Our Royal St George’s Recaps look back on the five most recent Open Championships to have been held at the venue for The 149th Open in 2021.
The third instalment of the series recalls a thrilling event in 1993, which culminated in Greg Norman lifting the Claret Jug for the second time.
Following his maiden Open win at Turnberry in 1986, Norman had endured seven years of frustration in his quest for a second major title, along with a slump in form in the early 1990s.
However, the Australian showed his class at Royal St George’s as he overcame his great rival Nick Faldo – the defending Champion and world No 1 – and a host of other big names in sensational style.
After birdieing five of the last six holes to claim a share of the first-day lead with a 4-under 66, Norman recorded scores of 68 and 69 to trail Faldo, who had posted a course-record 63 in Round 2, and Corey Pavin by one with 18 to play.
The Great White Shark then produced one of the greatest final rounds in Open history to win by two, striking the ball impeccably on his way to a closing 64. Norman went on to say he had never played better, while Gene Sarazen – in attendance 61 years after his triumph at neighbouring Prince’s – hailed the Championship as the finest he had ever seen.
To read the full recap of an incredible event in 1993, click here.