1977 Tom Watson edges out Jack Nicklaus in a titanic battle: the ‘Duel in the Sun’. 1984 St. Andrews Seve Ballesteros ends the challenge of Tom Watson by willing a birdie putt into the hole on the 18th, then celebrating with an iconic, matador’s fist pump. 1995 St. Andrews Italian Constantino Rocca produces one of the great shots in the history of The Open Championship at the 72nd hole, sinking a putt from the ‘Valley of Sin’ to force a play-off with John Daly. 1999 Carnoustie Jean van De Velde’s meltdown, blowing a three-shot lead on the final hole before losing in a three-way play-off to Paul Lawrie, who closed with 67 and then birdied the 17th and 18th in extra holes.
Constantino Rocca at St Andrews in 1995 Jean van de Velde at Carnoustie in 1999 It’s now up to you to decide which of these incredible finishes stands above the others as The Greatest Open Finish. You can do so by voting at glenmorangie. com. Voting will be open until July 15th, with the winner announced on the 16th – the penultimate day of this year’s tournament.