1988 Seve Ballesteros Wins The Open At Royal Lytham & St Annes

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By Golf Histories

For the first time in its 128-year history, The Open would finish on a Monday, due to torrential rain that washed out play on Saturday, and it saw one of the great duels in the event’s history.

Seve Ballesteros won for the second time at Royal Lytham & St Annes, and the third time in all, but only after a thrilling final-round of 65 to beat Nick Price by two strokes. Price had led by two from the Spaniard and defending Champion Golfer Nick Faldo, with all three playing in the same group.

All of them birdied the sixth but when the other two eagled the seventh and Faldo only parred, the Englishman drifted out of contention, finishing with a 71 in third place, six behind the winner. Price played the six holes from the sixth to the 11th in four-under but went from one ahead to one behind as Ballesteros had played them in six under.