Illustrated in full color throughout and written by golf’s leading journalist the Open Championship 1997 is the official annual of the Championship Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
Coming from five strokes behind in the final round equaling the championship record, young American Justin Leonard shot 65 for a 272 aggregate, and won the 126th Open Championship at Royal Troon
Before Leonards stirring finish Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and Jesper Parnevik of Sweden where contending for the lead and eventually shared second place three strokes behind the champion.
Pre-championship interest was focused on the worlds leading golfers all of whom were playing well at the time Tiger Woods Greg Norman Ernie Els, Colin Montgomerie and Tom Lehman the defending champion
This official annual presents the entire story from Royal Troon as well as the hole by hole scores, of every competitor, all statistics and complete records of the open championship