Golf Monthly takes a look back at some Open Championship records ahead of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

MOST VICTORIES

6 – Harry Vardon: 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914
5 – James Braid: 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910
5 – J.H. Taylor: 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913
5 – Peter Thomson: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
5 – Tom Watson: 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983

MOST SECOND-PLACE FINISHES
7 – Jack Nicklaus: 1964, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1979
6 – J.H. Taylor: 1896, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1914

MOST APPEARANCES
46 – Gary Player
38 – Jack Nicklaus

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY
13 strokes: “Old” Tom Morris (Sr.), 1862
12 strokes: “Young” Tom Morris (Jr.), 1870
11 strokes: “Young” Tom Morris (Jr.), 1869
8 strokes: J.H. Taylor, 1900
8 strokes: J.H. Taylor, 1913
8 strokes: James Braid, 1908
8 strokes: Tiger Woods 2000

LOWEST WINNING SCORES
267 – Greg Norman: Royal St George’s, 1993
268 – Tom Watson: Turnberry, 1977
268 – Nick Price: Turnberry, 1994
269 – Tiger Woods: St. Andrews, 2000
270 – Nick Faldo: St. Andrews, 1990; Tiger Woods, Royal Liverpool, 2006

LOWEST WINNING SCORES IN RELATION TO PAR
19-under – Tiger Woods: St Andrews, 2000
18-under – Nick Faldo: St Andrews, 1990
18-under – Tiger Woods: Hoylake, 2006

LOWEST 18-HOLE SCORE
63 – Mark Hayes: second round, Turnberry, 1977
63 – Isao Aoki: third round, Muirfield, 1980
63 – Greg Norman: second round, Turnberry, 1986
63 – Paul Broadhurst: third round, St. Andrews, 1990
63 – Jodie Mudd: fourth round, Royal Birkdale, 1991
63 – Nick Faldo: second round, Royal St. George’s, 1993
63 – Payne Stewart: fourth round, Royal St George’s, 1993
63 – Rory McIlroy: first round, St. Andrews, 2010

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS
4 – “Young” Tom Morris: 1868-72 (tournament not played in 1871)
3 – Jamie Anderson: 1877-79
3 – Bob Ferguson: 1880-82
3 – Peter Thomson: 1954-56

OLDEST WINNER
“Old” Tom Morris (Sr.): 1867, 46 years 99 days

YOUNGEST WINNER
“Young” Tom Morris (Jr.): 1868, 17 years 5 months 8 days

YOUNGEST COMPETITOR
“Young” Tom Morris (Jr.): 14 years 4 months, 25 days, 1865

OLDEST COMPETITOR
“Old” Tom Morris (Sr.): 74 years, 11 months, 24 days, 1896

MOST TOP-FIVE FINISHES
16 – J.H Taylor
16 – Jack Nicklaus
15 – Harry Vardon
15 – James Braid

PLAYERS TO WIN IN THREE DIFFERENT DECADES
Harry Vardon: 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914
J.H. Taylor: 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913
Gary Player: 1959, 1968, 1974

MOST FREQUENT VENUES
St. Andrews – 28
Prestwick – 24
Muirfield – 15
Royal St. George’s – 14
Royal Liverpool – 11
Royal Lytham & St. Annes – 10
Royal Birkdale – 9
Royal Troon – 8