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The Open Championship

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BIRDIE - EAGLE - BIRDIE - BIRDIE

Spieth becomes just the second man after the great Jack Nicklaus to win three Majors before he turns 24. He is also well ahead of Tiger Woods in the number of rounds lead at this early stage of his career.
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Past Australian winners of the OPEN.
1954 - 1956 - Peter Thomson
1958 - Peter Thomson
1960 - Kel Nagle
1965 - Peter Thomson
1986 - Greg Norman (right)
1991 - Ian Baker-Finch
1993 - Greg Norman (right)

2 times British Open champion - Greg Norman

 

Past Champions

Year   Winner   Score   Runner-up   Score

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1860 Willie Park 174 Tom Morris, Sr. 176
(The first event was open only to professional golfers)
1861 Tom Morris, Sr. 163 Willie Park 167
(The second Open was open to amateurs also)
1862 Tom Morris, Sr. 163 Willie Park 176
1863 Willie Park 168 Tom Morris, Sr. 170
1864 Tom Morris, Sr. 167 Andrew Strath 169
1865 Andrew Strath 162 Willie Park 164
1866 Willie Park 169 David Park 171
1867 Tom Morris, Sr. 170 Willie Park 172
1868 Tom Morris, Jr. 157 Robert Andrew 159
1869 Tom Morris, Jr. 154 Tom Morris, Sr. 157
1870 Tom Morris, Jr. 149 David Strath, Bob Kirk 161
1871 No Championship
1872 Tom Morris, Jr. 166 David Strath 169
1873 Tom Kidd 179 Jamie Anderson 180
1874 Mungo Park 159 Tom Morris, Jr. 161
1875 Willie Park 166 Bob Martin 168
1876 Bob Martin 176 David Strath 176 (Tied, but refused playoff)
1877 Jamie Anderson 160 Robert Pringle 162
1878 Jamie Anderson 157 Bob Kirk 159
1879 Jamie Anderson 169 Andrew Kirkaldy, James Allan 172
1880 Robert Ferguson 162 Peter Paxton 167
1881 Robert Ferguson 170 Jamie Anderson 173
1882 Robert Ferguson 171 Willie Fernie 174
1883 *Willie Fernie 159 Robert Ferguson 159
1884 Jack Simpson 160 Douglas Rolland 164
1885 Bob Martin 171 Archie Simpson 172
1886 David Brown 157 Willie Campbell 159
1887 Willie Park, Jr. 161 Bob Martin 162
1888 Jack Burns 171 Ben Sayers 172
1889 *Willie Park,Jr 155 Andrew Kirkaldy 155
1890 John Ball, Jr. 164 Willie Fernie 167
1891 Hugh Kirkaldy 166 Andrew Kirkaldy 168

(Championship extended from 36 to 72 holes)

1892 Harold H. Hilton 305 John Ball, Jr. 308
1893 William Auchterlonie 322 John E. Laidlay 324
1894 John H. Taylor 326 Douglas Rolland 331
1895 John H. Taylor 322 Alexander Herd 326
1896 *Harry Vardon 316 John H. Taylor 316
1897 Harold H. Hilton 314 James Braid 315
1898 Harry Vardon 307 Willie Park, Jr. 308
1899 Harry Vardon 310 Jack White 315
1900 John H. Taylor 309 Harry Vardon 317
1901 James Braid 309 Harry Vardon 312
1902 Alexander Herd 307 Harry Vardon 308
1903 Harry Vardon 300 Tom Vardon 306
1904 Jack White 296 John H. Taylor 297
1905 James Braid 318 John H. Taylor 323
1906 James Braid 300 John H. Taylor 304
1907 Arnaud Massy 312 John H. Taylor 314
1908 James Braid 291 Tom Ball 299
1909 John H. Taylor 295 James Braid 301
1910 James Braid 299 Alexander Herd 303
1911 *Harry Vardon 303 Arnaud Massy 303
1912 Edward (Ted) Ray295 Harry Vardon 299
1913 John H. Taylor 304 Edward (Ted) Ray 312
1914 Harry Vardon 306 John H. Taylor 309

1915-1919 No Championships-World War I

1920 George Duncan 303 Alexander Herd 305
1921 *Jock Hutchison 296 Roger Wethered 296
1922 Walter Hagen 300 George Duncan 301
1923 Arthur G. Havers 295 Walter Hagen 296
1924 Walter Hagen 301 Ernest Whitcombe 302
1925 James M. Barnes 300 Archie Compston 301
1926 Robert T. Jones, Jr.291 Al Watrous 293
1927 Robert T. Jones, Jr.285 Aubrey Boomer 291
1928 Walter Hagen 292 Gene Sarazen 294
1929 Walter Hagen 292 Johnny Farrell 298
1930 Robert T. Jones, Jr.291 Macdonald Smith 293
1931 Tommy D. Armour296 Jose Jurado 297
1932 Gene Sarazen 283 Macdonald Smith 288
1933 *Denny Shute 292 Craig Wood 292
1934 Henry Cotton 283 Sidney F. Brews 288
1935 Alfred Perry 283 Alfred Padgham 287
1936 Alfred Padgham 287 James Adams 288
1937 Henry Cotton 290 R. A. Whitcombe 292
1938 R. A. Whitcombe 295 James Adams 297
1939 Richard Burton 290 Johnny Bulla 292

1940-1945 No Championships-World War II

1946 Sam Snead 290 Bobby Locke 294
1947 Fred Daly 293 R. W. Horne 294
1948 Henry Cotton 284 Fred Daly 289
1949 *Bobby Locke 283 Harry Bradshaw 283
1950 Bobby Locke 279 Roberto De Vicenzo 281
1951 Max Faulkner 285 Antonio Cerda 287
1952 Bobby Locke 287 Peter Thomson 288
1953 Ben Hogan 282 Frank Stranahan, Dai Rees, Peter Thomson, Antonio Cerda 286
1954 Peter Thomson 283 Sidney S. Scott, Dai Rees, Bobby Locke 284
1955 Peter Thomson 281 John Fallon 283
1956 Peter Thomson 286 Flory Van Donck 289
1957 Bobby Locke 279 Peter Thomson 282
1958 *Peter Thomson 278 Dave Thomas 278
1959 Gary Player 284 Fred Bullock 286
1960 Kel Nagle 278 Arnold Palmer 279
1961 Arnold Palmer 284 Dai Rees 285
1962 Arnold Palmer 276 Kel Nagle 282
1963 *Bob Charles 277 Phil Rodgers 277
1964 Tony Lema 279 Jack Nicklaus 284
1965 Peter Thomson 285 Brian Huggett, Christy O-Connor 287
1966 Jack Nicklaus 282 Doug Sanders, Dave Thomas 283
1967 Roberto De Vicenzo 278 Jack Nicklaus 280
1968 Gary Player 289 Jack Nicklaus, Bob Charles 291
1969 Tony Jacklin 280 Bob Charles 282
1970 *Jack Nicklaus 283 Doug Sanders 283
1971 Lee Trevino 278 Lu Liang Huan 279
1972 Lee Trevino 278 Jack Nicklaus 279
1973 Tom Weiskopf 276 Johnny Miller, Neil Coles 279
1974 Gary Player 282 Peter Oosterhuis 286
1975 *Tom Watson 279 Jack Newton 279
1976 Johnny Miller 279 Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros 285
1977 Tom Watson 268 Jack Nicklaus 269
1978 Jack Nicklaus 281 Ben Crenshaw, Simon Owen, Tom Kite, Raymond Floyd 283
1979 Seve Ballesteros 283 Ben Crenshaw, Jack Nicklaus 286
1980 Tom Watson 271 Lee Trevino 275
1981 Bill Rogers 276 Bernhard Langer 280,
1982 Tom Watson 284 Nick Price, Peter Oosterhuis 285
1983 Tom Watson 275 Andy Bean, Hale Irwin 276
1984 Seve Ballesteros 276 Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer 278
1985 Sandy Lyle 282 Payne Stewart 283
1986 Greg Norman 280 Gordon Brand 285
1987 Nick Faldo 279 Paul Azinger, Rodger Davis 280
1988 Seve Ballesteros 273 Nick Price 275
1989 *Mark. Calcavecchia 275 Wayne Grady, Greg Norman 275
1990 Nick Faldo 270 Payne Stewart, Mark McNulty 275
1991 Ian Baker-Finch 272 Mike Harwood 274
1992 Nick Faldo 272 John Cook 273
1993 Greg Norman 267 Nick Faldo 269
1994 Nick Price 268 Jesper Parnevik 269
1995 *John Daly 282 Costantino Rocca 282
1996 Tom Lehman 271 Ernie Els 273
1997 Justin Leonard 272 Jesper Parnevik 275, Darren Clarke
1998 *Mark O'Meara 280 Brian Watts 280
1999 *Paul Lawrie 290 Jean Van de Velde, Justin Leonard 290
2000 Tiger Woods 269 Ernie Els, Thomas Bjorn 277
2001 David Duval 274 Niclas Fasth 277
2002 * Ernie Els 278 Stuart Appleby, Steve Elkington, Thomas Levet 278
2003 Ben Curtis 283 Vijay Singh, Thomas Bjorn 284
2004 * Todd Hamilton  274 Ernie Els, 274
2005 Tiger Woods 274 Colin Montgomerie 279
2006 Tiger Woods 270 Chris DiMarco 272
2007 * Padraig Harrington 277 Sergio Garcia 277
2008 Padraig Harrington 283 Ian Poulter 287
2009 * Stewart Cink 278 Tom Watson
2010 Louis Oosthuizen 272 Lee Westwood
2011 Darren Clarke 275 Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson
2012 Ernie Els 273 Adam Scott, Tiger Woods
2013 Phil Mickelson 281
2014 Rory McIlroy 271
2015 Zach Johnson 273 Marc Leishmann, Louis Oosthuizen
2016 Henrik Stenson 264
2017 Jordan Spieth 268