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1990 Nick Faldo Wins The Open At St Andrews


For one of the few times in his career, Nick Faldo arrived at a major not just hoping to win but expecting to.

He had already defended his Masters title and finished one stroke away from a play-off at the US Open. He knew his main rival would be Greg Norman, still officially the World No.1.

Norman opened with twin rounds of 66, while Faldo had a 67, thanks to holing a pitch-and-run through the Valley of Sin for an eagle two at the 18th, and then a 65.

The pair were tied on 12 under par, four strokes ahead of the field. The anticipation for their duel over the weekend was high but it never materialised.

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