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Top tournament results: Royal Porthcawl

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

2025
Majors
Aug 2025
tba
AIG

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Score

Aug 2025

Prize money

tba

Title sponsor

AIG

The AIG Women's Open (49th). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

$447,800

Title sponsor

R&A

The Senior Open presented by Rolex (36th) (July 27-30). Rain and high winds created a high-scoring final day, at the end of which Alex Čejka (Ger) beat Pádraig Harrington (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). This was Čejka's third senior major title, and the second consecutive year Harrington came a close second. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

€266,923

Title sponsor

R&A

The Senior Open Championship (31st) (July 27-30). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Langer (Ger), who won his third Senior Open title, and second at Royal Porthcawl. Langer also extended to 10 his own record of most senior major championship wins. Nicklaus is next highest with eight, while Gary Player's nine titles include three Snr British Opens that were won when the event didn't have "major" status (pre-2003). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

2016
Amateur
Gregory, Scott
2 & 1
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Gregory, Scott

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (121st). Gregory (Eng) beat Robert MacIntyre (Scot) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Earlier rounds also at Pyle & Kenfig GC].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

€248,535

Title sponsor

R&A

The Senior Open Championship (28th) (July 24-27). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 13 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Langer (Ger). Langer's winning margin was the biggest in Senior Open Championship history, and on the Champions Tour. It was the second biggest in any major championship, two short of Tiger Woods' 15-shot winning margin in the 2000 US Open. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

2013
Europe
Golding, Philip
211 (-2)
€44,004
Speedy Svcs

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Golding, Philip

Score

211 (-2)

Prize money

€44,004

Title sponsor

Speedy Svcs

Played as the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open (June 14-16). Second-placed David J. Russell (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Golding (Eng). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

2010
Europe
208 (-8)
€90,090
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bland, John

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

€90,090

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (June 18-20). Second-placed Angel Franco (Para) and Chris Williams (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 64-year old Bland (RSA), who claimed his third European Snr Tour win. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

2009
Europe
Smit, Bertus
211 (-5)
€88,235
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Smit, Bertus

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

€88,235

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (June 19-21). Second-placed David Merriman (Aus) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Snr Tour winner Smit (RSA). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

€75,206

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wales "Golf as it Should Be" Ladies Open (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) and Iben Tinning (Den) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Waugh, Shani

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

€86,190

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wales WPGA Championship of Europe (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Becky Brewerton (Wales, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Waugh (Aus). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

2002
Amateur
Larrazabal, Alejandro
1 hole
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Larrazabal, Alejandro

Score

1 hole

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (107th). Larrazabal (Esp) beat Martin Sell (Eng) by 1 hole in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

2002
Europe
Gottmo, Asa
285 (-7)
€94,740
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gottmo, Asa

Score

285 (-7)

Prize money

€94,740

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wales WPGA Championship of Europe (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Gottmo (Swe), who recorded her first and only Ladies European Tour win. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alfredsson, Helen

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

€97,944

Title sponsor

WPGA

Played as the WPGA Championship of Europe. Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 4 shots behind Alfredsson (Swe), who recorded her tenth Ladies European Tour win. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

1995
Team Events
GB&I
14 - 10
R&A / USGA

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

GB&I

Score

14 - 10

Prize money

Title sponsor

R&A / USGA

The Walker Cup (35th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Ten top amateurs per team competing in 2x four foursomes and 2x eight singles. Result: GB&I 14, USA 10. Non-playing captains: Clive Brown (Wales/GB&I); Downing Gray Jr (USA). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].
SATURDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Gordon Sherry (Scot) bt Notah Begay III 3&2; Lee S. James (Eng) lost to Kris Cox 1 hole; Mark Foster (Eng) bt Buddy Marucci 4&3; Stephen Gallacher (Scot) bt Tim Jackson 4&3; Padraig Harrington (Ire) bt Jerry Courville Jr 2 holes; Barclay Howard (Scot) halved with Alan Bratton; Graham Rankin (Scot) lost to John Harris 1 hole; Gary Wolstenholme (Eng) bt Tiger Woods 1 hole.
SUNDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches): Sherry bt Chris Riley 2 holes; David Howell (Eng) bt Begay 2&1; Gallacher bt Trip Kuehne 3&2; Jody Fanagan (Ire) bt Courville 3&2; Howard halved with Jackson; Foster halved with Marucci; Harrington lost to Harris 3&2; Wolstenholme lost to Woods 4&3.

1988
Amateur
Hardin, Christian
1 hole
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Hardin, Christian

Score

1 hole

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (93rd). Hardin (Swe) beat Ben Fouchee (RSA) by 1 hole in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£8,330

Title sponsor

Coral

Played as the Coral Classic (June 24-27). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 3 shots behind 23-year-old Brand Jr (Scot), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].

1981
Europe
282 (-6)
£7,000
Coral

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Smyth, Des

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£7,000

Title sponsor

Coral

Played as the Coral Classic (June 25-28). Second-placed Michael King (Eng), Bernhard Langer (Ger) and John O'Leary (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].

1980
Amateur
Evans, Duncan
4 & 3
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Evans, Duncan

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (85th). Evans (Wales) beat David Suddards (RSA) 4 and 3 in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1980
Europe
277 (-11)
£5,830
Coral

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lyle, Sandy

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£5,830

Title sponsor

Coral

Played as the Coral Welsh Classic (June 26-29). Second-placed Martin Foster (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Lyle (Scot). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].

1974
Amateur
Semple, Carol
2 & 1
n/a
LGU

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Semple, Carol

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (71st). Semple (USA) beat Angela Bonallack (Eng) 2 and 1 in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1973
Amateur
Siderowf, Dick
5 & 3
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Siderowf, Dick

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (78th). Siderowf (USA) beat Peter Moody (Eng) 5 and 3 in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Bonallack, Michael

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (70th). Bonallack (Eng) beat Clive Clark (Eng) 2 and 1 in the final. This was the second of Bonallack's five Amateur Championship wins. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1964
Team Events
USA
10.5 - 1.5
LGU / USGA

Category

Team Events

Winner (holder)

USA

Score

10.5 - 1.5

Prize money

Title sponsor

LGU / USGA

The Curtis Cup (13th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Eight top women amateurs per team competing in 2x three foursomes and 2x six singles. Result: USA 10.5, GB&I 1.5. Non-playing captains: Helen Hawes (USA); Elsie Corlett (Eng/GB&I). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales]. Angela Ward Bonallack (Eng) JoAnne Carner (USA; née Gunderson).
FRIDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Angela Ward Bonallack (Eng) lost to JoAnne Gunderson 6&5; Marley Spearman (Eng) halved with Barbara McIntire; Julia Greenhalgh (Eng) lost to Barbara White 3&2; Bridget Jackson (Eng) bt Carol Sorenson 4&3; Joan Lawrence (Scot) lost to Peggy Conley 1 hole; Ruth Porter (Eng) bt Nancy Roth 1 hole.
SATURDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches): Spearman halved with Gunderson; Lawrence lost to McIntire 4&2; Greenhalgh bt Phyllis Preuss 5&3; Bonallack lost to White 3&2; Porter lost to Sorenson 3&2; Jackson lost to Conley 1 hole.
Sheila Vaughan (Eng) and Susan Armitage (Eng) did not play in the singles. In addition to the non-playing captains the USA team comprised seven players, the GB&I team eight players.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Thomson, Peter

Score

284

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Sept 14-16). Second-placed Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire) finished 8 shots behind Thomson (Aus). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1953
Amateur
Stewart, Marlene
7 & 6
n/a
LGU

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Stewart, Marlene

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (50th). Stewart (Can) beat Philomena Garvey (Ire) 7 and 6 in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1951
Amateur
Chapman, Richard
5 & 4
n/a
R&A

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Richard

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (56th). Richard "Dick" Chapman (USA) beat Charles Coe (USA) 5 and 4 in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1934
Amateur
Holm, Helen
6 & 5
n/a
LGU

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Holm, Helen

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (37th). Holm (Scot) beat Pamela Barton (Eng) 6 and 5 in the final. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].

1933
Europe
Burton, John
292
£150
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Burton, John

Score

292

Prize money

£150

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the Penfold-Porthcawl Tournament. Second-placed Reg Whitcombe (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Burton (Eng). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Percy

Score

278

Prize money

£150

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the inaugural Penfold-Porthcawl Tournament. Second-placed Alf Padgham (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].

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