List of British Open Winners By Year

The British Open (Open Championship) is the third Major Golf Tournament of the Year.  This tournament is held in the United Kingdom and was originated in 1860 and is the oldest golf tournament played.

Most Wins:

  • Harry Vardon-6
  • James Braid- 5
  • J.H Taylor 5
  •  Peter Thomson-5
  •  Tom Watson-5

Lowest Individual Round:

  • Brandon Grace-62 in 2017

Lowest Total Score:

  • Henrik Stenson: -20 in 2016 at Royal Troon
  • Tiger Woods: -19 in 2000 at St. Andrews
Year Winner Country Score
2018 Francesco Molinari Italy (-8)
2017 Jordan Spieth USA (−12)
2016 Henrik Stenson Sweden (−20)
2015 Zach Johnson USA (−15)
2014 Rory McIlroy UK / Northern Ireland (–17)
2013 Phil Mickelson United States (-3)
2012 Ernie Els South Africa (-7)
2011 Darren Clarke UK / Northern Ireland (-5)
2010 Louis Oosthuizen South Africa (-16)
2009 Stewart Cink United States (-2)
2008 Pádraig Harrington Ireland (+3)
2007 Pádraig Harrington Ireland (-7)
2006 Tiger Woods United States (-18)
2005 Tiger Woods United States (-14)
2004 Todd Hamilton United States (-10)
2003 Ben Curtis United States (-1)
2002 Ernie Els South Africa (-6)
2001 David Duval United States (-10)
2000 Tiger Woods United States (-19)
1999 Paul Lawrie Scotland (+6)
1998 Mark O’Meara United States (E)
1997 Justin Leonard United States (-12)
1996 Tom Lehman United States (-13)
1995 John Daly United States (-6)
1994 Nick Price Zimbabwe (-12)
1993 Greg Norman Australia (-13)
1992 Nick Faldo England (-12)
1991 Ian Baker-Finch Australia (-8)
1990 Nick Faldo England (-18)
1989 Mark Calcavecchia United States (-13)
1988 Seve Ballesteros Spain (-11)
1987 Nick Faldo England (-5)
1986 Greg Norman Australia (E)
1985 Sandy Lyle Scotland (+2)
1984 Seve Ballesteros Spain (-12)
1983 Tom Watson United States (-9)
1982 Tom Watson United States (-4)
1981 Bill Rogers United States (-4)
1980 Tom Watson United States (-13)
1979 Seve Ballesteros Spain (-1)
1978 Jack Nicklaus United States (-7)
1977 Tom Watson United States (-12)
1976 Johnny Miller United States (-9)
1975 Tom Watson United States (-5)
1974 Gary Player South Africa (-2)
1973 Tom Weiskopf United States (-12)
1972 Lee Trevino United States (-6)
1971 Lee Trevino United States (-10)
1970 Jack Nicklaus United States (-5)
1969 Tony Jacklin England (-4)
1968 Gary Player SouthAfrica (+1)
1967 Roberto DeVicenzo Argentina (-10)
1966 Jack Nicklaus United States (+2)
1965 Peter Thomson Australia (-3)
1964 Tony Lema United States (-9)
1963 Bob Charles New Zealand (-7)
1962 Arnold Palmer United States (-12)
1961 Arnold Palmer United States (-4)
1960 Kel Nagle Australia (-10)
1959 Gary Player South Africa (E)
1958 Peter Thomson Australia (-10)
1957 Bobby Locke South Africa (-9)
1956 Peter Thomson Australia (-2)
1955 Peter Thomson Australia (-7)
1954 Peter Thomson Australia (-5)
1953 Ben Hogan United States (-6)
1952 Bobby Locke South Africa (-1)
1951 Max Faulkner England (-3)
1950 Bobby Locke South Africa (-9)
1949 Bobby Locke South Africa (-5)
1948 Henry Cotton England (E)
1947 Fred Daly Northern Ireland (+5)
1946 Sam Snead United States (+2)
1940-1945 World War II
1939 Richard Burton England 290
1938 Reg Whitcombe England 295
1937 Henry Cotton England 290
1936 Alf Padgham England 287
1935 Alf Perry England 283
1934 Henry Cotton England 283
1933 Denny Shute United States 292
1932 Gene Sarazen United States 283
1931 Tommy Armour United States 296
1930 Bobby Jones United States 291
1929 Walter Hagen United States 292
1928 Walter Hagen United States 292
1927 Bobby Jones United States 285
1926 Bobby Jones United States 291
1925 Jim Barnes United States 300
1924 Walter Hagen United States 301
1923 Arthur Havers England 295
1922 Walter Hagen United States 300
1921 Jock Hutchison United States 296
1920 George Duncan Scotland 303
1915-1919 No Play World War I
1914 Harry Vardon Jersey 306
1913 John HenryTaylor England 304
1912 Ted Ray Jersey 295
1911 Harry Vardon Jersey 303
1910 James Braid Scotland 299
1909 John Henry Taylor England 291
1908 James Braid Scotland 291
1907 Arnaud Massy France 312
1906 James Braid Scotland 300
1905 James Braid Scotland 318
1904 Jack White Scotland 296
1903 Harry Vardon Jersey 300
1902 Sandy Herd Scotland 307
1901 James Braid Scotland 309
1900 John Henry Taylor England 309
1899 Harry Vardon Jersey 310
1898 Harry Vardon Jersey 307
1897 Harold Hilton England 314
1896 Harry Vardon Jersey 316
1895 John Henry Taylor England 332
1894 John Henry Taylor England 326
1893 William Auchterlonie Scotland 322
1892 Harold Hilton England 305
1891 Hugh Kirkaldy Scotland 166
1890 John Ball England 164
1889 Willie Park Scotland 155
1888 Jack Burns Scotland 171
1887 Willie Park Jnr Scotland 161
1886 David Brown Scotland 157
1885 Bob Martin Scotland 171
1884 Jack Simpson Scotland 160
1883 Willie Fernie Scotland 159
1882 Bob Ferguson Scotland 171
1881 Bob Ferguson Scotland 170
1880 Bob Ferguson Scotland 162
1879 Jamie Anderson Scotland 169
1878 Jamie Anderson Scotland 157
1877 Jamie Anderson Scotland 160
1876 Bob Martin Scotland 176
1875 Willie Park Scotland 166
1874 Mungo Park Scotland 159
1873 Tom Kidd Scotland 179
1872 Tom Morris Scotland 166
1871 No Tournament
1870 Tom Morris Scotland 149
1869 Tom Morris Scotland 154
1868 Tom Morris Scotland 157
1867 Tom Morris Scotland 170
1866 Willie Park Scotland 169
1865 Andrew Strath Scotland 162
1864 Tom Morris Scotland 167
1863 Willie Park Scotland 168
1862 Tom Morris Scotland 163
1861 Tom Morris Scotland 163
1860 Willie Park Scotland 174