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Tournament results: Irish Open

Results for the Irish Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2020
Europe
Catlin, John
270 (-10)
€199,750
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Catlin, John

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

€199,750

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (Sept 24-27; POSTPONED from July 4-7 due to world coronavirus pandemic, and moved from Mount Juliet to Galgorm Castle). Second-placed Aaron Rai (Eng) finished 2 shots behind John Catlin (USA), who shot a closing round 6-under 64 to win his second European Tour title in a month. [Galgorm Castle GC, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland]. [First of a four-tournament UK Swing, introduced in response to scheduling disruption caused by the world coronavirus pandemic; the second of two such UK Swings in 2020].

2019
Europe
264 (-16)
US$1,166,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (July 4-7; second of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) finished 2 shots behind Rahm (Esp), whose final round 8-under 62 gave him a second win in this event in three years. [Lahinch GC, Co. Clare, Ireland].

2018
Europe
Knox, Russell
274 (-14)
US$1,166,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Knox, Russell

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 5-8; fourth of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Knox (Scot) beat Ryan Fox (NZ) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to win his second European Tour event and first on European soil. [Glashedy Links, Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland].

2017
Europe
264 (-24)
€1,019,362
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rahm, Jon

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

€1,019,362

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 6-9; third of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Richie Ramsay (Scot) and Matthew Southgate (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Rahm (Esp), who recorded his first European Tour win. Rahm's 24-under was the lowest score to par in the event's history. [Portstewart GC, Portstewart, nr Coleraine, N.Ireland].

2016
Europe
276 (-12)
€666,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€666,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (May 19-22). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales) and Russell Knox (Scot) finished 3 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who claimed his first win in the Irish Open. [Ryder Cup course course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time known as the Palmer course].

2015
Europe
282 (-2)
€416,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kjeldsen, Soren

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

€416,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (May 28-31). Kjeldsen (Den) beat Eddie Pepperell (Eng) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].

2014
Europe
Ilonen, Mikko
271 (-13)
€333,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ilonen, Mikko

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (June 19-22). Second-placed Edoardo Molinari (Ita) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Ilonen (Fin), who was making his 300th European Tour appearance. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].

2013
Europe
274 (-18)
€333,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

274 (-18)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (June 27-30). Second-placed Robert Rock (Eng) and Joost Luiten (Nld) finished 3 shots behind Casey (Eng). This was Casey's first win for two and a half years, following a ski accident in which he broke his collarbone. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donaldson, Jamie

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Rafa Cabrero-Bello (Esp), Anthony Wall (Eng) and Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) finished 4 shots behind Donaldson (Wales), who claimed his first European Tour win at the 255th attempt. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

2011
Europe
269 (-15)
€250,000
Discover Ireland

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

Discover Ireland

Played as the Irish Open presented by Discover Ireland (July 28-31). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Dyson (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].

2010
Europe
266 (-18)
€500,000
3 Mobile

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fisher, Ross

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

€500,000

Title sponsor

3 Mobile

Played as the 3 Irish Open (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Fisher (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].

2009
Europe
271 (-17)
amateur
3 Mobile

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lowry, Shane

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

3 Mobile

Played as the 3 Irish Open (May 14-17). Lowry (Ire; amateur) beat Robert Rock (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. 22-year-old Lowry, a +5 handicap amateur, was playing in his first European Tour event, and became only the third amateur to win on the European Tour. [County Louth GC, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland].

2008
Europe
Finch, Richard
278 (-10)
€416,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Finch, Richard

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

€416,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (May 15-18). Second-placed Felipe Aguilar (Chile) finished 2 shots behind Finch (Eng). [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].

2007
Europe
283 (-5)
€416,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

€416,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (May 17-20). Harrington (Ire) beat Bradley Dredge (Wales) with a par at the first playoff hole to become the first Irishman for 25 years to win the Irish Open. [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].

2006
Europe
283 (-5)
€366,660
Nissan

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bjorn, Thomas

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

€366,660

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 18-21). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Bjørn (Den). [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].

2005
Europe
279 (-9)
€333,330
Nissan

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dodd, Stephen

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 19-22). Dodd (Wales) beat David Howell (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This was the second straight week that Howell lost in a playoff. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].

2004
Europe
274 (-14)
€316,660
Nissan

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rumford, Brett

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€316,660

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Irish Open (July 22-25). Second-placed Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra) and Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Rumford (Aus). [County Louth GC, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland].

2003
Europe
277 (-11)
€300,000
Nissan

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Irish Open (July 24-27). Campbell (NZ) beat Thomas Bjørn (Den) and Peter Hedblom (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

2002
Europe
270 (-14)
€266,660
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hansen, Soren

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open (June 27-30). First-time European Tour winner Hansen (Den) beat Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Darren Fichardt (RSA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. Richard Bland (Eng) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].

2001
Europe
266 (-18)
€266,660
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Pádraig Harrington (Ire) finished 5 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded the last of his three wins in the Irish Open. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].

2000
Europe
270 (-14)
€267,319
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sjoland, Patrik

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€267,319

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Freddie Jacobson (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Sjöland (Swe), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Old course, Ballybunion GC, Co. Kerry].

1999
Europe
268 (-16)
€233,320
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Garcia, Sergio

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

€233,320

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner García (Esp). [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].

1998
Europe
278 (-6)
£159,991
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Carter, David

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

£159,991

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open (July 2-5). Carter (Eng) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a par at the first playoff hole to record his only win on the European Tour. "Monty" was denied his third straight Irish Open win. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].

1997
Europe
269 (-15)
£113,636
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

£113,636

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot). This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Montgomerie. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].

1996
Europe
279 (-5)
£127,551
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

£127,551

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Andrew Oldcorn (Scot) and Wayne Riley (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Montgomerie. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].

1995
Europe
277 (-11)
£111,107
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Torrance, Sam

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£111,107

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Torrance (Scot) beat Howard Clark (Eng) at the second playoff hole, where Torrance's eagle trumped Clark's birdie. Stuart Cage (Eng) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].

1994
Europe
275 (-13)
£98,766
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£98,766

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus) and John Daly (USA) finished 1 shot behind Langer (Ger). This was the last of three Irish Open wins for Langer. [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].

1993
Europe
276 (-12)
£96,630
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£96,630

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Faldo (Eng) beat José María Olazábal (Esp) at the first playoff hole, to record his third straight win in this event. This was the last of Faldo's three Irish Open wins. [Mount Juliet GC, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland].

1992
Europe
274 (-14)
£76,274
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£76,274

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Faldo (Eng) beat Wayne Westner (RSA) at the fourth playoff hole. This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Faldo. [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].

1991
Europe
283 (-5)
£60,960
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£60,960

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Faldo (Eng). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Faldo. [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].

1990
Europe
282 (-6)
£57,883
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Olazabal, Jose Maria

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£57,883

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 3 shots behind Olazábal (Esp). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1989
Europe
278 (-10)
£43,782
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£43,782

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Woosnam (Wales) beat Philip Walton (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1988
Europe
278 (-10)
£38,689
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£38,689

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), José María Olazábal (Esp), Manuel Piñero (Esp) and Des Smyth (Ire) finished 7 shots behind Woosnam (Wales). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1987
Europe
269 (-19)
£35,838
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£35,838

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 10 shots behind Langer (Ger). This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Langer. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1986
Europe
285 (-3)
£31,699
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£31,699

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Rodger Davis (Aus) and Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Ballesteros (Esp). This was the last of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1985
Europe
278 (-10)
£20,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£20,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

1984
Europe
267 (-21)
£18,330
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

£18,330

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Langer (Ger). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Langer. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

1983
Europe
271 (-17)
£18,330
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£18,330

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Ballesteros. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

1982
Europe
O'Leary, John
287 (-1)
£13,386
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

O'Leary, John

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

£13,386

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Maurice Bembridge (Eng) finished 1 shot behind John O'Leary (Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1981
Europe
276 (-12)
£13,328
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Torrance, Sam

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£13,328

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Torrance (Scot). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1980
Europe
284 (-4)
£11,950
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

James, Mark

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

£11,950

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 1 shot behind defending champion James (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1979
Europe
282 (-6)
£10,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

James, Mark

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Markus Agren (Nepal, amateur) finished 1 shot behind James (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1978
Europe
281 (-7)
£10,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brown, Ken

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and John O'Leary (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Brown (Scot). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1977
Europe
283 (-5)
£9,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Green, Hubert

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open (Aug 25-28). Second-placed and defending champion Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 1 shot behind Green (USA). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1976
Europe
284 (-4)
£7,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Crenshaw, Ben

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

£7,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot), Billy Casper (USA) and Martin Foster (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Crenshaw (USA). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1975
Europe
275 (-21)
£5,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

O'Connor Jr, Christy

Score

275 (-21)

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as Carroll's Irish Open (the first Irish Open since 1953; now with P.J. Carroll & Co. as title sponsor). Second-placed Harry Bannerman (Scot) finished 1 shot behind O'Connor Jr (Ire). [Woodbrook GC, nr Bray, Co. Wicklow].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brown, Eric

Score

272

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (the first Irish Open since 1950, and not to be played again until 1975). Second-placed Harry Weetman (Eng) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Brown (Scot). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

287

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (not played again until 1953). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) and John Panton (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Pickworth (Aus), who won with an eagle three at the final hole. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

1949
Europe
Bradshaw, Harry
286
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bradshaw, Harry

Score

286

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Bradshaw (Ire). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rees, Dai

Score

295

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Rees (Wales). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1947
Europe
Bradshaw, Harry
290
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bradshaw, Harry

Score

290

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) finished 2 shots behind Bradshaw (Ire). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Daly, Fred

Score

288

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1945
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played due to World War II.

1944
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played due to World War II.

1943
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played due to World War II.

1942
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played due to World War II.

1941
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played due to World War II.

1940
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played due to World War II.

1939
Europe
Lees, Arthur
287
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lees, Arthur

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Reg Whitcombe (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Lees (Eng). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Locke, Bobby

Score

292

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Locke (RSA), who recorded his first win in Europe. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1937
Europe
Gadd, Bert
284
£150
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gadd, Bert

Score

284

Prize money

£150

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Jimmy Adams (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Gadd (Eng), who finished with eagle threes on the two closing holes (both par-5s in those days) to clinch his win. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Reg

Score

281

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed William H. "Bill" Davies (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng), the third of the three Whitcombe brothers to win the Irish Open. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Ernest

Score

292

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Ernest Whitcombe (Eng) beat his younger brother Reg Whitcombe (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff (Ernest 148, Reg 151). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].

1934
Europe
Easterbrook, Syd
284
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Easterbrook, Syd

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Joe Brown (Ire) finished 7 shots behind Easterbrook (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1933
Europe
Kenyon, Bob
286
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kenyon, Bob

Score

286

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Winner E.W. "Bob" Kenyon (Eng) from the West Lancashire GC, who won by 2 shots. [Malone GC, Dunmurry, Belfast, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Padgham, Alf

Venue

Cork GC

Score

283

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Henry Cotton (Eng) finished in second place behind Padgham (Eng). [Cork GC, Little Island, Cork, Co. Cork].

1931
Europe
Kenyon, Bob
291
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kenyon, Bob

Score

291

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Abe Mitchell (Eng), Mark Seymour (Eng), Ernest Whitcombe (Eng), William H. "Bill" Davies (Eng) and Arthur Havers (Eng) finished 2 shots behind E.W. "Bob" Kenyon (Eng). [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Charles

Score

289

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed and defending champion Abe Mitchell (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

1929
Europe
Mitchell, Abe
309
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mitchell, Abe

Score

309

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Mitchell (Eng) beat Archie Compston (Eng) and Len Holland (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff (Mitchell 150, Compston 152, Holland 160). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitcombe, Ernest

Score

288

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Archie Comptson (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Duncan, George

Score

312

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

The inaugural Irish Open Championship. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Duncan (Scot), who triumphed on a final day played in brutal weather conditions. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

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