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British Open golf champions

The Open Championship, also known as the British Open or simply The Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in men’s golf. The Open is played on the weekend of the third Friday in July in Scotland or England.

The Open champions

Year Venue Champion Country Score £ Prize
2010 St Andrews Louis Oosthuizen RSA 272 (-16) 850000
2009 Turnberry Stewart Cink USA 278 (-2) PO 750000
2008 Royal Birkdale Padraig Harrington Ireland 283 (+3) 750000
2007 Carnoustie Golf Links Padraig Harrington Ireland 277 (-7) 750000
2006 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Tiger Woods (3) USA 270 (-18) 720000
2005 St Andrews Links Tiger Woods (2) USA 274 (-14) 720000
2004 Royal Troon Golf Club Todd Hamilton USA 274 (-10) PO 720000
2003 Royal St George’s Golf Club Ben Curtis USA 283 (-1) 700000
2002 Muirfield Ernie Els South Africa 278 (-6) PO 700000
2001 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club David Duval USA 274 (-10) 600000
2000 St Andrews Links Tiger Woods USA 269 (-19) 500000
1999 Carnoustie Golf Links Paul Lawrie Scotland 290 (+6) PO 350000
1998 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Mark O’Meara USA 280 (E ) PO 300000
1997 Royal Troon Golf Club Justin Leonard USA 272 (-12) 250000
1996 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Tom Lehman USA 271 (-13) 200000
1995 St Andrews Links John Daly USA 282 (-6) PO 125000
1994 The Westin Turnberry Resort Nick Price Zimbabwe 268 (-12) 110000
1993 Royal St George’s Golf Club Greg Norman (2) Australia 267 (-13) 100000
1992 Muirfield Nick Faldo (3) England 272 (-12) 95000
1991 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Ian Baker-Finch Australia 272 (-8) 90000
Year Venue Champion Country Score £ Prize
1990 St Andrews Links Nick Faldo (2) England 270 (-18) 85000
1989 Royal Troon Golf Club Mark Calcavecchia USA 275 (-13) PO 80000
1988 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Seve Ballesteros (3) Spain 273 (-11) 80000
1987 Muirfield Nick Faldo England 279 (-5) 75000
1986 The Westin Turnberry Resort Greg Norman Australia 280 (E) 70000
1985 Royal St George’s Golf Club Sandy Lyle Scotland 282 (+2) 65000
1984 St Andrews Links Seve Ballesteros (2) Spain 276 (-12) 55000
1983 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Tom Watson (5) USA 275 (-9) 40000
1982 Royal Troon Golf Club Tom Watson (4) USA 284 (-4) 32000
1981 Royal St George’s Golf Club Bill Rogers USA 276 (-4) 25000
1980 Muirfield Tom Watson (3) USA 271 (-13) 25000
1979 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Seve Ballesteros Spain 283 (-1) 15000
1978 St Andrews Links Jack Nicklaus (3) USA 281 (-7) 12500
1977 The Westin Turnberry Resort Tom Watson (2) USA 268 (-12) 10000
1976 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Johnny Miller USA 279 (-9) 7500
1975 Carnoustie Golf Links Tom Watson USA 279 (-5) PO 7500
1974 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Gary Player (3) South Africa 282 (-2) 5500
1973 Royal Troon Golf Club Tom Weiskopf USA 276 (-12) 5500
1972 Muirfield Lee Trevino (2) USA 278 (-6) 5500
1971 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Lee Trevino USA 278 (-10) 5500
1970 St Andrews Links Jack Nicklaus (2) USA 283 (-5) PO 5250
1969 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Tony Jacklin England 280 4250
1968 Carnoustie Golf Links Gary Player (2) South Africa 289 3000
1967 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Roberto DeVicenzo Argentina 278 2100
1966 Muirfield Jack Nicklaus USA 282 2100
1965 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Peter Thomson (5) Australia 285 1750
1964 St Andrews Links Tony Lema USA 279 1500
1963 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Bob Charles New Zealand 277 PO 1500
1962 Royal Troon Golf Club Arnold Palmer (2) USA 276 1400
1961 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Arnold Palmer USA 284 1400
1960 St Andrews Links Kel Nagle Australia 278 1250
1959 Muirfield Gary Player South Africa 284 1000
1958 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Peter Thomson (4) Australia 274 PO 1000
1957 St Andrews Links Bobby Locke (4) South Africa 279 1000
1956 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Peter Thomson (3) Australia 286 1000
1955 St Andrews Links Peter Thomson (2) Australia 281 1000
1954 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Peter Thomson Australia 283 750
1953 Carnoustie Golf Links Ben Hogan USA 282 500
1952 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Bobby Locke (3) South Africa 287 300
1951 Royal Portrush Golf Club Max Faulkner England 285 300
1950 Royal Troon Golf Club Bobby Locke (2) South Africa 279 300
1949 Royal St George’s Golf Club Bobby Locke South Africa 283 300
1948 Muirfield Henry Cotton (3) England 284 150
1947 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Fred Daly Northern Ireland 293 150
1946 St Andrews Links Sam Snead USA 290 150
Year Venue Champion Country Score £ Prize
1940 -1945: No Championships due to World War II
1939 St Andrews Links Richard Burton England 290 100
1938 Royal St George’s Golf Club Reg Whitcombe England 295 100
1937 Carnoustie Golf Links Henry Cotton (2) England 290 100
1936 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Alf Padgham England 287 100
1935 Muirfield Alf Perry England 283 100
1934 Royal St George’s Golf Club Henry Cotton England 283 100
1933 St Andrews Links Denny Shute USA 292 PO 100
1932 Prince’s Golf Club Gene Sarazen USA 283 100
1931 Carnoustie Golf Links Tommy Armour USA 296 100
1930 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Bobby Jones (Am) (3) USA 291 100
1929 Muirfield Walter Hagen (4) USA 292 100
1928 Royal St George’s Golf Club Walter Hagen (3) USA 292 100
1927 St Andrews Links Bobby Jones (Am) (2) USA 285 100
1926 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Bobby Jones (Am) USA 291 75
1925 Prestwick Golf Club Jim Barnes USA 300 75
1924 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Walter Hagen (2) USA 301 75
1923 Royal Troon Golf Club Arthur Havers England 295 75
1922 Royal St George’s Golf Club Walter Hagen USA 300 75
1921 St Andrews Links Jock Hutchison USA 296 PO 75
1920 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club George Duncan Scotland 303 75
Year Venue Champion Country Score £ Prize
1915 -1919: No Championships due to WW I
1914 Prestwick Golf Club Harry Vardon (6) England 306 50
1913 Royal Liverpool Golf Club John Henry Taylor (5) England 304 50
1912 Muirfield Edward Ray England 295 50
1911 Royal St George’s Golf Club Harry Vardon (5) England 303 PO 50
1910 St Andrews Links James Braid (5) Scotland 299 50
1909 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club John Henry Taylor (4) England 291 30
1908 Prestwick Golf Club James Braid (4) Scotland 291 30
1907 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Arnaud Massy France 312 30
1906 Muirfield James Braid (3) Scotland 300 30
1905 St Andrews Links James Braid (2) Scotland 318 30
1904 Royal St George’s Golf Club Jack White Scotland 296 30
1903 Prestwick Golf Club Harry Vardon (4) England 300 30
1902 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Alexander Herd Scotland 307 30
1901 Muirfield James Braid Scotland 309 30
1900 St Andrews Links John Henry Taylor (3) England 309 30
1899 Royal St George’s Golf Club Harry Vardon (3) England 310 30
1898 Prestwick Golf Club Harry Vardon (2) England 307 30
1897 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Harold Hilton (Am) (2) England 314 30
1896 Muirfield Harry Vardon England 316 30
1895 St Andrews Links John Henry Taylor (2) England 332 30
1894 Royal St George’s Golf Club John Henry Taylor England 326 30
1893 Prestwick Golf Club William Auchterlonie Scotland 322 30
1892 Muirfield Harold Hilton (Am) England 305 (Am)
1891 St Andrews Links Hugh Kirkaldy Scotland 166 10
1890 Prestwick Golf Club John Ball, Jnr (Am) England 164 8
1889 Musselburgh Links Willie Park Jnr (2) Scotland 155 PO 8
1888 St Andrews Links Jack Burns Scotland 171 10
1887 Prestwick Golf Club Willie Park Jnr Scotland 161 10
1886 Musselburgh Links David Brown Scotland 157 10
1885 St Andrews Links Bob Marin (2) Scotland 171 10
1884 Prestwick Golf Club Jack Simpson Scotland 160 10
1883 Musselburgh Links Willie Fernie Scotland 159 PO 10
1882 St Andrews Links Bob Ferguson (3) Scotland 171 10
1881 Prestwick Golf Club Bob Ferguson (2) Scotland 170 10
1880 Musselburgh Links Bob Ferguson Scotland 162 10
1879 St Andrews Links Jamie Anderson (3) Scotland 169 10
1878 Prestwick Golf Club Jamie Anderson (2) Scotland 157 10
1877 Musselburgh Links Jamie Anderson Scotland 160 10
1876 St Andrews Links Bob Marin Scotland 176 10
1875 Prestwick Golf Club Willie Park Snr (4) Scotland 166 6
1874 Musselburgh Links Mungo Park Scotland 159 6
1873 St Andrews Links Tom Kidd Scotland 179 6
1872 Prestwick Golf Club Tom Morris Jnr (4) Scotland 166 6
Year Venue Champion Country Score Prize
1871 No Championship
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Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

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Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Tom Morris Jnr (3)

Tom Morris Jnr (2)

Tom Morris Jnr

Tom Morris Snr (4)

Willie Park Snr (3)

Andrew Strath

Tom Morris Snr (3)

Willie Park Snr (2)

Tom Morris Snr (2)

Tom Morris Snr

Willie Park Snr

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland

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PO = Play-off | Am = Amateur

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