The 66th Open | 1931 Carnoustie

Armour defies the odds to claim 66th Open

Few Open Champions can claim to have a more remarkable story than Tommy Armour, who lost the sight in one eye due to mustard gas in World War I.

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Armour was nevertheless able to enjoy a hugely successful golfing career highlighted by three major victories, the last of which came in 1931 as The Open made its maiden visit to Carnoustie.

Known as the 'Silver Scot', Armour was sixth with 18 holes to play, five shots adrift of Jose Jurado.

However, the Argentine finished the week with a 77 and Armour saved his best for last, closing with a superb 71 to record a popular victory.

It would take 68 years for another Scottish-born player to lift the Claret Jug.