GolfList

The Open Championship Winners List

The Open Championship Winners List
234Views

One of the four big tournaments for men’s professional golf is Open Championship or the British Open. The competition, which is organized by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, is contested on a new links-style golf club every year.

The Open Championship was first won at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860 by Willie Park Sr. Below is the list of Open Championship winners from 1860 to 2022.

The Open Championship Winners List

Year Champion Runner-Ups Score Country Prize Money
2022 Cameron Smith Cameron Young 268 (−20) AUS $2,500,000
2021 Collin Morikawa Jordan Spieth 265 (−15) USA $2,070,000
2020 Not Held
2019 Shane Lowry Tommy Fleetwood 269 (−15) IRE $1,935,000
2018 Francesco Molinari Kevin Kisner 276 (−8) Italy $1,890,000
2017 Jordan Spieth Matt Kuchar 268 (−12) USA $1,845,000
2016 Henrik Stenson Phil Mickelson 264 (−20) Sweden £ 1,175,000
2015 Zach Johnson Marc Leishman 273 (−15) playoff USA £ 1,150,000
2014 Rory McIlroy Rickie Fowler 271 (–17) UK / NIR £975 000
2013 Phil Mickelson Henrik Stenson 281 (-3) USA £ 945 000
2012 Ernie Els Adam Scott 273 (-7) SA £ 900 000
2011 Darren Clarke Dustin Johnson 275 (-5) UK / NIR £ 900 000
2010 Louis Oosthuizen Lee Westwood 272 (-16) SA £ 850 000
2009 Stewart Cink Tom Watson 278 (-2) playoff USA £ 750 000
2008 Pádraig Harrington Ian Poulter 283 (+3) IRE £ 750 000
2007 Pádraig Harrington Sergio Garcia 277 (-7) playoff IRE £ 750 000
2006 Tiger Woods Chris DiMarco 270 (-18) USA £ 720 000
2005 Tiger Woods Colin Montgomerie 274 (-14) USA £ 720 000
2004 Todd Hamilton Ernie Els 274 (-10) playoff USA £ 720 000
2003 Ben Curtis Thomas Bjørn 283 (-1) USA £ 700 000
2002 Ernie Els Stuart Appleby 278 (-6) playoff SA £ 700 000
2001 David Duval Niclas Fasth 274 (-10) USA £ 600 000
2000 Tiger Woods Thomas Bjørn 269 (-19) USA £ 500 000
1999 Paul Lawrie Justin Leonard 290 (+6) playoff SCT £ 350 000
1998 Mark O’Meara Brian Watts 280 (E) playoff USA £ 300 000
1997 Justin Leonard Darren Clarke 272 (-12) USA £ 250 000
1996 Tom Lehman Ernie Els 271 (-13) USA £ 200 000
1995 John Daly Costantino Rocca 282 (-6) playoff USA £ 125 000
1994 Nick Price Jesper Parnevik 268 (-12) Zimbabwe £ 110 000
1993 Greg Norman Nick Faldo 267 (-13) AUS £ 100 000
1992 Nick Faldo John Cook 272 (-12) ENG £ 95 000
1991 Ian Baker-Finch Mike Harwood 272 (-8) AUS £ 90 000
1990 Nick Faldo Mark McNulty 270 (-18) ENG £ 85 000
1989 Mark Calcavecchia Wayne Grady 275 (-13) playoff USA £ 80 000
1988 Seve Ballesteros Nick Price 273 (-11) Spain £ 80 000
1987 Nick Faldo Paul Azinger 279 (-5) ENG £ 75 000
1986 Greg Norman Gordon Brand 280 (E) AUS £ 70 000
1985 Sandy Lyle Payne Stewart 282 (+2) SCT £ 65 000
1984 Seve Ballesteros Bernhard Langer 276 (-12) Spain £ 55 000
1983 Tom Watson Andy Bean 275 (-9) USA £ 40 000
1982 Tom Watson Peter Oosterhuis 284 (-4) USA £ 32 000
1981 Bill Rogers Bernhard Langer 276 (-4) USA £ 25 000
1980 Tom Watson Lee Trevino 271 (-13) USA £ 25 000
1979 Seve Ballesteros Ben Crenshaw 283 (-1) Spain £ 15 000
1978 Jack Nicklaus Ben Crenshaw 281 (-7) USA £ 12 500
1977 Tom Watson Jack Nicklaus 268 (-12) USA £ 10 000
1976 Johnny Miller Seve Ballesteros 279 (-9) USA £ 7 500
1975 Tom Watson Jack Newton 279 (-5) playoff USA £ 7 500
1974 Gary Player Peter Oosterhuis 282 (-2) SA £ 5 500
1973 Tom Weiskopf Neil Coles 276 (-12) USA £ 5 500
1972 Lee Trevino Jack Nicklaus 278 (-6) USA £ 5 500
1971 Lee Trevino Lu-Liang Huan 278 (-10) USA £ 5 500
1970 Jack Nicklaus Doug Sanders 283 (-5) playoff USA £ 5 250
1969 Tony Jacklin Bob Charles 280 (-4) ENG £ 4 250
1968 Gary Player Bob Charles 289 (+1) SA £ 3 000
1967 Roberto DeVicenzo Jack Nicklaus 278 (-10) Argentina £ 2 100
1966 Jack Nicklaus Doug Sanders 282 (+2) USA £ 2 100
1965 Peter Thomson Brian Huggett 285 (-3) AUS £ 1 750
1964 Tony Lema Jack Nicklaus 279 (-9) USA £ 1 500
1963 Bob Charles Phil Rodgers 277 (-7) playoff NZ £ 1 500
1962 Arnold Palmer Kel Nagle 276 (-12) USA £ 1 400
1961 Arnold Palmer Dai Rees 284 (-4) USA £ 1 400
1960 Kel Nagle Arnold Palmer 278 (-10) AUS £ 1 250
1959 Gary Player Fred Bullock 284 (E) SA £ 1 000
1958 Peter Thomson Dave Thomas 274 (-10) playoff AUS £ 1 000
1957 Bobby Locke Peter Thomson 279 (-9) SA £ 1 000
1956 Peter Thomson Flory Van Donck 286 (-2) AUS £ 1 000
1955 Peter Thomson John Fallon 281 (-7) AUS £ 1 000
1954 Peter Thomson Bobby Locke 283 (-5) AUS £750
1953 Ben Hogan Antonio Cerda 282 (-6) USA £500
1952 Bobby Locke Peter Thomson 287 (-1) SA £300
1951 Max Faulkner Antonio Cerda 285 (-3) ENG £300
1950 Bobby Locke Roberto De Vicenzo 279 (-9) SA £300
1949 Bobby Locke Harry Bradshaw 283 (-5) SA £300
1948 Henry Cotton Fred Daly 288 (E) ENG £150
1947 Fred Daly Reggie Horne 293 (+5) NIR £150
1946 Sam Snead Johnny Bulla 290 (+2) USA £150
1940–1945 No Championships Because of World War II
1939 Richard Burton Johnny Bulla 290 ENG £100
1938 Reg Whitcombe James Adams 295 ENG £100
1937 Henry Cotton RA Whitcombe 290 ENG £100
1936 Alf Padgham James Adams 287 ENG £100
1935 Alf Perry Alfred Padgham 283 ENG £100
1934 Henry Cotton Sid Brews 283 ENG £100
1933 Denny Shute Craig Wood 292 playoff USA £100
1932 Gene Sarazen Macdonald Smith 283 USA £100
1931 Tommy Armour Jose Jurado 296 USA(nat) £100
1930 Bobby Jones (Amateur) Leo Diegel 291 USA Am – £100
1929 Walter Hagen Johnny Farrell 292 USA £75
1928 Walter Hagen Gene Sarazen 292 USA £75
1927 Bobby Jones (Am) Aubrey Boomer 285 USA Am – £75
1926 Bobby Jones (Am) Al Watrous 291 USA Am – £75
1925 Jim Barnes Archie Compston 300 USA (nat) £75
1924 Walter Hagen Ernest Whitcombe 301 USA £75
1923 Arthur Havers Walter Hagen 295 ENG £75
1922 Walter Hagen James Barnes 300 USA £75
1921 Jock Hutchison Roger Wethered 296 playoff USA (nat) £75
1920 George Duncan Alex Herd 303 SCOT £75
1915–1919 No Championships Because of World War I
1914 Harry Vardon J. Taylor 306 Jersey £50
1913 John Henry Taylor Edward Ray 304 ENG £50
1912 Ted Ray Harry Vardon 295 Jersey £50
1911 Harry Vardon Arnaud Massy 303 playoff Jersey £50
1910 James Braid Alex Herd 299 SCT £50
1909 John Henry Taylor Tom Ball 291 ENG £50
1908 James Braid Tom Ball 291 SCT £50
1907 Arnaud Massy J. Taylor 312 France £50
1906 James Braid J. Taylor 300 SCT £50
1905 James Braid Rowland Jones 318 SCT £50
1904 Jack White James Braid 296 SCT £50
1903 Harry Vardon Tom Vardon 300 Jersey £50
1902 Sandy Herd James Braid 307 SCT £50
1901 James Braid Harry Vardon 309 SCT £50
1900 John Henry Taylor Harry Vardon 309 ENG £50
1899 Harry Vardon Jack White 310 Jersey £30
1898 Harry Vardon Willie Park Jr 307 Jersey £30
1897 Harold Hilton (Am) James Braid 314 ENG Am – £30
1896 Harry Vardon J. Taylor 316 playoff Jersey £30
1895 John Henry Taylor Alex Herd 332 ENG £30
1894 John Henry Taylor Douglas Rolland 326 ENG £30
1893 William Auchterlonie John Laidlay 322 SCT £30
1892 Harold Hilton John Ball 305 ENG Am – £35
1891 Hugh Kirkaldy Willie Fernie 166 SCT £10
1890 John Ball (Am) Willie Fernie 164 ENG Am – £13
1889 Willie Park, Jnr Andrew Kirkaldy 155 playoff SCT £8
1888 Jack Burns David Anderson, Jr. 171 SCT £8
1887 Willie Park, Jnr Bob Martin 161 SCT £8
1886 David Brown Willie Campbell 157 SCT £8
1885 Bob Martin Archie Simpson 171 SCT £10
1884 Jack Simpson Willie Fernie 160 SCT £8
1883 Willie Fernie Robert Ferguson 159 playoff SCT £8
1882 Bob Ferguson Willie Fernie 171 SCT £12
1881 Bob Ferguson Jamie Anderson 170 SCT £8
1880 Bob Ferguson Peter Paxton 162 SCT £8
1879 Jamie Anderson James Allan 169 SCT £10
1878 Jamie Anderson Bob Kirk 157 SCT £8
1877 Jamie Anderson Robert Pringle 160 SCT £8
1876 Bob Martin David Strath 176 SCT £10
1875 Willie Park, Snr Bob Martin 166 SCT £8
1874 Mungo Park Tom Morris, Jr. 159 SCT £8
1873 Tom Kidd Jamie Anderson 179 SCT £11
1872 Tom Morris, Jnr David Strath 166 SCT £8
1871 not held    
1870 Tom Morris, Jnr Bob Kirk 149 SCT £6
1869 Tom Morris, Jnr Bob Kirk 154 SCT £6
1868 Tom Morris, Jnr Tom Morris, Sr. 157 SCT £6
1867 Tom Morris, Snr Willie Park 170 SCT £7
1866 Willie Park, Snr David Park 169 SCT £6
1865 Andrew Strath Willie Park 162 SCT £8
1864 Tom Morris, Snr Andrew Strath 167 SCT £6
1863 Willie Park, Snr Tom Morris, Sr. 168 SCT
1862 Tom Morris, Snr Willie Park 163 SCT
1861 Tom Morris, Snr Willie Park 163 SCT
1860 Willie Park, Snr Tom Morris, Sr. 174 SCT

Most Time Winners in the Open Championship

Player Wins Year
Harry Vardon 6 Times 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914
James Braid 5 Times 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910
J.H. Taylor 5 Times 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913
Peter Thomson 5 Times 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
Tom Watson 5 Times 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983
Old Tom Morris 4 Times
Young Tom Morris 4 Times
Willie Park Sr. 4 Times
Walter Hagen 4 Times 1922, 1924, 1928, and 1929
Bobby Locke 4 Times 1949, 1950, 1952, 1957

Missing Years Of  The British Open

The Open Championship is the oldest big tournament in golf, but it hasn’t operated continuously until 1860. Since the Open Championship’s beginning, there have been 13 years without one.

After Young Tom Morris won the British Open 3 times in a row from 1868 to 1870, he officially acquired the trophy, the “challenge belt,” and the 1871 Open Championship was scrapped.

Because the event organizers were unsure of how to go, they had the opportunity to change the competition format. The 1871 British Open was lost due to the longer-than-anticipated duration of these discussions.

Because of World War I, the British Open was postponed from 1915 to 1919; again, due to World War II, it was postponed from 1940 to 1945. The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 Open Championship.

Aqeel Ahmad
the authorAqeel Ahmad
Aqeel Ahmad is a passionate sports fan who enjoys reading and writing about the most recent sporting events taking place all around the world.

Leave a Reply