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British Open list of winners, venues

The Open, or British Open as it is also known, dates back to 1860. Our British Open winners, scores and venues table is updated after the event each year.

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Winners, scores, venues for all Open Championships

Year Champion (country) Course Total score To par
1860 Willie Park Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 174 n/a
1861 Tom Morris Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 163 n/a
1862 Tom Morris Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 163 n/a
1863 Willie Park Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 168 n/a
1864 Tom Morris Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 167 n/a
1865 Andrew Strath (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 162 n/a
1866 Willie Park Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 169 n/a
1867 Tom Morris Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 170 n/a
1868 Tom Morris Jr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 154 n/a
1869 Tom Morris Jr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 157 n/a
1870 Tom Morris Jr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 149 n/a
1871 Not held
1872 Tom Morris Jr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 166 n/a
1873 Tom Kidd (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 179 n/a
1874 Mungo Park (Scotland) Musselburgh Links, Scotland 159 n/a
1875 Willie Park Sr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 166 n/a
1876 Bob Martin (Scotland)* St Andrews 176 n/a
1877 Jamie Anderson (Scotland) Musselburgh Links, Scotland 160 n/a
1878 Jamie Anderson (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 157 n/a
1879 Jamie Anderson (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 169 n/a
1880 Bob Ferguson (Scotland) Musselburgh Links, Scotland 162 n/a
1881 Bob Ferguson (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 170 n/a
1882 Bob Ferguson (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 171 n/a
1883 Willie Fernie (Scotland)* Musselburgh Links, Scotland 159 n/a
1884 Jack Simpson (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 160 n/a
1885 Bob Martin (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 171 n/a
1886 David Brown (Scotland) Musselburgh Links, Scotland 157 n/a
1887 Willie Park Jr (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 161 n/a
1888 Jack Burns (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 171 n/a
1889 Willie Park Jr (Scotland)* Musselburgh Links, Scotland 155 n/a
1890 John Ball (England) (a) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 162 n/a
1891 Hugh Kirkaldy (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 166 n/a
1892 Harold Hilton (England) (a) Muirfield, Scotland 305 n/a
1893 William Auchterlonie (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 322 n/a
1894 John Henry Taylor (England) Royal St George’s, England 326 n/a
1895 John Henry Taylor (England) St Andrews, Scotland 332 n/a
1896 Harry Vardon (Jersey)* Muirfield, Scotland 316 n/a
1897 Harold Hilton (England) (a) Royal Liverpool, England 314 n/a
1898 Harry Vardon (Jersey) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 307 n/a
1899 Harry Vardon (Jersey) Royal St George’s, England 310 n/a
1900 John Henry Taylor (England) St Andrews, Scotland 309 n/a
1901 James Braid (Scotland) Muirfield, Scotland 309 n/a
1902 Sandy Herd (Scotland) Royal Liverpool, England 307 n/a
1903 Harry Vardon (Jersey) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 300 n/a
1904 Jack White (Scotland) Royal St George’s, England 296 n/a
1905 James Braid (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 318 n/a
1906 James Braid (Scotland) Muirfield, Scotland 300 n/a
1907 Arnaud Massy (France) Royal Liverpool, England 312 n/a
1908 James Braid (Scotland) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 291 n/a
1909 John Henry Taylor (England) Royal Cinque Ports, England 291 n/a
1910 James Braid (Scotland) St Andrews, Scotland 299 n/a
1911 Harry Vardon (Jersey)* Royal St George’s, England 303 n/a
1912 Ted Ray (Jersey) Muirfield, Scotland 295 n/a
1913 John Henry Taylor (England) Royal Liverpool, England 304 n/a
1914 Harry Vardon (Jersey) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 306 n/a
1915-1919 Not held due to WWI
1920 George Duncan (Scotland) Royal Cinque Ports, England 303 +15
1921 Jock Hutchison (US)* St Andrews, Scotland 296 +8
1922 Walter Hagen (US) Royal St George’s, England 300 +20
1923 Arthur Havers (England) Royal Troon, Scotland 295 +7
1924 Walter Hagen (US) Royal Liverpool, England 301 +13
1925 Jim Barnes (England) Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland 300 +16
1926 Bobby Jones (US) (a) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 291 +7
1927 Bobby Jones (US) (a) St Andrews, Scotland 285 −3
1928 Walter Hagen (US) Royal St George’s, England 292 +12
1929 Walter Hagen Muirfield, Scotland 292 +8
1930 Bobby Jones (US) (a) Royal Liverpool, England 291 +3
1931 Tommy Armour (US) Carnoustie, Scotland 296 +12
1932 Gene Sarazen (US) Prince’s Golf Club, England 283 −5
1933 Denny Shute (US)* St Andrews, Scotland 292 +4
1934 Henry Cotton (England) Royal St George’s, England 283 +3
1935 Alf Perry (England) Muirfield, Scotland 283 −5
1936 Alf Padgham (England) Royal Liverpool, England 287 −9
1937 Henry Cotton (England) Carnoustie, Scotland 290 +6
1938 Reg Whitcombe (England) Royal St George’s, England 295 +15
1939 Dick Burton (England) St Andrews, Scotland 290 −2
1940-1945 Not held due to WWII
1946 Sam Snead (US) St Andrews, Scotland 290 +2
1947 Fred Daly (Northern Ireland) Royal Liverpool, England 293 +5
1948 Henry Cotton (England) Muirfield, Scotland 284 Even
1949 Bobby Locke (South Africa)* Royal St George’s, England 283 –5
1950 Bobby Locke (South Africa) Royal Troon, Scotland 279 −9
1951 Max Faulkner (England) Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland 285 −3
1952 Bobby Locke (South Africa) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 287 –1
1953 Ben Hogan (US) Carnoustie, Scotland 282 −6
1954 Peter Thomson (Australia) Royal Birkdale, England 283 −3
1955 Peter Thomson (Australia) St Andrews, Scotland 281 −7
1956 Peter Thomson (Australia) Royal Liverpool, England 286 −2
1957 Bobby Locke (South Africa) St Andrews, Scotland 279 −9
1958 Peter Thomson (Australia)* Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 274 −10
1959 Gary Player (South Africa) Muirfield, Scotland 284 E
1960 Kel Nagle (Australia) St Andrews, Scotland 278 −10
1961 Arnold Palmer (US) Royal Birkdale, England 284 −4
1962 Arnold Palmer (US) Troon, Scotland 276 −12
1963 Bob Charles (New Zealand)* Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 277 −7
1964 Tony Lema (US) St Andrews, Scotland 279 −9
1965 Peter Thomson (Australia) Royal Birkdale, England 285 −7
1966 Jack Nicklaus (US) Muirfield, Scotland 282 −2
1967 Roberto De Vicenzo (Argentina) Royal Liverpool, England 278 −10
1968 Gary Player (South Africa) Carnoustie, Scotland 289 +1
1969 Tony Jacklin (England) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 280 −4
1970 Jack Nicklaus (US)* St Andrews, Scotland 283 −5
1971 Lee Trevino (US) Royal Birkdale, England 278 −14
1972 Lee Trevino (US) Muirfield, Scotland 278 −6
1973 Tom Weiskopf (US) Royal Troon, Scotland 276 −12
1974 Gary Player (South Africa) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 282 −2
1975 Tom Watson (US)* Carnoustie, Scotland 279 −9
1976 Johnny Miller (US) Royal Birkdale, England 279 −9
1977 Tom Watson (US) Turnberry, Scotland 268 −12
1978 Jack Nicklaus (US) St Andrews, Scotland 281 −7
1979 Seve Ballesteros (Spain) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 283 −1
1980 Tom Watson (US) Muirfield, Scotland 271 −13
1981 Bill Rogers (US) Royal St George’s, England 276 −4
1982 Tom Watson (US) Royal Troon, Scotland 284 −4
1983 Tom Watson (US) Royal Birkdale, England 275 −9
1984 Seve Ballesteros (Spain) St Andrews, Scotland 276 −12
1985 Sandy Lyle (Scotland) Royal St George’s, England 282 +2
1986 Greg Norman (Australia) Turnberry, Scotland 280 E
1987 Nick Faldo (England) Muirfield, Scotland 279 −5
1988 Seve Ballesteros (Spain) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 273 −11
1989 Mark Calcavecchia (US)* Royal Troon, Scotland 275 −13
1990 Nick Faldo (England) St Andrews, Scotland 270 −18
1991 Ian Baker-Finch (Australia) Royal Birkdale, England 272 −8
1992 Nick Faldo (England) Muirfield, Scotland 272 −12
1993 Greg Norman (Australia) Royal St George’s, England 267 −13
1994 Nick Price (Zimbabwe) Turnberry, Scotland 268 −12
1995 John Daly (US)* St Andrews, Scotland 282 −6
1996 Tom Lehman (US) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 271 −13
1997 Justin Leonard (US) Royal Troon, Scotland 272 −12
1998 Mark O’Meara (US)* Royal Birkdale, England 280 E
1999 Paul Lawrie (Scotland)* Carnoustie, Scotland 290 +6
2000 Tiger Woods (US) St Andrews, Scotland 269 −19
2001 David Duval (US) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 274 −10
2002 Ernie Els (South Africa)* Muirfield, Scotland 278 −6
2003 Ben Curtis (US) Royal St George’s, England 283 −1
2004 Todd Hamilton (US)* Royal Troon, Scotland 274 −10
2005 Tiger Woods (US) St Andrews, Scotland 274 −14
2006 Tiger Woods (US) Royal Liverpool, England 270 −18
2007 Pádraig Harrington (Ireland)* Carnoustie, Scotland 277 −7
2008 Pádraig Harrington (Ireland) Royal Birkdale, England 283 +3
2009 Stewart Cink (US)* Turnberry, Scotland 278 −2
2010 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) St Andrews, Scotland 272 −16
2011 Darren Clarke (Northern Ireland) Royal St George’s, England 275 −5
2012 Ernie Els (South Africa) Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 273 −7
2013 Phil Mickelson (US) Muirfield, Scotland 281 −3
2014 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) Royal Liverpool, England 271 −17
2015 Zach Johnson (US)* St Andrews, Scotland 273 −15
2016 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) Royal Troon, Scotland 264 −20
2017 Jordan Spieth (US) Royal Birkdale, England 268 −12
2018 Francesco Molinari (Italy) Carnoustie, Scotland 276 −8
2019 Shane Lowry (Ireland) Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland 269 -15
2020 ??? Royal St George’s, England ?? ??
2021 ??? St Andrews, Scotland ?? ??
2022 ??? Royal Liverpool, England ?? ??



* Won in play-off
(a) Amateur when won