British Open Golf Tournament

 

One of golfings majors, the British Open is a unique experiance for the best golfers in the world. Played on some of the world's oldest and most famed courses, it proves itself as a test of golf year after year. The winner is awarded the Claret Jug.

Golf's Majors include the US Open, The Masters and the PGA Championship.


 

The British Open Winners

The British Open Winners

Year

Winner

Score

2011

Darren Clarke

275

2010

Louis Oosthuizen

272

2009

Stewart Cink

278

2008

Padraig Harrington

283

2007

Padraig Harrington

277

2006

Tiger Woods

270

2005

Tiger Woods

274

2004

Todd Hamilton

274

2003

Ben Curtis

283

2002

Ernie Els

278

2001

David Duval

274

2000

Tiger Woods

269

1999

Paul Lawrie

290

1998

Mark O'Meara

280

1997

JustinLeonard

272

1996

TomLehman

271

1995

John Daly

282

1994

Nick Price

268

1993

Greg Norman

267

1992

Nick Faldo

272

1991

Ian Baker-Finch

272

1990

NickFaldo

270

1989

Mark Calcavecchia

275

1988

Seve Ballesteros

273

1987

Nick Faldo

279

1986

Greg Norman

280

1985

Sandy Lyle

282

1984

Seve Ballesteros

276

1983

Tom Watson

275

1982

TomWatson

284

1981

Bill Rogers

276

1980

TomWatson

271

1979

SeveBallesteros

283

1978

JackNicklaus

281

1977

TomWatson

268

1976

Johnny Miller

279

1975

TomWatson

279

1974

Gary Player

282

1973

Tom Weiskopf

276

1972

Lee Trevino

278

1971

Lee Trevino

278

1970

JackNicklaus

283

1969

Tony Jacklin

280

1968

GaryPlayer

289

1967

Roberto de Vicenzo

278

1966

JackNicklaus

282

1965

Peter Thomson

285

1964

Tony Lema

279

1963

Bob Charles

277

1962

Arnold Palmer

276

1961

ArnoldPalmer

284

1960

Kel Nagle

278

1959

GaryPlayer

284

1958

Peter Thomson

278

1957

Bobby Locke

279

1956

Peter Thomson

286

1955

Peter Thomson

281

1954

Peter Thomson

283

1953

Ben Hogan

282

1952

Bobby Locke

287

1951

Max Faulkner

285

1950

Bobby Locke

279

1949

Bobby Locke

283

1948

Henry Cotton

284

1947

Fred Daly

293

1946

Sam Snead

290

1945

No tournament

 

1944

No tournament

 

1943

No tournament

 

1942

No tournament

 

1941

No tournament

 

1940

No tournament

 

1939

Richard Burton

290

1938

R.A. Whitcombe

295

1937

Henry Cotton

290

1936

Alfred Padgham

287

1935

Alfred Perry

283

1934

Henry Cotton

283

1933

Denny Shute

292

1932

Gene Sarazen

283

1931

Tommy Armour

296

1930

Robert Jones Jr.

291

1929

Walter Hagen

292

1928

Walter Hagen

292

1927

Robert Jones Jr.

285

1926

Robert Jones Jr.

291

1925

James Barnes

300

1924

Walter Hagen

301

1923

Arthur Havers

295

1922

Walter Hagen

300

1921

Jock Hitchison

296

1920

George Duncan

303

1919

No tournament

 

1918

No tournament

 

1917

No tournament

 

1916

No tournament

 

1915

No tournament

 

1914

Harry Vardon

306

1913

J.H. Taylor

304

1912

Edward Ray

295

1911

Harry Vardon

303

1910

James Braid

299

1909

J.H. Taylor

295

1908

James Braid

291

1907

Arnaud Massy

312

1906

James Braid

300

1905

James Braid

318

1904

Jack White

296

1903

Harry Vardon

300

1902

Alexander Herd

307

1901

James Braid

309

1900

J.H. Taylor

309

1899

Harry Vardon

310

1898

Harry Vardon

307

1897

Harold Hilton

314

1896

Harry Vardon

316

1895

J.H. Taylor

322

1894

J.H. Taylor

326

1893

William Auchterlonie

322

1892

Harold Hilton

305

1891

Hugh Kirkaldy

166

1890

John Ball

164

1889

Willie Park Jr.

155

1888

Jack Burns

171

1887

Willie Park Jr.

161

1886

David Brown

157

1885

Bob Martin

171

1884

Jack Simpson

160

1883

Willie Fernie

159

1882

Robert Ferguson

171

1881

Robert Ferguson

170

1880

Robert Ferguson

162

1879

Jamie Anderson

169

1878

Jamie Anderson

157

1877

Jamie Anderson

160

1876

Robert Martin

176

1875

Willie Park

166

1874

Mungo Park

159

1873

Tom Kidd

179

1872

Tom Morris Jr.

166

1871

No tournament

 

1870

Tom Morris Jr.

149

1869

Tom Morris Jr.

154

1868

Tom Morris Jr.

157

1867

Tom Morris Sr.

170

1866

Willie Park

169

1865

Andrew Strath

162

1864

Tom Morris Sr.

167

1863

Willie Park

168

1862

Tom Morris Sr.

163

1861

Tom Morris Sr.

163

1860

Willie Park

174

 

The British Open - History

By far the oldest major golf tournament, the British Open inaugural event was on Oct. 17, 1860, at the Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. Eight professional golfers entered the tournament, which consisted of three rounds over Prestwick's 12-hole layout in a single day. Although the Open wasn't held in 1871, it was resumed in 1872 with a new trophy, the Championship Challenge Cup. The event was expanded from 36 to 72 holes in 1892, and a 36-hole qualifying round was added in 1927. From then through 1962, every entrant had to play in the qualifying round. Since 1963, though, a number of golfers have been exempt from qualifying.The Open rotated among three Scottish courses, Prestwick, St. Andrew's, and Musselburgh. Muirfield, also in Scotland, first hosted the tournament in 1892, and it moved to English soil for the first time in 1894, when it was held at Sandwich. The first American golfer to win the British Open was Jock Hutchison, in 1921, but Hutchison was a native of St. Andrew's, Scotland, who had come to the United States as a teen-ager. The following year, Walter Hagen became the first U. S. native to win the title.
Known for it's challenging and always interesting finishes, the British Open is one of the world's favorite sporting events. Steeped in tradition...challenged by the golfing elite...the Open offers golfers worldwide a chance to see the best humbled.