British Open stories in the SI Vault

Arnie Gets The One He Wanted By Henry Longhurst, July 24, 1961 Helped by two fantastic shots, Palmer overcame filthy weather and a ferocious course to win one of golf's classic championships, the British Open.

Smiling Jack Wins A Rough One By Alfred Wright, July 18, 1966 Kilt-high grass lined the fairways and the sun baked the greens, but canny Jack Nicklaus persevered to win the 106th British Open.

His First Hurrah By Dan Jenkins, July 12, 1973 Tom Terrific wins the British Open, ties a storied course record and gives hint of a budding era: Weiskopf's.

Breaking Clear Of The Crowd By Dan Jenkins, July 25, 1983 Playing perfectly under pressure, Tom Watson shook himself loose from an army of challengers to win his fifth British Open.

Shark Attack By Rick Reilly, July 26, 1993 Greg Norman savaged the best leader board in 20 years to win a memorable British Open.

New King of the Old Course By Michael Bamberger With retiring Jack Nicklaus providing inspiration, Tiger Woods won the British Open on the hallowed 18 at St. Andrews for the second time.

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