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2005 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 2005 British Open Golf Tournament

The R&A moved The Old Course up in the rota a couple years for a very special reason: The 2005 British Open was Jack Nicklaus' last, and he wanted to go out at the Home of Golf.

Nicklaus, 65 years old when this tournament was played, wasn't able to make the cut. But he did give the throngs gathered on No. 18 in the second round - a huge crowd that including many of the golfers who had already completed their play for the day - a thrill. Nicklaus went out with a birdie, rolling in an 18-footer to huge roars.

Like the last time (2000) the championship was played at St. Andrews, Tiger Woods was the champion in 2005. And like the last time, he won by a wide margin, this time by five strokes. Woods opened 66-67 in the first two rounds, played solidly on the weekend, and was never really challenged.

2005 British Open Scores
Scores and earnings from the 2005 British Open, played at The Old Course at St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland (a-amateur):

Tiger Woods 66-67-71-70--274 $1,261,584
Colin Montgomerie 71-66-70-72--279 $753,446
Fred Couples 68-71-73-68--280 $424,908
Jose Maria Olazabal 68-70-68-74--280 $424,908
Geoff Ogilvy 71-74-67-69--281 $214,060
Sergio Garcia 70-69-69-73--281 $214,060
Retief Goosen 68-73-66-74--281 $214,060
Bernhard Langer 71-69-70-71--281 $214,060
Michael Campbell 69-72-68-72--281 $214,060
Vijay Singh 69-69-71-72--281 $214,060
Graeme McDowell 69-72-74-67--282 $116,959
Nick Faldo 74-69-70-69--282 $116,959
Kenny Perry 71-71-68-72--282 $116,959
Ian Poulter 70-72-71-69--282 $116,959
Sean O'Hair 73-67-70-73--283 $81,101
Nick O'Hern 73-69-71-70--283 $81,101
David Frost 77-65-72-69--283 $81,101
Mark Hensby 67-77-69-70--283 $81,101
Trevor Immelman 68-70-73-72--283 $81,101
Darren Clarke 73-70-67-73--283 $81,101
John Daly 71-69-70-73--283 $81,101
a-Lloyd Saltman 73-71-68-71--283  
Scott Drummond 74-71-69-70--284 $56,946
Tim Clark 71-69-70-74--284 $56,946
Bart Bryant 69-70-71-74--284 $56,946
Tom Lehman 75-69-70-70--284 $56,946
Tadahiro Takayama 72-72-70-70--284 $56,946
Scott Verplank 68-70-72-74--284 $56,946
Brad Faxon 72-66-70-76--284 $56,946
Nick Flanagan 73-71-69-71--284 $56,946
a-Eric Ramsay 68-74-74-68--284  
Richard Green 72-68-72-73--285 $46,433
Sandy Lyle 74-67-69-75--285 $46,433
Thomas Levet 69-71-75-71--286 $38,548
Henrik Stenson 74-67-73-72--286 $38,548
Simon Dyson 70-71-72-73--286 $38,548
Ernie Els 74-67-75-70--286 $38,548
Adam Scott 70-71-70-75--286 $38,548
Peter Hanson 72-72-71-71--286 $38,548
Joe Ogilvie 74-70-73-69--286 $38,548
Hiroyuki Fujita 72-68-74-73--287 $26,243
Tim Herron 73-72-68-74--287 $26,243
Simon Khan 69-70-78-70--287 $26,243
Maarten Lafeber 73-70-67-77--287 $26,243
Soren Hansen 72-72-66-77--287 $26,243
KJ Choi 75-68-71-73--287 $26,243
Stuart Appleby 72-68-72-75--287 $26,243
Bob Tway 69-71-72-75--287 $26,243
Tom Watson 75-70-70-72--287 $26,243
Steve Webster 71-72-71-73--287 $26,243
Paul McGinley 70-75-73-69--287 $26,243
Bo Van Pelt 72-67-73-76--288 $19,153
Justin Leonard 73-71-75-69--288 $19,153
Robert Allenby 70-68-79-71--288 $19,153
Luke Donald 68-73-77-70--288 $19,153
Paul Lawrie 72-71-75-70--288 $19,153
Fredrik Jacobson 71-70-72-75--288 $19,153
Thongchai Jaidee 73-68-75-72--288 $19,153
Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-72-76-71--288 $19,153
Tino Schuster 68-74-74-73--289 $17,522
John Bickerton 75-70-71-73--289 $17,522
Mark Calcavecchia 70-73-73-73--289 $17,522
Greg Norman 72-71-70-76--289 $17,522
Phil Mickelson 74-67-72-76--289 $17,522
a-Edoardo Molinari 70-70-74-75--289  
Peter Lonard 68-70-77-75--290 $16,996
Duffy Waldorf 74-68-81-68--291 $16,383
David Smail 73-72-69-77--291 $16,383
Chris DiMarco 75-69-71-76--291 $16,383
Chris Riley 68-73-75-75--291 $16,383
Robert Rock 73-71-75-72--291 $16,383
Pat Perez 72-70-72-77--291 $16,383
Patrik Sjoland 74-71-76-71--292 $15,769
Ted Purdy 72-72-77-72--293 $15,419
S.K. Ho 73-71-72-77--293 $15,419
Scott Gutschewski 76-69-75-73--293 $15,419
Steve Flesch 74-70-72-78--294 $15,068
Rod Pampling 74-71-71-80--296 $14,806
Graeme Storm 75-70-80-71--296 $14,806

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