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  Sunday, 22 July, 2001, 17:32 GMT 18:32 UK
Lytham final day clockwatch
David Duval plays a bunker shot at the fourth hole
David Duval made his charge on the front nine
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David Duval won The Open by three shots with an excellent display on the final day at Lytham.

This is how the American claimed the famous title:

  • 1817 BST Duval's drive at the 72nd hole finds the centre of the fairway. With the gallery surging up towards the green he then smacks a majestic iron shot to within 15 feet of the hole. He misses the birdie putt but taps in for a par - for a three-stroke victory over Niclas Fasth. Bernhard Langer also cards a four to finish tied for third on six-under.

  • 1806 Duval suffers a slight wobble at the 17th, but his par putt finally drops after going right round the hole. He now has the luxury of a three-shot lead going up the last.

  • 1804 Ian Woosnam comes so close to sinking a 30-foot birdie putt at the final hole. But he has to settle for par and a round of 71 to finish on six-under. Playing partner Alex Cjeka claims a 73 for four-under.

  • 1758 Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Mayfair both secure par at the last for rounds of 70, which leave them on six-under for the championship - in joint third place.

  • 1752 Ian Woosnam misses the green with his second at the 17th, then leaves his third short and two putts give him a bogey. He is now tied for third spot on six-under.

    Niclas Fasth lines up a putt in the final round
    Little-known Fasth had a superb round of 67

  • 1748 A par for Duval at the 16th takes him a step closer to victory, while Bernhard Langer manages a birdie to reach six-under again.

  • 1737 Darren Clarke escapes with a par at the last to finish on six-under after a 70.

  • 1736 Ian Woosnam hits back with a birdie at the 16th to surge to seven-under - three behind Duval.

  • 1726 Duval's rivals are suddenly faltering badly. Ian Woosnam shoots through the green at the 15th and he too drops a shot to slump to six-under.

  • 1723 Darren Clarke's title hopes all but disappear on the 17th. After finding deep rough off the tee, he hits his second into the grandstand. After a drop his third finds sand, he misses a short bogey putt and he finishes with an ugly six that takes him back to six-under.

  • 1723 Jesper Parnevik, one of the favourites at the start of the day, bogeys the last for a 71 to finish on five-under.

  • 1720 Bernhard Langer snatches a birdie at 14 to move up to six-under, while Duval claims par to stay ahead.

  • 1717 Miguel Angel Jimenez finds sand off the tee at 15 and suffers a second successive bogey to reach six-under.

    Darren Clarke
    Clarke: In the hunt

  • 1711 Colin Montgomerie cards a par at the 18th for a 72 and a four-under total. Monty has seen his championship challenge slip away with a poor effort on the final day. His playing partner Ernie Els birdies the last to move to six-under.

  • 1709 Darren Clarke finds himself in trouble off the tee at the 16th. But he conjures a stunning recovery from the long grass and lands a 12-foot birdie putt to move into second place on his own at eight-under.

  • 1706 David Duval hits a great second shot at the 13th and putts from eight feet for a birdie to go back to 10-under, three shots ahead of the field.

  • 1658 Colin Montgomerie hits his third shot into a greenside bunker at the 16th. But he holes an excellent sand shot to make a bizarre par and stay at four-under.

  • 1652 David Duval finds sand at the short 12th and misses his par putt. It is his first bogey of the day and sees him drop back to nine-under. But with Miguel Angel Jimenez bogeying the 14th, Duval retains his two-shot lead.

  • 1650 Ian Woosnam sinks a superb 20-foot birdie putt at the 13th and is now at seven-under. Jesper Parnevik picks up a shot at the 16th to move to six-under.

    Bernhard Langer tees off at the fifth
    Langer was in contention for a first Open win

  • 1644 Miguel Angel Jimenez cuts Duval's lead to two shots with a birdie at 13th, as he claims second place on his own at eight-under.

  • 1640 David Duval's second at the par-five 11th finds a greenside bunker. But he hits a brilliant trap shot to three feet for a birdie and moves three shots clear of the field at 10-under. But his playing partner Bernhard Langer finds the rough on the same hole, cards a bogey six - his first dropped shot of the day - and slumps to five-under.

  • 1637 Nick Price misses a relatively straightforward four-foot par putt at the 13th to drop back to five-under.

  • 1626 Ian Woosnam's remarkable round continues when he sinks an enormous eagle putt at the long 11th. Despite having two shots docked at the start of his round, he is now on six-under - three behind Duval.

  • 1620 Miguel Angel Jimenez joins Fasth and Clarke on seven-under with a birdie four at 11. But playing partner Mayfair slips back to six-under with a six.

    Miguel Angel Jimenez
    Jimenez: Two bogeys in a row

  • 1611 Niclas Fasth so nearly holes a 40-foot birdie putt at the 18th. But he still cards a 67 to post a challenging seven-under total of 277. The little-known Swede is the man the rest have to overtake.

  • 1610 Darren Clarke has an eagle putt from just off the green at the 11th. He leaves it five feet short - but pops in the putt for a birdie to move into joint second spot on seven-under. Playing partner Nick Price matches the birdie and is one shot behind Clarke.

  • 1600 David Duval is now in the groove. He follows his birdie four at the sixth with a similar effort at the long seventh - and is now two shots ahead at nine-under.

  • 1558 Vijay Singh slumps to a double-bogey at the last for a 69 to finish on four-under. But playing partner David Dixon gets an enormous ovation - the Englishman wins the silver medal for the best amateur and finishes on two-over.

  • 1548 Kevin Sutherland birdies the last for a 67 to join Mikko Ilonen as clubhouse leader on five-under.

  • 1544 David Duval takes control of the championship with a birdie at the par-five sixth. He has a lucky bounce with his second as the ball flirts with a greenside bunker - but two putts take him out on his own at eight-under.

    Ian Woosnam discovers he will be docked two shots
    Disbelief: Woosnam was docked two shots

  • 1540 Colin Montgomerie misses a great birdie chance from six feet at 11. With holes running out he is three shots off the lead at four-under.

  • 1533 Billy Mayfair is quietly working his way into contention. A second successive birdie four at the seventh gives him a share of the lead at seven-under.

  • 1522 Ian Woosnam recovers some lost ground with an eagle at the sixth to reach five-under. But Colin Montgomerie three putts the 10th to slip back to four-under, while Niclas Fasth drops his first stroke of the round at the 14th. He is now tied for the lead with David Duval at seven-under.

  • 1520 Tiger Woods' reign as Open champion comes to an end as he holes out at 18 for a level-par 71 to finish the championship on one-under.

  • 1517 Miguel Angel Jimenez moves into joint third spot with a birdie four at six. Playing partner Billy Mayfair joins him on six-under with the same score.

  • 1515 Finland's Mikko Ilonen is the new clubhouse leader at five-under as a four at the last gives him a 66.

  • 1510 Vijay Singh holes a 25-foot birdie putt at 14 to join Garcia, Clarke and Langer at six-under.

    Sergio Garcia on the first green of his final round
    Garcia: Eagled the sixth

  • 1507 Tiger Woods claims a second birdie in a row at the 17th and is one-under going down the last.

  • 1502 Darren Clarke lifts the home fans with a superb effort at the par-five sixth. He hits a marvellous second shot to six feet and holes for an eagle to leap to six-under.

  • 1501 David Duval, the favourite at the start of the day, moves to within a shot of the lead at seven-under with a birdie at the third.

  • 1458 The wheels are starting to fall off Woosnam's round as he hits sand at the fourth and slips to three-under. His playing partner, Alex Cejka, is also faltering - a second successive bogey taking him to four-under.

  • 1451 Colin Montgomerie's long eagle putt at the seventh stops five feet short - but he claims the birdie and is now five-under.

  • 1444 Niclas Fasth storms into a two-shot lead, sinking a 15-foot putt for birdie at 11. But things go from bad to worse for Ian Woosnam who finds the heavy rough at the third and finishes with a five to fall to four-under.

  • 1435 Colin Montgomerie pulls a shot back at the sixth, landing an eigh-foot putt to move to four-under.

  • 1426 Sergio Garcia makes a charge with an eagle three at the sixth to move to five-under. Greg Owen claims his second successive birdie to move alongside him.

    Tiger Woods tees off at the second hole
    Woods began his round five shots behind

  • 1421 More dismay for the British fans, as Colin Montgomerie bogeys five to drop to three-under.

  • 1420 After his superb start, Ian Woosnam suffers a serious setback on the second tee. It is discovered he has 15 clubs in his bag - one more than allowed - and he is automatically docked two shots. The Welshman looks utterly dejected as he slips back to five-under.

  • 1417 Ian Woosnam gets his final round off to a flying start. He so nearly claims a hole-in-one at the first hole, the ball pulling up just a few inches short. He taps in for a birdie two for a share of the lead at seven-under.

  • 1411 Tiger Woods sees his title hopes destroyed with a bizarre triple-bogey on the par-three 12th. After hitting the rough, his attempted recovery flies right over the green, he then finds sand and finally takes two putts for a six. At level par he is out of the running.

  • 1409 Jesper Parnevik drops a shot at the fourth. He is now four-under, three behind.

  • 1400 Darren Clarke opens with a par, but Retief Goosen bogeys the fourth to slip back to four-under.

  • 1358 Niclas Fasth takes the lead on his own with a second successive birdie - just as Nick Price takes a two at the first to move a shot behind on six-under.

  • 1357 Colin Montgomerie's title hopes suffer a major blow as he misses an eight-foot par putt to slip back to four-under.

  • 1352 The leaderboard becomes even more congested as Vijay Singh moves to five-under at eight.

  • 1348 Retief Goosen secures a three at the par-four third to move to five-under - but at the same moment Niclas Fasth birdies the sixth for a share of the lead.

  • 1343 Pierre Fulke, who began the round one behind, bogeys the first.

  • 1340 Davis Love is the new clubhouse leader, after carding a 67 for a three-under .

  • 1328 Davis Love III sees his slim hopes for the title wrecked at the 17th. After a stunning morning, which saw him reach the turn in five-under 30, he misses a five-foot putt to slip back to three-under.

  • 1323 Vijay Singh sinks a 35-foot eagle putt at the fifth to move to three-under.

  • 1252 At the sixth hole Tiger Woods secures his third birdie in a row to move to three-under - just three shots off the lead.

    Ireland's Padraig Harrington hit a level par 71 to finish on two-over, while Lee Westwood - another European player heavily tipped in the build-up - slumped to four-over after a 74.

    Former Open champion Sandy Lyle suffered a torrid time. He carded a 10-over 81, which included three double bogeys, to finish in joint last place on 17-over.


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