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Top tournament results: Muirfield

The main tournaments played at Muirfield are shown in the table below, which also includes relevant information on the winners, their scores and prize money.

2022
Majors
274 (-10)
$1,095,000
AIG

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Buhai, Ashleigh

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$1,095,000

Title sponsor

AIG

The AIG Women's Open (46th) (Aug 4-7). In fading light, 33-year-old Ashleigh Buhai (RSA) beat In Gee Chun (S Kor) with a par at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record her first major championship win. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Gullane, East Lothian].

2013
Majors
281 (-3)
£945,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

£945,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (142nd) (July 18-21). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA), whose 5-under-par 66 in the final round ensured he was the only player to finish the championship below par. This was Mickelson's fifth major championship victory. Having won the Scottish Open a week earlier it also gave him back-to-back wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

2010
Amateur
Jeong, Jin
5 & 4
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Jeong, Jin

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (115th). Jeong (S Kor) beat James Byrne (Scot) 5 and 4 in the36-hole final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian. Early rounds also played at nearby North Berwick GC].

2007
Majors
284 (E)
€234,640
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Watson, Tom

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

€234,640

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

The Senior Open Championship presented by Aberdeen Asset Management (21st) (July 26-29). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) and Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), who claimed his third British Senior Open win in 5 years and his 13th major championship title. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

2002
Majors
278 (-6)
£700,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

£700,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (131st) (July 18-21). Els (RSA) beat Thomas Levet (Fra) with a par at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Steve Elkington (Aus) and Stuart Appleby (Aus) were eliminated in the earlier four-hole playoff: Els and Levet 16 (E), Appleby and Elkington 17 (+1). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Garcia, Sergio

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (103rd). Garcia (Esp) beat Craig Williams (Wales) 7 and 6 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1992
Majors
272 (-12)
£95,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

£95,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (121st) (July 16-19). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 1 shot behind Faldo (Eng), who recorded his third Open Championship win. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1990
Amateur
7 & 6
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Muntz, Rolf

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (95th). Muntz (Neth) beat Michael Macara (Wales) 7 and 6 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1987
Majors
279 (-5)
£75,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1984
Team Events
USA
9.5 - 8.5
LGU / USGA

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

USA

Score

9.5 - 8.5

Prize money

Title sponsor

LGU / USGA

The Curtis Cup (23rd). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Eight top women amateurs per team competing in 2x three foursomes and 2x six singles. Result: USA 9.5, GB&I 8.5. Non-playing captains: Phyllis Preuss (USA); Diane Bailey (Eng/GB&I). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Gullane, East Lothian].
FRIDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Jill Thornhill (Eng) halved with Joanne Pacillo; Claire Waite (Eng) lost to Penny Hammell 4&2; Claire Hourihan (Ire) lost to Jody Rosenthal 3&1; Vicki Thomas (Wales) bt Dana Howe 2&1; Penny Grice (Eng) bt Anne Quast Sander 2 holes; Beverely New (Eng) lost to Mary Anne Widman 4&3.
SATURDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches): Thornhill lost to Pacillo 3&2; Laura Davies (Eng) bt Sander 1 hole; Waite bt Lancy Smith 5&4; Grice lost to Howe 2 holes; New lost to Heather Farr 6&5; Hourihane bt Hammel 2&1.
Mary McKenna (Ire) did not play in the singles.

1980
Majors
271 (-13)
£25,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Watson, Tom

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (109th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 4 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded the third of his five Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1979
Team Events
USA
15.5 - 8.5
R&A / USGA

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

USA

Score

15.5 - 8.5

Prize money

Title sponsor

R&A / USGA

The Walker Cup (27th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Ten top amateurs per team competing in 2x four foursomes and 2x eight singles. Result: USA 15.5, GB&I 8.5. Non-playing captains: Dick Siderowf (USA); Rodney Foster (Eng/GB&I). [Muirfield-The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
WEDNESDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Peter McEvoy (Eng) halved with Jay Sigel; John Davies (Eng) lost to Doug Clarke 8&7; James Buckley (Wales) lost to Scott Hoch 9&7; Ian Hutcheon (Scot) lost to Jim Holtgrieve 6&4; Brian Marchbank (Scot) bt Michael Peck 1 hole; Geoff Godwin (Eng) bt Griff Moody III 3&2; Michael Kelley (Eng) bt Doug Fischesser 3&2; Allan Brodie (Scot) lost to Michael Gove 3&2.
THURSDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches): McEvoy lost to Hoch 3&1; Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) lost to Clarke 2&1; Godwin lost to Gove 3&2; Hutcheon lost to Peck 2&1; Brodie bt Martin West III 3&2; Kelley lost to Moody 3&2; Marchbank lost to Hal Sutton 3&1; Iain Carslaw (Scot) lost to Jay Sigel 2&1.

1974
Amateur
Homer, Trevor
2 holes
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Homer, Trevor

Score

2 holes

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (79th). Homer (Eng) beat Jim Gabrielsen (USA) by 2 holes in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1973
Team Events
USA
19 - 13
PGA / PGA of Am

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

USA

Score

19 - 13

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA / PGA of Am

The Ryder Cup (20th) (Sept 20-22). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. 12 top professionals per team competing over three days in a total of eight fourball matches, eight foursomes and 16 singles. Non-playing captains: Jack Burke Jr (USA); Bernard Hunt (Eng/GB&I). [Muirfield-The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
Overall result: USA 19, GB&I 13.
Saturday morning singles (home player stated first): Brian Barnes (Scot) lost to Billy Casper 2&1; Bernard Gallacher (Scot) lost to Tom Weiskopf 3&1; Peter Butler (Eng) lost to Homero Blancas 5&4; Tony Jacklin (Eng) bt Tommy Aaron 3&1; Neil Coles (Eng) halved with Gay Brewer; Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire) lost to J.C. Snead 1 hole; Maurice Bembridge (Eng) halved with Jack Nicklaus; Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) halved with Lee Trevino.
Saturday afternoon singles: Brian Huggett (Wales) bt Blancas 4&2; Barnes lost to Snead 3&1; Gallacher lost to Brewer 6&5; Jacklin lost to Casper 2&1; Coles lost to Trevino 6&5; O'Connor halved with Weiskopf; Bembridge (Eng) lost to Nicklaus 2 holes; Oosterhuis (Eng) bt Arnold Palmer 4&2.
Note: Clive Clark (Eng), Eddie Polland (N.Ire), Lou Graham (USA), Dave Hill (USA) and Chi-Chi Rodriguez (USA) did not play in the singles. John Garner (Eng) did not play in any matches.
GB&I: first year that the GB team was referred to as Great Britain & Ireland, although players had competed from Northern Ireland since 1947 and the Republic of Ireland since 1953. After three big losses in 1973, '75 and '77, the GB&I team was expanded to include continental European players in 1979.

1972
Majors
278 (-6)
£5,500
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

£5,500

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1966
Majors
282 (-2)
£2,100
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

£2,100

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1959
Majors
284 (E)
£1,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

R&A

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
Team Events
USA
9 - 3
R&A / USGA

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

USA

Score

9 - 3

Prize money

Title sponsor

R&A / USGA

The Walker Cup (17th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Ten top amateurs per team competing in four foursomes and eight singles. Result: USA 9, GB&I 3. Playing captain: Charles Coe (USA); non-playing captain: Gerald Micklem (Eng/GB&I). [Muirfield-The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
SATURDAY SINGLES (eight 36-hole matches; home player stated first): Joe Carr (Ire) bt Charles Coe 3&1; Guy Wolstenholme (Eng) lost to E. Harvie Ward 9&8; R. Reid Jack (Scot) bt Billy Joe Patton 5&3; Doug Sewell (Eng) lost to Bill Hyndman III 4&3; Alec Shepperson (Eng) bt Tommy Aaron 2&1; Michael Bonallack (Eng) lost to Deane Beman 2 holes; Michael Lunt (Eng) lost to H. Ward Wettlaufer 6&5; Dickson Smith (Scot) lost to Jack Nicklaus 5&4.
Arthur Perowne (Eng) and Frank Taylor Jr (USA) were not involved in the singles. David Marsh (Eng) did not play in any of the matches. The USA sent a nine-man team, which included their captain.
NOTE: 19-year-old Jack Nicklaus was making the first of his two Walker Cup appearances. His lifelong friend Arnold Palmer never played in the Walker Cup despite winning the U.S. Amateur championship in 1954, the year he turned professional.

1954
Amateur
Bachli, Douglas
2 & 1
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Bachli, Douglas

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (59th). Doug Bachli (Aus) beat William Campbell (USA) 2 and 1 in the final, to become the first Australian to win the Amateur Championship. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1952
Team Events
GB&I
5 - 4
LGU / USGA

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

GB&I

Score

5 - 4

Prize money

Title sponsor

LGU / USGA

The Curtis Cup (7th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Eight top women amateurs per team competing in three foursomes and six singles. Result: GB&I 5, USA 4. Non-playing captains: Lady Katherine Cairns (GB&I); Aniela Goldthwaite (USA). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Gullane, East Lothian].
SATURDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Jean Donald (Scot) lost to Dorothy Kirby 1 hole; Frances Stephens (Eng) bt Marjorie Lindsay 2&1; Moira Paterson (Scot) lost to Polly Riley 6&4; Jeanne Bisgood (Eng) bt Mae Murray 6&5; Philomena Garvey (Ire) lost to Claire Doran 3&2; Elizabeth Price (Eng) bt Grace DeMoss 3&2.
Jessie Anderson Valentine (Scot) and Patricia O'Sullivan (USA) did not play in the singles. Kitty MacCann (Ire) did not play in any matches. In addition to the non-playing captains, the USA team comprised seven players, the GB&I team eight players.

1948
Majors
284 (E)
£150
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Cotton, Henry

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

£150

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1935
Majors
283
£100
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Perry, Alf

Score

283

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1932
Amateur
De Forest, John
3 & 1
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

De Forest, John

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (43rd). De Forest (Eng) beat Eric Fiddian (Eng) 3 and 1 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1929
Majors
292
£75
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hagen, Walter

Score

292

Prize money

£75

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1926
Amateur
Sweetser, Jess
6 & 5
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Sweetser, Jess

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (37th). Sweetser (USA) beat A.F. Simpson (Scot) 6 and 5 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1920
Amateur
Tolley, Cyril
37th hole
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Tolley, Cyril

Score

37th hole

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (31st). Tolley (Eng) beat Robert "Bob" Gardner (USA) at the 37th hole in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1912
Majors
295
£50
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ray, Ted

Score

295

Prize money

£50

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1909
Amateur
Maxwell, Robert
1 hole
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Maxwell, Robert

Score

1 hole

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (25th). Maxwell (Scot) beat Capt C.K. Hutchison (Scot) by 1 hole in the final. The renowned English golf writer Bernard Darwin was beaten by Maxwell in one of the semi-finals. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1906
Majors
300
£30
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Braid, James

Score

300

Prize money

£30

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1903
Amateur
Maxwell, Robert
7 & 5
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Maxwell, Robert

Score

7 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (19th). Maxwell (Scot) beat Horace Hutchinson (Eng) 7 and 5 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1901
Majors
309
£30
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Braid, James

Score

309

Prize money

£30

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1897
Amateur
Allan, Jack
4 & 2
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Allan, Jack

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (13th). Allan (Scot) beat James Robb (Scot) 4 and 2 in the final. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1896
Majors
316
£30
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Vardon, Harry

Score

316

Prize money

£30

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

1892
Majors
305
amateur
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hilton, Harold

Score

305

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

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