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Past Open champions
MILLENNIUM WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
2004 Todd Hamilton 274 Royal Troon, Scotland 720,000
2003 Ben Curtis 283 Royal St George's, England 700,000
2002 Ernie Els 278 Muirfield, Scotland 700,000
2001 David Duval 274 Royal Lytham, England 600,000
2000 Tiger Woods 269 St Andrews, Scotland 500,000

1990s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1999 Paul Lawrie* 290 Carnoustie, Scotland 350,000
1998 Mark O'Meara* 280 Royal Birkdale, England 300,000
1997 Justin Leonard 272 Royal Troon, Scotland 250,000
1996 Tom Lehman 271 Royal Lytham, England 200,000
1995 John Daly* 282 St Andrews, Scotland 125,000
1994 Nick Price 268 Turnberry GL, Scotland 110,000
1993 Greg Norman 267 Royal St George's, England 100,000
1992 Nick Faldo 272 Muirfield, Scotland 95,000
1991 Ian Baker-Finch 272 Royal Birkdale, England 90,000
1990 Nick Faldo 270 St Andrews, Scotland 85,000

1980s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1989 Mark Calcavecchia* 275 Royal Troon, Scotland 80,000
1988 Seve Ballesteros 273 Royal Lytham, England 80,000
1987 Nick Faldo 279 Muirfield, Scotland 75,000
1986 Greg Norman 280 Turnberry GL, Scotland 70,000
1985 Sandy Lyle 282 Royal St George's, England 65,000
1984 Seve Ballesteros 276 St Andrews, Scotland 55,000
1983 Tom Watson 275 Royal Birkdale, England 40,000
1982 Tom Watson 284 Royal Troon, Scotland 32,000
1981 Bill Rogers 276 Royal St George's, England 25,000
1980 Tom Watson 271 Muirfield, Scotland 25,000

1970s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1979 Seve Ballesteros 283 Royal Lytham, England 15,500
1978 Jack Nicklaus 281 St Andrews, Scotland 12,500
1977 Tom Watson 268 Turnberry, Scotland 10,000
1976 Johnny Miller 279 Royal Birkdale, England 7,500
1975 Tom Watson* 279 Carnoustie, Scotland 7,500
1974 Gary Player 282 Royal Lytham, England 5,500
1973 Tom Weiskopf 276 Royal Troon, Scotland 5,500
1972 Lee Trevino 278 Muirfield, Scotland 5,500
1971 Lee Trevino 278 Royal Birkdale, England 5,500
1970 Jack Nicklaus* 283 St Andrews, Scotland 5,250

1960s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1969 Tony Jacklin 280 Royal Lytham, England 4,250
1968 Gary Player 289 Carnoustie, Scotland 3,000
1967 Roberto De Vicenzo 278 Hoylake, England 2,100
1966 Jack Nicklaus 282 Muirfield, Scotland 2,100
1965 Peter Thomson 285 Southport, England 1,750
1964 Tony Lema 279 St Andrews, Scotland 1,500
1963 Bob Charles* 277 Royal Lytham, England 1,500
1962 Arnold Palmer 276 Troon, Scotland 1,400
1961 Arnold Palmer 284 Royal Birkdale, England 1,400
1960 Kel Nagle 278 St Andews, Scotland 1,250

1950s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1959 Gary Player 284 Muirfield, Scotland 1,000
1958 Peter Thomson* 274 Royal Lytham, England 1,000
1957 Bobby Locke 279 St Andrews, Scotland 1,000
1956 Peter Thomson 286 Hoylake, England 1,000
1955 Peter Thomson 281 St Andrews, Scotland 1,000
1954 Peter Thomson 283 Royal Birkdale, England 750
1953 Ben Hogan 282 Carnoustie, Scotland 500
1952 Bobby Locke 287 Royal Lytham, England 300
1951 Max Faulkner 285 Portrush, Ireland 300
1950 Bobby Locke 279 Troon, Scotland 300

1940s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1949 Bobby Locke 283 Royal St George's, England 300
1948 Henry Cotton 284 Muirfield, Scotland 150
1947 Fred Daly 293 Hoylake, England 150
1946 Sam Snead 290 St Andrews, Scotland 150
1940-5 Not held

1930s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1939 Richard Burton 290 St Andrews, Scotland 100
1938 RA Whitcombe 295 Royal St George's, England 100
1937 Henry Cotton 290 Carnoustie, Scotland 100
1936 Alfred Padgham 287 Hoylake, Scotland 100
1935 Alfred Perry 283 Muirfield, Scotland 100
1934 Henry Cotton 283 Royal St George's, England 100
1933 Denny Shute* 292 St Andrews, Scotland 100
1932 Gene Sarazen 283 Prince's, England 100
1931 Tommy D Armour 296 Carnoustie, Scotland 100
1930 Robert T Jones Jr 291 Hoylake, England 100

1920s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1929 Walter Hagen 292 Muirfield, Scotland 100
1928 Walter Hagen 292 Royal St George's, England 100
1927 Robert T Jones Jr 285 St Andrews, Scotland 100
1926 Robert T Jones Jr 291 Royal Lytham, England 75
1925 James M Barnes 300 Prestwick, Scotland 75
1924 Walter Hagen 301 Hoylake, England 75
1923 Arthur G Havers 295 Troon, Scotland 75
1922 Walter Hagen 300 Royal St George's, England 75
1921 Jock Hutchinson* 296 St Andrews, Scotland 75
1920 George Duncan 303 Deal, England 75

1910s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1915-9 Not held
1914 Harry Vardon 306 Prestwick, Scotland 50
1913 John H Taylor 304 Hoylake, England 50
1912 Ted Ray 295 Muirfield, Scotland 50
1911 Harry Vardon* 303 Royal St George's, England 50
1910 James Braid 299 St Andrews, Scotland 50

EARLY 1900s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1909 John H Taylor 291 Deal, England 30
1908 James Braid 291 Prestwick, Scotland 30
1907 Arnaud Massy 312 Hoylake, England 30
1906 James Braid 300 Muirfield, Scotland 30
1905 James Braid 318 St Andrews, Scotland 30
1904 Jack White 296 Royal St George's, England 30
1903 Harry Vardon 300 Prestwick, Scotland 30
1902 Alexander Herd 307 Hoylake, England 30
1901 James Braid 309 Muirfield, Scotland 30
1900 John H Taylor 309 St Andrews, Scotland 30

1890s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1899 Harry Vardon 310 Royal St George's, England 30
1898 Harry Vardon 307 Prestwick, Scotland 30
1897 Harold H Hilton 314 Hoylake, England 30
1896 Harry Vardon 316 Muirfield, Scotland 30
1895 John H Taylor 332 St Andrews, Scotland 30
1894 John H Taylor 326 Royal St George's, England 30
1893 William Auchterlonie 322 Prestwick, Scotland 30
1892 Harold H Hilton 305 Muirfield, Scotland (AM) -
1891 Hugh Kirkaldy 166 St Andrews, Scotland 10
1890 John Ball Jr 164 Prestwick, Scotland 8

1880s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1889 Willie Park Jr* 155 Musselburgh, Scotland 8
1888 Jack Burns 171 St Andrews, Scotland 10
1887 Willie Park Jr 161 Prestwick, Scotland 10
1886 David Brown 157 Musselburgh, Scotland 10
1885 Bob Martin 171 St Andrews, Scotland 10
1884 Jack Simpson 160 Prestwick, Scotland 10
1883 Willie Fernie* 159 Musselburgh, Scotland 10
1882 Robert Ferguson 171 St Andrews, Scotland 10
1881 Robert Ferguson 170 Prestwick, Scotland 10
1880 Robert Ferguson 162 Musselburgh, Scotland 10

1870s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1879 Jamie Anderson 169 St Andrews, Scotland 10
1878 Jamie Anderson 157 Prestwick, England 10
1877 Jamie Anderson 160 Musselburgh, Scotland 10
1876 Bob Martin 176 St Andrews, Scotland 10
1875 Willie Park 166 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1874 Mungo Park 159 Musselburgh, Scotland 6
1873 Tom Kidd 179 St Andrews, Scotland 6
1872 Tom Morris Jr 166 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1871 Not held
1870 Tom Morris Jr 149 Prestwick, Scotland 6

1860s WINNERS
Year Champion Score Course Prize ()
1869 Tom Morris Jr 154 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1868 Tom Morris Jr 157 Prestwick, England 6
1867 Tom Morris Jr 170 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1866 Willie Park 169 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1865 Andrew Strath 162 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1864 Tom Morris Sr 167 Prestwick, Scotland 6
1863# Willie Park 168 Prestwick, Scotland -
1862 Tom Morris Sr 163 Prestwick, England -
1861 Tom Morris Sr 163 Prestwick, Scotland -
1860 Willie Park 174 Prestwick, Scotland -

* denotes a play-off victory

# Prize money was introduced in 1863, but was awarded to the golfers who finished behind the champion (winning the tournament was seen as reward enough)





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