The Open


 

The The Open

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

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2020
R&A
Royal St George's
Jul 16-19
tba
The Open Championship (149th). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
2019
R&A
Royal Portrush
Jul 18-21
tba
The Open Championship (148th). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
2018
R&A
Molinari, Francesco
276 (-18)
$1,890,000
The Open Championship (147th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng), Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), Kevin Kisner (USA) and Xander Schauffele (USA) finished 2 shots behind 35-year-old Molinari (Italy), who recorded his first major championship win. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
2017
R&A
Spieth, Jordan
268 (-12)
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].
2016
R&A
Stenson, Henrik
264 (-20)
£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].
2015
R&A
Johnson, Zach
273 (-15)
£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].
2014
R&A
271 (-17)
£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].
2013
R&A
281 (-3)
£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].
2012
R&A
273 (-7)
£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].
2011
R&A
275 (-5)
£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].
2010
R&A
272 (-16)
£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].
2009
R&A
278 (-2)
£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].
2008
R&A
283 (+3)
£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].
2007
R&A
277 (-7)
£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].
2006
R&A
270 (-18)
£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].
2005
R&A
274 (-14)
£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].
2004
R&A
274 (-10)
£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].
2003
R&A
283 (-1)
£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].
2002
R&A
278 (-6)
£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].
2001
R&A
274 (-10)
£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].
2000
R&A
269 (-19)
£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].
1999
R&A
290 (+6)
£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].
1998
R&A
280 (E)
£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].
1997
R&A
272 (-12)
£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].
1996
R&A
271 (-13)
£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].
1995
R&A
282 (-6)
£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].
1994
R&A
268 (-12)
£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].
1993
R&A
267 (-13)
£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].
1992
R&A
272 (-12)
£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].
1991
R&A
272 (-8)
£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].
1990
R&A
270 (-18)
£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].
1989
R&A
275 (-13)
£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].
1988
R&A
273 (-11)
£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].
1987
R&A
279 (-5)
£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].
1986
R&A
280 (E)
£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].
1985
R&A
282 (+2)
£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].
1984
R&A
276 (-12)
£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].
1983
R&A
275 (-9)
£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].
1982
R&A
284 (-4)
£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].
1981
R&A
276 (-4)
£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].
1980
R&A
271 (-13)
£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].
1979
R&A
283 (-1)
£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].
1978
R&A
281 (-7)
£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].
1977
R&A
268 (-12)
£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].
1976
R&A
279 (-9)
£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].
1975
R&A
279 (-5)
£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].
1974
R&A
282 (-2)
£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].
1973
R&A
276 (-12)
£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].
1972
R&A
278 (-6)
£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].
1971
R&A
278 (-10)
£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].
1970
R&A
283 (-5)
£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].
1969
R&A
280 (-4)
£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].
1968
R&A
289 (+1)
£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].
1967
R&A
278 (-10)
£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].
1966
R&A
282 (-2)
£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].
1965
R&A
285 (-3)
£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].
1964
R&A
279 (-9)
£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].
1963
R&A
277 (-7)
£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].
1962
R&A
276 (-12)
£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].
1961
R&A
284 (-4)
£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].
1960
R&A
278 (-10)
£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].
1959
R&A
284 (E)
£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].
1958
R&A
278 (-10)
£1,000
The Open Championship (87th) (July 2-5). 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].
1957
R&A
279 (-9)
£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].
1956
R&A
286 (-2)
£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].
1955
R&A
281 (-7)
£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].
1954
R&A
283 (-5)
£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].
1953
R&A
282 (-6)
£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].
1952
R&A
287 (-1)
£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].
1951
R&A
285 (-3)
£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].
1950
R&A
279 (-9)
£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].
1949
R&A
283 (-5)
£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].
1948
R&A
284 (E)
£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].
1947
R&A
293 (+5)
£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].
1946
R&A
290 (+2)
£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].
1945
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1944
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1943
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1942
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1941
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1940
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to WW2.
1939
R&A
Burton, Dick
290 (+2)
£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].
1938
R&A
295 (+7)
£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].
1937
R&A
290
£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].
1936
R&A
287
£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].
1935
R&A
Perry, Alf
283
£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].
1934
R&A
283
£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].
1933
R&A
292
£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].
1932
R&A
283
£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].
1931
R&A
296
£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].
1930
R&A
291
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].
1929
R&A
292
£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].
1928
R&A
292
£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].
1927
R&A
285
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].
1926
R&A
291
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].
1925
R&A
300
£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].
1924
R&A
301
£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].
1923
R&A
Havers, Arthur
295
£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].
1922
R&A
300
£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].
1921
R&A
296
£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].
1920
R&A
Royal Cinque Ports
303
£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].
1919
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1918
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1917
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1916
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1915
R&A
(not played)
x
x
Championship not played due to First World War.
1914
R&A
306
£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].
1913
R&A
304
£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].
1912
R&A
Ray, Ted
295
£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].
1911
R&A
303
£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].
1910
R&A
299
£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].
1909
R&A
Royal Cinque Ports
295
£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].
1908
R&A
291
£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].
1907
R&A
312
£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].
1906
R&A
300
£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].
1905
R&A
318
£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].
1904
R&A
White, Jack
296
£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].
1903
R&A
300
£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].
1902
R&A
307
£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].
1901
R&A
309
£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].
1900
R&A
309
£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].
1899
R&A
310
£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].
1898
R&A
307
£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].
1897
R&A
314
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].
1896
R&A
316
£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].
1895
R&A
322
£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].
1894
R&A
326
£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
R&A
322
£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
R&A
305
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
R&A
Kirkaldy, Hugh
166
£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
R&A
164
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
R&A
155
£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
R&A
Burns, Jack
171
£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
R&A
161
£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
R&A
Brown, David
157
£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
R&A
Martin, Bob
171
£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
R&A
Simpson, Jack
160
£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
R&A
159
£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
R&A
171
£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
R&A
170
£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
R&A
162
£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
R&A
169
£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
R&A
157
£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
R&A
160
£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
R&A
Martin, Bob
176
£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
R&A
Park Sr, Willie
166
£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
R&A
Park, Mungo
159
£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
R&A
Kidd, Tom
179
£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
R&A
Morris, Young Tom
166
£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
R&A
(not played)
x
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
R&A
Morris, Young Tom
149
£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
R&A
Morris, Young Tom
154
£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
R&A
Morris, Young Tom
157
£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
R&A
Morris, Old Tom
170
£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
R&A
Park Sr, Willie
169
£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
R&A
Strath, Andrew
162
£8
The Open Championship (6th) (Sept 14). Second-placed Willie Park (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Strath (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
1864
R&A
Morris, Old Tom
167
£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
R&A
Park Sr, Willie
168
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
R&A
Morris, Old Tom
163
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
R&A
Morris, Old Tom
163
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
R&A
Park Sr, Willie
174
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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Tiburón GC: featuring two Greg Norman-designed courses, this top-level Florida Stay&Play venue hosts the PGA and LPGA Tours this autumn.
Leopard Creeklocated on the edge of the Kruger National Park, this stunning Gary Player design plays host to the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 13-16).

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World Cup of Golfwith Denmark as defending champions, this prestigious team event heads for the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne (Nov 22-25)
Ladies Spanish Openfirst played in 1982, this event brings the curtain down on the Ladies European Tour 2018 season (Nov 22-25).

Who's Who: 
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