The 92nd Open | 1963 Royal Lytham & St Annes

A putting clinic from Charles

The first New Zealander and the first left-hander to win The Open, Bob Charles produced a masterclass in putting as he secured victory at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

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After keeping his cool in regulation play to tie with Phil Rodgers, one shot ahead of Jack Nicklaus, Charles proved clinical on the greens in the last ever 36-hole play-off at The Open.

He one-putted 11 holes in the first round of the play-off to open up a healthy lead, before kicking on to beat Rodgers by eight strokes with a score of 140.

Charles had just 56 putts over the 36 extra holes, nine fewer than his vanquished rival.