BMW Ch'ship (US)


 

BMW Ch'ship (US)

 
BMW Ch'ship (US) tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

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2019
BMW
Thomas, Justin
Medinah CC
263 (-25)
$1,665,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Aug 15-18; second of three FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Patrick Cantlay (USA) finished 3 shots behind Thomas (USA). [No.3 course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
2018
BMW
Bradley, Keegan
Aronimink
260 (-20)
$1,620,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 14-17; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Bradley (USA) beat Justin Rose (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his first PGA Tour win in six years. [Aronimink GC, Newton Square, PA].
2017
BMW
Leishman, Marc
Conway Farms
261 (-23)
$1,575,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 14-17; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Leishman (Aus). [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
2016
BMW
Johnson, Dustin
Crooked Stick
265 (-23)
$1,530,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 8-11; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Johnson (USA), who recorded his third win of the season. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].
2015
BMW
Day, Jason
Conway Farms
262 (-22)
$1,485,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 17-20; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Daniel Berger (USA) finished 6 shots behind Day (Aus), whose win took him to the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings for the first time. [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
2014
BMW
Conway Farms
266 (-14)
$1,440,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 4-7; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Horschel (USA). [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
2013
BMW
Conway Farms
268 (-16)
$1,440,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 12-15; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Nick Watney (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (USA). [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
2012
BMW
268 (-20)
$1,440,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 6-9; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N. Ire), who claimed his second straight FedEx Cup playoff win. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].
2011
BMW
271 (-13)
$1,440,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 15-18; third of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed John Senden (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Rose (Eng). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2010
BMW
Johnson, Dustin
275 (-9)
$1,350,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 9-12; third of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2009
BMW
265 (-19)
$1,350,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 10-13; third of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Marc Leishman (Aus) and Jim Furyk (USA) finished 8 shots behind Woods (USA), who claimed his sixth PGA Tour win of 2009 and 71st of his career. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2008
BMW
Villegas, Camilo
265 (-15)
$1,260,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 4-7; third of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Dudley Hart (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Villegas (Col). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
2007
BMW
262 (-22)
$1,260,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 6-9; third of four FedExCup playoff events; formerly the Western Open, the PGA Tour's third oldest active tournament). Second-placed Aaron Baddeley (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Woods (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2006
Cialis
271 (-13)
$900,000
Played as the Cialis Western Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Mathew Goggin (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Immelman (RSA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2005
Cialis
270 (-14)
$900,000
Played as the Cialis Western Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Furyk (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2004
Cialis
274 (-10)
$864,000
Played as the Cialis Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Steve Lowery (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Ames (T&T/Can). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2003
Golf Digest
267 (-21)
$810,000
Played as the Western Open (100th) presented by Golf Digest. Second-placed Rich Beem (USA) finished 5 shots behind Woods (USA), who recorded his fourth PGA Tour win in 2003. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2002
Advil
Kelly, Jerry
269 (-19)
$720,000
Played as the Advil Western Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kelly (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2001
Advil
267 (-21)
$648,000
Played as the Advil Western Open (July 5-8). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2000
Advil
274 (-14)
$540,000
Played as the Advil Western Open (July 6-9). Allenby (Aus) beat Nick Price (Zim) with a par at the first playoff hole. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1999
Motorola
273 (-15)
$450,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Mike Weir (Can) finished 3 shots behind Woods (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1998
Motorola
Durant, Joe
271 (-17)
$396,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (June 25-28). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Durant (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1997
Motorola
275 (-13)
$360,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (July 3-6). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Woods (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1996
Motorola
270 (-18)
$360,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) and Jay Don Blake (USA) finished 8 shots behind Stricker (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1995
Motorola
279 (-9)
$360,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA), Justin Leonard (USA), Jay Haas (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mayfair (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1994
Motorola
277 (-11)
$216,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (June 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Greg Kraft (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Price (Zim). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1993
Sprint
269 (-19)
$216,000
Played as the Sprint Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Price (Zim), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins. Norman was runner-up in this event for the third straight year. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1992
Centel
276 (-12)
$198,000
Played as the Centel Western Open (July 2-5). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot Crenshaw (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1991
Centel
Cochran, Russ
275 (-13)
$180,000
Played as the Centel Western Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Cochran (USA), who recorded his only win on the PGA Tour. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1990
Centel
275 (-13)
$180,000
Played as the Centel Western Open (June 7-10). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 4 shots behind Levi (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1989
Beatrice
McCumber, Mark
275 (-13)
$180,000
Played as the Beatrice Western Open (Jun 29-Jul 2). McCumber (USA) beat Peter Jacobsen (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1988
Beatrice
Benepe, Jim
278 (-10)
$162,000
Played as the Beatrice Western Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Benepe (USA), who recorded his only PGA Tour win. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1987
Beatrice
207 (-9)
$144,000
Played as the Beatrice Western Open (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) and Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind D.A. Weibring (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1986
x
286 (-2)
$90,000
Played as the Western Open (July 31-Aug 3). Kite (USA) beat Fred Couples (USA), David Frost (RSA) and Nick Price (Zim) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1985
x
279 (-9)
$90,000
Played as the Western Open (Aug 1-4). First-time PGA Tour winner Verplank (USA, amateur) beat Jim Thorpe (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Verplank was the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Doug Sanders in 1956. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1984
x
280 (-8)
$72,000
Played as the Western Open (July 5-8). Watson (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1983
x
McCumber, Mark
284 (-4)
$72,000
Played as the Western Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind McCumber (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1982
x
276 (-12)
$63,000
Played as the Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Weiskopf (USA), who recorded the last of his 16 PGA Tour wins. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1981
x
Fiori, Ed
277 (-11)
$54,000
Played as the Western Open (July 2-5). Second-placed Greg Powers (USA), Jim Colbert (USA) and Jim Simons (USA) finished 4 shots behind Fiori (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1980
x
281 (-7)
$54,000
Played as the Western Open (July 3-6). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1979
x
286 (-2)
$54,000
Played as the Western Open. Nelson (USA) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1978
x
Bean, Andy
282 (-6)
$45,000
Played as the Western Open (75th). Bean (USA) beat Bill Rogers (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1977
x
283 (-5)
$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Wally Armstrong (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1976
x
288 (+4)
$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Joe Porter (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geiberger (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1975
x
283 (-1)
$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Bobby Cole (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). During the tournament's second round, a number of players were struck by lightning, including Lee Trevino and Jerry Heard on the 13th green, and Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin at other parts of the course. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1974
x
287 (+3)
$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1973
x
Midlothian CC
272 (-12)
$35,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Larry Hinson (USA) and Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Casper (USA). [Midlothian CC, Midlothian, nr Chicago, IL].
1972
x
Jamieson, Jim
Sunset Ridge
271 (-13)
$30,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Labron Harris Jr (USA) finished 6 shots behind Jamieson (USA). [Sunset Ridge CC, Northfield, nr Chicago, IL].
1971
x
279 (-5)
$30,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 2 shots behind Crampton (Aus). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1970
x
Royer Jr, Hugh
Beverly CC
273 (-11)
$26,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind Royer Jr (USA). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].
1969
x
Midlothian CC
276 (-8)
$26,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Rocky Thompson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Casper (USA). [Midlothian CC, Midlothian, nr Chicago, IL].
1968
x
273 (-11)
$26,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1967
x
Beverly CC
274 (-10)
$20,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].
1966
x
283 (-1)
$20,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Casper (USA). [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1965
x
Tam O'Shanter GC
270 (-14)
$11,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Jack McGowan (USA) and Chi Chi Rodríguez (Puerto Rico/USA) finished 2 shots behind Casper (USA). [Tam O'Shanter GC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. At the time Tam O'Shanter CC].
1964
x
Tam O'Shanter GC
268 (-16)
$11,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rodríguez (Puerto Rico/USA). [Tam O'Shanter GC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. At the time Tam O'Shanter CC].
1963
x
Beverly CC
280 (-4)
$11,000
Played as the Western Open. Palmer (USA) beat Julius Boros (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Palmer 70, Boros 71, Nicklaus 73). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].
1962
x
Cupit, Jacky
281 (-3)
$11,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Cupit (USA). [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1961
x
Blythefield CC
271 (-13)
$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Blythefield CC, Belmont, nr Grand Rapids, Mich].
1960
x
Leonard, Stan
Western G&CC
278 (-10)
$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Leonard (Can) beat Art Wall Jr (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Western G&CC, Redford, nr Detroit, Mich].
1959
x
Souchak, Mike
Pittsburgh Field
272 (-8)
$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Souchak (USA). [Pittsburgh Field Club, Pittsburgh, PA].
1958
x
Sanders, Doug
Red Run
275 (-13)
$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). [Red Run GC, Royal Oak, nr Detroit, Mich].
1957
x
Plum Hollow
279
$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Ford (USA) beat George Bayer (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. Gene Littler (USA) and Billy Maxwell (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Plum Hollow CC, Southfield, nr Detroit, Mich.].
1956
x
Fetchick, Mike
284
$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Fetchick (USA) won in a four-way 18-hole playoff. Playoff scores (all players from USA): Fetchick 66, Jay Hebert 71; Doug Ford 72; Don January 75. [Presidio GC, San Francisco, Calif.].
1955
x
272 (-16)
$2,400
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Mike Souchak (USA) finished 2 shots behind Middlecoff (USA). [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].
1954
x
Kenwood CC, OH
277 (-7)
$2,400
Played as the Western Open. Mangrum (USA) beat Ted Kroll (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].
1953
x
Harrison, Dutch
278
$2,400
Played as the Western Open (50th). Ed Furgol (USA), Fred Haas (USA) and Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished in second place behind E. J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1952
x
Westwood CC, MO
274
$2,400
Played as the Western Open. Bobby Locke (RSA) finished in second place behind Mangrum (USA). [Westwood CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1951
x
Furgol, Marty
Davenport CC
270
$2,250
Played as the Western Open. Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished in second place behind Furgol (USA). [Davenport CC, Pleasant Valley, nr Davenport, Iowa].
1950
x
Brentwood CC
282
$2,600
Played as the Western Open. Jim Ferrier (Aus/USA) and E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) finished in second place behind defending champion Snead (USA). [Brentwood CC, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA].
1949
x
Keller GC
268
$2,600
Played as the Western Open. Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished in second place behind Snead (USA). [Keller GC, St Paul, Minnesota]
1948
x
Brookfield CC, NY
281
$2,500
Played as the Western Open. Hogan (USA) beat Ed Oliver (USA) in a playoff. [Brookfield CC, Clarence, nr Buffalo, NY].
1947
x
Palmer, Johnny
Salt Lake City CC
270
$2,200
Played as the Western Open. Bobby Locke (RSA) and Ed Oliver (USA) finished in second place behind Palmer (USA). [The Country Club, Salt Lake City, Utah].
1946
x
Sunset CC, Mo.
271
$1,000
Played as the Western Open. Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished in second place behind Hogan (USA). [Sunset CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1945
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1944
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1943
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1942
x
Barron, Herman
Phoenix CC, AZ
276
$1,000
Played as the Western Open (which took place in Phoenix, and replaced the 1942 Phoenix Open on the tour schedule). Henry Picard (USA) finished in second place behind Barron (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1941
x
Oliver, Ed
Phoenix CC, AZ
275
$1,000
Played as the Western Open (which took place in Phoenix, and replaced the 1941 Phoenix Open on the tour schedule). Ben Hogan (USA) and Byron Nelson (USA) finished in second place behind Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1940
x
River Oaks CC
293
x
Played as the Western Open. Demaret (USA) beat Toney Penna (Italy/USA) in a playoff. [River Oaks CC, Houston, TX].
1939
x
281
x
Played as the Western Open. Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished in second place behind Nelson (USA). [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1938
x
Westwood CC, MO
279
x
Played as the Western Open. Sam Snead (USA) finished in second place behind Guldahl (USA), who recorded his third straight win in this event. [Westwood CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1937
x
Canterbury GC
288
x
Played as the Western Open. Defending champion Guldahl (USA) beat Horton Smith (USA) in a playoff. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1936
x
Davenport CC
274
x
Played as the Western Open. Ray Mangrum (USA) finished in second place behind Guldahl (USA). [Davenport CC, Pleasant Valley, nr Davenport, Iowa].
1935
x
290
x
Played as the Western Open. Willie Goggin (USA) finished in second place behind Johnny Revolta (USA). [South Bend CC, South Bend, Indiana].
1934
x
Peoria CC
274
x
Played as the Western Open. Cooper (USA) beat Ky Laffoon (USA) in a playoff. [CC of Peoria, Peoria Heights, Peoria, Illinois].
1933
x
Smith, Mac
282
x
Played as the Western Open. Tommy Armour (Scot/USA) finished in second place behind Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1932
x
Canterbury GC
287
x
Played as the Western Open. Olin Dutra (USA) finished in second place behind Hagen (USA). [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1931
x
Dudley, Ed
Miami Valley
280
x
Played as the Western Open. Walter Hagen (USA) finished in second place behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Miami Valley GC, Dayton, Ohio].
1930
x
Indianwood
278
x
Played as the Western Open. Al Espinosa (USA) finished in second place behind Sarazen (USA). [Old course, Indianwood G&CC, Lake Orion, Mich].
1929
x
Ozaukee CC
273 (-7)
x
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Horton Smith (USA) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Armour (Scot/USA). [Ozaukee CC, Mequon, nr Milwaukee, WI].
1928
x
Espinosa, Abe
North Shore CC, IL
291
x
Played as the Western Open. Johnny Farrell (USA) finished in second place behind Abe Espinosa (USA). Abe's brother Al finished third. [North Shore CC, Glenview, nr Chicago, IL].
1927
x
281
x
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) and Billy Mehlhorn (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Hagen (USA). [No.1 and No.4 courses, Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1926
x
Highland G&CC
279
x
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Harry Cooper (USA) and Gene Sarazen (USA) finished 9 shots behind Hagen (USA). [Highland G&CC, Indianapolis, Indiana].
1925
x
Smith, Mac
Youngstown CC
281 (-7)
x
Played as the Western Open (25th). Second-placed Leo Diegel (USA), Johnny Farrell (USA), Emmet French (USA), Walter Hagen (USA) and Billy Mehlhorn (USA) finished 6 shots behind Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA). [Youngstown CC, Youngstown, Ohio].
1924
x
Mehlhorn, Bill
Calumet CC
293
$500
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Al Watrous (USA) finished 8 shots behind William "Billy" Mehlhorn (USA). [Calumet CC, Homewood, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1923
x
Colonial CC, Tenn
281
$500
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot), Leo Diegel (USA), Joe Kirkwood Sr (Aus) and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 6 shots behind Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].
1922
x
Brady, Mike
291
x
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) and Laurie Ayton Sr (Scot) finished 10 shots behind Brady (USA), who was the club pro at Oakland Hills CC. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1921
x
Oakwood Club
287
x
Played as the Western Open. Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) finished in second place behind Hagen (USA). [Oakwood Club, Cleveland Heights, nr Cleveland, Ohio].
1920
x
296
x
Played as the Western Open. Jim Barnes (Eng), Clarence Hackney (Scot/USA) and Harry Hampton (Scot/USA) finished in second place behind Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1919
x
Mayfield CC
283
x
Played as the Western Open. Leo Diegel (USA) finished in second place behind Barnes (Eng). [Mayfield CC, South Euclid, nr Cleveland, OH. Now part of the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club].
1918
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War I.
1917
x
Westmoreland CC
283
x
Played as the Western Open. Walter Hagen (USA) finished in second place behind Barnes (Eng). [Westmoreland CC, Wilmette, IL].
1916
x
Blue Mound
286
x
Played as the Western Open. George Sargent (Eng) and Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) finished in second place behind Hagen (USA). [Blue Mound G&CC, Wauwatosa, nr Milwaukee, WI].
1915
x
McNamara, Tom
304
$300
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Alex Cunningham finished 2 shots behind Tom McNamara (USA). [Glen Oak CC, Glen Ellyn, nr Chicago, IL].
1914
x
293 (-3)
$300
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed William "Willie" Kidd (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Barnes (Eng). [Interlachen CC, Edina, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].
1913
x
Memphis CC
295 (-1)
$300
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Mike Brady (USA) finished 7 shots behind Johnny McDermott (USA), the first born and bred American to win this title. At the time the Western Open ranked alongside the US and British Opens in importance. [Memphis CC, Memphis, TN].
1912
x
Smith, Mac
Idlewild CC
299 (+11)
$300
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Alex Robertson (Scot/USA) finished 4 shots behind Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA). [Idlewild CC, Flossmoor, nr Chicago, IL].
1911
x
Simpson, Robert
Kent CC
2 & 1
$200
Played as the Western Open. Robert Simpson (Scot/USA) beat Tom McNamara (USA) 2 and 1 in the final. [Kent CC, Grand Rapids, Mich].
1910
x
Beverly CC
6 & 5
$200
Played as the Western Open. Charles "Chick" Evans (USA, amateur) beat Robert Simpson (Scot/USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].
1909
x
Skokie CC
288
$200
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Stewart Gardner finished 9 shots behind defending champion Anderson (Scot). [Skokie CC, Glencoe, nr Chicago, IL].
1908
x
Normandie GC
299
$200
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Anderson (Scot). [Normandie GC, St Louis, Missouri].
1907
x
Simpson, Robert
Hinsdale
307
$150
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Willie Anderson (Scot) and Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 2 shots behind Simpson (Scot/USA). [Hinsdale GC, Clarendon Hills, nr Chicago, IL].
1906
x
Flossmoor CC
306
$150
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Jack Hobens (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Alex Smith (Scot). [Homewood CC, Flossmoor, IL. Now called Flossmoor CC].
1905
x
Smith, Arthur
Cincinnati CC
278
$150
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed James Maiden (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Arthur Smith (Scot). [Cincinnati CC, Cincinnati, OH. Known at the time as Cincinnati Golf Club].
1904
x
Kent CC
304
$150
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Anderson (Scot). [Kent CC, Grand Rapids, Mich].
1903
x
318
$150
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Laurie Auchterlonie (Scot) and David Brown (Scot) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Smith (Scot). [Milwaukee CC, River Hills, nr Milwaukee, Wisconsin].
1902
x
Euclid Club
299
$150
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Willie Smith (Scot) and W.H. Way (Scot) finished 6 shots behind Willie Anderson (Scot), who now held both the United States' major tournament titles - the US Open and Western Open. [Euclid Club, Cleveland, OH].
1901
x
Midlothian CC
160
$125
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed David Bell (Scot/USA) finished 2 shots behind Auchterlonie (Scot). [Midlothian CC, Midlothian, nr Chicago, IL].
1900
x
(not played)
x
x
The Western Open was not played in 1900.
1899
x
Glen View Club
156
$150
Played as the inaugural Western Open. Smith (Scot) beat Laurie Auchterlonie (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (Smith 74, Auchterlonie 84). [Glen View Club, Golf, nr Chicago, IL].
 

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