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2007 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 2007 British Open Golf Tournament

The previous year, Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia played in the final pairing together, but went in opposite directions: Woods on to victory, Garcia to a final-round 73 to finish seven shots behind.

At the 2007 British Open, Woods opened with a solid 69, but it was Garcia who seized momentum with a leading 65. Woods was not a factor after the first round, eventually finishing 12th, but Garcia carried forward, leading by two after the second round and by three after the third round.

But as he did the year before in the final pairing, Garcia closed with a 73. And Padraig Harrington was the man who took advantage this time, shooting a fourth-round 67. Both Garcia and Harrington struggled with nerves over the closing holes. In fact, Harrington had a 3-stroke lead after the end of his front nine, but on the 72nd hole he put two balls into the burn and double-bogied, posting 277.

So when Garcia reached the 72nd hole, he needed a par to win. And he had a putt at it, but the putt just missed.

Garcia and Harrington entered the four-hole playoff, which Harrington started with a birdie to Garcia's bogey. Both parred the next two holes, then Harrington claimed the victory on the fourth extra hole.

2007 British Open
Scores and earnings from the 2007 British Open, played at Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), par 71, in Carnoustie, Scotland (a-amateur; p-won playoff):

p-Padraig Harrington 69-73-68-67--277 $1,542,450
Sergio Garcia 65-71-68-73--277 $925,470
Andres Romero 71-70-70-67--278 $596,414
Richard Green 72-73-70-64--279 $411,320
Ernie Els 72-70-68-69--279 $411,320
Hunter Mahan 73-73-69-65--280 $299,235
Stewart Cink 69-73-68-70--280 $299,235
Ben Curtis 72-74-70-65--281 $194,862
KJ Choi 69-69-72-71--281 $194,862
Mike Weir 71-68-72-70--281 $194,862
Steve Stricker 71-72-64-74--281 $194,862
Tiger Woods 69-74-69-70--282 $120,458
Pelle Edberg 72-73-67-70--282 $120,458
Markus Brier 68-75-70-69--282 $120,458
Paul Broadhurst 71-71-68-72--282 $120,458
Jim Furyk 70-70-71-71--282 $120,458
Justin Rose 75-70-67-70--282 $120,458
Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-70-72-71--282 $120,458
Paul McGinley 67-75-68-73--283 $94,603
Rich Beem 70-73-69-72--284 $86,377
Zach Johnson 73-73-68-70--284 $86,377
Pat Perez 73-70-71-70--284 $86,377
Retief Goosen 70-71-73-71--285 $73,112
Jonathan Byrd 73-72-70-70--285 $73,112
Mark Calcavecchia 74-70-72-69--285 $73,112
Chris DiMarco 74-70-66-75--285 $73,112
Paul Casey 72-73-69-72--286 $57,952
Adam Scott 73-70-72-71--286 $57,952
Vijay Singh 72-71-68-75--286 $57,952
J.J. Henry 70-71-71-74--286 $57,952
Lucas Glover 71-72-70-73--286 $57,952
Ian Poulter 73-73-70-70--286 $57,952
Rod Pampling 70-72-72-72--286 $57,952
Angel Cabrera 68-73-72-74--287 $49,358
Lee Westwood 71-70-73-74--288 $41,352
Nick Watney 72-71-70-75--288 $41,352
Boo Weekley 68-72-75-73--288 $41,352
Shaun Micheel 70-76-70-72--288 $41,352
Niclas Fasth 75-69-73-71--288 $41,352
Mark Foster 76-70-73-69--288 $41,352
Charley Hoffman 75-69-72-72--288 $41,352
Ryan Moore 72-72-74-71--289 $33,676
a-Rory McIlroy 68-76-73-72--289  
Nick Dougherty 71-74-69-75--289 $33,676
Ross Bain 73-71-72-74--290 $29,820
John Senden 72-74-71-73--290 $29,820
Arron Oberholser 73-71-72-74--290 $29,820
Carl Pettersson 70-75-73-72--290 $29,820
Jerry Kelly 74-70-71-76--291 $26,735
Won Joon Lee 73-73-70-75--291 $26,735
Tom Lehman 73-73-74-73--293 $24,936
Kevin Stadler 75-71-74-73--293 $24,936
Brian Davis 74-72-71-77--294 $23,393
Thomas Bjorn 70-75-74-75--294 $23,393
Gregory Bourdy 70-72-77-75--294 $23,393
David Howell 72-74-73-75--294 $23,393
Anders Hansen 72-73-74-76--295 $22,211
Michael Campbell 68-78-72-77--295 $22,211
Scott Verplank 72-73-72-78--295 $22,211
Toru Taniguchi 72-72-76-76--296 $21,594
Mark O'Meara 74-72-76-74--296 $21,594
Trevor Immelman 71-74-77-74--296 $21,594
Luke Donald 70-76-73-78--297 $21,080
Jon Bevan 73-73-79-72--297 $21,080
Sandy Lyle 73-73-73-79--298 $20,668
Raphael Jacquelin 74-69-76-79--298 $20,668
Sean O'Hair 71-75-74-79--299 $20,257
Alastair Forsyth 70-71-78-80--299 $20,257
Peter Hanson 70-74-76-80--300 $19,846
Fredrik Andersson 72-71-79-78--300 $19,846

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