British Open Golf Winners

British Open Past Winners

There has been some memorable winners of the British Open Golf over the years with some of golf's great names getting their hands on the famous Claret Jug. Harry Vardon holds the record for most Open Championship victories with six in the 1890's and 1900's.

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Other notable names on the list are Tom Watson who is a five time winner of the British Open in the 70's and 80's, and Nick Faldo who is a three time winner as a home player. The Golden bear Jack Nicklaus has also won the Claret Jug three times in 1966, 1970 and 1978.

 

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Past Winners of the British Open Golf Since World War II

2017 Jordan Spieth - Royal Birkdale
2016 Henrik Stenson - Royal Troon
2015 Zach Johnson - St Andrews
2014 Rory McIlroy - Hoylake
2013 Phil Mickelson - Muirfield
2012 Ernie Els - Royal Lytham & St Annes
2011 Darren Clarke - Royal St George's
2010 Louis Oosthuizen - St Andrews
2009 Stewart Cink - Turnberry
2008 Padraig Harrington - Royal Birkdale
2007 Padraig Harrington - Carnoustie
2006 Tiger Woods - Royal Liverpool
2005 Tiger Woods - St Andrews
2004 Todd Hamilton - Troon
2003 Ben Curtis - Sandwich
2002 Ernie Els - Muirfield
2001 David Duval - Royal Lytham & St Annes
2000 Tiger Woods - St Andrews
1999 Paul Lawrie - Carnoustie
1998 Mark O'Meara - Royal Birkdale
1997 Justin Leonard - Royal Troon
1996 Tom Lehman - Royal Lytham & St Annes
1995 John Daly - St Andrews
1994 Nick Price - Turnberry
1993 Greg Norman - Royal St Georges, Sandwich
1992 Nick Faldo - Muirfield
1991 Ian Baker-Finch - Royal Birkdale
1990 Nick Faldo - St Andrews
1989 Mark Calcavecchia - Royal Troon
1988 Seve Ballesteros - Royal Lytham & St Annes
1987 Nick Faldo - Muirfield
1986 Greg Norman - Turnberry
1985 Sandy Lyle - Royal St Georges, Sandwich
1984 Seve Ballesteros -St Andrews
1983 Tom Watson - Royal Birkdale
1982 Tom Watson - Royal Troon
1981 Bill Rogers - Royal St Georges, Sandwich
1980 Tom Watson - Muirfield
1979 Seve Ballesteros - Royal Lytham & St Annes
1978 Jack Nicklaus - St Andrews
1977 Tom Watson - Turnberry
1976 Johnny Miller - Royal Birkdale
1975 Tom Watson - Carnoustie
1974 Gary Player - Royal Lytham & St Annes
1973 Tom Weiskopf - Royal Troon
1972 Lee Trevino - Muirfield
1971 Lee Trevino - Royal Birkdale
1970 Jack Nicklaus - St Andrews 283
1969 Tony Jacklin - Royal Lytham & St Annes 280
1968 Gary Player - Carnoustie 289
1967 Roberto de Vicenzo - Hoylake 278
1966 Jack Nicklaus - Muirfield 282
1965 Peter Thomson -Royal Birkdale 285
1964 Tony Lema - St Andrews 279
1963 Bob Charles - Royal Lytham & St Annes 277
1962 Arnold Palmer - Troon 276
1961 Arnold Palmer - Birkdale 284
1960 Kel Nagle - St Andrews 278
1959 Gary Player - Muirfield 284
1958 Peter Thomson - Royal Lytham & St Annes 278
1957 Bobby Locke - St Andrews 279
1956 Peter Thomson - Hoylake 286
1955 Peter Thomson - St Andrews 281
1954 Peter Thomson - Birkdale 283
1953 Ben Hogan - Carnoustie 282
1952 Bobby Locke - Royal Lytham & St Annes 287
1951 Max Faulkner - Royal Portrush 285
1950 Bobby Locke - Troon 279
1949 Bobby Locke - Sandwich 283
1948 Henry Cotton - Muirfield 284
1947 F Daly - Hoylake 293
1946 Sam Snead - St Andrews 290


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