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British Open History

 
The Masters · U.S. Open · British Open · PGA Championship · Ryder Cup
The British Open or what many golf pundits refer to as The Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf tournaments, which started in 1860. This event takes place in July and is the third major played after The Masters and U.S. Open. England or Scotland hosts the tournament every year and the rotation is based on nine courses.

In the modern era, Tiger Woods (3), Nick Faldo (3), Pádraig Harrington (2) and Ernie Els (2) have multiple Open Championships.

In 2013, Phil Mickelson captured the championship from Muirfield Golf Links with a score of 3-under (281). A handful of betting shops had Mickelson listed as high as a 18/1 (Bet $100 to win $1,800) choice to win The Open Championship. The victory for Mickelson was his first Open Championship and fifth major championship in his career.

The 2014 British Open will take place from Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
British Open History
Year Champion Golf Course
2013 Phil Mickelson Muirfield Golf Links
2012 Ernie Els Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
2011 Darren Clarke Royal St. George's Golf Club
2010 Louis Oosthuizen St. Andrews Links, Old Course
2009 Stewart Cink Turnberry Golf Club, Ailsa Course
2008 Padraig Harrington Royal Birkdale Golf Club
2007 Padraig Harrington Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
2006 Tiger Woods Royal Liverpool Golf Club
2005 Tiger Woods St. Andrews Links, Old Course
2004 Todd Hamilton Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
2003 Ben Curtis Royal St. George's Golf Club
2002 Ernie Els Muirfield Golf Links
2001 David Duval Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
2000 Tiger Woods St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1999 Paul Lawrie Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
1998 Mark O'Meara Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1997 Justin Leonard Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1996 Tom Lehman Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1995 John Daly St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1994 Nick Price The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ailsa Course
1993 Greg Norman Royal St. George's Golf Club
1992 Nick Faldo Muirfield Golf Links
1991 Ian Baker-Finch Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1990 Nick Faldo St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1989 Mark Calcavecchia Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1988 Seve Ballesteros Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1987 Nick Faldo Muirfield Golf Links
1986 Greg Norman The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ailsa Course
1985 Sandy Lyle Royal St. George's Golf Club
1984 Seve Ballesteros St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1983 Tom Watson Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1982 Tom Watson Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1981 Bill Rogers Royal St. George's Golf Club
1980 Tom Watson Muirfield Golf Links
1979 Seve Ballesteros Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1978 Jack Nicklaus St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1977 Tom Watson The Westin Turnberry Resort, Aisla Course
1976 Johnny Miller Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1975 Tom Watson Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
1974 Gary Player Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1973 Tom Weiskopf Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1972 Lee Trevino Muirfield Golf Links
1971 Lee Trevino Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1970 Jack Nicklaus St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1969 Tony Jacklin Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1968 Gary Player Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
1967 Roberto DeVicenzo Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1966 Jack Nicklaus Muirfield Golf Links
1965 Peter Thomson Royal Birkdale
1964 Tony Lema St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1963 Bob Charles Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1962 Arnold Palmer Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1961 Arnold Palmer Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1960 Kel Nagle St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1959 Gary Player Muirfield Golf Links
1958 Peter Thomson Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1957 Bobby Locke St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1956 Peter Thomson Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1955 Peter Thomson St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1954 Peter Thomson Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1953 Ben Hogan Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
1952 Bobby Locke Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1951 Max Faulkner Royal Portrush Golf Club
1950 Bobby Locke Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1949 Bobby Locke Royal St. George's Golf Club
1948 Henry Cotton Muirfield Golf Links
1947 Fred Daly Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1946 Sam Snead St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1945 Not Held WWII
1944 Not Held WWII
1943 Not Held WWII
1942 Not Held WWII
1941 Not Held WWII
1940 Not Held WWII
1939 Richard Burton St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1938 Reg Whitcombe Royal St. George's Golf Club
1937 Henry Cotton Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
1936 Alf Padgham Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1935 Alf Perry Muirfield Golf Links
1934 Henry Cotton Royal St. George's Golf Club
1933 Denny Shute St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1932 Gene Sarazen Prince's Golf Club
1931 Tommy Armour Carnoustie Golf Links, Championship Course
1930 Bobby Jones (Amateur) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1929 Walter Hagen Muirfield Golf Links
1928 Walter Hagen Royal St. George's Golf Club
1927 Bobby Jones (Amateur) St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1926 Bobb Jones (Amateur) Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
1925 Jim Barnes Prestwick Golf Club
1924 Walter Hagen Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1923 Arhtur Havers Royal Troon Golf Club, Old Course
1922 Walter Hagen Royal St. George's Golf Club
1921 Jock Hutchinson St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1920 George Duncan Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
1919 Not Held WWI
1918 Not Held WWI
1917 Not Held WWI
1916 Not Held WWI
1915 Not Held WWI
1914 Harry Vardon Prestwick Golf Club
1913 John Henry Taylor Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1912 Edward Ray Muirfield Golf Links
1911 Harry Vardon Royal St. George's Golf Club
1910 James Braid St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1909 John Henry Taylor Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
1908 James Braid Prestwick Golf Club
1907 Arnaud Massy Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1906 James Braid Muirfield Golf Links
1905 James Braid St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1904 Jack White Royal St. George's Golf Club
1903 Harry Vardon Prestwick
1902 Alexander Herd Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1901 James Braid Muirfield Golf Links
1900 John Henry Taylor St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1899 Harry Vardon Royal St. George's Golf Club
1898 Harry Vardon Prestwick Golf Club
1897 Harold Hilton (Amateur) Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1896 Harry Vardon Muirfield Golf Links
1895 John Henry Taylor St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1894 John Henry Taylor Royal St. George's Golf Club
1893 William Auchterlonie Prestwick Golf Club
1892 Harold Hilton (Amateur) Muirfield Golf Links
1891 Hugh Kirkaldy St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1890 John Ball, Jr. (Amateur) Prestwick Golf Club
1889 Willie Park, Jr. Musselburgh Links
1888 Jack Burns St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1887 Willie Park, Jr. Prestwick Golf Club
1886 David Brown Musselburgh Links
1885 Bob Martin St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1884 Jack Simpson Prestwick Golf Club
1883 Willie Fernie Musselburgh Links
1882 Bob Ferguson St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1881 Bob Ferguson Prestwick Golf Club
1880 Bob Ferguson Musselburgh Links
1879 Jamie Anderson St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1878 Jamie Anderson Prestwick Golf Club
1877 Jamie Anderson Musselburgh Links
1876 Bob Martin St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1875 Willie Park, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1874 Mungo Park Musselburgh Links
1873 Tom Kidd St. Andrews Links, Old Course
1872 Tom Morris, Jr. Prestwick Golf Club
1871 Not Held -
1870 Tom Morris, Jr. Prestwick Golf Club
1869 Tom Morris, Jr. Prestwick Golf Club
1868 Tom Morris, Jr. Prestwick Golf Club
1867 Tom Morris, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1866 Willie Park, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1865 Andrew Strath Prestwick Golf Club
1864 Tom Morris, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1863 Willie Park, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1862 Tom Morris, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1861 Tom Morris, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
1860 Willie Park, Sr. Prestwick Golf Club
  
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