The Open Championship Winners (1860 To Present Day)

The world’s best golfers have faced the unrelenting challenge of links golf at The Open, which is considered to be the original and most international Championship.

In October 1860, eight professional players assembled in Prestwick for a tournament where one golfer would win £25 worth of red Moroccan leather-crafted belt named “The Challenge Belt.”

Willie Park Snr was crowned Champion Golfer after defeating Old Tom Morris by two shots.

In 1864, Prestwick held another competition that allowed all amateur competitors from around Europe to join them; this time it became known as The Open Championship

The Open Championship is widely regarded as being both challenging and prestigious enough for every player on Earth who wishes to become the next champion.

The Open Championship Winners List

2021

The 149th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Collin Morikawa

2019

The 148th Open

Royal Portrush

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

SHANE LOWRY

2018

The 147th Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Francesco Molinari

2017

The 146th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jordan Spieth

2016

The 145th Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Henrik Stenson

2015

The 144th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Zach Johnson

2014

The 143rd Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Rory mcIlroy

2013

The 142nd Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Phil Mickelson

2012

The 141st Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Ernie Els

2011

The 140th Open

Royal St Georges

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Darren Clarke

2010

The 139th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Louis Oosthuizen

2009

The 138th Open

Turnberry

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Stewart Cink

2008

The 137th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Padraig Harrington

2007

The 136th Open

CARNOUSTIE

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

PADRAIG HARRINGTON

2006

The 135th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tiger Woods

2005

The 134th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

TIGER WOODS

2004

The 133rd Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Todd Hamilton

2003

The 132nd Open

ROYAL ST GEORGE’S

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Ben Curtis

2002

The 131st Open

MUIRFIELD

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Ernie Els

2001

The 130th Open

ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

David Duval

2000

The 129th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tiger Woods

1999

The 128th Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Paul Lawrie

1998

The 127th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Mark O’Meara

1997

The 126th Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Justin Leonard

1996

The 125th Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Lehman

1995

The 124th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

john Daly

1994

The 123rd Open

Turnberry

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Nick price

1993

The 122nd Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Greg Norman

1992

The 121st Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Sir Nick Faldo

1991

The 120th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Ian Baker-Finch

1990

The 119th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Sir Nick faldo

1989

The 118th Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Mark Calcavecchia

1988

The 117th Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

SEVE BALLESTEROS

1987

The 116th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Sir Nick Faldo

1986

The 115th Open

Turnberry

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Greg Norman

1985

The 114th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Sandy Lyle

1984

The 113rd Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

SEVE BALLESTEROS

1983

The 112nd Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Watson

1982

The 111th Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

tom Watson

1981

The 110th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bill Rogers

1980

The 109th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

tom Watson

1979

The 108th Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Seve Ballesteros

1978

The 107th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jack Nicklaus

1977

The 106th Open

Turnberry

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Watson

1976

The 105th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Johnny Miller

1975

The 104th Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Watson

1974

The 103rd Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Gary Player

1973

The 102nd Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Weiskopf

1972

The 101st Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Lee Trevino

1971

The 100th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Lee trevino

1970

The 99th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jack Nicklaus

1969

The 98th Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tony Jacklin

1968

The 97th Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Gary Player

1967

The 96th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Roberto De Vicenzo

1966

The 95th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jack Nicklaus

1965

The 94th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

PETER THOMSON

1964

The 93rd Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tony Lema

1963

The 92nd Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bob Charles

1962

The 91st Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Arnold Palmer

1961

The 90th Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Arnold Palmer

1960

The 89th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Kel Nagle

1959

The 88th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Gary Player

1958

The 87th Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

PETER THOMSON

1957

The 86th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Locke

1956

The 85th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

PETER THOMSON

1955

The 84th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

PETER THOMSON

1954

The 83rd Open

Royal Birkdale

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Peter thomson

1953

The 82nd Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Ben Hogan

1952

The 81st Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Locke

1951

The 80th Open

Royal Portrush

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Max Faulkner

1950

The 79th Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Locke

1949

The 78th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Locke

1948

The 77th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Henry Cotton

1947

The 76th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Fred Daly

1946

The 75th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Sam Snead

1939

The 74th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Dick Burton

1938

The 73rd Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Reg Whitcombe

1937

The 72nd Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

henry Cotton

1936

The 71st Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Alf Padgham

1935

The 70th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Alf perry

1934

The 69th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Henry Cotton

1933

The 68th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Denny Shute

1932

The 67th Open

Prince’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Gene Sarazen

1931

The 66th Open

Carnoustie

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tommy Armour

1930

The 65th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Jones

1929

The 64th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Walter Hagen

1928

The 63rd Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Walter Hagen

1927

The 62nd Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Jones

1926

The 61st Open

Royal Lytham & St Annes

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Jones

1925

The 60th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jim Barnes

1924

The 59th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Walter Hagen

1923

The 58th Open

Royal Troon

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Arthur Havers

1922

The 57th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Walter Hagen

1921

The 56th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jock hutchison

1920

The 55th Open

Royal Cinque Ports

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

George Duncan

1914

The 54th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Harry Vardon

1913

The 53rd Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

J. H. TAYLOR

1912

The 52nd Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Ted Ray

1911

The 51st Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Harry Vardon

1910

The 50th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

James Braid

1909

the 49th Open

Royal Cinque Ports

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

J. H. Taylor

1908

The 48th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

James Braid

1907

The 47th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Arnaud Massy

1906

The 46th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

James Braid

1905

The 45th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

James Braid

1904

The 44th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jack White

1903

The 43rd Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Harry Vardon

1902

The 42nd Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Sandy Herd

1901

The 41st Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

James Braid

1900

The 40th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

J.H. TAYLOR

1899

the 39th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

HARRY VARDON

1898

The 38th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

HARRY VARDON

1897

The 37th Open

Royal Liverpool

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Harold Hilton

1896

The 36th Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Harry Vardon

1895

The 35th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

J.H. TAYLOR

1894

The 34th Open

Royal St George’s

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

j.h. Taylor

1893

The 33rd Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Willie Auchterlonie

1892

The 32nd Open

Muirfield

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Harold Hilton

1891

The 31st Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Hugh kirkaldy

1890

The 30th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

John Ball

1889

the 29th Open

Musselburgh Links

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

WILLIE PARK JR

1888

The 28th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jack Burns

1887

The 27th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Willie Park Jr

1886

The 26th Open

Musselburgh Links

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

David Brown

1885

The 25th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bob Martin

1884

The 24th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

jack Simpson

1883

The 23rd Open

Musselburgh Links

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Willie Fernie

1882

The 22nd Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

BOB FERGUSON

1881

The 21st Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

BOB FERGUSON

1880

The 20th Open

Musselburgh Links

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bob Ferguson

1879

the 19th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

JAMIE ANDERSON

1878

The 18th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

JAMIE ANDERSON

1877

The 17th Open

Musselburgh Links

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Jamie Anderson

1876

The 16th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Bob Martin

1875

The 15th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Willie Park Snr

1874

The 14th Open

Musselburgh Links

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Mungo Park

1873

The 13th Open

St Andrews

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Kidd

1872

The 12th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

TOM MORRIS JR

1870

The 11th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

TOM MORRIS JR

1869

the 10th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Morris jr

1868

The 9th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Morris Jr

1867

The 8th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Morris Snr

1866

The 7th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

WILLIE PARK SNR

1865

The 6th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Strath

1864

The 5th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

TOM MORRIS SNR

1863

The 4th Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

WILLIE PARK SNR

1862

The 3rd Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

TOM MORRIS SNR

1861

The 2nd Open

PRESTWICK

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Tom Morris Snr

1860

The 1st Open

Prestwick

CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Willie Park Snr