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The Open Championship
2017 Open Championship logo.png
Tournament information
Location Unitit Kinrick, varies
Established 17 October 1860 (1860-10-17)
157 years ago
Coorse(s) Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Southport, Ingland (in 2017)
Par 70 (in 2017)
Lenth 7,173 yd (6,559 m)
(in 2017)
Organised bi The R&A
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund £6.5 million
7.4 million
$8.6 million
Month played Julie
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264* Henrik Stenson (2016)
*record for aw majors
Tae par −20* Henrik Stenson (2016)
*equals record for aw majors
Current champion
Swaden Henrik Stenson
2017 Open Championship

The Open Championship (Scots: The Appen Championship), eften referred tae as The Open or the British Open, is the auldest o the fower major championships in professional gowf.

Champions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Dates Champion Kintra Venue Winnin
score
Winning
margin
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
2018 19–22 Jul Francesco Molinari  Italy Carnoustie 276 (−8) 2 strokes Unitit States Kevin Kisner
Northren Ireland Rory McIlroy
Ingland Justin Rose
Unitit States Xander Schauffele
1,420,000
2017 20–23 Jul Jordan Spieth  Unitit States Royal Birkdale 268 (−12) 3 strokes Unitit States Matt Kuchar 1,420,000
2016 14–17 Jul Henrik Stenson  Swaden Royal Troon 264 (−20) 3 strokes Unitit States Phil Mickelson 1,175,000
2015 16–20 Jul Zach Johnson  Unitit States St Andrews 273 (−15) Playoff Australie Marc Leishman
Sooth Africae Louis Oosthuizen
1,150,000
2014 17–20 Jul Rory McIlroy  Northren Ireland Royal Liverpool 271 (−17) 2 strokes Unitit States Rickie Fowler
Spain Sergio García
975,000
2013 18–21 Jul Phil Mickelson  Unitit States Muirfield 281 (−3) 3 strokes Swaden Henrik Stenson 945,000
2012 19–22 Jul Ernie Els (2)  Sooth Africae Royal Lytham & St Annes 273 (−7) 1 stroke Australie Adam Scott 900,000
2011 14–17 Jul Darren Clarke  Northren Ireland Royal St George's 275 (−5) 3 strokes Unitit States Dustin Johnson
Unitit States Phil Mickelson
900,000
2010 15–18 Jul Louis Oosthuizen  Sooth Africae St Andrews 272 (−16) 7 strokes Ingland Lee Westwood 850,000
2009 16–19 Jul Stewart Cink  Unitit States Turnberry 278 (−2) Playoff Unitit States Tom Watson 750,000
2008 17–20 Jul Pádraig Harrington (2)  Ireland Royal Birkdale 283 (+3) 4 strokes Ingland Ian Poulter 750,000
2007 19–22 Jul Pádraig Harrington  Ireland Carnoustie 277 (−7) Playoff Spain Sergio García 750,000
2006 20–23 Jul Tiger Woods (3)  Unitit States Royal Liverpool 270 (−18) 2 strokes Unitit States Chris DiMarco 720,000
2005 14–17 Jul Tiger Woods (2)  Unitit States St Andrews 274 (−14) 5 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie 720,000
2004 15–18 Jul Todd Hamilton  Unitit States Royal Troon 274 (−10) Playoff Sooth Africae Ernie Els 720,000
2003 17–20 Jul Ben Curtis  Unitit States Royal St George's 283 (−1) 1 stroke Denmark Thomas Bjørn
Fiji Vijay Singh
700,000
2002 18–21 Jul Ernie Els  Sooth Africae Muirfield 278 (−6) Playoff Australie Stuart Appleby
Australie Steve Elkington
Fraunce Thomas Levet
700,000
2001 19–22 Jul David Duval  Unitit States Royal Lytham & St Annes 274 (−10) 3 strokes Swaden Niclas Fasth 600,000
2000 20–23 Jul Tiger Woods  Unitit States St Andrews 269 (−19) 8 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
Sooth Africae Ernie Els
500,000
1999 15–18 Jul Paul Lawrie  Scotland Carnoustie 290 (+6) Playoff Unitit States Justin Leonard
Fraunce Jean van de Velde
350,000
1998 16–19 Jul Mark O'Meara  Unitit States Royal Birkdale 280 (E) Playoff Unitit States Brian Watts 300,000
1997 17–20 Jul Justin Leonard  Unitit States Royal Troon 272 (−12) 3 strokes Northren Ireland Darren Clarke
Swaden Jesper Parnevik
250,000
1996 18–21 Jul Tom Lehman  Unitit States Royal Lytham & St Annes 271 (−13) 2 strokes Sooth Africae Ernie Els
Unitit States Mark McCumber
200,000
1995 20–23 Jul John Daly  Unitit States St Andrews 282 (−6) Playoff Italy Costantino Rocca 125,000
1994 14–17 Jul Nick Price  Zimbabwe Turnberry 268 (−12) 1 stroke Swaden Jesper Parnevik 110,000
1993 15–18 Jul Greg Norman (2)  Australie Royal St George's 267 (−13) 2 strokes Ingland Nick Faldo 100,000
1992 16–19 Jul Nick Faldo (3)  Ingland Muirfield 272 (−12) 1 stroke Unitit States John Cook 95,000
1991 18–21 Jul Ian Baker-Finch  Australie Royal Birkdale 272 (−8) 2 strokes Australie Mike Harwood 90,000
1990 19–22 Jul Nick Faldo (2)  Ingland St Andrews 270 (−18) 5 strokes Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
Unitit States Payne Stewart
85,000
1989 20–23 Jul Mark Calcavecchia  Unitit States Royal Troon 275 (−13) Playoff Australie Wayne Grady
Australie Greg Norman
80,000
1988 14–18 Jul Seve Ballesteros (3)  Spain Royal Lytham & St Annes 273 (−11) 2 strokes Zimbabwe Nick Price 80,000
1987 16–19 Jul Nick Faldo  Ingland Muirfield 279 (−5) 1 stroke Unitit States Paul Azinger
Australie Rodger Davis
75,000
1986 17–20 Jul Greg Norman  Australie Turnberry 280 (E) 5 strokes Ingland Gordon J. Brand 70,000
1985 18–21 Jul Sandy Lyle  Scotland Royal St George's 282 (+2) 1 stroke Unitit States Payne Stewart 65,000
1984 19–22 Jul Seve Ballesteros (2)  Spain St Andrews 276 (−12) 2 strokes Germany Bernhard Langer
Unitit States Tom Watson
55,000
1983 14–17 Jul Tom Watson (5)  Unitit States Royal Birkdale 275 (−9) 1 stroke Unitit States Andy Bean
Unitit States Hale Irwin
40,000
1982 15–18 Jul Tom Watson (4)  Unitit States Royal Troon 284 (−4) 1 stroke Ingland Peter Oosterhuis
Zimbabwe Nick Price
32,000
1981 16–19 Jul Bill Rogers  Unitit States Royal St George's 276 (−4) 4 strokes Germany Bernhard Langer 25,000
1980 17–20 Jul Tom Watson (3)  Unitit States Muirfield 271 (−13) 4 strokes Unitit States Lee Trevino 25,000
1979 18–21 Jul Seve Ballesteros  Spain Royal Lytham & St Annes 283 (−1) 3 strokes Unitit States Ben Crenshaw
Unitit States Jack Nicklaus
15,000
1978 12–15 Jul Jack Nicklaus (3)  Unitit States St Andrews 281 (−7) 2 strokes Unitit States Ben Crenshaw
Unitit States Raymond Floyd
Unitit States Tom Kite
New Zealand Simon Owen
12,500
1977 6–9 Jul Tom Watson (2)  Unitit States Turnberry 268 (−12) 1 stroke Unitit States Jack Nicklaus 10,000
1976 7–10 Jul Johnny Miller  Unitit States Royal Birkdale 279 (−9) 6 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
Unitit States Jack Nicklaus
7,500
1975 9–13 Jul Tom Watson  Unitit States Carnoustie 279 (−5) Playoff Australie Jack Newton 7,500
1974 10–13 Jul Gary Player (3)  Sooth Africae Royal Lytham & St Annes 282 (−2) 4 strokes Ingland Peter Oosterhuis 5,500
1973 11–14 Jul Tom Weiskopf  Unitit States Troon 276 (−12) 3 strokes Ingland Neil Coles
Unitit States Johnny Miller
5,500
1972 12–15 Jul Lee Trevino (2)  Unitit States Muirfield 278 (−6) 1 stroke Unitit States Jack Nicklaus 5,500
1971 7–10 Jul Lee Trevino  Unitit States Royal Birkdale 278 (−10) 1 stroke Republic o Cheenae Lu Liang-Huan 5,500
1970 8–12 Jul Jack Nicklaus (2)  Unitit States St Andrews 283 (−5) Playoff Unitit States Doug Sanders 5,250
1969 9–12 Jul Tony Jacklin  Ingland Royal Lytham & St Annes 280 (−4) 2 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles 4,250
1968 10–13 Jul Gary Player (2)  Sooth Africae Carnoustie 289 (+1) 2 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles
Unitit States Jack Nicklaus
3,000
1967 12–15 Jul Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentinae Royal Liverpool 278 (−10) 2 strokes Unitit States Jack Nicklaus 2,100
1966 6–9 Jul Jack Nicklaus  Unitit States Muirfield 282 (−2) 1 stroke Unitit States Doug Sanders
Wales Dave Thomas
2,100
1965 7–9 Jul Peter Thomson (5)  Australie Royal Birkdale 285 (−3) 2 strokes Wales Brian Huggett
Republic o Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr
1,750
1964 8–10 Jul Tony Lema  Unitit States St Andrews 279 (−9) 5 strokes Unitit States Jack Nicklaus 1,500
1963 10–13 Jul Bob Charles  New Zealand Royal Lytham & St Annes 277 (−3) Playoff Unitit States Phil Rodgers 1,500
1962 11–13 Jul Arnold Palmer (2)  Unitit States Troon 276 (−12) 6 strokes Australie Kel Nagle 1,400
1961 12–15 Jul Arnold Palmer  Unitit States Royal Birkdale 284 (−4) 1 stroke Wales Dai Rees 1,400
1960 6–9 Jul Kel Nagle  Australie St Andrews 278 (−10) 1 stroke Unitit States Arnold Palmer 1,250
1959 1–3 Jul Gary Player  Sooth Africae Muirfield 284 (E) 2 strokes Ingland Fred Bullock
Belgium Flory Van Donck
1,000
1958 2–5 Jul Peter Thomson (4)  Australie Royal Lytham & St Annes 278 (−6) Playoff Wales Dave Thomas 1,000
1957 3–5 Jul Bobby Locke (4)  Sooth Africae St Andrews 279 (−9) 3 strokes Australie Peter Thomson 1,000
1956 4–6 Jul Peter Thomson (3)  Australie Royal Liverpool 286 (+2) 3 strokes Belgium Flory Van Donck 1,000
1955 6–8 Jul Peter Thomson (2)  Australie St Andrews 281 (−7) 2 strokes Scotland John Fallon 1,000
1954 7–9 Jul Peter Thomson  Australie Royal Birkdale 283 (−5) 1 stroke Sooth Africae Bobby Locke
Wales Dai Rees
Ingland Syd Scott
750
1953 8–10 Jul Ben Hogan  Unitit States Carnoustie 282 (−6) 4 strokes Argentinae Antonio Cerdá
Wales Dai Rees
Unitit States Frank Stranahan (a)
Australie Peter Thomson
500
1952 9–11 Jul Bobby Locke (3)  Sooth Africae Royal Lytham & St Annes 287 (−1) 1 stroke Australie Peter Thomson 300
1951 4–6 Jul Max Faulkner  Ingland Royal Portrush 285 (−3) 2 strokes Argentinae Antonio Cerdá 300
1950 5–7 Jul Bobby Locke (2)  Sooth Africae Troon 279 (−9) 2 strokes Argentinae Roberto de Vicenzo 300
1949 6–9 Jul Bobby Locke  Sooth Africae Royal St George's 283 (−5) Playoff Republic o Ireland Harry Bradshaw 300
1948 30 Jun – 2 Jul Henry Cotton (3)  Ingland Muirfield 284 (E) 5 strokes Northren Ireland Fred Daly 150
1947 2–4 Jul Fred Daly  Northren Ireland Royal Liverpool 293 (+5) 1 stroke Ingland Reg Horne
Unitit States Frank Stranahan (a)
150
1946 3–5 Jul Sam Snead  Unitit States St Andrews 290 (+2) 4 strokes Unitit States Johnny Bulla
Sooth Africae Bobby Locke
150
1940–45: No Championships because of World War II
1939 5–7 Jul Dick Burton  Ingland St Andrews 290 (−2) 2 strokes Unitit States Johnny Bulla 100
1938 6–8 Jul Reg Whitcombe  Ingland Royal St George's 295 (+15) 2 strokes Scotland Jimmy Adams 100
1937 7–9 Jul Henry Cotton (2)  Ingland Carnoustie 290 2 strokes Ingland Reg Whitcombe 100
1936 25–27 Jun Alf Padgham  Ingland Royal Liverpool 287 1 stroke Scotland Jimmy Adams 100
1935 26–28 Jun Alf Perry  Ingland Muirfield 283 4 strokes Ingland Alf Padgham 100
1934 27–29 Jun Henry Cotton  Ingland Royal St George's 283 5 strokes Sooth Africae Sid Brews 100
1933 5–8 Jul Denny Shute  Unitit States St Andrews 292 Playoff Unitit States Craig Wood 100
1932 8–10 Jun Gene Sarazen  Unitit States Prince's 283 5 strokes Unitit States Macdonald Smith 100
1931 3–5 Jun Tommy Armour  Unitit States Carnoustie 296 1 stroke Argentinae José Jurado 100
1930 18–20 Jun Bobby Jones (a) (3)  Unitit States Royal Liverpool 291 2 strokes Unitit States Leo Diegel
Unitit States Macdonald Smith
100
1929 8–10 May Walter Hagen (4)  Unitit States Muirfield 292 6 strokes Unitit States Johnny Farrell 75
1928 9–11 May Walter Hagen (3)  Unitit States Royal St George's 292 2 strokes Unitit States Gene Sarazen 75
1927 13–15 Jul Bobby Jones (a) (2)  Unitit States St Andrews 285 6 strokes Jersey Aubrey Boomer
Ingland Fred Robson
75
1926 23–25 Jun Bobby Jones (a)  Unitit States Royal Lytham & St Annes 291 2 strokes Unitit States Al Watrous 75
1925 25–26 Jun Jim Barnes  Unitit States Prestwick 300 1 stroke Ingland Archie Compston
Jersey Ted Ray
75
1924 26–27 Jun Walter Hagen (2)  Unitit States Royal Liverpool 301 1 stroke Ingland Ernest Whitcombe 75
1923 14–15 Jun Arthur Havers  Ingland Troon 295 1 stroke Unitit States Walter Hagen 75
1922 22–23 Jun Walter Hagen  Unitit States Royal St George's 300 1 stroke Unitit States Jim Barnes
Scotland George Duncan
75
1921 23–25 Jun Jock Hutchison  Unitit States St Andrews 296 Playoff Ingland Roger Wethered (a) 75
1920 30 Jun – 1 Jul George Duncan  Scotland Royal Cinque Ports 303 2 strokes Scotland Sandy Herd 75
1915–19: No Championships because of World War I
1914 18–19 Jun Harry Vardon (6)  Jersey Prestwick 306 3 strokes Ingland J.H. Taylor 50
1913 23–24 Jun J.H. Taylor (5)  Ingland Royal Liverpool 304 8 strokes Jersey Ted Ray 50
1912 24–25 Jun Ted Ray  Jersey Muirfield 295 4 strokes Jersey Harry Vardon 50
1911 26–30 Jun Harry Vardon (5)  Jersey Royal St George's 303 Playoff Fraunce Arnaud Massy 50
1910 21–24 Jun James Braid (5)  Scotland St Andrews 299 4 strokes Scotland Sandy Herd 50
1909 10–11 Jun J.H. Taylor (4)  Ingland Royal Cinque Ports 291 6 strokes Ingland Tom Ball
Ingland James Braid
50
1908 18–19 Jun James Braid (4)  Scotland Prestwick 291 8 strokes Ingland Tom Ball 50
1907 20–21 Jun Arnaud Massy  Fraunce Royal Liverpool 312 2 strokes Ingland J.H. Taylor 50
1906 13–15 Jun James Braid (3)  Scotland Muirfield 300 4 strokes Ingland J.H. Taylor 50
1905 7–9 Jun James Braid (2)  Scotland St Andrews 318 5 strokes Ingland Rowland Jones
Ingland J.H. Taylor
50
1904 8–10 Jun Jack White  Scotland Royal St George's 296 1 stroke Scotland James Braid
Ingland J.H. Taylor
50
1903 10–11 Jun Harry Vardon (4)  Jersey Prestwick 300 6 strokes Jersey Tom Vardon 50
1902 4–5 Jun Sandy Herd  Scotland Royal Liverpool 307 1 stroke Scotland James Braid
Jersey Harry Vardon
50
1901 5–6 Jun James Braid  Scotland Muirfield 309 3 strokes Jersey Harry Vardon 50
1900 6–7 Jun J.H. Taylor (3)  Ingland St Andrews 309 8 strokes Jersey Harry Vardon 50
1899 7–8 Jun Harry Vardon (3)  Jersey St George's 310 5 strokes Scotland Jack White 30
1898 8–9 Jun Harry Vardon (2)  Jersey Prestwick 307 1 stroke Scotland Willie Park, Jnr 30
1897 19–20 May Harold Hilton (a) (2)  Ingland Royal Liverpool 314 1 stroke Scotland James Braid 30
1896 10–11,13 Jun Harry Vardon  Jersey Muirfield 316 Playoff Ingland J.H. Taylor 30
1895 12–13 Jun J.H. Taylor (2)  Ingland St Andrews 322 4 strokes Scotland Sandy Herd 30
1894 11–12 Jun J.H. Taylor  Ingland St George's 326 5 strokes Scotland Douglas Rolland 30
1893 31 Aug – 1 Sep William Auchterlonie  Scotland Prestwick 322 2 strokes Scotland Johnny Laidlay (a) 30
1892 22–23 Sep Harold Hilton (a)  Ingland Muirfield 305 3 strokes Ingland John Ball (a)
Scotland Sandy Herd
Scotland Hugh Kirkaldy
35
1891 6–7 Oct Hugh Kirkaldy  Scotland St Andrews 166 2 strokes Scotland Willie Fernie
Scotland Andrew Kirkaldy
10
1890 11 Sep John Ball (a)  Ingland Prestwick 164 3 strokes Scotland Willie Fernie
Scotland Archie Simpson
13
1889 8,11 Nov Willie Park, Jnr (2)  Scotland Musselburgh 155 Playoff Scotland Andrew Kirkaldy 8
1888 6,8 Oct Jack Burns  Scotland St Andrews 171 1 stroke Scotland David Anderson Jr.
Scotland Ben Sayers
8
1887 16 Sep Willie Park, Jnr  Scotland Prestwick 161 1 stroke Scotland Bob Martin 8
1886 5 Nov David Brown  Scotland Musselburgh 157 2 strokes Scotland Willie Campbell 8
1885 3 Oct Bob Martin (2)  Scotland St Andrews 171 1 stroke Scotland Archie Simpson 10
1884 3 Oct Jack Simpson  Scotland Prestwick 160 4 strokes Scotland Willie Fernie
Scotland Douglas Rolland
8
1883 16–17 Nov Willie Fernie  Scotland Musselburgh 159 Playoff Scotland Bob Ferguson 8
1882 30 Sep Bob Ferguson (3)  Scotland St Andrews 171 3 strokes Scotland Willie Fernie 12
1881 14 Oct Bob Ferguson (2)  Scotland Prestwick 170 3 strokes Scotland Jamie Anderson 8
1880 9 Apr Bob Ferguson  Scotland Musselburgh 162 5 strokes Scotland Peter Paxton 8
1879 27,29 Sep Jamie Anderson (3)  Scotland St Andrews 169 3 strokes Scotland Jamie Allan
Scotland Andrew Kirkaldy
10
1878 4 Oct Jamie Anderson (2)  Scotland Prestwick 157 2 strokes Scotland Bob Kirk 8
1877 6 Apr Jamie Anderson  Scotland Musselburgh 160 2 strokes Scotland Bob Pringle 8
1876 30 Sep, 2 Oct Bob Martin  Scotland St Andrews 176 Playoff Scotland Davie Strath 10
1875 10 Sep Willie Park, Snr (4)  Scotland Prestwick 166 2 strokes Scotland Bob Martin 8
1874 10 Apr Mungo Park  Scotland Musselburgh 159 2 strokes Scotland Tom Morris, Jnr 8
1873 4 Oct Tom Kidd  Scotland St Andrews 179 1 stroke Scotland Jamie Anderson 11
1872 13 Sep Tom Morris, Jnr (4)  Scotland Prestwick 166 3 strokes Scotland Davie Strath 8
1871 Championship cancelled as no trophy available
1870 15 Sep Tom Morris, Jnr (3)  Scotland Prestwick 149 12 strokes Scotland Bob Kirk
Scotland Davie Strath
6
1869 16 Sep Tom Morris, Jnr (2)  Scotland Prestwick 157 11 strokes Scotland Bob Kirk 6
1868 23 Sep Tom Morris, Jnr  Scotland Prestwick 154 3 strokes Scotland Tom Morris, Snr 6
1867 26 Sep Tom Morris, Snr (4)  Scotland Prestwick 170 2 strokes Scotland Willie Park, Snr 7
1866 13 Sep Willie Park, Snr (3)  Scotland Prestwick 169 2 strokes Scotland Davie Park 6
1865 14 Sep Andrew Strath  Scotland Prestwick 162 2 strokes Scotland Willie Park, Snr 8
1864 16 Sep Tom Morris, Snr (3)  Scotland Prestwick 167 2 strokes Scotland Andrew Strath 6
1863 18 Sep Willie Park, Snr (2)  Scotland Prestwick 168 2 strokes Scotland Tom Morris, Snr -
1862 11 Sep Tom Morris, Snr (2)  Scotland Prestwick 163 13 strokes Scotland Willie Park, Snr -
1861 26 Sep Tom Morris, Snr  Scotland Prestwick 163 4 strokes Scotland Willie Park, Snr -
1860 17 Oct Willie Park, Snr  Scotland Prestwick 174 2 strokes Scotland Tom Morris, Snr -

(a) denotes amateur
"Dates" column includes aw days on which play teuk place or wis planned tae take place, includin ony playoffs