Australia’s Ian Baker-Finch was two-over par at the halfway point and lying in a share of 28th place in the 1991 Open Championship. But he went out and set a new Royal Birkdale record with a stunning 64 in the third round, which featured a front nine of 29, to shoot to the top of the leaderboard alongside fellow Aussie, Mike Harwood and American Mark O’Meara.

It was a short-lived course record as Jodie Mudd went out the following day and shot a 63 but Baker-Finch wasn’t overly concerned – he got the Claret Jug instead after a closing 66 gave him a two-stroke victory over Harwood. He’d only won once on the European Tour and once on the PGA Tour and had finished in the top 10 three times in Majors previously. His win on Merseyside was to be the last of his career.

“All the times I didn’t go on and win made me stronger,” he said. “Today erases all those memories. Just to play in The Open is fantastic, to win it is a dream.”

The 1991 Open also featured a debut for a little-known amateur by the name of Phil Mickelson and the curtain call of 1976 champion Johnny Miller in the event.

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