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The Tour Report

July 18 2010

4:26 PM

Big, but not the biggest

Louis Oosthuizen currently owns an eight-stroke lead with six holes remaining in the 139th British Open. As massive as that seems, the 27-year-old South African needs to go a little to match the largest margin which is the 13 strokes Tom Morris Sr. won by in 1862 at Prestwick.

Here’s a look at some of the others:

Margin Player Year
13 strokes    Tom Morris Sr. 1862
12 strokes    Tom Morris Jr. 1870
11 strokes    Tom Morris Jr. 1869
8 strokes    J.H. Taylor 1900, 1913
8 strokes    James Braid 1908
8 strokes    Tiger Woods 2000
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