Irish Open


 

Irish Open

 
Irish Open tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

The Irish Open Championship is a current European Tour event, which has been played annually since 1927, but not without some breaks. This national championship was not played from 1940-45 due to the Second World War and from 1951-74 (apart from a brief appearance in 1953) due to lack of sponsorship. It has been played as the Irish Open, prefixed by various title sponsors as follows: Carroll's (1975-93), Murphy's (1994-2002), Nissan (2003-06), 3 Mobile (2009 - ).

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2020
Dubai Duty Free
(Rahm, Jon)
Mount Juliet
May 28-31
Postponed
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (July 4-7; POSTPONED DUE TO WORLD CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC; second of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].
2019
Dubai Duty Free
Rahm, Jon
Lahinch
264 (-16)
US$1,166,660
Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (July 4-7; second of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) finished 2 shots behind Rahm (Esp), whose final round 8-under 62 gave him a second win in this event in three years. [Lahinch GC, Co. Clare, Ireland].
2018
Dubai Duty Free
Knox, Russell
Ballyliffin GC
274 (-14)
US$1,166,660
Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 5-8; fourth of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Knox (Scot) beat Ryan Fox (NZ) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to win his second European Tour event and first on European soil. [Old Links, Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland].
2017
Dubai Duty Free
Rahm, Jon
Portstewart
264 (-24)
€1,019,362
Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 6-9; third of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Richie Ramsay (Scot) and Matthew Southgate (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Rahm (Esp), who recorded his first European Tour win. Rahm's 24-under was the lowest score to par in the event's history. [Portstewart GC, Portstewart, nr Coleraine, N.Ireland].
2016
Dubai Duty Free
McIlroy, Rory
K Club
276 (-12)
€666,660
Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (May 19-22). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales) and Russell Knox (Scot) finished 3 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who claimed his first win in the Irish Open. [Palmer Course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
2015
Dubai Duty Free
Kjeldsen, Soren
282 (-2)
€416,660
Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (May 28-31). Kjeldsen (Den) beat Eddie Pepperell (Eng) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
2014
x
Ilonen, Mikko
Fota Island
271 (-13)
€333,330
Played as the Irish Open (June 19-22). Second-placed Edoardo Molinari (Ita) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Ilonen (Fin), who was making his 300th European Tour appearance. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].
2013
x
274 (-18)
€333,330
Played as the Irish Open (June 27-30). Second-placed Robert Rock (Eng) and Joost Luiten (Nld) finished 3 shots behind Casey (Eng). This was Casey's first win for two and a half years, following a ski accident in which he broke his collarbone. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
2012
x
Donaldson, Jamie
270 (-18)
€333,330
Played as the Irish Open (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Rafa Cabrero-Bello (Esp), Anthony Wall (Eng) and Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) finished 4 shots behind Donaldson (Wales), who claimed his first European Tour win at the 255th attempt. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
2011
Discover Ireland
Killarney G&FC
269 (-15)
€250,000
Played as the Irish Open presented by Discover Ireland (July 28-31). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Dyson (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
2010
3 Mobile
Fisher, Ross
Killarney G&FC
266 (-18)
€500,000
Played as the 3 Irish Open (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Fisher (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
2009
3 Mobile
Lowry, Shane
County Louth
271 (-17)
amateur
Played as the 3 Irish Open (May 14-17). Lowry (Ire; amateur) beat Robert Rock (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. 22-year-old Lowry, a +5 handicap amateur, was playing in his first European Tour event, and became only the third amateur to win on the European Tour. [County Louth GC, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland].
2008
x
Finch, Richard
Adare Manor
278 (-10)
€416,660
Played as the Irish Open (May 15-18). Second-placed Felipe Aguilar (Chile) finished 2 shots behind Finch (Eng). [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].
2007
x
Adare Manor
283 (-5)
€416,660
Played as the Irish Open (May 17-20). Harrington (Ire) beat Bradley Dredge (Wales) with a par at the first playoff hole to become the first Irishman for 25 years to win the Irish Open. [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].
2006
Nissan
283 (-5)
€366,660
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 18-21). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Bjørn (Den). [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
2005
Nissan
279 (-9)
€333,330
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 19-22). Dodd (Wales) beat David Howell (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This was the second straight week that Howell lost in a playoff. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
2004
Nissan
Rumford, Brett
County Louth
274 (-14)
€316,660
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (July 22-25). Second-placed Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra) and Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Rumford (Aus). [County Louth GC, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland].
2003
Nissan
277 (-11)
€300,000
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (July 24-27). Campbell (NZ) beat Thomas Bjørn (Den) and Peter Hedblom (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
2002
Murphy's
Hansen, Soren
Fota Island
270 (-14)
€266,660
Played as Murphy's Irish Open (June 27-30). First-time European Tour winner Hansen (Den) beat Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Darren Fichardt (RSA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. Richard Bland (Eng) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].
2001
Murphy's
Fota Island
266 (-18)
€266,660
Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Pádraig Harrington (Ire) finished 5 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded the last of his three wins in the Irish Open. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].
2000
Murphy's
Ballybunion
270 (-14)
€267,319
Played as Murphy's Irish Open (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Freddie Jacobson (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Sjöland (Swe), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Old course, Ballybunion GC, Co. Kerry].
1999
Murphy's
268 (-16)
€233,320
Played as Murphy's Irish Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner García (Esp). [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].
1998
Murphy's
278 (-6)
£159,991
Played as Murphy's Irish Open (July 2-5). Carter (Eng) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a par at the first playoff hole to record his only win on the European Tour. "Monty" was denied his third straight Irish Open win. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].
1997
Murphy's
269 (-15)
£113,636
Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot). This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Montgomerie. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].
1996
Murphy's
279 (-5)
£127,551
Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Andrew Oldcorn (Scot) and Wayne Riley (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Montgomerie. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].
1995
Murphy's
277 (-11)
£111,107
Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Torrance (Scot) beat Howard Clark (Eng) at the second playoff hole, where Torrance's eagle trumped Clark's birdie. Stuart Cage (Eng) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].
1994
Murphy's
275 (-13)
£98,766
Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus) and John Daly (USA) finished 1 shot behind Langer (Ger). This was the last of three Irish Open wins for Langer. [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].
1993
Carroll & Co.
276 (-12)
£96,630
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Faldo (Eng) beat José María Olazábal (Esp) at the first playoff hole, to record his third straight win in this event. This was the last of Faldo's three Irish Open wins. [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].
1992
Carroll & Co.
274 (-14)
£76,274
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Faldo (Eng) beat Wayne Westner (RSA) at the fourth playoff hole. This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Faldo. [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
1991
Carroll & Co.
283 (-5)
£60,960
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Faldo (Eng). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Faldo. [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
1990
Carroll & Co.
282 (-6)
£57,883
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 3 shots behind Olazábal (Esp). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1989
Carroll & Co.
278 (-10)
£43,782
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Woosnam (Wales) beat Philip Walton (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1988
Carroll & Co.
278 (-10)
£38,689
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), José María Olazábal (Esp), Manuel Piñero (Esp) and Des Smyth (Ire) finished 7 shots behind Woosnam (Wales). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1987
Carroll & Co.
269 (-19)
£35,838
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 10 shots behind Langer (Ger). This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Langer. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1986
Carroll & Co.
285 (-3)
£31,699
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Rodger Davis (Aus) and Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Ballesteros (Esp). This was the last of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1985
Carroll & Co.
278 (-10)
£20,000
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1984
Carroll & Co.
267 (-21)
£18,330
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Langer (Ger). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Langer. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1983
Carroll & Co.
271 (-17)
£18,330
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1982
Carroll & Co.
O'Leary, John
287 (-1)
£13,386
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Maurice Bembridge (Eng) finished 1 shot behind John O'Leary (Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1981
Carroll & Co.
276 (-12)
£13,328
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Torrance (Scot). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1980
Carroll & Co.
284 (-4)
£11,950
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 1 shot behind defending champion James (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1979
Carroll & Co.
282 (-6)
£10,000
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Markus Agren (Nepal, amateur) finished 1 shot behind James (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1978
Carroll & Co.
Brown, Ken
281 (-7)
£10,000
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and John O'Leary (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Brown (Scot). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1977
Carroll & Co.
283 (-5)
£9,000
Played as Carroll's Irish Open (Aug 25-28). Second-placed and defending champion Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 1 shot behind Green (USA). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1976
Carroll & Co.
284 (-4)
£7,000
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot), Billy Casper (USA) and Martin Foster (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Crenshaw (USA). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1975
Carroll & Co.
275 (-21)
£5,000
Played as Carroll's Irish Open (the first Irish Open since 1953; now with P.J. Carroll & Co. as title sponsor). Second-placed Harry Bannerman (Scot) finished 1 shot behind O'Connor Jr (Ire). [Woodbrook GC, nr Bray, Co. Wicklow].
1953
x
Brown, Eric
272
x
Played as the Irish Open (the first Irish Open since 1950, and not to be played again until 1975). Second-placed Harry Weetman (Eng) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Brown (Scot). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].
1950
x
287
£500
Played as the Irish Open (not played again until 1953). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) and John Panton (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Pickworth (Aus), who won with an eagle three at the final hole. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1949
x
Bradshaw, Harry
286
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Bradshaw (Ire). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].
1948
x
295
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Rees (Wales). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1947
x
Bradshaw, Harry
290
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) finished 2 shots behind Bradshaw (Ire). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
1946
x
288
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
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
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1941
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1940
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1939
x
Lees, Arthur
287
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Reg Whitcombe (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Lees (Eng). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
1938
x
292
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Locke (RSA), who recorded his first win in Europe. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1937
x
Gadd, Bert
284
£150
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Jimmy Adams (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Gadd (Eng), who finished with eagle threes on the two closing holes (both par-5s in those days) to clinch his win. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
1936
x
281
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed William H. "Bill" Davies (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng), the third of the three Whitcombe brothers to win the Irish Open. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1935
x
Whitcombe, Ernest
292
x
Played as the Irish Open. Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) beat his younger brother Reg Whitcombe (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff (Ernest 148, Reg 151). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
1934
x
Easterbrook, Syd
284
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Joe Brown (Ire) finished 7 shots behind Easterbrook (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1933
x
Kenyon, Bob
286
x
Played as the Irish Open. Winner E.W. "Bob" Kenyon (Eng) from the West Lancashire GC, who won by 2 shots. [Malone GC, Dunmurry, Belfast, N. Ireland].
1932
x
283
x
Played as the Irish Open. Henry Cotton (Eng) finished in second place behind Padgham (Eng). [Cork GC, Little Island, Cork, Co. Cork].
1931
x
Kenyon, Bob
291
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Abe Mitchell (Eng), Mark Seymour (Eng), Ernest Whitcombe (Eng), William H. "Bill" Davies (Eng) and Arthur Havers (Eng) finished 2 shots behind E.W. "Bob" Kenyon (Eng). [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].
1930
x
Whitcombe, Charles
289
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed and defending champion Abe Mitchell (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
1929
x
Mitchell, Abe
309
x
Played as the Irish Open. Mitchell (Eng) beat Archie Compston (Eng) and Len Holland (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff (Mitchell 150, Compston 152, Holland 160). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
1928
x
Whitcombe, Ernest
288
x
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Archie Comptson (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
1927
x
312
x
The inaugural Irish Open Championship. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Duncan (Scot), who triumphed on a final day played in brutal weather conditions. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
 

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