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British Open Winners

'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Every Open Championship

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Padraig Harrington - British Open Winners

Padraig Harrington celebrates his second consecutive Open Championship win in 2008.

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Below is the full list of British Open winners dating to the founding of the Open Championship in the mid-19th century (a-amateur).

The golfer with the most wins in this major is Harry Vardon, with six. Four others have won five times each: J.H. Taylor, James Braid, Peter Thomson and Tom Watson.

To view scores/recaps: Click on the year of a tournament to view the final scores and read a recap of that year's event.

2014 - Rory McIlroy
2013 - Phil Mickelson
2012 - Ernie Els
2011 - Darren Clarke
2010 - Louis Oosthuizen
2009 - Stewart Cink
2008 - Padraig Harrington
2007 - Padraig Harrington
2006 - Tiger Woods
2005 - Tiger Woods
2004 - Todd Hamilton
2003 - Ben Curtis
2002 - Ernie Els
2001 - David Duval
2000 - Tiger Woods
1999 - Paul Lawrie
1998 - Mark O'Meara
1997 - Justin Leonard
1996 - Tom Lehman
1995 - John Daly
1994 - Nick Price
1993 - Greg Norman
1992 - Nick Faldo
1991 - Ian Baker-Finch
1990 - Nick Faldo
1989 - Mark Calcavecchia
1988 - Seve Ballesteros
1987 - Nick Faldo
1986 - Greg Norman
1985 - Sandy Lyle
1984 - Seve Ballesteros
1983 - Tom Watson
1982 - Tom Watson
1981 - Bill Rogers
1980 - Tom Watson
1979 - Seve Ballesteros
1978 - Jack Nicklaus
1977 - Tom Watson
1976 - Johnny Miller
1975 - Tom Watson
1974 - Gary Player
1973 - Tom Weiskopf
1972 - Lee Trevino
1971 - Lee Trevino
1970 - Jack Nicklaus
1969 - Tony Jacklin
1968 - Gary Player
1967 - Roberto de Vicenzo
1966 - Jack Nicklaus
1965 - Peter Thomson
1964 - Tony Lema
1963 - Bob Charles
1962 - Arnold Palmer
1961 - Arnold Palmer
1960 - Kel Nagle
1959 - Gary Player
1958 - Peter Thomson
1957 - Bobby Locke
1956 - Peter Thomson
1955 - Peter Thomson
1954 - Peter Thomson
1953 - Ben Hogan
1952 - Bobby Locke
1951 - Max Faulkner
1950 - Bobby Locke
1949 - Bobby Locke
1948 - Henry Cotton
1947 - Fred Daly
1946 - Sam Snead
1940-45 - Not played
1939 - Richard Burton
1938 - R.A. "Reg" Whitcombe
1937 - Henry Cotton
1936 - Alf Padgham
1935 - Alf Perry
1934 - Henry Cotton
1933 - Denny Shute
1932 - Gene Sarazen
1931 - Tommy Armour
1930 - a-Bobby Jones
1929 - Walter Hagen
1928 - Walter Hagen
1927 - a-Bobby Jones
1926 - a-Bobby Jones
1925 - Jim Barnes
1924 - Walter Hagen
1923 - Arthur Havers
1922 - Walter Hagen
1921 - Jock Hutchison
1920 - George Duncan
1915-19 - Not played
1914 - Harry Vardon
1913 - J.H. Taylor
1912 - Ted Ray
1911 - Harry Vardon
1910 - James Braid
1909 - J.H. Taylor
1908 - James Braid
1907 - Arnaud Massy
1906 - James Braid
1905 - James Braid
1904 - Jack White
1903 - Harry Vardon
1902 - Sandy Herd
1901 - James Braid
1900 - J.H. Taylor
1899 - Harry Vardon
1898 - Harry Vardon
1897 - a-Harold "Hal" Hilton
1896 - Harry Vardon
1895 - J.H. Taylor
1894 - J.H. Taylor
1893 - William Auchterlonie
1892 - a-Harold "Hal" Hilton
1891 - Hugh Kirkaldy
1890 - a-John Ball
1889 - Willie Park Jr.
1888 - Jack Burns
1887 - Willie Park Jr.
1886 - David Brown
1885 - Bob Martin
1884 - Jack Simpson
1883 - Willie Fernie
1882 - Bob Ferguson
1881 - Bob Ferguson
1880 - Bob Ferguson
1879 - Jamie Anderson
1878 - Jamie Anderson
1877 - Jamie Anderson
1876 - Bob Martin
1875 - Willie Park Sr.
1874 - Mungo Park
1873 - Tom Kidd
1872 - Young Tom Morris
1871 - Not played
1870 - Young Tom Morris
1869 - Young Tom Morris
1868 - Young Tom Morris
1867 - Old Tom Morris
1866 - Willie Park Sr.
1865 - Andrew Strath
1864 - Old Tom Morris
1863 - Willie Park Sr.
1862 - Old Tom Morris
1861 - Old Tom Morris
1860 - Willie Park Sr.

See also:
List of British Open playoffs, participants and scores

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