The Sports Almanac

The Open Championship
(British Open)


Through the 2016 Open Championship
Open Championship Winners  Multiple Winners
YEAR
WINNER NATIONALITY
VENUE
1860
Willie Park, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1861
Tom Morris, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1862
Tom Morris, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1863
Willie Park, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1864
Tom Morris, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1865
Andrew Strath
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1866
Willie Park, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1867
Tom Morris, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1868
Tom Morris, Jr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1869
Tom Morris, Jr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1870
Tom Morris, Jr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1871
No Championship
1872
Tom Morris Jr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1873
Tom Kidd
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1874
Mungo Park
Scotland
Mussleburgh Links
1875
Willie Park, Sr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1876
Bob Martin
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1877
Jamie Anderson
Scotland
Musselburgh Links
1878
Jamie Anderson
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1879
Jamie Anderson
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1880
Bob Ferguson
Scotland
Musselburgh Links
1881
Bob Ferguson
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1882
Bob Ferguson
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1883
Willie Fernie
Scotland
Musselburgh Links
1884
Jack Simpson
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1885
Bob Martin
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1886
David Brown
Scotland
Musselburgh Links
1887
Willie Park, Jr.
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1888
Jack Burns
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1889
Willie Park, Jr.
Scotland
Musselburgh Links
1890
John Ball, Jr.(Amateur)
England
Prestwick Golf Club
1891
Hugh Kirkaldy
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1892
Harold Hilton(Amateur)
England
Muirfield
1893
William Auchterlonie
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1894
John Henry Taylor
England
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1895
John Henry Taylor
England
St. Andrews Links
1896
Harry Vardon
England
Muirfield
1897
Harold Hilton(Amateur)
England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1898
Harry Vardon
England
Prestwick Golf Club
1899
Harry Vardon
England
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1900
John Henry Taylor
England
St. Andrews Links
1901
James Braid
Scotland
Muirfield
1902
Alexander Herd
Scotland
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1903
Harry Vardon
England
Prestwick Golf Club
1904
Jack White
Scotland
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1905
James Braid
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1906
James Braid
Scotland
Muirfield
1907
Arnaud Massy
France
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1908
James Braid
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
1909
John Henry Taylor
England
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
1910
James Braid
Scotland
St. Andrews Links
1911
Harry Vardon
England
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1912
Edward Ray
England
Muirfield
1913
John Henry Taylor
England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1914
Harry Vardon
England
Prestwick Golf Club
1915
No Tournament - World War I
1916
No Tournament - World War I
1917
No Tournament - World War I
1918
No Tournament - World War I
1919
No Tournament - World War I
1920
George Duncan
Scotland
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
1921
Jock Hutchison
United States
St. Andrews Links
1922
Walter Hagen
United States
Royal St. Geroge's Golf Club
1923
Arthur Havers
England
Royal Troon Golf Club
1924
Walter Hagen
United States
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1925
Jim Barnes
United States
Prestwick Golf Club
1926
Bobby Jones(Amatuer)
United States
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1927
Bobby Jones(Amateur)
United States
St. Andrews Links
1928
Walter Hagen
United States
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1929
Walter Hagen
United States
Muirfield
1930
Bobby Jones(Amateur)
United States
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1931
Tommy Armour
United States
Carnoustie Golf Links
1932
Gene Sarazen
United States
Prince's Golf Club
1933
Denny Shute
United States
St. Andrews Links
1934
Henry Cotton
England
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1935
Alf Perry
England
Muirfield
1936
Alf Padgham
England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1937
Henry Cotton
England
Carnoustie Golf Links
1938
Reg Whitcombe
England
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1939
Richard Burton
England
St. Andrews Links
1940
No Tournament - World War II
1941
No Tournament - World War I
1942
No Tournament - World War II
1943
No Tournament - World War II
1944
No Tournament - World War II
1945
No Tournament - World War II
1946
Sam Snead
United States
St. Andrews Links
1947
Fred Daly
Northern Ireland
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1948
Henry Cotton
England
Muirfield
1949
Bobby Locke
South Africa
Royal St. George's Gofl Club
1950
Bobby Locke
South Africa
Royal Troon Golf Club
1951
Max Faulkner
England
Royal Portrush Golf Club
1952
Bobby Locke
South Africa
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1953
Ben Hogan
United States
Carnoustie Golf Links
1954
Peter Thomson
Australia
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1955
Peter Thomson
Australia
St. Andrews Links
1956
Peter Thomson
Australia
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1957
Bobby Locke
South Africa
St. Andrews Links
1958
Peter Thomson
Australia
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1959
Gary Player
South Africa
Muirfield
1960
Kel Nagle
Australia
St. Andrews Links
1961
Arnold Palmer
United States
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1962
Arnold Palmer
United States
Royal Troon Golf Club
1963
Bob Charles
New Zealand
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1964
Tony Lema
United States
St. Andrews Links
1965
Peter Thomson
Australia
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1966
Jack Nicklaus
United States
Muirfield
1967
Roberto DeVicenzo
Argentina
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1968
Gary Player
South Africa
Carnoustie Golf Links
1969
Tony Jacklin
England
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1970
Jack Nicklaus
United States
St. Andrews Links
1971
Lee Trevino
United States
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1972
Lee Trevino
United States
Muirfield
1973
Tom Weiskopf
United States
Royal Troon Golf Club
1974
Gary Player
South Africa
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1975
Tom Watson
United States
Carnoustie Golf Links
1976
Johnny Miller
United States
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1977
Tom Watson
United States
The Westin Turnberry Resort
1978
Jack Nicklaus
United States
St. Andrews Links
1979
Seve Ballesteros
Spain
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1980
Tom Watson
United States
Muirfield
1981
Bill Rogers
United States
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1982
Tom Watson
United States
Royal Troon Golf Club
1983
Tom Watson
United States
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1984
Seve Ballesteros
Spain
St. Andrews Links
1985
Sandy Lyle
Scotland
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1986
Greg Norman
Australia
The Westin Turnberry Resort
1987
Nick Faldo
England
Muirfield
1988
Seve Ballesteros
Spain
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1989
Mark Calcavecchia
United States
Royal Troon Golf Club
1990
Nick Faldo
England
St. Andrews Links
1991
Ian Baker-Finch
Australia
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1992
Nick Faldo
England
Muirfield
1993
Greg Norman
Australia
Royal St. George's Golf Club
1994
Nick Price
Zimbabwe
The Westin Turnberry Resort
1995
John Daly
United States
St. Andrews Links
1996
Tom Lehman
United States
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1997
Justin Leonard
United States
Royal Troon Golf Club
1998
Mark O'Meara
United States
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1999
Paul Lawie
Scotland
Carnoustie Golf Links
2000
Tiger Woods
United States
St. Andrews Links
2001
David Duval
United States
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
2002
Ernie Els
South Africa
Muirfield
2003
Ben Curtis
United States
Royal St. George's Golf Club
2004
Todd Hamilton
United States
Royal Troon Golf Club
2005
Tiger Woods
United States
St. Andrews Links
2006
Tiger Woods
United States
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
2007
Padraig Harrington
Ireland
Carnoustie Golf Links
2008
Padraig Harrington
Ireland
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
2009
Stewart Cink
United States
The Westin Turnberry Resort
2010
Louis Oosthuizen
South Africa
St. Andrews Links
2011
Darren Clarke
Northern Ireland
Royal St. George's Golf Club
2012
Ernie Els
South Africa
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
2013
Phil Mickelson
United States
Muirfield
2014
Rory McIlroy
Northern Ireland
Royal Liverpool
2015
Zach Johnson
United States
St. Andrews
2016
Henrik Stenson
Sweden
Royal Troon

Multiple Winners Open Championship Winners
Champion Nationality
Years
Wins
Harry Vardon
England
1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914
6
James Braid
Scotland
1901, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910
5
John Henry Taylor
England
1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913
5
Peter Thomson
Australia
1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
5
Tom Watson
United States
1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983
5
Walter Hagen
United States
1922, 1924, 1928, 1929
4
Bobby Locke
South Africa
1949, 1950, 1952, 1957
4
Tom Morris, Sr.
Scotland
1861, 1862, 1864, 1867
4
Tom Morris, Jr.
Scotland
1868, 1869, 1870, 1872
4
Willie Park, Sr.
Scotland
1860, 1863, 1866, 1875
4
Jamie Anderson
Scotland
1877, 1878, 1879
3
Seve Ballesteros
Spain
1979, 1984, 1988
3
Henry Cotton
England
1934, 1937, 1948
3
Nick Faldo
England
1987, 1990, 1992
3
Bob Ferguson
Scotland
1880, 1881, 1882
3
Bobby Jones
United States
1926, 1927, 1930
3
Jack Nicklaus
United States
1966, 1970, 1978
3
Gary Player
South Africa
1959, 1968, 1974
3
Tiger Woods
United States
2000, 2005, 2006
3
Harold Hilton
England
1892, 1897
2
Bob Martin
Scotland
1876, 1885
2
Greg Norman
Australia
1986, 1993
2
Arnold Palmer
United States
1961, 1962
2
Willie Park, Jr.
Scotland
1887, 1889
2
Lee Trevino
United States
1971, 1972
2
Padraig Harrington
Ireland
2007, 2008
2
Ernie Els
South Africa
2002, 2012
2