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British Open Winners

 

The British Open golf tournament goes all the way back to 1860. That's a lot of champions. And here they all are, the Open Championship winners. The number following the winner's name is his stroke total (playoffs are listed in parentheses):

2013: Phil Mickelson, 281
2012: Ernie Els, 273
2011: Darren Clarke, 275
2010: Louis Oosthuizen, 272
2009: Stewart Cink, 278 (Cink def. Tom Watson in 4-hole playoff, 14-20)
2008: Padraig Harrington, 283
2007: Padraig Harrington, 277 (Harrington def. Sergio Garcia in 4-hole playoff, 15-16)
2006: Tiger Woods, 270
2005: Tiger Woods, 274
2004: Todd Hamilton, 274 (Hamilton def. Ernie Els in 4-hole playoff, 15-16)
2003: Ben Curtis, 283
2002: Ernie Els, 278 (Els def. Thomas Levet, Stuart Appleby and Steve Elkington in playoff)
2001: David Duval, 274
2000: Tiger Woods, 269
1999: Paul Lawrie, 290 (Lawrie def. Justin Leonard and Jean Van de Velde in playoff)
1998: Mark O'Meara, 280 (O'Meara def. Brian Watts in 4-hole playoff, 17-19)
1997: Justin Leonard, 272
1996: Tom Lehman, 271
1995: John Daly, 282 (Daly def. Constantino Rocca in 4-hole playoff, 15-19)
1994: Nick Price, 268
1993: Greg Norman, 267
1992: Nick Faldo, 272
1991: Ian Baker-Finch, 272
1990: Nick Faldo, 270
1989: Mark Calcavecchia, 275 (Calcavecchia def. Wayne Grady and Greg Norman in playoff)
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: Tom Watson, 284
1981: Bill Rogers, 276
1980: Tom Watson, 271
1979: Seve Ballesteros, 283
1978: Jack Nicklaus, 281
1977: Tom Watson, 268
1976: Johnny Miller, 279
1975: Tom Watson, 279 (Watson def. Jack Newton in 18-hole playoff, 71-72)
1974: Gary Player, 282
1973: Tom Weiskopf, 276
1972: Lee Trevino, 278
1971: Lee Trevino, 278
1970: Jack Nicklaus, 283 (Nicklaus def. Doug Sanders in 18-hole playoff, 72-73)
1969: Tony Jacklin, 280
1968: Gary Player, 289
1967: Roberto de Vicenzo, 278
1966: Jack Nicklaus, 282
1965: Peter Thomson, 285
1964: Tony Lema, 279
1963: Bob Charles, 277 (Charles def. Phil Rodgers in 36-hole playoff, 140-148)
1962: Arnold Palmer, 276
1961: Arnold Palmer, 284
1960: Kel Nagle, 278
1959: Gary Player, 284
1958: Peter Thomson, 278 (Thompson def. Dave Thomas in 36-hole playoff, 139-143)
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 (Locke def. Harry Bradshaw in 36-hole playoff, 135-147)
1948: Henry Cotton, 288
1947: Fred Daly, 293
1946: Sam Snead, 290
1940-45: Open Championship not played due to World War II
1939: Richard Burton, 290
1938: R.A. "Reg" Whitcombe, 295
1937: Henry Cotton, 290
1936: Alf Padgham, 287
1935: Alf Perry, 283
1934: Henry Cotton, 283
1933: Denny Shute, 292 (Shute def. Craig Wood in 36-hole playoff, 149-154)
1932: Gene Sarazen, 283
1931: Tommy Armour, 296
1930: a-Bobby Jones, 291
1929: Walter Hagen, 292
1928: Walter Hagen, 292
1927: a-Bobby Jones, 285
1926: a-Bobby Jones, 291
1925: Jim Barnes, 300
1924: Walter Hagen, 301
1923: Arthur Havers, 295
1922: Walter Hagen, 300
1921: Jock Hutchison, 296 (Hutchison def. Roger Wethered in 36-hole playoff, 150-159)
1920: George Duncan, 303
1915-19: Open Championship not played due to World War I
1914: Harry Vardon, 306
1913: J.H. Taylor, 304
1912: Ted Ray, 295
1911: Harry Vardon, 303 (Vardon def. Arnaud Massy in playoff, conceded on 35th hole)
1910: James Braid, 299
1909: J.H. Taylor, 291
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: Sandy Herd, 307
1901: James Braid, 309
1900: J.H. Taylor, 309
1899: Harry Vardon, 310
1898: Harry Vardon, 307
1897: a-Harold "Hal" Hilton, 314
1896: Harry Vardon, 316 (Vardon def. J.H. Taylor in 36-hole playoff, 157-161)
1895: J.H. Taylor, 322
1894: J.H. Taylor, 326
1893: William Auchterlonie, 322
1892: a-Harold "Hal" Hilton, 305
1891: Hugh Kirkaldy, 166
1890: a-John Ball, 164
1889: Willie Park Jr., 155 (Park def. Andrew Kirkaldy in 36-hole playoff, 158-163)
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 (Fernie def. Bob Ferguson in 36-hole playoff, 158-159)
1882: Bob Ferguson, 171
1881: Bob Ferguson, 170
1880: Bob Ferguson, 162
1879: Jamie Anderson, 169
1878: Jamie Anderson, 157
1877: Jamie Anderson, 160
1876: Bob Martin, 176 (David Strath conceded playoff to Martin)
1875: Willie Park Sr., 166
1874: Mungo Park, 159
1873: Tom Kidd, 179
1872: Tom Morris Jr., 166
1871: Open Championship not played
1870: Tom Morris Jr., 149
1869: Tom Morris Jr., 157
1868: Tom Morris Jr., 154
1867: Tom Morris Sr., 170
1866: Willie Park Sr., 169
1865: Andrew Strath, 162
1864: Tom Morris Sr., 167
1863: Willie Park Sr., 168
1862: Tom Morris Sr., 163
1861: Tom Morris Sr., 163
1860: Willie Park Sr., 174

 

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