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Defenseless

July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014

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Defenseless

By Sal Johnson

After a 39-year absence the British Open returned to Hoylake in 2006. In 1967 the par-72 layout played to a stroke average of 75.01. But in '06, as a result of warm weather and no wind, the scoring average plummeted to 72.37. It remains the lowest scoring average in relation to par at an Open Championship since 1991 at Royal Birkdale.

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YearCourseParScoring Avg.Rounds Under Par
2006Hoylake7272.37190
2000St. Andrews7272.39185
2005St. Andrews7272.67183
1996Royal Lytham7171.85151
2010St. Andrews7273.07161
1992Muirfield7172.28132
PHOTODAVID CANNON/R&A/GETTY IMAGES (HOYLAKE)Hot Links Hoylake played so firm and fast in 2006 that Tiger Woods only hit driver once en route to victory.