Winners of the British Golf Open

Events in Sport

  • 1860-10-17 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
  • 1861-09-26 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
  • 1862-09-11 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1863-09-18 4th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 168 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1864-09-16 5th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 167 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1865-09-14 6th British Golf Open: Andrew Strath shoots a 162 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1866-09-13 7th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 169 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1867-09-26 8th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1868-09-23 9th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 154 at Prestwick Golf Club (three shots better than his father, Tom Morris, Sr.)
  • 1869-09-16 10th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1870-09-15 11th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 149 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1872-09-13 12th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1873-10-04 13th British Golf Open: Tom Kidd shoots a 179 at St Andrews
  • 1874-04-10 14th British Golf Open: Mungo Park shoots a 159 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1875-09-10 15th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1876-10-02 16th British Golf Open: Bob Martin shoots a 176 at St Andrews
  • 1877-04-06 17th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 160 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1878-10-04 18th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1879-09-29 19th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 169 at St Andrews
  • 1880-04-09 20th British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 162 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1881-10-14 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1882-09-30 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1883-11-17 23rd British Golf Open: Willie Fernie shoots a 158 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1884-10-03 24th British Golf Open: Jack Simpson shoots a 160 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1885-10-03 25th British Golf Open: Bob Martin shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1886-11-05 26th British Golf Open: David Brown shoots a 157 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1887-09-16 27th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 161 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1888-10-08 28th British Golf Open: Jack Burns shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1889-11-11 29th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 155 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1890-09-11 30th British Golf Open: John Ball shoots a 164 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1891-10-07 31st British Golf Open: Hugh Kirkaldy shoots a 166 at St Andrews
  • 1892-09-23 32nd British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 305 at Muirfield
  • 1893-09-01 33rd British Golf Open: William Auchterlonie shoots a 322 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1894-06-12 34th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 326 at Royal St. George's Golf Club
  • 1895-06-13 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • 1896-06-13 36th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 316 at Muirfield
  • 1897-05-20 37th British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 314 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1898-06-09 38th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 307 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1899-06-08 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1900-06-07 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
  • 1901-06-06 41st British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 309 at Muirfield
  • 1902-06-05 42nd British Golf Open: Sandy Herd shoots a 307 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1903-06-11 43rd British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1904-06-10 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1905-06-09 45th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 318 at St Andrews
  • 1906-06-15 46th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 300 at Muirfield
  • 1907-06-21 47th British Golf Open: Arnaud Massy shoots a 312 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1908-06-19 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1909-06-11 49th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 295 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • 1910-06-24 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot
  • 1911-06-30 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1912-06-25 52nd British Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Muirfield
  • 1913-06-24 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • 1914-06-19 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
  • 1920-07-01 55th British Golf Open: George Duncan shoots a 303 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • 1921-06-25 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

1922-06-23 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1923-06-15 58th British Golf Open: Arthur Havers shoots a 295 at Troon Golf Club
  • 1924-06-24 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

Sport awardGolf Major

1925-06-26 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Sport awardGolf Major

1926-06-25 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Sport awardGolf Major

1933-07-08 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1934-06-29 69th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1935-06-28 70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield
  • 1936-06-27 71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1937-07-09 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 1938-07-08 73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1939-07-07 74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

1946-07-05 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1947-07-04 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1948-07-02 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • 1949-07-09 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1950-07-07 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
  • 1951-07-06 80th British Golf Open: Max Faulkner shoots a 285 at Royal Portrush Golf Club
  • 1952-07-11 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

Sport awardGolf Major

1953-07-10 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1954-07-09 83rd British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • 1955-07-08 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
  • 1956-07-06 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1957-07-05 85th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at St Andrews
  • 1958-07-13 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham

Sport awardGolf Major

1959-07-03 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1960-07-09 89th British Golf Open: Kel Nagle shoots a 278 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

1961-07-15 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

  • 1962-07-13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • 1963-07-13 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 1964-07-10 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews
  • 1965-07-09 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Major

1966-07-09 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

  • 1967-07-15 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1968-07-13 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
  • 1969-07-12 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • 1970-07-12 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews
  • 1971-07-10 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1972-07-15 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 1973-07-14 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • 1974-07-13 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

Sport awardGolf Major

1975-07-12 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Sport awardGolf Major

1979-07-21 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros

Sport awardGolf Major

1986-07-18 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman

Sport awardGolf Major

1987-07-19 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Sport awardGolf Major

1994-07-17 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price

Sport awardGolf Major

1995-07-23 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • 1996-07-21 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • 1997-07-20 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon
  • 1998-07-19 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1999-07-18 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie; Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off

Sport awardGolf Major

2000-07-23 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2001-07-22 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 2002-07-21 131st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 278 at Muirfield Golf Links
  • 2003-07-20 132nd British Golf Open: Ben Curtis shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 2004-07-18 133rd British Golf Open: Todd Hamilton shoots a 274 at Royal Troon Golf Club
  • 2005-07-17 134th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 274 at St Andrews to win his 10th major and becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once
  • 2006-07-23 135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 2007-07-22 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 2008-07-20 137th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • 2009-07-19 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course
  • 2010-07-18 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews
  • 2011-07-17 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 2012-07-22 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

Sport awardGolf Major

2013-07-21 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

  • 2014-07-20 143rd British Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 271 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 2015-07-20 144th British Golf Open: American Zach Johnson wins in a four-hole play-off (-1) at St Andrews