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Past Open Championship Result at the Old Course, St Andrews

The Old Course at St Andrews has played host to The Open Championship 29 times, most recently in 2015. The following is a list of the past champions:

Year

Winner

Score

Notes

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total


1873

Tom Kidd

91

88

--

--

179

This was the first time the Open Championship was played on an 18-hole course. Instead of three round of 12 holes, there were two rounds of 18. Kidd won 11 pounds.

1876

Bob Martin 1st

86

90

--

--

176

Due to a controversial ruling, Bob Martin finished in a tie for first. In protest, his opponent Davie Strath refused to participate so Martin walked the course and became the Open Champion.

1879

Jamie Anderson 3rd

84

85

--

--

169

With this win, Jamie Anderson became the first person to break 170 in the Open Championship.

1882

Bob Ferguson 3rd

83

88

--

--

171

This was the third straight Open Championship for Ferguson. He won 12 pounds.

1885

Bob Martin 2nd

84

87

--

--

171

The third of Martin's Open Championship wins, he won 10 pounds.

1888

Jack Burns

86

85

--

--

171

Burns won after his score was re-added, giving him a one-stroke victory.

1891

Hugh Kirkaldy

83

83

--

--

166

Kirkaldy set the tournament record with his 166. This was also the last Open Championship that was 36 holes.

1895

J.H. Taylor 2nd

86

78

80

78

322

This was the first Open to be played over two days (36 holes a day) and a total of 72 holes at St Andrews. He shot the first sub-80 rounds at St Andrews.

1900

J.H. Taylor 3rd

79

77

78

75

309

This open marked the first time the "Great Triumvirate" finished 1-2-3. That was the name given to the three golfers who dominated the game in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. From 1894 to 1906, J.H. Taylor, Harry Vardon, and James Braid combined to win 16 Open Championships. This was Taylor's third of five Open Championships.

1905

James Braid 2nd

81

78

78

81

318

This was the first Open to be played over three days, with 36 holes on the last day. This was Braid's second of five Open Championships.

1910

James Braid 5th

76

73

74

76

299

This Open was the last of Braid's five Open Championships. With this win he became the first person to break 300 in a four-round Open at St Andrews, and was the first to win five Open Championships.

1921

Jock Hutchison

72

75

79

70

296 PO

Born in Scotland, Hutchison was the first American citizen to win the Open Championship with this win. This was also the first time Bobby Jones played St Andrews. He ended up walking off the course after he took four shots to get out of a bunker on the 11th hole.

1927

Bobby Jones (a) 2nd

68

72

73

72

285 (-3)

This win marked Bobby Jones' first Open championship win at St Andrews, his second straight Open Championship, fourth professional major, and his 7th career major (he was a three-time winner of the U.S. Amateur).

1933

Denny Shute

73

73

73

73

292 (+4) PO

Shute won the Open title by five strokes in a playoff against Craig Wood. Leo Diegel could have joined them but he whiffed a putt on the 72nd hole, finishing one shot off the lead.

1939

Dick Burton

70

72

77

71

290 (-2)

The 1939 Open was the last Open until 1946 because of World War II. The Royal Air Force used the fairways of the Old Course as runways. Burton held the Claret Jug the longest (7 years), until the tournament resumed in 1946, also at St Andrews.

1946

Sam Snead

71

70

74

75

290 (-2)

Even though Sam Snead won the first Open Championship to be played since 1939, he still lost money because of the high travel expenses; his winner's share was $600. When taking the train into St Andrews, Sam Snead is quoted for looking out of the window and saying "Say, that looks like an old abandoned golf course" about the Old Course.

1955

Peter Thomson 2nd

71

68

70

72

281 (−7)

This was the second of Thomson's three straight Open titles, and five overall. His winner's share was $2,800.

1957

Bobby Locke 4th

69

72

68

70

279 (−9)

Between 1949 and 1957, Locke won the Open title four times. He survived a possible disqualification when he marked his ball on the 72nd green, and played his ball without replacing his ball mark. The R&A decided that because he had a three shot lead, and he didn't gain an advantage, that in the spirit of the game, he should not be disqualified. The winner's share was $2,800.

1960

Kel Nagle

69

67

71

71

278 (−10)

This was the 100th anniversary of the Open Championship, although due to wars it wasn't the 100th Open Championship to be played. Arnold Palmer finished second and is credited with returning the Open to the eyes of Americans. The winner's share was $3,500.

1964

Tony Lema

73

68

68

70

279 (−9)

From 1962 to 1966, Lema won 12 times on tour, but this was his only major. He beat Jack Nicklaus by five strokes, and his winner's share was $4,200. Tragically, Lema and his pregnant wife were killed in a plane crash two years later.

1970

Jack Nicklaus 2nd

68

69

73

73

283 (−5)PO

Doug Sanders missed a tough two and a half foot putt on the 72nd hole, bogeyed, and ended up tied with Nicklaus. The playoff the next day came down to 18th hole when Nicklaus birdied to win the Open title. This was his second Open title and eight overall major; the winner's share was $12,600.

1978

Jack Nicklaus 3rd

71

72

69

69

281 (−7)

Nicklaus completed the career Grand Slam (winning all four majors in your career at least once) for the third time making it his third Open Championship. The winner's share was $23,750

1984

Seve Ballesteros 2nd

69

68

70

69

276 (−12)

The leaderboard for the final day was full of the best golfers in the world at the time. Ballesteros beat Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Lanny Wadkins, Nick Faldo, and Greg Norman to make an epic final round at St Andrews. Ballesteros birdied the 72nd hole to win by two, and his fist pump is an iconic image to this day. His winner's share was $71,500.

1990

Nick Faldo 2nd

67

65

67

71

270 (−18)

Faldo set the Open championship scoring record shooting 18 under par, winning his second major of the year, his second Open Championship and his fourth overall major. The winner's share was $153,850.

1995

John Daly

67

71

73

71

282 (−6)PO

This Open was significant because it was the first that Tiger Woods played in, and the last the Arnold Palmer played in, getting to have his farewell at St Andrews. John Daly beat Costantino Rocca in a four-hole playoff to win the Open title and $199,375.

2000

Tiger Woods 1st

67

66

67

69

269 (−19)

Winning the 2000 British Open was Tiger Woods' second consecutive major championship; he would win the next two as well for four consecutive major victories over two years - the "Tiger Slam". He didn't hit a single bunker the entire tournament, shot in the 60's all four rounds, won by eight strokes, and set the new Open Championship scoring record with 19 under par. The winner's share was $759,150.

2005

Tiger Woods 2nd

66

67

71

70

274 (−14)

This was Jack Nicklaus's last Open Championship and like Arnold Palmer, he finished on the Old Course. This was also Tiger's 10th major championship and the fourth one he had won by five or more strokes, and the winner's share was $1,261,285.

2010

Louis Oosthuizen

65

67

69

71

272 (−16)

On the 150th anniversary of the first Open Championship, Oosthuizen played consistently well, winning the Open title by shooting a 16 under par 272 and winning by seven strokes. Rory McIlroy shot a 63 in the opening round and the winner's share was $1,305,593.

2015

Zach Johnson

66

71

70

66

273 (−15)

In the 144th playing of the Open Championship, Zach Johnson emerged from a three-man playoff to win the tournament. The tournament finished on Monday due to the extremely high winds that arose during Saturday's round. Johnson defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff.

  • Note: Multiple winners of The Open Championship have superscript ordinal designating which in their respective careers.

  • (a) denotes amateur

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