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1989 Mark Calcavecchia Wins The Open At Royal Troon


Mark Calcavecchia became the first player since 1975 to win The Open in a play-off, which was notable on two counts.

It was the first three-way play-off – Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady were the runners-up – and it was the first play-off to be contested over four holes instead of a full extra round.

Calcavecchia, who grew up playing golf in Florida, birdied the 18th hole twice on the same day to win the Claret Jug – playing in only his third Open.

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