One-Round Wonders

July 25, 2004

JUST ABOUT every other year a little-known golfer grabs the
first-round lead--or at least a share of it--at the British Open.
It's happened 10 times in the last 20 Opens. See if you can match
these low-profile Thursday leaders to the year and the course on
which they glimpsed Open glory. To make the task a little easier,
we've provided a clue.

1. WAYNE STEPHENS
2. GREG TURNER
3. ROD PAMPLING
4. CHRISTY O'CONNOR JR.
5. HENNIE OTTO
6. PAUL BROADHURST
7. MICHAEL ALLEN
8. PETER SENIOR
9. RODGER DAVIS
10. CARL PETTERSSON

A. 1985 ROYAL ST. GEORGE'S
(Shared name with famous uncle, not father.)

B. 1987 MUIRFIELD
(He nearly went bankrupt in an ill-fated hotel venture.)

C. 1989 ROYAL TROON
(Double-bogeyed final hole of qualifying round.)

D. 1990 ST. ANDREWS
(Studied to be a stockbroker at Nevada.)

E. 1993 ROYAL ST. GEORGE'S
(Ran a pawnshop in Australia.)

F. 1994 TURNBERRY
(Ruptured a tendon sheath in his arm.)

G. 1996 ROYAL LYTHAM AND ST. ANNES
(Went 2-0 in 1991 Ryder Cup.)

H. 1999 CARNOUSTIE
(Grabbed lead by shooting par.)

I. 2002 MUIRFIELD
(His father worked for Volvo trucks.)

J. 2003 ROYAL ST. GEORGE'S
(Could have been a pro rugby player.)

Answers: 1-C; 2-F; 3-H; 4-A; 5-J; 6-G; 7-D; 8-E; 9-B; 10-I

COLOR PHOTO: DAVE CAULKIN/AP (STEPHENS) COLOR PHOTO: TIM MATTHEWS/GETTY IMAGES (TURNER) COLOR PHOTO: ROBERT BECK (PAMPLING, OTTO) COLOR PHOTO: JACQUELINE DUVOISIN (O'CONNOR) COLOR PHOTO: ROBERT BECK (PAMPLING, OTTO) COLOR PHOTO: STUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES (BROADHURST) COLOR PHOTO: DARREN CARROLL/ICON SMI (ALLEN) COLOR PHOTO: DARREN ENGLAND/GETTY IMAGES (SENIOR) COLOR PHOTO: CAMERON DAVIS/GETTY IMAGES (DAVIS) COLOR PHOTO: DAVID CANNON/GETTY IMAGES (PETTERSSON)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)