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Men Majors tournament results 

The Men Majors tournaments are listed by year, tournament, winner, venue and prize money.


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2020
The Masters
Augusta National
tba
The Masters Tournament (84th). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2020
The Open
Royal St George's
tba
The Open Championship (149th). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
2020
US Open
Winged Foot
tba
The US Open (120th). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
2020
US PGA Ch'ship
Harding Park
tba
The US PGA Championship (102nd). [TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA].
2019
The Masters
Augusta National
tba
The Masters Tournament (83rd). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2019
The Open
Royal Portrush
tba
The Open Championship (148th). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
2019
US Open
Pebble Beach
tba
The US Open (119th). [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
2019
US PGA Ch'ship
Bethpage
tba
The US PGA Championship (101st). [Black course, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY].
2018
(Garcia, Sergio)
tba
The Masters Tournament (82nd). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2018
(Spieth, Jordan)
tba
The Open Championship (147th). [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
2018
(Koepka, Brooks)
tba
The US Open (118th). [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
2018
(Thomas, Justin)
tba
The US PGA Championship (100th). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
2017
Garcia, Sergio
$1,980,000
The Masters Tournament (81st) (April 6-9). Garcia (Esp) beat Justin Rose (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to claim his first major championship win in his 74th start in a major. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2017
Spieth, Jordan
US$1,845,000
The Open Championship (146th) (July 20-23) (first time prize money awarded in US dollars). Second-placed Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 3 shots behind Spieth (USA), who at age 23 yrs 11 mths 26 days became the second youngest player to win three different men's major championship titles (Jack Nicklaus achieved this feat aged 23 yrs 6 mths). In the third round Branden Grace (RSA) recorded the first ever score of 62 for a single round in a men's major championship. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2017
Koepka, Brooks
$2,160,000
The US Open (117th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) and Brian Harman (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Koepka (USA). 27-year-old Koepka’s final score of 16-under tied Rory McIlroy’s record for low score in relation to par in a US Open. [Erin Hills, Erin, nr Milwaukee, Wisconsin].
2017
Thomas, Justin
$1,890,000
The US PGA Championship (99th) (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy), Patrick Reed (USA) and Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Thomas (USA), who claimed his first major championship title. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
2016
$1,800,000
The Masters Tournament (80th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Willett (Eng). Willett got the chance to grab his first major championship title when Spieth quadruple-bogeyed the par-3 12th in the final round. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2016
Stenson, Henrik
£1,175,000
The Open Championship (145th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) (63, 69, 70, 65) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Stenson (Swe) (68, 65, 68, 63), who recorded the lowest ever gross score in a men's major. J.B.Holmes finished third, a further 11 shots behind Mickelson. Stenson became the first Swede ever to win a men's major championship. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
2016
Johnson, Dustin
Oakmont CC, PA
$1,800,000
The US Open (116th) (June 16-19). Second-placed Shane Lowry (Ire), Jim Furyk (USA) and Scott Piercy (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Johnson (USA). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
2016
Walker, Jimmy
$1,800,000
The US PGA Championship (98th) (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire and first-time major championship winner Walker (USA). 37-year-old Walker and defending champion Day both played 36 holes on the Sunday due to a near washout on the Saturday, and both shot 67 in the final round. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
2015
$1,800,000
The Masters Tournament (79th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Spieth (USA). In winning his first major championship, 21-year-old Spieth broke or equalled many Masters records, including: lowest Masters winning score of 18-under par 270 (also achieved by Tiger Woods, 1997); first player to reach 19-under (a bogey at the 72nd hole cost him the outright lowest score record); second youngest winner (5 months behind Tiger Woods, 1997); most birdies over the four rounds, i.e. 28 (Mickelson had 25 in 2001). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2015
Johnson, Zach
£1,150,000
The Open Championship (144th) (July 16-20). Second-time major championship winner Johnson (USA) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Marc Leishman (Aus) in a 4-hole playoff. Playoff scores: Johnson 15 (-1); Oosthuizen 16 (E); Leishman 18 (+2). A Monday finish required for only the second time in the Championship's history after torrential rain and high winds on the Friday and Saturday. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2015
Spieth, Jordan
$1,800,000
The US Open (115th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) and Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Spieth (USA), who claimed back-to-back major championships, having won The Masters earlier in the year. [Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Pl, nr Seattle, WA].
2015
Day, Jason
$1,800,000
The US PGA Championship (97th) (Aug13-16 ). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old Day (Aus), who claimed his first major championship win after three second place finishes in the Majors. [Straits Course, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin].
2014
$1,620,000
The Masters Tournament (78th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Jonas Blixt (Swe) and Jordan Spieth (USA), both making their Masters debut, finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA), who won his second Masters title in three years. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2014
£975,000
The Open Championship (143rd) (July 17-20). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) and Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire). McIlroy (25 yrs and 77 days) became the third youngest golfer to achieve the third leg of the modern Grand Slam (i.e. wins in three of the four major championships). Jack Nicklaus achieved this feat aged 23 yrs and 181 days, while Tiger Woods did it aged 24 yrs and 171 days. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
2014
$1,620,000
The US Open (114th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Rickie Fowler (USA) and Erik Compton (USA) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Kaymer (Ger), who became the first German to win the U.S. Open. Kaymer, Fowler and Compton were the only players to finish the tournament under par. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
2014
$1,800,000
The US PGA Championship (96th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded back-to-back major championship wins. At 25 yrs and 98 days McIlroy became the fourth youngest player to win four major championship titles, behind Young Tom Morris (21 yrs), Tiger Woods (24) and Jack Nicklaus (25). [Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky].
2013
$1,440,000
The Masters Tournament (77th) (April 11-14). Scott (Aus) beat Angel Cabrera (Arg) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th) to become the first Australian to win the Masters Tournament. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2013
£945,000
The Open Championship (142nd) (July 18-21). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA). Mickelson's remarkable final round 66 (5-under par), meant he was the only player to finish the championship with an overall score below par. This was Mickleson's fifth major championship victory, and a back-to-back win having won the Scottish Open a week earlier. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
2013
$1,440,000
The US Open (113th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Rose (Eng), the first Briton to win this event in 43 years. Mickelson, celebrating his 43rd birthday on the final day, finished second for the sixth time in the US Open. [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
2013
$1,445,000
The US PGA Championship (95th) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dufner (USA), who claimed his first major championship win. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
2012
$1,440,000
The Masters Tournament (76th) (April 5-8). First-time major championship winner Watson (USA) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th). Oosthuizen's albatross two at the par-5 2nd hole on the final day provided an unforgettable moment; only the fourth albatross (double-eagle) in the tournament's history. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2012
£900,000
The Open Championship (141st) (July 19-22). A second Open title for Els (RSA), whose final day back-nine 32 helped him eclipse Adam Scott (Aus) by 1 shot. The Australian, chasing his first Major, held a four shot lead with four to play, but had to settle for second place after bogeying each of the last four holes. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2012
$1,440,000
The US Open (112th) (June 14-17). Second-placed Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) and Michael Thompson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Simpson (USA). [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
2012
$1,445,000
The US PGA Championship (94th) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed David Lynn (Eng) finished 8 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who claimed his second major championship title. [The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC].
2011
$1,440,000
The Masters Tournament (75th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) and Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Schwartzel (RSA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2011
£900,000
The Open Championship (140th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) and Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Clarke (N.Ire). This was the first win in a Major for the very popular 42-year old from Northern Ireland. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
2011
Congressional CC
$1,440,000
The US Open (111th) (June 16-19). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire and first-time major championship winner McIlroy (N.Ire). 22-year-old McIlroy recorded the lowest final score against par in a US Open (16-under; he was 17-under at one point), and became the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
2011
$1,445,000
The US PGA Championship (93rd) (Aug 11-14). Bradley (USA) beat Jason Dufner (USA) in a three-hole playoff: Bradley 10 (-1), Dufner 11 (E). Tour rookie Bradley was playing in his first ever major championship. This was a record seventh major in a row won by a first-time major championship winner. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
2010
$1,350,000
The Masters Tournament (74th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who won his third Masters green jacket and the fourth major of his career. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2010
£850,000
The Open Championship (139th) (July 15-18). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind first-time major championship winner Oosthuizen (RSA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2010
$1,350,000
The US Open (110th) (June 17-20). Second-placed Gregory Havret (Fra) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner McDowell (N.Ire). [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
2010
$1,350,000
The US PGA Championship (92nd) (Aug 12-15). First-time major championship winner Kaymer (Ger) beat Bubba Watson (USA) in a three-hole playoff: Kaymer 11 (E), Watson 12 (+1). Dustin Johnson (USA) just missed out on the playoff after incurring a two-shot penalty for grounding his club in a bunker on the final hole. Johnson, who had a one-shot lead at the time, didn't realise the "sand scrape" was deemed to be part of a bunker. [Straits course, Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin].
2009
$1,350,000
The Masters Tournament (73rd) (April 9-12). Cabrera (Arg) beat Kenny Perry (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th). Chad Campbell (USA) was eliminated at the first extra hole. This was Cabrera's second Major and a first time win for a South American in this event. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2009
£750,000
The Open Championship (138th) (July 16-19). First-time major championship winner Cink (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) in a 4-hole playoff: Cink 14 (-2), Watson 20 (+4). Watson's bogey at the 72nd hole cost him the chance to become the oldest Open Champion and Major winner at 59-years old. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
2009
$1,350,000
The US Open (109th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA), David Duval (USA) and Ricky Barnes (USA) finished 2 shots behind Glover (USA). This was Glover's first major championship title and only his second win on the US PGA Tour. [Black course, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY].
2009
Yang, Yong-eun
$1,350,000
The US PGA Championship (91st) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind Yang (S Kor). Yang became the first Asian-born player to win one of golf's four major championships, and the first to overturn a Tiger Woods 54-hole lead in a Major. [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.].
2008
$1,350,000
The Masters Tournament (72nd) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind Immelman (RSA). Immelman's wire-to-wire win brought his first major championship victory. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2008
£750,000
The Open Championship (137th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Harrington (Ire). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2008
$1,350,000
The US Open (108th) (June 12-15). Woods (USA) beat Rocco Mediate (USA) at the Championship's 91st hole. Tied at one-under par, they were the only players below par after 72 holes. In an 18-hole Monday playoff both carded a level par 71. Woods subsequently won at the first sudden-death playoff hole to claim his third US Open and 14th major championship title. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
2008
$1,350,000
The US PGA Championship (90th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) and Ben Curtis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who won his third major championship in his last six attempts. Harrington became the first European since 1930 to win the US PGA crown, and the first European to win back-to-back Majors. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
2007
$1,305,000
The Masters Tournament (71st) (April 5-8). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA), Retief Goosen (RSA) and Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Johnson (USA). Johnson's one-over par 289 equalled the tournament's record high score, also seen in 1954 and 1956. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2007
£750,000
The Open Championship (136th) (July 19-22). Harrington (Ire) beat Sergio Garcia (Esp) in a 4-hole playoff: Harrington 15 (E), Garcia 16 (+1). Harrington became the first Irish player in 60 yrs to win the Claret Jug. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
2007
Oakmont CC, PA
$1,260,000
The US Open (107th) (June 14-17). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Cabrera (Arg), who became the first Argentinian to claim the US Open title. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
2007
$1,260,000
The US PGA Championship (89th) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Woddy Austin (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Woods (USA), who recorded his fourth US PGA title, and 13th major championship win. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
2006
$1,260,000
The Masters Tournament (70th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA). Winless in his first 42 major championship outings, this was the third of three majors won by Mickelson in the subsequent nine outings. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2006
£720,000
The Open Championship (135th) (July 20-23). Second-placed Chris Dimarco (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Woods (USA). This was Tiger's third Open Championship win and 11th Major, tying Walter Hagen as the second most prolific winner of golf's major championships. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
2006
$1,225,000
The US Open (106th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot), Phil Mickelson (USA) and Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ogilvy (Aus), who claimed his first major championship title after Montgomerie and then Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole. [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
2006
$1,224,000
The US PGA Championship (88th) (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Shaun Micheel (USA) finished 5 shots behind Woods (USA), who recorded his third US PGA title, and 12th major championship win. He surpassed Walter Hagen as the second most prolific winner of golf's major championships. [No.3 course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
2005
$1,260,000
The Masters Tournament (69th) (April 7-10). Woods (USA) beat Chris DiMarco (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was Woods' fourth Masters titled, and returned him to No.1 in the world golf rankings. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2005
£720,000
The Open Championship (134th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Woods (USA). Memorable for being the last significant professional tournament played by Jack Nicklaus (aged 65) and for giving Woods his 10th major title. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2005
$1,170,000
The US Open (105th) (June 16-19). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Campbell (NZ). Campbell, who finished at level par, gained entry to the tournament through a 36-hole qualifying competiton at Walton Heath GC in England - the first time US Open qualifying rounds were held outside the U.S. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
2005
$1,125,000
The US PGA Championship (87th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Thomas Björn (Den) and Steve Elkington (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his second major championship win. Monday finish required after weather interruptions on the Sunday. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
2004
$1,170,000
The Masters Tournament (68th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA), who clinched his first major championship with a birdie at the last. Mike Weir was the first left-hander to win the Masters (in 2003); a year later, Mickelson became the second. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2004
£720,000
The Open Championship (133rd) (July 15-18). Hamilton (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) in a 4-hole playoff: Hamilton 15 (E), Els 16 (+1). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
2004
$1,125,000
The US Open (104th) (June 17-20). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Goosen (RSA). Only Goosen and Mickelson finished under par, on a final day that saw the highest scoring average (78.9) since 1935; wind, unforgiving rough and billiard-table greens were all factors. [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
2004
$1,125,000
The US PGA Championship (86th) (Aug 12-15). Singh (Fiji) beat Chris DiMarco (USA) and Justin Leonard (USA) in a three-hole playoff: Singh 10 (-1); DiMarco and Leonard both made par at the opening two playoff holes, but did not finish the third playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Straits course, Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin].
2003
$1,080,000
The Masters Tournament (67th) (April 10-13). Weir (Can) beat Len Mattiace (USA) with a bogie at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th). Weir became the first Canadian to win a Major, and the first left-hander to win one for 40 years. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2003
£700,000
The Open Championship (132nd) (July 17-20). Second-placed Thomas Björn (Den) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 1 shot behind Curtis (USA). This was 26-year old Curtis's first appearance in a major championship, coming in his rookie year on the PGA Tour. The last debut winner of The Open was Tom Watson (1975). The last debut winner of a Major was Francis Ouimet (1913, US Open). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
2003
$1,080,000
The US Open (103rd) (June 12-15). Second-placed Stephen Leaney (Aus) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Furyk (USA). Furyk tied Jack Nicklaus (1980) and Lee Janzen's (1993) record low score for 72-holes in the US Open. [North course, Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
2003
Micheel, Shaun
$1,080,000
The US PGA Championship (85th) (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Chad Campbell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Micheel (USA), who recorded his first ever win on the PGA Tour. Coming to the 72nd hole with a one shot lead, Micheel hit his 175-yard 7-iron approach shot to two inches from the cup. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
2002
$1,008,000
The Masters Tournament (66th) (April 11-14). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Woods (USA), who recorded his third win in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2002
£700,000
The Open Championship (131st) (July 18-21). Els (RSA) beat Thomas Levet (Fra) at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Steve Elkington (Aus) and Stuart Appleby (Aus) had also participated in an earlier 4-hole playoff: Els and Levet 16 (E), Appleby and Elkington 17 (+1). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
2002
$1,000,000
The US Open (102nd) (June 13-16). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Woods (USA). [Black course, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY].
2002
Hazeltine Natl.
$990,000
The US PGA Championship (84th) (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind Beem (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.]
2001
$1,008,000
The Masters Tournament (65th) (April 5-8). Second-placed David Duval (USA) finished 2 shots behind Woods (USA), who clinched the final part of a famous Grand Slam (or Tiger Slam), in which he held all four major championship titles at the same time. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2001
£600,000
The Open Championship (130th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Niclas Fasth (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Duval (USA). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2001
$900,000
The US Open (101st) (June 14-18). Goosen (RSA) beat Mark Brooks (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Goosen 70 (E); Brooks 72 (+2). [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
2001
$936,000
The US PGA Championship (83rd) (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Toms (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
2000
$828,000
The Masters Tournament (64th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Singh (Fiji), who recorded his second major championship win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2000
£500,000
The Open Championship (129th) (July 20-23). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) and Thomas Björn (Den) finished 8 shots behind Woods (USA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2000
$800,000
The US Open (100th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) and Migel Angel Jimenez (Esp) finished 15-shots behind Woods (USA), who went on to win the next three Majors, becoming the first player since Bobby Jones to simultaneously hold all four major championship titles. This feat was called the "Tiger Slam". [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
2000
$900,000
The US PGA Championship (82nd) (Aug 17-20). Defending champion Woods (USA) beat Bob May (USA) in a three-hole playoff: Woods 12 (-1), May 13 (E). First-time the PGA Championship was decided based on a three-hole playoff. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].
1999
$720,000
The Masters Tournament (63rd) (April 8-11). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Olazabal (Esp), who recorded the second of his two wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1999
£350,000
The Open Championship (128th) (July 15-18). Lawrie (Scot) beat Justin Leonard (USA) and Jean Van de Velde (Fra) in a 4-hole playoff: Lawrie 15 (E), Leonard and Van de Velde 18 (+3). With a three shot lead at the 72nd hole, Van de Velde needed no worse than a double-bogey 6 to win the championship. He took seven. At one stage on this disastrous final hole, while standing bare-foot in the Barry Burn, he contemplated playing out of the Burn, but eventually took a drop instead. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1999
$625,000
The US Open (99th) (June 17-20). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stewart (USA). Less than five months later Payne Stewart died in a plane crash. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
1999
$630,000
The US PGA Championship (81st) (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Woods (USA), who claimed his second major championship title. [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1998
$576,000
The Masters Tournament (62nd) (April 9-12). Second-placed David Duval (USA) and Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind O'Meara (USA), who later in the year followed-up his Masters win by winning the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1998
£300,000
The Open Championship (127th) (July 16-19). O'Meara (USA) beat Brian Watts (Can/USA) in a 4-hole playoff: O'Meara 17 (-1), Watts 19 (+1). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1998
$535,000
The US Open (98th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 1 shot behind Janzen (USA). [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
1998
$540,000
The US PGA Championship (80th) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Singh (Fiji). [Sahalee CC, Sammamish, nr Seattle, WA].
1997
$486,000
The Masters Tournament (61st) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 12 shots behind 21-year-old Woods (USA). As the youngest ever Masters winner, Woods recorded the lowest ever Masters score (270) and the biggest ever winning margin. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1997
£250,000
The Open Championship (126th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N. Ire) and Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Leonard (USA). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1997
Congressional CC
$465,000
The US Open (97th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Els (RSA). [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1997
$470,000
The US PGA Championship (79th). Second-placed Justin Leonard (USA) finished 5 shots behind Love (USA). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
1996
$450,000
The Masters Tournament (60th) (April 11-14). Greg Norman (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Faldo (Eng). Faldo entered the final round six shots behind Norman, and went on to win by five to claim his third Masters green jacket. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1996
£200,000
The Open Championship (125th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Mark McCumber (USA) and Ernie Els (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Lehman (USA). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1996
$425,000
The US Open (96th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA). Jones came through a playoff in a regional qualifier to get into this US Open. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1996
Valhalla
$430,000
The US PGA Championship (78th) (Aug 8-11). Brooks (USA) beat Kenny Perry (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first and only major championship win. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].
1995
$396,000
The Masters Tournament (59th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Crenshaw (USA). In an emotional green jacket ceremony Crenshaw dedicated his second Masters title to his coach and mentor, Harvey Penick, who died the week before. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1995
£125,000
The Open Championship (124th) (July 20-23). Daly (USA) beat Costantino Rocca (Italy) in a 4-hole playoff: Daly 15 (-1), Rocca 19 (+3). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1995
$350,000
The US Open (95th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Pavin (USA). Pavin's victory was sealed with a stunning 4-wood approach shot to the 18th green in the final round. [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
1995
$360,000
The US PGA Championship (77th) (Aug 10-13). Elkington (Aus) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was the first and only major championship win for "The Elk". [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1994
$360,000
The Masters Tournament (58th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 2 shots behind Olazabal (Esp), who became the second Spaniard (after Seve Ballesteros) to wear the green jacket. This was the first of Olazabal's two Masters wins. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1994
£110,000
The Open Championship (123rd) (July 14-17). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Price (Zim). [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
1994
Oakmont CC, PA
$320,000
The US Open (94th) (June 16-20). Els (RSA) beat Loren Roberts (USA) with a par at the second sudden-death playoff hole. Earlier, Els and Roberts both scored 74 (+3) in an 18-hole playoff. Colin Montgomerie (Scot) scored 78 (+7) in the playoff and was eliminated prior to the subsequent sudden-death playoff. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1994
$310,000
The US PGA Championship (76th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 6 shots behind Price (Zim), who claimed his third and final major championship title. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
1993
$306,000
The Masters Tournament (57th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 4 shots behind Langer (Ger), who claimed his second green jacket, coming eight years after his Masters triumph in 1985. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1993
£100,000
The Open Championship (122nd) (July 15-18). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus). Norman's second Open Championship title. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1993
$290,000
The US Open (93rd) (June 17-20). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 2 shots behind Janzen (USA), who tied Jack Nicklaus's 1980 record low score for 72-holes in the US Open. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1993
$300,000
The US PGA Championship (75th) (Aug 12-15). Azinger (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th), to record his first and only major championship win. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1992
$270,000
The Masters Tournament (56th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Couples (USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1992
£95,000
The Open Championship (121st) (July 16-19). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 1 shot behind Faldo (Eng). This was Faldo's third Open Championship win. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1992
$275,000
The US Open (92nd) (June 18-21). Second-placed Jeff Sluman (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Kite (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
1992
$280,000
The US PGA Championship (74th) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Jim Gallacher Jr (USA), John Cook (USA) and Gene Sauers (USA) finished 3 shots behind Price (Zim). A year earlier Price had withdrawn from the PGA Championship, which gave John Daly a chance to play in the event ... and win it. [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1991
$243,000
The Masters Tournament (55th) (April 11-14). Second-placed Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Woosnam (Wales). The first Welshman to win the Masters, "Woosie" continued a run of four straight Masters titles for British players. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1991
£90,000
The Open Championship (120th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Mike Harwood (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Baker-Finch (Aus). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1991
$235,000
The US Open (91st) (June 13-17). Stewart (USA) beat Scott Simpson (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Stewart 75 (+3); Simpson 77 (+5). [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.].
1991
$230,000
The US PGA Championship (73rd) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Daly (USA). Daly, the ninth alternate, got his chance to play when Nick Price withdrew. Without a practice round, Daly posted a first round 69. He seized the lead in the second round, and didn't let it go. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].
1990
$225,000
The Masters Tournament (54th) (April 5-8). Defending champion Faldo (Eng) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 11th). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1990
£85,000
The Open Championship (119th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Payne Sewart (USA) and Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 5 shots behind Faldo (Eng). This was Faldo's second major championship win in 1990, and second Open Championship title. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1990
$220,000
The US Open (90th) (June 14-18). Irwin (USA) and Mike Donald (USA) tied an 18-hole playoff, both men scoring 2-over par 74s. Irwin won at the first hole of the ensuing sudden-death playoff. [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1990
$225,000
The US PGA Championship (72nd) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 3 shots behind Grady (Aus), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].
1989
$200,000
The Masters Tournament (53rd) (April 6-9). Faldo (Eng) beat Scott Hoch (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 11th), to become the first Englishman to win The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1989
£80,000
The Open Championship (118th) (July 20-23). Calcavecchia (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) and Wayne Grady (Aus) in a 4-hole playoff: Calcavecchia 13 (-2), Grady 16 (+1), Norman (did not finish). This was the first Open to be decided by a playoff conducted over 4 holes. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1989
$200,000
The US Open (89th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA), Mark McCumber (USA) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Strange (USA). [East course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1989
Kemper Lakes
$200,000
The US PGA Championship (71st) (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA), Mike Reid (USA) and Curtis Strange (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Stewart (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, IL].
1988
$183,800
The Masters Tournament (52nd) (April 7-10). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lyle (Scot). Scotland's first Masters winner clinched his win with a birdie-three on the final hole, which involved an approach shot from a fairway bunker. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1988
£80,000
The Open Championship (117th) (July 14-18). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1988
$180,000
The US Open (88th) (June 16-20). Strange (USA) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) in an 18-hole playoff: Strange 71 (E), Faldo 75 (+4). [The Country Club, Brookline, Boston, MA].
1988
Oak Tree Natl.
$160,000
The US PGA Championship (70th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sluman (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Oklahoma. Known as Oak Tree GC at this time].
1987
$162,000
The Masters Tournament (51st) (April 9-12). Larry Mize (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 11th), holing out with a 140-foot pitch and run. Seve Ballesteros (Esp) was eliminated at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1987
£75,000
The Open Championship (116th) (July 16-19). Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) and Rodger Davis (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Faldo (Eng), who claimed his first major championship win. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1987
$150,000
The US Open (87th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Simpson (USA). [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
1987
$150,000
The US PGA Championship (69th) (Aug 6-9). Nelson (USA) beat Lanny Wadkins (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th), to claim his second PGA Championship title and third major championship win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1986
$144,000
The Masters Tournament (50th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 46-year-old Nicklaus (USA). A back-nine 30 on the final day allowed Nicklaus, the oldest Masters winner, to claim his sixth Masters green jacket and 18th professional major championship. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1986
£70,000
The Open Championship (115th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Gordon J. Brand (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Norman (Aus). The first of Greg Norman's two Open Championship wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
1986
$115,000
The US Open (86th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) and Chip Beck (USA) finished 2 shots behind Floyd (USA). [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
1986
$140,000
The US PGA Championship (68th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Tway (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1985
$126,000
The Masters Tournament (49th) (April 11-14). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp), Curtis Strange (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Langer (Ger), who recorded the first of his two Masters wins. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1985
£65,000
The Open Championship (114th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lyle (Scot). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1985
$103,000
The US Open (85th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Dave Barr (Can), Denis Watson (Zim) and Tze-Chung Chen (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind North (USA). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1985
$125,000
The US PGA Championship (67th) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed and defending champion Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Green (USA), who claimed his second major championship win. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1984
$108,000
The Masters Tournament (48th) (April 12-15). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Crenshaw (USA), who recorded the first of his two Masters wins; the second followed 11 years later. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1984
£55,000
The Open Championship (113th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) and defending champion Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1984
$94,000
The US Open (84th) (June 14-18). Zoeller (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) in an 18-hole playoff: Zoeller 67 (-3), Norman 75 (+5). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
1984
$125,000
The US PGA Championship (66th) (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Championship wins. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].
1983
$90,000
The Masters Tournament (47th) (April 7-11). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was Seve's second Masters win, completed on a Monday after rain interruptions during the tournament. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1983
£40,000
The Open Championship (112th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Andy Bean (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Watson (USA). This was the last of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1983
Oakmont CC, PA
$72,000
The US Open (83rd) (June 16-20). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1983
$100,000
The US PGA Championship (65th) (Aug 4-7). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Sutton (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1982
$64,000
The Masters Tournament (46th) (April 8-11). Stadler (USA) beat Dan Pohl (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1982
£32,000
The Open Championship (111th) (July 15-18). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) and Nick Price (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). This was the fourth of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1982
$60,000
The US Open (82nd) (June 17-20). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
1982
$65,000
The US PGA Championship (64th) (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Floyd (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Championship wins. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
1981
$60,000
The Masters Tournament (45th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded his second Masters win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1981
£25,000
The Open Championship (110th) (July 16-19). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 4 shots behind Rogers (USA). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1981
$55,000
The US Open (81st) (June 18-21). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) and George Burns (USA) finished 3 shots behind Graham (Aus). [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1981
$60,000
The US PGA Championship (63rd) (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Nelson (USA). [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
1980
$55,000
The Masters Tournament (44th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and Jack Newton (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). Celebrating his 23rd birthday during the tournament, Ballesteros became the youngest winner of the Masters, and first European to put on the coveted green jacket. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1980
£25,000
The Open Championship (109th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 4 shots behind Watson (USA).This was the third of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1980
$55,000
The US Open (80th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). Nicklaus's 272 was a record low score in US Open history. This was the last of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1980
$60,000
The US PGA Championship (62nd) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 7 shots behind 40-year-old Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his last of five US PGA titles, and 17th of 18 major championship wins. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1979
$50,000
The Masters Tournament (43rd) (April 12-15). Playing in his first Masters, Zoeller (USA) beat Ed Sneed (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 11th). The first Masters to be decided by a sudden-death playoff rather than an 18-hole playoff. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1979
£15,000
The Open Championship (108th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1979
$50,000
The US Open (79th) (June 14-17). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Jerry Pate (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1979
$60,000
The US PGA Championship (61st) (Aug 2-5). First-time major championship winner Graham (Aus) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-3 3rd). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1978
$45,000
The Masters Tournament (42nd) (April 6-9). Second-placed Rod Funseth (USA), Hubert Green (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Player (RSA), who recorded his third and final Masters win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1978
£12,500
The Open Championship (107th) (July 12-15). Second-placed Simon Owen (NZ), Tom Kite (USA), Raymond Floyd (USA) and Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1978
$45,000
The US Open (78th) (June 15-18). Second-placed JC Snead (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind North (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1978
Oakmont CC, PA
$50,000
The US PGA Championship (60th) (Aug 3-6). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jerry Pate (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win his first and only major championship title. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1977
$40,000
The Masters Tournament (41st) (April 7-10). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). This was the first of Watson's two Masters wins, secured after another epic last-day battle with Jack Nicklaus. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1977
£10,000
The Open Championship (106th) (July 6-9). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). The Ailsa Course provided the setting for Watson's famous "duel in the sun" with Nicklaus. This was the second of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
1977
$45,000
The US Open (77th) (Jun 16-19). Second-placed Lou Graham (USA) finished 1 shot behind Green (USA). [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
1977
$45,000
The US PGA Championship (59th) (Aug 11-14). Wadkins (USA) beat Gene Littler (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his first and only major championship win. This was the first time a sudden-death playoff was used in a stroke-play major championship. [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
1976
$40,000
The Masters Tournament (40th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 8 shots behind Floyd (USA). Floyd defended the 8-stroke lead he had going into the final round, and equalled Nicklaus's four-round record of 271 in the Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1976
£7,500
The Open Championship (105th) (July 7-10). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 6 shots behind Miller (USA). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1976
$42,000
The US Open (76th) (Jun 17-20). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and Al Geiberger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). Pate went through a qualifying event to get into this US Open. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
1976
Congressional CC
$45,000
The US PGA Championship (58th) (Aug 12-16). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Don January (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA), who claimed the second of his two PGA Championship wins. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1975
$40,000
The Masters Tournament (39th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the fifth of his six wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1975
£7,500
The Open Championship (104th) (July 9-12). Making his Open Championship debut, 25-year old Watson (USA) beat Jack Newton (Aus) in an 18-hole playoff: Watson 71 (-1), Newton 72 (E). This was the first of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1975
$40,000
The US Open (75th) (Jun 19-23). Graham (USA) beat John Mahaffey (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Graham 71 (E), Mahaffey 73 (+2). [No.3 course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1975
$45,000
The US PGA Championship (57th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his fourth of five US PGA titles, and 14th major championship win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1974
$35,000
The Masters Tournament (38th) (April 11-14). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) and Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 2 shots behind Player (RSA), who recorded the second of his three Masters titles. Later that year Player also won the Open Championship at Royal Lytham. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1974
£5,500
The Open Championship (103rd) (July 10-13). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Player (RSA). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1974
$35,000
The US Open (74th) (Jun 13-16). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
1974
Tanglewood Park
$45,000
The US PGA Championship (56th) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Park GC, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
1973
$30,000
The Masters Tournament (37th) (April 5-9). Second-placed JC Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Aaron (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. Monday finish required following earlier weather delays. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1973
£5,500
The Open Championship (102nd) (July 11-14). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA) and Neil Coles (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Weiskopf (USA). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1973
Oakmont CC, PA
$35,000
The US Open (73rd) (Jun 14-17). Second-placed John Schlee (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Miller (USA). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1973
Canterbury GC
$45,000
The US PGA Championship (55th) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the third of his five PGA Championship wins. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1972
$25,000
The Masters Tournament (36th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus), Bobby Mitchell (USA) and Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who claimed the fourth of his six Masters wins. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1972
£5,500
The Open Championship (101st) (July 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Trevino (USA). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1972
$30,000
The US Open (72nd) (Jun 15-18). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). This was the third of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
1972
$45,000
The US PGA Championship (54th) (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Tommy Aaron (USA) and Jim Jamieson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Player (RSA), who recorded the second of his two US PGA wins. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1971
$25,000
The Masters Tournament (35th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Coody (USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1971
£5,500
The Open Championship (100th) (July 7-10). Second-placed Liang Huan Lu "Mr Lu" (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Trevino (USA). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1971
$30,000
The US Open (71st) (Jun 17-21). Trevino (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Trevino 68 (-2), Nicklaus 71 (+1). [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1971
BallenIsles CC
$40,000
The US PGA Championship (53rd) (Feb 25-28). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Nicklaus (USA), who claimed the second of his five US PGA titles. [East Course, BallenIsles CC, Palm Beach Gdns, FL. at the time known as the Champions course, PGA National GC].
1970
$25,000
The Masters Tournament (34th) (April 9-13). Casper (USA) beat Gene Littler (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Casper 69 (-3), Littler 74 (+2). Casper won the title he narrowly missed out on the year before. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1970
£5,250
The Open Championship (99th) (July 8-11). Nicklaus (USA) beat Doug Sanders (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nicklaus 72 (E), Sanders 73 (+1). This was the first time an 18-hole versus 36-hole playoff had decided the Open. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1970
Hazeltine Natl.
$30,000
The US Open (70th) (Jun 18-21). Second-placed Dave Hill (USA) finished 7 shots behind Jacklin (Eng), the only player to finish under par. [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.].
1970
$40,000
The US PGA Championship (52nd) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Bob Murphy (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Stockton (USA). [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
1969
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (33rd) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA), Billy Casper (USA) and George Knudson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Archer (USA), who recorded his first (and only) major championship win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1969
£4,250
The Open Championship (98th) (July 9-12). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Tony Jacklin (Eng). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1969
Moody, Orville
$30,000
The US Open (69th) (Jun 12-15). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA), Deane Beman (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) finished 1 shot behind Moody (USA). Moody only got into this US Open after local and sectional qualifying events. [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].
1969
NCR CC
$35,000
The US PGA Championship (51st) (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Floyd (USA). [South course, NCR CC, Kettering, nr Dayton, Ohio].
1968
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (32nd) (April 11-14). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Goalby (USA). De Vicenzo should have tied with Goalby on 277, but he incorrectly signed for a 4 on the 17th hole in the final round, when he had actually made a birdie 3. The signed scorecard could not be amended, meaning De Vicenzo missed out on the chance of a playoff. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1968
£3,000
The Open Championship (97th) (July 10-13). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Player (RSA). Player's three-wood approach to the par-5 14th (the Spectacles) set-up an eagle three; to this day it is still referred to as "the shot" in Carnoustie legend. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1968
$30,000
The US Open (68th) (Jun 13-16). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind Trevino (USA). [East course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1968
Pecan Valley
$25,000
The US PGA Championship (50th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Boros (USA), who claimed his third and final major championship win. [Pecan Valley GC, San Antonio, Texas. This course is now closed].
1967
Brewer, Gay
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (31st) (April 6-9). Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brewer (USA), who lost out in a playoff for the previous year's Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1967
£2,100
The Open Championship (96th) (July 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind De Vicenzo (Arg). De Vicenzo became the first South American to win The Open. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1967
$30,000
The US Open (67th) (Jun 15-18). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). This was the second of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1967
Columbine CC
$25,000
The US PGA Championship (49th) (July 20-24). January (USA) beat Don Massengale (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: January 69 (-3), Massengale 71 (-1). This was January's first and only major championship win. [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].
1966
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (30th) (April 7-11). Defending champion Nicklaus (USA) beat Gay Brewer (USA) and Tommy Jacobs (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nicklaus 70 (-2), Jacobs 72 (E), Brewer 78 (+6). This was the third of Nicklaus's six wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1966
£2,100
The Open Championship (95th) (July 6-9). Second-placed Dave Thomas (Wales) and Doug Sanders (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1966
$26,500
The US Open (66th) (Jun 16-20). Casper (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Casper 69 (-1), Palmer 73 (+3). In the final round of regulation play, Casper overcame a seven shot deficit on the last nine holes. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
1966
$25,000
The US PGA Championship (48th) (July 21-24). Second-placed Dudley Wysong (USA) finished 4 shots behind Geiberger (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1965
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (29th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 9 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the second of his six Masters wins. Nicklaus's 271 overtook the previous record low Masters score of 274 established by Hogan 12 years earlier. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1965
£1,750
The Open Championship (94th) (July 7-9). Second-placed Brian Huggett (Wales) and Christy O'Connor (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Thomson (Aus). This was the last of Thomson's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1965
$26,000
The US Open (65th) (Jun 17-21). Player (RSA) beat Kel Nagle (Aus) in an 18-hole playoff: Player 71 (+1), Nagle 74 (+4). Winning the US Open allowed Player to complete a career grand slam of all four Majors. [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
1965
$25,000
The US PGA Championship (47th) (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Billy Casper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Marr (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1964
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (28th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Dave Marr (USA) finished 6 shots behind Palmer (USA), who claimed the last of his four wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1964
£1,500
The Open Championship (93rd) (July 8-10). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 5 shots behind Lema (USA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1964
Congressional CC
$17,000
The US Open (64th) (Jun 18-20). Second-placed Tommy Jacobs (USA) finished 4 shots behind Venturi (USA). Venturi only got into this US Open after playing in local and sectional qualifying events. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1964
Columbus CC
$18,000
The US PGA Championship (46th) (July 16-19). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nichols (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Columbus CC, Columbus, Ohio].
1963
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (27th) (April 4-10). Second-placed Tony Lema (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who claimed his second major championship win, and first of six wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1963
£1,500
The Open Championship (92nd) (July 10-12). Bob Charles (NZ) beat Phil Rodgers (USA) in a 36-hole playoff: Charles 140 (E), Rodgers 148 (+8). Charles became the first left-hander to win a major championship. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1963
$17,500
The US Open (63rd) (Jun 20-23). Boros (USA) beat Jacky Cupit (USA) and Arnold Palmer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Boros 70 (-1), Cupit 73 (+2), Palmer 76 (+5). [The Country Club, Brookline, Boston, MA].
1963
Dallas AC
$13,000
The US PGA Championship (45th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Dave Ragan (USA) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his first of five US PGA titles, and third major championship win. [Blue course, Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas, TX].
1962
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (26th) (April 5-9). Palmer (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) and Dow Finsterwald (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Palmer 68 (-4), Player 71 (-1), Finsterwald 77 (+5). This was the third of four wins for Palmer in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1962
£1,400
The Open Championship (91st) (July 11-13). Second-placed Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Palmer (USA). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1962
Oakmont CC, PA
$17,500
The US Open (62nd) (Jun 14-17). First-time major championship winner Nicklaus (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nicklaus 71 (E), Palmer 74 (+3). This was the first of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1962
$13,000
The US PGA Championship (44th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Bob Goalby (USA) finished 1 shot behind Player (RSA), who recorded his first of two US PGA titles, and third major championship win. [Aronimink GC, Newton Square, PA].
1961
$20,000
The Masters Tournament (25th) (April 6-10). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Charles Coe (USA, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Player (RSA), who claimed the first of his three Masters titles. Player became the first non-American to don the coveted Masters green jacket. Monday finish required following earlier weather delays. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1961
£1,400
The Open Championship (90th) (July 12-14). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1961
$14,000
The US Open (61st) (Jun 15-17). Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) and Bob Goalby (USA) finished 1 shot behind Littler (USA). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1961
$11,000
The US PGA Championship (43rd) (July 27-31). 45-year-old Barber (USA) beat Don January (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Barber 67 (-3), January 68 (-2). This was Barber's first and only major championship win. [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1960
$17,500
The Masters Tournament (24th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who recorded the second of his four wins in The Masters. Later that year Palmer also won the US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1960
£1,250
The Open Championship (89th) (July 6-8). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nagle (Aus). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1960
$14,400
The US Open (60th) (Jun 16-18). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1960
$11,000
The US PGA Championship (42nd) (July 21-24). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hebert (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. Jay's younger brother Lionel won this championship in 1957. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1959
$15,000
The Masters Tournament (23rd) (April 2-5). Dr Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wall (USA), who stormed through the field on the final day with a round of 66 that included five birdies in the last six holes. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1959
£1,000
The Open Championship (88th) (July 1-3). Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) and Fred Bullock (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Player (S Africa). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1959
$12,000
The US Open (59th) (Jun 11-14). Second-placed Bob Rosburg (USA) finished 1 shot behind Casper (USA). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
1959
Minneapolis GC
$8,250
The US PGA Championship (41st) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) and Doug Sanders (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rosburg (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Minneapolis GC, Minneapolis, Minnesota].
1958
$11,250
The Masters Tournament (22nd) (April 3-6). Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) and Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who won the first of his four Masters green jackets, and the first of his seven major championship titles. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1958
£1,000
The Open Championship (87th) (July 2-4). Thomson (Aus) beat Dave Thomas (Wales) in a 36-hole playoff: Thomson 139 (-3), Thomas 143 (+1). This was the fourth of Thomson's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1958
$8,000
The US Open (58th) (Jun 12-14). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Bolt (USA). [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
1958
Llanerch CC
$5,500
The US PGA Championship (40th) (July 17-20; first year in stroke-play rather than match play format). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Finsterwald (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Llanerch CC, Havertown, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1957
$8,750
The Masters Tournament (21st) (April 4-7). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ford (USA), who recorded his second major championship victory. Ford holed-out from a greenside bunker to cement his win with a birdie-three at the 72nd hole. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1957
£1,000
The Open Championship (86th) (July 3-5). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Locke (RSA). This was the last of Locke's four Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1957
$7,200
The US Open (57th) (Jun 12-15). Mayer (USA) beat Cary Middlecoff (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Mayer 72 (+2), Middlecoff 79 (+9). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1957
Miami Valley
$8,000
The US PGA Championship (39th) (July 17-21). Hebert (USA) beat Dow Finsterwald (USA) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to land his first and only major championship title. [Miami Valley GC, Dayton, Ohio].
1956
$6,000
The Masters Tournament (20th) (April 5-8). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jack "Jackie" Burke Jr (USA). In strong winds Burke equalled the then Masters highest winning total of 289 (also shot in 1954 by Sam Snead). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1956
£1,000
The Open Championship (85th) (July 4-6). Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Thomson (Aus), who won this title for the third straight year. This was the third of Thomson's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1956
$6,000
The US Open (56th) (Jun 14-16). Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) and Julius Boros (USA) finished 1 shot behind Middlecoff (USA). [East course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1956
Blue Hill CC
$5,000
The US PGA Championship (38th) (July 20-24). John "Jackie" Burke Jr (USA) beat Ted Kroll (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to win his second major championship of 1956. [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].
1955
$5,000
The Masters Tournament (19th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 7 shots behind Middlecoff (USA), which at the time was a record margin of victory in the Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1955
£1,000
The Open Championship (84th) (July 6-8). Second-placed John Fallon (Scot) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Thomson (Aus). This was the second of Thomson's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1955
$6,000
The US Open (55th) (Jun 16-19). Fleck (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Fleck 69 (-1), Hogan 72 (+2). Fleck, a municipal golf course pro from Iowa, prevailed in a playoff to deny the legendary Hogan his fifth US Open title. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
1955
Meadowbrook CC, Mich.
$5,000
The US PGA Championship (37th) (July 20-26). Ford (USA) beat Dr Cary Middlecoff (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Ford was competing in his first PGA Championship. [Meadowbrook CC, Northville, nr Detroit, Mich.].
1954
$5,000
The Masters Tournament (18th) (April 8-12). Snead (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Snead 70 (-2), Hogan 71 (-1). This was Snead's third Masters win in six years. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1954
£750
The Open Championship (83rd) (July 7-9). Second-placed Sydney S. Scott (Eng), Bobby Locke (RSA) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Thomson (Aus). This was the first of Thomson's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1954
$6,000
The US Open (54th) (Jun 17-19). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furgol (USA). [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1954
Keller GC
$5,000
The US PGA Championship (36th) (July 21-27). Melvin R. "Chick" Harbert (USA) beat defending champion Walter Burkemo (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final, to record his first and only major championship win. [Keller GC, St Paul, Minnesota].
1953
$4,000
The Masters Tournament (17th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hogan (USA), who secured his second Masters green jacket with a then record score of 274. Later that year Hogan also went on to win the Open Championship and US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1953
£500
The Open Championship (82nd) (July 8-10). Second-placed Frank Stranahan (USA), Antonio Cerda (Arg), Peter Thomson (Aus) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Hogan (USA). This was the only Open Championship which Hogan entered. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1953
Oakmont CC, PA
$5,000
The US Open (53rd) (Jun 11-13). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 6 shots behind Hogan (USA). This was the last of Hogan's four US Open wins, and his third win in this event in four years. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1953
Burkemo, Walter
Birmingham CC
$5,000
The US PGA Championship (35th) (July 1-7). Local hero Burkemo (USA) beat Felice Torza (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to win his first and only major championship title. [Birmingham CC, Birmingham, nr Detroit, Michigan].
1952
$4,000
The Masters Tournament (16th) (April 3-6). Second-placed Jack "Jackie" Burke Jr (USA) finished 4 shots behind Snead (USA), who claimed the second of his three Masters green jackets. Final round played in very windy conditions. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1952
£300
The Open Championship (81st) (July 9-11). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Locke (RSA). This was the third of Locke's four Open Championship wins. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1952
Northwood Club
$4,000
The US Open (52nd) (Jun 12-14). Second-placed Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 4 shots behind Boros (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win and first major championship title. [Northwood Club, Dallas, TX].
1952
Turnesa, Jim
Big Spring CC
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (34th) (June 18-25). Turnesa (USA) beat Chick Harbert (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. This was the only major championship won by Jim Turnesa and his six golfing brothers, five of whom were also touring professionals. [Big Spring CC, Louisville, Kentucky].
1951
$3,000
The Masters Tournament (15th) (April 5-8). Second-placed Robert "Skee" Riegel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA), who claimed the first of his two Masters titles. Later that year Hogan also won the US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1951
£300
The Open Championship (80th) (July 4-6). Second-placed Antonio Cerda (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
1951
£4,000
The US Open (51st) (Jun 14-16). Second-placed Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Hogan (USA). This was the third of Hogan's four US Open wins. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1951
Oakmont CC, PA
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (33rd) (Jun 27-Jul 3). Snead (USA) beat Walter Burkemo (USA) 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final, to capture his third and final PGA Championship title. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1950
$2,400
The Masters Tournament (14th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Demaret (USA), who became the first three-time winner of The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1950
£300
The Open Championship (79th) (July 5-7). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Locke (RSA). This was the second of Locke's four Open Championship wins. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1950
£4,000
The US Open (50th) (Jun 8-11). Hogan (USA) beat Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and George Fazio (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Hogan 69 (-1), Mangrum 73 (+3), Fazio 75 (+5). This was the second of Hogan's four US Open wins. [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1950
Scioto CC
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (32nd) (June 21-27). Harper (USA) beat Henry Williams Jr (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final, to win his first and only major championship title. [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].
1949
$2,750
The Masters Tournament (13th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and Johnny Bulla (USA) finished 3 shots behind Snead (USA), who claimed the first of his three Masters titles. This was the first year that Augusta National's famous green jacket was presented to the Masters winner. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1949
£300
The Open Championship (78th) (July 6-8). Bobby Locke (RSA) beat Harry Bradshaw (Ire) in a 36-hole playoff: Locke 135 (-9), Bradshaw 147 (+3). This was the first of Locke's four Open Championship wins. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1949
$2,000
The US Open (49th) (Jun 9-11). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) and Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Middlecoff (USA). [No.3 course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1949
Hermitage CC, VA
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (31st) (May 25-31). Native Virginian Sam Snead (USA) beat Johnny Palmer (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to claim his second PGA Championship title. [Hermitage CC, Manikin-Sabot, VA].
1948
Harmon, Claude
$2,500
The Masters Tournament (12th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 5 shots behind Harmon (USA), whose five-shot winning margin set a Masters record at the time. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1948
£150
The Open Championship (77th) (Jun 30-Jul 2). Second-placed Fred Daly (N.Ire) finished 5 shots behind Cotton (Eng). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1948
$2,000
The US Open (48th) (Jun 10-12). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA). This was the first of Hogan's four US Open wins. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1948
Norwood Hills CC
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (30th) (May 19-25). Hogan (USA) beat Mike Turnesa (USA) 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Norwood Hills CC, St Louis, Missouri; originally known as North Hills CC].
1947
$2,500
The Masters Tournament (11th) (April 3-6). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) and Frank Stranahan (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Demaret (USA), who recorded the second of his three Masters wins. Demaret shot four sub-par rounds; the first player to do this in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1947
£150
The Open Championship (76th) (July 2-4). Second-placed Reginald W "Reg" Horne (Eng) and Frank Stranahan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daly (N.Ire). Daly became the first Irishman to lift the Claret Jug. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1947
St Louis CC
$2,500
The US Open (47th) (Jun 12-15). Worsham (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Worsham 69 (-2), Snead 70 (-1). [St Louis CC, Clayton, Missouri].
1947
Plum Hollow
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (29th) (June 18-24). Ferrier (USA) beat Chick Harbert (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to claim his first and only major championship win. [Plum Hollow CC, Southfield, nr Detroit, Mich.].
1946
Keiser, Herman
$2,500
The Masters Tournament (10th) (April 4-7). Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Keiser (USA). Hogan's chance of a win or a playoff evaporated when he three-putted from 12-feet on the final green. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1946
£150
The Open Championship (75th) (July 3-5). Second-placed Bobby Locke (RSA) and Johnny Bulla (USA) finished 4 shots behind Snead (USA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1946
Canterbury GC
$1,833
The US Open (46th) (Jun 13-16). Mangrum (USA) narrowly beat Byron Nelson (USA) and Vic Ghezzie (USA) in the second of two 18-hole playoffs. First playoff: all three players scored 72 (E). Second playoff: Mangrum 72 (E), Nelson and Ghezzi 73 (+1). [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1946
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (28th) (Aug 19-25). Hogan (USA) beat Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final, to claim the first of his two wins in this event. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].
1945
(not played)
x
1945 Masters Tournament not played due to World War Two.
1945
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1945
(not played)
x
US Open not played 1942-45 due to Second World War.
1945
Moraine CC
$3,750
The US PGA Championship (27th) (July 9-15). Nelson (USA) beat Sam Byrd (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Byrd held a 2-up lead after the first 18 holes of the final, finished the round with four straight birdies. Nelson rallied in the afternoon on the final day, winning or halving all the remaining holes from the 22nd. [Moraine CC, Dayton, Ohio].
1944
(not played)
x
1944 Masters Tournament not played due to World War Two.
1944
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1944
(not played)
x
US Open not played 1942-45 due to Second World War.
1944
Manito G&CC
$3,500
The US PGA Championship (26th) (Aug 14-20). Hamilton (USA) beat the heavily favoured Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. This was Hamilton's first and only major championship win. [Manito G&CC, Spokane, WA].
1943
(not played)
x
1943 Masters Tournament not played due to World War Two.
1943
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1943
(not played)
x
US Open not played 1942-45 due to Second World War.
1943
(not played)
x
1943 US PGA Championship not played due to the World War Two.
1942
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (9th) (April 9-12). Nelson (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nelson 69 (-3), Hogan 70 (-2). This was Nelson's second Masters title. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1942
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1942
(not played)
x
US Open not played 1942-45 due to Second World War.
1942
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (25th) (May 23-31). Snead (USA) beat Jim Turnesa (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. Turnesa, an Army corporal, had been granted leave to play in this event; meanwhile Snead had to report for wartime service in the US Navy the day after the Championship. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
1941
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (8th) (April 3-6). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Wood (USA). Later that year Wood also won the US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1941
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1941
$1,000
The US Open (45th) (June 5-7). Second-placed Denny Shute (USA) finished 3 shots behind Wood (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1941
$1,100
The US PGA Championship (24th) (July 7-13). Ghezzi (USA) beat Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up after 38 holes in the final. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1940
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (7th) (April 4-7). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 4 shots behind Demaret (USA), who recorded the first of his three Masters titles. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1940
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1940
Canterbury GC
$1,000
The US Open (44th) (June 6-9). Little (USA) beat Gene Sarazen (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Little 70 (-2), Sarazen 73 (+1). [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1940
$1,100
The US PGA Championship (23rd) (Aug 26-Sep 2). Nelson (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
1939
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (6th) (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Guldahl (USA). It was third time lucky for Guldahl, who was runner-up in the previous two Masters Tournaments. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1939
Burton, Dick
£100
The Open Championship (74th) (July 5-7). Second-placed Johnny Bulla (USA) finished 2 shots behind Burton (Eng), who became the player to hold the famous Claret Jug for the longest period of time - seven years. Due to World War II, The Open was not played again until 1946. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1939
Philadelphia CC
$1,000
The US Open (43rd) (June 8-12). Nelson (USA) beat Craig Wood (USA) in the second of two 18-hole playoffs. First playoff: Nelson 68 (-1), Wood 68 (-1), Denny Shute 76 (+7; eliminated). Second playoff: Nelson 70 (+1), Wood 73 (+4). [Spring Mill course, Philadelphia CC, Gladwyne, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1939
Pomonok CC
$1,100
The US PGA Championship (22nd) (July 9-15). Picard (USA) beat Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up after 37 holes in the final. Picard recorded birdies at the 36th and 37th holes to seal the match. [Pomonok CC, Queens, NYC, NY. The course ceased to exist in 1949].
1938
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (5th) (April 2-4; played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) and Harry Cooper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Picard (USA). A front-nine of 32 in the closing round set Picard on his way to the first of his two major championship victories. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1938
£100
The Open Championship (73rd) (July 6-8). Second-placed James "Jimmy" Adams (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1938
$1,000
The US Open (42nd) (June 9-11). Second-placed Dick Metz (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Guldahl (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1938
Shawnee CC
$1,100
The US PGA Championship (21st) (July 10-16). Runyan (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Shawnee CC, nr Stroudsburg, PA. Now known as Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort].
1937
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (4th) (April 1-4; played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nelson (USA), who recorded the first of his two Masters wins. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1937
£100
The Open Championship (72nd) (July 7-9). Second-placed Reg Whitcombe (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Cotton (Eng). [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1937
$1,000
The US Open (41st) (June 10-12). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Guldahl (USA). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1937
Pittsburgh Field
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (20th) (May 26-30). Defending champion Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) beat Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) 1-up after 37 holes in the final. [Pittsburgh Field Club, Pittsburgh, PA].
1936
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (3rd) (April 3-6; played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). Second-placed Harry Cooper (USA) finished 1 shot behind Smith (USA). Smith secured his second Masters title in only its third year. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1936
£100
The Open Championship (71st) (June 25-27). Second-placed James "Jimmy" Adams (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Padgham (Eng). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1936
Manero, Tony
$1,000
The US Open (40th) (June 4-6). Second-placed Harry Cooper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Manero (USA). [Upper course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1936
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (19th) (Nov 17-22). Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) beat Jimmy Thomson (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
1935
$1,500
The Masters Tournament (2nd) (April 4-8; played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). Sarazen (USA) beat Craig Wood (USA) in a 36-hole playoff: Sarazen 144 (E), Wood 149 (+5). Wood was also runner-up in the first Masters a year earlier. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1935
Perry, Alf
£100
The Open Championship (70th) (June 26-28). Second-placed Alf Padgham (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Perry (Eng). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1935
Parks Jr, Sam
Oakmont CC, PA
$1,000
The US Open (39th) (June 6-8). Second-placed Jimmy Thomson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Parks Jr (USA). Parks Jr was the club pro at nearby South Hills CC, with no prior tournament wins. In difficult playing conditions, he was the only player to break 300. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1935
Twin Hills
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (18th) (Oct 18-23). Revolta (USA) beat Tommy Armour (USA) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Twin Hills G&CC, Oklahoma City, OK].
1934
$1,500
The inaugural Masters Tournament (March 22-25; played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament). Second-placed Craig Wood (USA) finished 1 shot behind Smith (USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1934
£100
The Open Championship (69th) (June 27-29). Second-placed Sydney "Sid" Brews (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Cotton (Eng), despite Cotton's closing round of 79. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1934
Dutra, Olin
$1,000
The US Open (38th) (June 7-9). Second-placed Gene Sarazen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Olin Dutra (USA). [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA. Operated at this time by Merion Cricket Club].
1934
Park CC, NY
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (17th) (July 24-29). Runyan (USA) beat Craig Wood (USA) with a par to go 1-up at the 38th hole in the final. [Park CC, Amherst, Buffalo, NY].
1933
£100
The Open Championship (68th) (July 5-7). Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) beat Craig Wood (USA) in a 36-hole playoff: Shute 149, Wood 154. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1933
Goodman, John
North Shore CC, IL
amateur
The US Open (37th) (June 8-10). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) finished 1 shot behind Goodman (USA, amateur), the last amateur to win the US Open. [North Shore CC, Glenview, nr Chicago, IL].
1933
Blue Mound
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (16th) (Aug 8-13). Sarazen (USA) beat Willie Goggin (USA) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Blue Mound G&CC, Wauwatosa, nr Milwaukee, WI].
1932
£100
The Open Championship (67th) (June 8-10). Second-placed Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Sarazen (USA), in the only Open Championship played at Prince's. [Prince's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1932
Fresh Meadow
$1000
The US Open (36th) (June 23-25). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) and Thomas Philip "Phil" Perkins (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Sarazen (USA). [Fresh Meadow CC, Lake Success, NY].
1932
Dutra, Olin
Keller GC
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (15th) (Aug 31-Sep 4). Dutra (USA) beat Frank Walsh (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Keller GC, St Paul, Minnesota].
1931
£100
The Open Championship (66th) (June 3-5). Second-placed José Jurado (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Armour (USA). [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1931
$1000
The US Open (35th) (July 2-6). Burke (USA) beat George Von Elm (USA) in the second of two 36-hole playoffs. First playoff: both players scored 146 (+2). Second playoff: Burke 148 (+4); Von Elm 149 (+5). Burke's epic 144-hole win had taken him a total of 586 shots to complete. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1931
Creavy, Tom
Wannamoisett
$1,000
The US PGA Championship (14th) (Sept 7-14). Creavy (USA) beat Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Wannamoisett CC, Rumford, nr Providence, RI].
1930
n/a
The Open Championship (65th) (June 18-20). Second-placed Macdonald Smith (Scot) and Leo Diegel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr (USA, amateur). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1930
amateur
The US Open (34th) (July 10-12). Second-placed Macdonald Smith (Scot) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Jones (USA, amateur). This was the last of Jones' four US Open wins. [Interlachen CC, Edina, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].
1930
Fresh Meadow
x
The US PGA Championship (13th) (Sept 8-13). Armour (USA) beat Gene Sarazen (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [Fresh Meadow CC, Lake Success, NY].
1929
£75
The Open Championship (64th) (May 8-10). Second-placed Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Hagen (USA). This was the last of Hagen's four Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1929
amateur
The US Open (33rd) (June 27-30). Jones (USA, amateur) beat Al Espinosa (USA) in a 36-hole playoff: Jones 141 (-3), Espinosa 164 (+20). This was the third of Jones' four US Open wins. [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
1929
Hillcrest CC, CA
The US PGA Championship (12th) (Dec 2-7). Defending champion Diegel (USA) beat Johnny Farrell (USA) 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Hillcrest CC, Los Angeles, CA].
1928
£75
The Open Championship (63rd) (May 9-11). Second-placed Gene Sarazen (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hagen (USA). This was the third of Hagen's four Open Championship wins. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1928
$500
The US Open (32nd) (June 21-24). Farrell (USA) beat Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) in a 36-hole playoff: Farrell 143 (+1), Jones 144 (+2). [North course, Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1928
Baltimore CC
The US PGA Championship (11th) (Oct 1-6). Diegel (USA) beat Al Espinosa (USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [East course, Baltimore CC, Lutherville, Maryland].
1927
n/a
The Open Championship (62nd) (July 13-15). Second-placed Aubrey Boomer (Eng) and Fred Robson (Eng) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr (USA, amateur). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1927
Oakmont CC, PA
$500
The US Open (31st) (June 14-17). Armour (USA) beat Harry Cooper (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Armour 76 (+4), Cooper 79 (+7). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1927
Cedar Crest
The US PGA Championship (10th) (Oct 31-Nov 5). Hagen (USA) beat Joe Turnesa (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. This was Hagen's fourth straight US PGA Championship win, and the last of his five wins in this event. [Cedar Crest GC, Dallas, TX].
1926
n/a
The Open Championship (61st) (June 23-25). Second-placed Al Watrous (USA) finished 2 shots behind Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones, Jr (USA, amateur). In trouble in a fairway bunker at the long par-4 17th in the final round, Jones played an unbelievable shot from the bunker onto the green. A plaque beside the bunker now celebrates this extraordinary shot. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1926
Scioto CC
amateur
The US Open (30th) (July 8-10). Second-placed Joe Turnesa (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA, amateur). This was the second of Jones' four US Open wins. [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].
1926
Salisbury GC
The US PGA Championship (9th) (Sept 20-25 ). Hagen (USA) beat Leo Diegel (USA) 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final. This was Hagen's third straight and fourth overall US PGA Championship win. [Salisbury GC, Westbury, Long Island, NY. Although Salisbury GC no longer exists, its Championship course is today's Red course at Eisenhower Park GC].
1925
£75
The Open Championship (60th) (June 25-26). Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) and Archie Comptson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Jim Barnes (Eng). This was the last of the 24 Opens played at Prestwick, the original home of the world's most famous Championship. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1925
$500
The US Open (29th) (June 3-5). Macfarlane (Scot) beat Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) in the second of two 18-hole playoffs. First playoff: both players shot 75 (+4). Second playoff: Macfarlane 72 (+1), Jones 73 (+2). Jones was runner-up for the second straight year. [Worcester CC, Worcester, Mass.].
1925
The US PGA Championship (8th) (Sept 21-26). Defending champion Hagen (USA) beat Bill Mehlhorn (USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. This was Hagen's second straight and third overall US PGA Championship win. [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1924
£75
The Open Championship (59th) (June 26-27). Second-placed Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Hagen (USA). This was the second of Hagen's four Open Championship wins. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1924
Walker, Cyril
$500
The US Open (28th) (June 5/6). Second-placed Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) finished 3 shots behind Walker (Eng). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1924
French Lick
The US PGA Championship (7th) (Sept 15-20 ). Hagen (USA) beat Jim Barnes (Eng) 2-up in the 36-hole final. This was the second of Hagen's five US PGA Championship wins. [Ross course (formerly Hill course), French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana].
1923
Havers, Arthur
£75
The Open Championship (58th) (June 14-15). Second-placed Walter Hagen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Havers (Eng). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1923
Inwood CC
amateur
The US Open (27th) (July 13-15). Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) beat Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff: Jones 76 (+4), Cruickshank 78 (+6). This was the first of Jones' four US Open wins. [Inwood CC, Inwood, Long Island, NY].
1923
Pelham CC
x
The US PGA Championship (6th) (Aug 23-29). Defending champion Sarazen (USA) beat Walter Hagen (USA) 1-up with a birdie-3 at the 38th hole in the final. [Pelham CC, Pelham, nr New York City, NY].
1922
£75
The Open Championship (57th). Second-placed Jim Barnes (USA) and George Duncan (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Hagen (USA). This was the first of Hagen's four Open Championship wins. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1922
Skokie CC
$500
The US Open (26th) (July 14/15). Second-placed Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) and John Black (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sarazen (USA). [Skokie CC, Glencoe, nr Chicago, IL].
1922
Oakmont CC, PA
$500
The US PGA Championship (5th) (Aug 12-18). Sarazen (USA) beat Emmet French (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1921
£75
The Open Championship (56th) (June 23-25). Hutchison (USA) beat Roger Wethered (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff: Hutchison 150, Wethered 159. Hutchison, a native Scot, had taken US citizenship in 1920. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1921
Columbia CC
$500
The US Open (25th) (July 21/22). Second-placed Walter Hagen (USA) and Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 9 shots behind Barnes (Eng). [Columbia CC, Chevy Chase, Maryland].
1921
Inwood CC
$500
The US PGA Championship (4th) (Sept 26-Oct 1). Hagen (USA) beat Jim Barnes (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to claim the first of his five US PGA Championship wins. [Inwood CC, Inwood, Long Island, NY].
1920
Royal Cinque Ports
£50
The Open Championship (55th) (Jun 30-Jul 1). Second-placed Alex "Sandy" Herd (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Duncan (Scot). [Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal, Kent].
1920
Ray, Ted
$500
The US Open (24th) (Aug 12/13). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey), Jack Burke (USA), Leo Diegel (USA) and Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Edward "Ted" Ray (Eng). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1920
Flossmoor CC
$500
The US PGA Championship (3rd) (Aug 17-21). Hutchison (Scot/USA) beat J. Douglas Edgar (Eng) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [Flossmoor CC, Flossmoor, IL].
1919
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1919
Brae Burn CC, MA
$500
The US Open (23rd) (June 9-12). Hagen (USA) beat Mike Brady (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Hagen 77, Brady 78). [Main course, Brae Burn CC, West Newton, Mass.].
1919
Engineers' Club
$500
The US PGA Championship (2nd) (Sept 16-20 ). Defending champion Barnes (Eng) beat Fred McLeod (USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Engineers' Club, Roslyn, NY].
1918
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1918
(not played)
x
1918 US Open not played due to First World War.
1918
(not played)
x
1918 US PGA Championship not played due to the First World War.
1917
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1917
(not played)
x
1917 US Open not played due to First World War.
1917
(not played)
x
1917 US PGA Championship not played due to the First World War.
1916
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1916
Minikahda Club
amateur
The US Open (22nd) (June 29/30). Second-placed Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) finished 2 shots behind Evans Jr (USA, amateur). [Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota].
1916
Siwanoy CC
$500
The inaugural US PGA Championship (Oct 10-14). Barnes (Eng) beat Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, nr NYC, NY].
1915
(not played)
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1915
Travers, Jerome
amateur
The US Open (21st) (June 17/18). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Travers (USA, amateur). [Original Old course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1914
£50
The Open Championship (54th) (June 18/19). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Vardon (Jersey). This was the last of Vardon's six Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1914
Midlothian CC
$300
The US Open (20th) (Aug 20/21). Second-placed Chick Evans Jr (USA, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Hagen (USA). [Midlothian CC, Midlothian, nr Chicago, IL].
1913
£50
The Open Championship (53rd) (June 23/24). Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) finished 8 shots behind Taylor (Eng). This was the last of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1913
n/a
The US Open (19th) (Sept 18-20). Ouimet (USA, amateur) beat Harry Vardon (Jersey) and Ted Ray (Jersey) in an 18-hole playoff (Ouimet 72, Vardon 77, Ray 78). [The Country Club, Brookline, Boston, MA].
1912
Ray, Ted
£50
The Open Championship (52nd) (June 24/25). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) finished 4 shots behind Ray (Jersey). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1912
Buffalo CC
$300
The US Open (18th) (Aug 1/2). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion McDermott (USA). [CC of Buffalo, Williamsville, nr Buffalo, NY].
1911
£50
The Open Championship (51st) (June 26-29). Vardon (Eng) won a 36-hole stroke play playoff against Arnaud Massy (Fra). Massy, 5 shots behind at the time, conceded at the 35th hole. This was the fifth of Vardon's six Open Championship wins. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1911
$300
The US Open (17th) (June 23-26). McDermott (USA) beat Mike Brady (USA) and George Simpson (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (McDermott 80, Brady 82, Simpson 85). McDermott was the first American born player to win the US Open. [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].
1910
£50
The Open Championship (50th) (June 22-24). Second-placed Alex "Sandy" Herd (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Braid (Scot). This was the last of Braid's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1910
Philadelphia Cricket Club
$300
The US Open (16th) (June 17-20). Alex Smith (Scot) beat John McDermott (USA) and Macdonald Smith (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (A. Smith 71, McDermott 75, M. Smith 77). Alex and Macdonald were brothers, originally from Carnoustie, Scotland. [St Martin's course, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA. Original 18-hole course now reduced to 9-holes].
1909
Royal Cinque Ports
£30
The Open Championship (49th) (June 10/11). Second-placed James Braid (Scot) and Tom Ball (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Taylor (Eng). This was the fourth of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal, Kent].
1909
Englewood
$300
The US Open (15th) (June 24/25). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sargent (Eng). [Englewood GC, Englewood, NJ. Course no longer exists].
1908
£30
The Open Championship (48th) (June 18/19). Second-placed Tom Ball (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Braid (Scot). This was the fourth of Braid's five Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1908
McLeod, Fred
Myopia Hunt Club
$300
The US Open (14th) (Aug 27-29). McLeod (Scot/USA) beat Willie Smith (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (McLeod 77, Smith 83). [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
1907
£30
The Open Championship (47th) (June 20/21). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Massy (Fra), the first player from outside Great Britain to win the Open Championship. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1907
Philadelphia Cricket Club
$300
The US Open (13th) (June 20/21). Second-placed Gilbert Nicholls (USA) finished 2 shots behind Alexander "Alec" Ross (Scot), brother of Donald Ross. [St Martin's course, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA. Original 18-hole course now reduced to 9-holes].
1906
£30
The Open Championship (46th) (June 13-15). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Braid (Scot). This was the third of Braid's five Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1906
Onwentsia
$300
The US Open (12th) (June 28/29). Second-placed Willie Smith (Scot) finished 7 shots behind his older brother Alex Smith (Scot). [Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Illinois].
1905
£30
The Open Championship (45th) (June 7-9). Second-placed Rowland Jones (Eng) and J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Braid (Scot). This was the second of Braid's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1905
Myopia Hunt Club
$200
The US Open (11th) (Sept 21/22). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Anderson (Scot), who won this title for the third straight year. This was the last of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
1904
White, Jack
£30
The Open Championship (44th) (June 8-10). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) and James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind White (Scot). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1904
Glen View Club
$200
The US Open (10th) (July 8/9). Second-placed Gilbert Nicholls (USA) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Anderson (Scot). This was the third of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Glen View Club, Golf, nr Chicago, IL].
1903
£30
The Open Championship (43rd) (June 10/11). Second-placed Tom Vardon (Jersey) finished 6 shots behind his brother Harry Vardon (Jersey). This was the fourth of Vardon's six Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1903
$200
The US Open (9th) (June 26-29). Anderson (Scot) beat David Brown (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (Anderson 82, Brown 84). This was the second of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Original Old course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].
1902
£30
The Open Championship (42nd) (June 4/5). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) and James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Alex (Sandy) Herd (Scot). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1902
Garden City GC
$200
The US Open (8th) (Oct 10/11). Second-placed Stewart Gardner (USA) and Walter Travis (USA, amateur) finished 6 shots behind Auchterlonie (Scot). [Garden City GC, Garden City, Long island, NY].
1901
£30
The Open Championship (41st) (June 5/6). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) finished 4 shots behind Braid (Scot). This was the first of Braid's five Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1901
Myopia Hunt Club
$200
The US Open (7th) (June 14-17). Anderson (Scot) beat Alex Smith (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (Anderson 85, Smith 86). This was the first of Anderson's four US Open wins. [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
1900
£30
The Open Championship (40th) (June 6/7). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) finished 8 shots behind J.H. Taylor (Eng). This was the third of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1900
$200
The US Open (6th) (Oct 4/5). Second-placed J.H. Taylor (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Vardon (Jersey). [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].
1899
£30
The Open Championship (39th) (June 7/8). Second-placed Jack White (Scot) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Vardon (Jersey). This was the third of Vardon's six Open Championship wins. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1899
Baltimore CC
$150
The US Open (5th) (Sept 14/15). Second-placed George Low (Scot), Val Fitzjohn and W.H. "Bertie" Way finished 11 shots behind Smith (Scot). [Roland Park course, Baltimore CC, Lutherville, Maryland. This course closed in 1962].
1898
£30
The Open Championship (38th) (June 8/9). Second-placed Willie Park Jr (Scot) finished 1-shot behind Vardon (Jersey). This was the second of Vardon's six Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1898
Herd, Fred
Myopia Hunt Club
$150
The US Open (4th) (June 17/18). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot) finished 7 shots behind Herd (Scot). The first time the US Open was played over 72 holes rather than 36. [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
1897
amateur
The Open Championship (37th) (May 19/20). Second-placed James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Hilton (Eng, amateur). First time for The Open at Royal Liverpool, and a second win in this Championship for the Club's own Harold Hilton. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
1897
Lloyd, Joe
$150
The US Open (3rd) (Sept 17). Second-placed Willie Anderson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Lloyd (Eng). [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].
1896
£30
The Open Championship (36th) (June 10/11). Vardon (Jersey) beat J.H. Taylor (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff: Vardon 157, Taylor 161. This was the first of Vardon's six Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1896
Foulis, James
$150
The US Open (2nd) (July 8). Second-placed and defending champion Horace Rawlins (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Foulis (Scot). [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
1895
£30
The Open Championship (35th) (June 12/13). Second-placed Alex Herd (Scot) finished 4 shots behind defending champion John H. Taylor (Eng). This was the second of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1895
Rawlins, Horace
Newport CC, RI
$150
The inaugural US Open (Oct 4). Second-placed Willie Dunn Jr (Scot), defending champion from the unofficial event held the previous year, finished 2 shots behind Rawlins (Eng). [Newport CC, Rhode Island].
1894
£30
The Open Championship (34th) (June 11/12). Second-placed Douglas Rolland (Scot) finished 5 shots behind John H. Taylor (Eng). This was the first of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. The first Open Championship played outside Scotland. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1893
£30
The Open Championship (33rd) (Aug 31/Sep 1). Second-placed John Laidlay (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Aucterlonie (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1892
amateur
The Open Championship (32nd) (Sept 22/23; first time over 72 holes rather than 36). Second-placed John Ball Jr (Eng), Hugh Kirkaldy (Scot) and Alex Herd (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Harold Hilton (Eng, amateur). First time Open Championship was held at Muirfield, the course only being a year old at the time. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1891
Kirkaldy, Hugh
£10
The Open Championship (31st) (Oct 6). Second-placed Andrew Kirkaldy (Scot) and Willie Fernie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Hugh Kirkaldy (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1890
amateur
The Open Championship (30th) (Sept 11). Second-placed Willie Fernie (Scot) and Archie Simpson (Scot) finished 3 shots behind John Ball Jr (Eng, amateur). Ball was the first player from outside Scotland to win The Open, and the first amateur winner. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1889
£8
The Open Championship (29th) (Nov 8). Park (Scot) beat Andrew Kirkaldy (Scot) in a 36-hole playoff: Park 158, Kirkcaldy 163. [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].
1888
Burns, Jack
£8
The Open Championship (28th) (Oct 6). Second-placed David "Davie" Anderson Jr (Scot) and Bernard "Ben" Sayers (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Burns (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1887
£8
The Open Championship (27th) (Sept 16). Second-placed Bob Martin (Scot) finished 11 shots behind Willie Park Jr (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1886
Brown, David
£8
The Open Championship (26th) (Nov 5). Second-placed Willie Campbell (Scot) finished 2 shots behind David "Davie" Brown (Scot). [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].
1885
Martin, Bob
£10
The Open Championship (25th) (Oct 3). Second-placed Archie Simpson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Bob Martin (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1884
Simpson, Jack
£8
The Open Championship (24th) (Oct 3). Second-placed Willie Fernie (Scot) and Douglas Rolland (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Simpson (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1883
£8
The Open Championship (23rd) (Nov 16/17). Fernie (Scot) beat Robert "Bob" Ferguson (Scot) in a 36-hole playoff (four rounds of the 9-hole Links): Fernie 158, Ferguson 159. [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].
1882
£12
The Open Championship (22nd) (Sept 30). Second-placed Willie Fernie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Robert "Bob" Ferguson (Scot), who won this title for the third straight year. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1881
£8
The Open Championship (21st) (Oct 14). Second-placed Jamie Anderson (Scot) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Ferguson (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1880
£8
The Open Championship (20th) (April 9). Second-placed Peter Paxton (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Ferguson (Scot). This was the first of Ferguson's three consecutive Open wins. [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].
1879
£10
The Open Championship (19th) (Sept 27). Second-placed Jamie Allan (Scot) and Andrew Kirkaldy (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Anderson (Scot), who won this title for the third straight year. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1878
£8
The Open Championship (18th) (Oct 4). Second-placed Bob Kirk (Scot) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Anderson (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1877
£8
The Open Championship (17th) (April 6). Second-placed Robert "Bob" Pringle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Anderson (Scot). This was the first of Anderson's three consecutive Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].
1876
Martin, Bob
£10
The Open Championship (16th) (Sept 30). The Claret Jug was awarded to Bob Martin (Scot) when David Strath (Scot) refused a playoff after they tied on 176 strokes apiece. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1875
Park Sr, Willie
£8
The Open Championship (15th) (Sept 10). Second-placed Bob Martin (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Park (Scot). This was the last of Park's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1874
Park, Mungo
£8
The Open Championship (14th) (April 10). Second-placed Young Tom Morris (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Mungo Park (Scot). Mungo's brother Willie won the Open four times. Played for the first time at Musselburgh. [The Old Course, Musselburgh Links, nr Edinburgh].
1873
Kidd, Tom
£11
The Open Championship (13th) (Oct 4). Second-placed Jamie Anderson (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Tom Kidd (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1872
Morris, Young Tom
£8
The Open Championship (12th) (Sept 13). Second-placed David Strath (Scot) finished 3 shots behind 21-year-old Morris Jr (Scot), who won this title for the fourth straight time. This was the last of Young Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins, and the first year the famous Claret Jug was presented to the winner. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1871
(not played)
x
The Open Championship was held over until 1872, Young Tom Morris having won the title in the previous three years and permanently retaining the Championship Belt.
1870
Morris, Young Tom
£6
The Open Championship (11th) (Sept 15). Second-placed Bob Kirk (Scot) and David Strath (Scot) finished 12 shots behind Morris Jr (Scot), who won this title for the third straight year. Having won three times, Morris was allowed to keep the red Moroccan leather belt, presented each year to the winner. In 1871 the Championship was not played. The famous Claret Jug was introduced when the Championship re-started in 1872. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1869
Morris, Young Tom
£6
The Open Championship (10th) (Sept 16). Second-placed Old Tom Morris (Scot) finished 3 shots behind his son and defending champion Young Tom Morris (Scot). This second of Young Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1868
Morris, Young Tom
£6
The Open Championship (9th) (Sept 23). Second-placed Robert Andrew (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Morris Jr (Scot), who was aged only 17. This was the first of Young Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1867
Morris, Old Tom
£7
The Open Championship (8th) (Sept 26). Second-placed Willie Park (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Morris (Scot). This was the last of Old Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1866
Park Sr, Willie
£6
The Open Championship (7th) (Sept 13). Second-placed David Park (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Park (Scot). This was the third of Park's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1865
Strath, Andrew
£8
The Open Championship (6th) (Sept 14). Second-placed Willie Park (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Strath (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1864
Morris, Old Tom
£6
The Open Championship (5th) (Sept 16). Second-placed Andrew Strath (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Morris (Scot). This was the third of Old Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1863
Park Sr, Willie
The Open Championship (4th) (Sept 18). Second-placed and defending champion Old Tom Morris (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Park (Scot). This was the second of Park's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1862
Morris, Old Tom
The Open Championship (3rd) (Sept 11). Second-placed Willie Park Sr (Scot) finished 13 shots behind defending champion Morris (Scot). This was the second of Old Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1861
Morris, Old Tom
The Open Championship (2nd) (Sept 26). Second-placed and defending champion Willie Park Sr (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Morris (Scot). This was the first of Old Tom Morris's four Open Championship wins. Amateurs were allowed to enter The Open from this year onward. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1860
Park Sr, Willie
The inaugural Open Championship (Oct 17). Second-placed Old Tom Morris (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Park (Scot). This was the first of Park's four Open Championship wins. He was presented with a red Moroccan leather belt; the famous Claret Jug was not introduced until 1872. With only professional golfers able to enter, the field was limited to just 8 players. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
 

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