British Open golf championship

A full list of tournament venues and champions

The Open champions and courses where they won

  • Location: a links course in the United Kingdom, usually in Scotland or England (once held in Northern Ireland)
  • Winner: receives a gold medal and the title of 'champion golfer for the year'
  • Trophy: Silver claret jug
  • Governing body: the Royal & Ancient
  • When held: weekend of the 3rd Friday in July
  • Play-off format: 4 hole mini-tournament followed by sudden death if required.

2020July 16-19The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
2019July 18-21England/Northern Ireland?
2018July 19-22Carnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
2017July 20-23Royal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
2016July 21-24Royal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
2015July 16-19The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
2014Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroyRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
2013Phil Mickelson Phil MickelsonMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
2012Ernie Els Ernie ElsRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
2011Darren Clarke Darren ClarkeRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
2010Louis Oosthuizen Louis OosthuizenThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
2009Stewart Cink Stewart CinkTurnberry, Scotland Turnberry, Scotland
2008Padraig Harrington Padraig HarringtonRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
2007Padraig Harrington Padraig HarringtonCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
2006Tiger Woods Tiger WoodsRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
2005Tiger Woods Tiger WoodsThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
2004Todd Hamilton Todd HamiltonRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
2003Ben Curtis Ben CurtisRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
2002Ernie Els Ernie ElsMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
2001David Duval David DuvalRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
2000Tiger Woods Tiger WoodsThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1999Paul Lawrie Paul LawrieCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
1998Mark O'Meara Mark O'MearaRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1997Justin Leonard Justin LeonardRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1996Tom Lehman Tom LehmanRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1995John Daly John DalyThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1994Nick Price Nick PriceTurnberry, Scotland Turnberry, Scotland
1993Greg Norman Greg NormanRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1992Nick Faldo Nick FaldoMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1991Ian Baker-Finch Ian Baker-FinchRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1990Nick Faldo Nick FaldoThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1989Mark Calcavecchia Mark CalcavecchiaRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1988Severiano Ballesteros Severiano BallesterosRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1987Nick Faldo Nick FaldoMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1986Greg Norman Greg NormanTurnberry, Scotland Turnberry, Scotland
1985Sandy Lyle Sandy LyleRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1984Severiano Ballesteros Severiano BallesterosThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1983Tom Watson Tom WatsonRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1982Tom Watson Tom WatsonRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1981Bill Rogers Bill RogersRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1980Tom Watson Tom WatsonMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1979Severiano Ballesteros Severiano BallesterosRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1978Jack Nicklaus Jack NicklausThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1977Tom Watson Tom WatsonTurnberry, Scotland Turnberry, Scotland
1976Johnny Miller Johnny MillerRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1975Tom Watson Tom WatsonCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
1974Gary Player Gary PlayerRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1973Tom Weiskopf Tom WeiskopfRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1972Lee Trevino Lee TrevinoMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1971Lee Trevino Lee TrevinoRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1970Jack Nicklaus Jack NicklausThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1969Tony Jacklin Tony JacklinRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1968Gary Player Gary PlayerCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
1967Roberto de Vicenzo Roberto de VicenzoRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1966Jack Nicklaus Jack NicklausMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1965Peter Thomson Peter ThomsonRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1964Tony Lema Tony LemaThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1963Bob Charles Bob CharlesRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1962Arnold Palmer Arnold PalmerRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1961Arnold Palmer Arnold PalmerRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1960Kel Nagle Kel NagleThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1959Gary Player Gary PlayerMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1958Peter Thomson Peter ThomsonRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1957Bobby Locke Bobby LockeThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1956Peter Thomson Peter ThomsonRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1955Peter Thomson Peter ThomsonThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1954Peter Thomson Peter ThomsonRoyal Birkdale, England Royal Birkdale, England
1953Ben Hogan Ben HoganCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
1952Bobby Locke Bobby LockeRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1951Max Faulkner Max FaulknerRoyal Portrush, Northern Ireland Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland
1950Bobby Locke Bobby LockeRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1949Bobby Locke Bobby LockeRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1948Henry Cotton Henry CottonMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1947Fred Daly Fred DalyRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1946Sam Snead Sam SneadThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1945No ChampionshipWorld War II
1944No ChampionshipWorld War II
1943No ChampionshipWorld War II
1942No ChampionshipWorld War II
1941No ChampionshipWorld War II
1940No ChampionshipWorld War II
1939Dick Burton Dick BurtonThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1938Reg Whitcombe Reg WhitcombeRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1937Henry Cotton Henry CottonCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
1936Alf Padgham Alf PadghamRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1935Alf Perry Alf PerryMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1934Henry Cotton Henry CottonRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1933Denny Shute Denny ShuteThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1932Gene Sarazen Gene SarazenPrinces, Sandwich, England Princes, Sandwich, England
1931Tommy Armour Tommy ArmourCarnoustie, Scotland Carnoustie, Scotland
1930Bobby Jones Bobby JonesRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1929Walter Hagen Walter HagenMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1928Walter Hagen Walter HagenRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1927Bobby Jones Bobby JonesThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1926Bobby Jones Bobby JonesRoyal Lytham & St. Annes, England Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England
1925Jim Barnes Jim BarnesPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1924Walter Hagen Walter HagenRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1923Arthur Havers Arthur HaversRoyal Troon, Scotland Royal Troon, Scotland
1922Walter Hagen Walter HagenRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1921Jock Hutchison Jock HutchisonThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1920George Duncan George DuncanRoyal Cinque Ports, Deal, England Royal Cinque Ports, Deal, England
1919No ChampionshipWorld War I
1918No ChampionshipWorld War I
1917No ChampionshipWorld War I
1916No ChampionshipWorld War I
1915No ChampionshipWorld War I
1914Harry Vardon Harry VardonPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1913JH Taylor JH TaylorRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1912Ted Ray Ted RayMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1911Harry Vardon Harry VardonRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1910James Braid James BraidThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1909JH Taylor JH TaylorRoyal Cinque Ports, Deal, England Royal Cinque Ports, Deal, England
1908James Braid James BraidPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1907Arnaud Massy Arnaud MassyRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1906James Braid James BraidMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1905James Braid James BraidThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1904Jack White Jack WhiteRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1903Harry Vardon Harry VardonPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1902Sandy Herd Sandy HerdRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1901James Braid James BraidMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1900JH Taylor JH TaylorThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1899Harry Vardon Harry VardonRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1898Harry Vardon Harry VardonPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1897Harold Hilton Harold HiltonRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
1896Harry Vardon Harry VardonMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1895JH Taylor JH TaylorThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1894JH Taylor JH TaylorRoyal St Georges, Sandwich, England Royal St Georges, Sandwich, England
1893Willie Auchterlonie Willie AuchterloniePrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1892Harold Hilton Harold HiltonMuirfield, Scotland Muirfield, Scotland
1891Hugh Kirkaldy Hugh KirkaldyThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1890John Ball Jr John Ball JrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1889Willie Park Jr Willie Park JrMusselburgh Old Course, Scotland Musselburgh Old Course, Scotland
1888Jack Burns Jack BurnsThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1887Willie Park Jr Willie Park JrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1886David Brown David BrownMusselburgh Old Course, Scotland Musselburgh Old Course, Scotland
1885Bob Martin Bob MartinThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1884Jack Simpson Jack SimpsonPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1883Willie Fernie Willie FernieMusselburgh Old Course, Scotland Musselburgh Old Course, Scotland
1882Bob Ferguson Bob FergusonThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1881Bob Ferguson Bob FergusonPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1880Bob Ferguson Bob FergusonMusselburgh Old Course, Scotland Musselburgh Old Course, Scotland
1879Jamie Anderson Jamie AndersonThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1878Jamie Anderson Jamie AndersonPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1877Jamie Anderson Jamie AndersonMusselburgh Old Course, Scotland Musselburgh Old Course, Scotland
1876Bob Martin Bob MartinThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1875Willie Park Sr Willie Park SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1874Mungo Park Mungo ParkMusselburgh Old Course, Scotland Musselburgh Old Course, Scotland
1873Tom Kidd Tom KiddThe Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland The Old Course, Saint Andrews, Scotland
1872Tom Morris Jr Tom Morris JrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1871No ChampionshipSee below
1870Tom Morris Jr Tom Morris JrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1869Tom Morris Jr Tom Morris JrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1868Tom Morris Jr Tom Morris JrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1867Tom Morris Sr Tom Morris SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1866Willie Park Sr Willie Park SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1865Andrew Strath Andrew StrathPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1864Tom Morris Sr Tom Morris SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1863Willie Park Sr Willie Park SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1862Tom Morris Sr Tom Morris SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1861Tom Morris Sr Tom Morris SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland
1860Willie Park Sr Willie Park SrPrestwick, Scotland Prestwick, Scotland

1871* ~ Due to Tom Morris Jr winning the championship for the third consecutive time, he won "the belt" outright, this was the original award preesented to the champion. During 1871, it was discussed that the championship be held at more than one course. This was not agreed upon until September 11, 1872. Three clubs agreed to host the championship ~ Prestwick, Musselburgh and St. Andrews. The winner would receive a gold medal and that each club would pay £10 towards a new trophy, the silver claret jug.

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