence 70-73-70-72--285 $7,114
Davis Love III 71-72-69-73--285 $7,114
Des Smyth 71-73-73-68--285 $7,114
Costantino Rocca 68-73-70-74--285 $7,114
Donnie Hammond 70-75-67-73--285 $7,114
Jack Nicklaus 70-75-69-71--285 $7,114
Steve Elkington 71-68-76-70--285 $7,114
Sam Torrance 72-76-70-67--285 $7,114
Tom Kite 77-71-68-69--285 $7,114
Tim Simpson 72-72-72-70--286 $5,964
Gavin Levenson 72-73-73-68--286 $5,964
Andrew Magee 71-74-69-72--286 $5,964
Jose Rivero 74-73-68-71--286 $5,964
Scott Simpson 74-72-70-70--286 $5,964
Hale Irwin 74-70-73-69--286 $5,964
Gary Player 75-71-69-71--286 $5,964
Gil Morgan 72-74-74-67--287 $5,301
Steve Pate 73-72-74-68--287 $5,301
Miguel Angel Martin 71-75-71-70--287 $5,301
Mike McLean 71-75-72-69--287 $5,301
Jay Don Blake 75-73-72-67--287 $5,301
Mark McNulty 76-71-70-70--287 $5,301
Steve Jones 70-77-71-69--287 $5,301
Andrew Oldcorn 71-67-77-72--287 $5,301
Darren Clarke 79-67-68-73--287 $5,301
Tony Johnstone 69-74-71-74--288 $5,040
Frank Nobilo 74-74-71-69--288 $5,040
Martin Gates 67-75-73-73--288 $5,040
Lanny Wadkins 71-75-71-71--288 $5,040
Brett Ogle 73-75-66-74--288 $5,040
Peter Jacobsen 75-72-68-73--288 $5,040
a-Phil Mickelson 77-67-73-71--288  
Danny Mijovic 70-72-74-73--289 $5,040
Malcolm Mackenzie 71-73-74-71--289 $5,040
Mark Brooks 73-74-70-72--289 $5,040
Jose Maria Olazabal 74-67-74-74--289 $5,040
Miguel Angel Jimenez 74-74-72-69--289 $5,040
Ben Crenshaw 71-75-72-71--289 $5,040
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-72-75-70--289 $5,040
Daniel Silva 73-71-75-70--289 $5,040
Howard Clark 71-69-73-76--289 $5,040
John Bland 71-76-71-71--289 $5,040
Santiago Luna 67-77-72-73--289 $5,040
David Gilford 72-67-73-77--289 $5,040
Peter Teravainen 71-72-72-75--290 $5,040
Brian Marchbank 72-73-75-70--290 $5,040
Rick Gibson 73-75-70-72--290 $5,040
Patrick Hall 77-71-72-71--291 $5,040
Alastair Webster 73-74-73-72--292 $5,040
John Hoskison 74-73-74-71--292 $5,040
Peter Hedblom 74-74-73-71--292 $5,040
Peter Allan 70-71-75-76--292 $5,040
Carl Suneson 69-77-69-77--292 $5,040

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