British Open 2017

July

The British Open golf tournament – also known as The Open Championship – is the third of the four major men’s golf championships running in July each year across the UK.

It is the first of the golf majors contested outside of America following the US Masters Tournament and the US Open of golf earlier in the year, and is succeeded by the PGA Championship in August back in the USA.

Past Champions of the British Open

Below is a table of the past winners of The Open dating back to the year 2000 to current. The USA’s Jordan Spieth is the current champion as he broke record for the youngest player ever to win 3 majors.

Year Country Champion Course Location Total score To par[b]
2000 United States Tiger Woods St Andrews St Andrews, Scotland 269 −19
2001 United States David Duval Royal Lytham & St Annes Lytham St Annes, England 274 −10
2002 South Africa Ernie Els Tournament won in a playoff[y] Muirfield Gullane, Scotland 278 −6
2003 United States Ben Curtis Royal St George’s Sandwich, England 283 −1
2004 United States Todd Hamilton Tournament won in a playoff[z] Royal Troon Troon, Scotland 274 −10
2005 United States Tiger Woods St Andrews St Andrews, Scotland 274 −14
2006 United States Tiger Woods Royal Liverpool Hoylake, England 270 −18
2007 Ireland Pádraig Harrington Tournament won in a playoff[aa] Carnoustie Carnoustie, Scotland 277 −7
2008 Ireland Pádraig Harrington Royal Birkdale Southport, England 283 +3
2009 United States Stewart Cink Tournament won in a playoff[bb] Turnberry South Ayrshire, Scotland 278 −2
2010 South Africa Louis Oosthuizen St Andrews St Andrews, Scotland 272 −16
2011 Northern Ireland Darren Clarke Royal St George’s Sandwich, England 275 −5
2012 South Africa Ernie Els Royal Lytham & St Annes Lytham St Annes, England 273 −7
2013 United States Phil Mickelson Muirfield Gullane, Scotland 281 −3
2014 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy Royal Liverpool Hoylake, England 271 −17
2015 United States Zach Johnson Tournament won in a playoff[cc] St Andrews St Andrews, Scotland 273 −15
2016 Sweden Henrik Stenson Royal Troon Troon, Scotland 264 −20
2017 United States Jordan Spieth Royal Birkdale Southport, England 268 −12