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Primo piano della Claret Jug, sullo sfondo la Clubhouse del Carnoustie Golf Club

Il The Open Championship è un torneo di golf che tutti i giocatori vorrebbero conquistare, questa gara si svolge dal 1860 e fa parte dei quattro Majors Championship che sono l'espressione più elevata dello sport professionistico del golf.

Il The Open Championship viene anche denominato British Open, dagli americani che lo vogliono distinguere dall'U.S. Open, è un trofeo prestigioso per il golf, i più grandi campioni della storia di questo sport hanno vinto la Claret Jug, la brocca d’argento che viene “consegnata” al vincitore.

Il The Open Championship si gioca su differenti percorsi della Gran Bretagna, l'organizzazione dal 1920 è stata affidata esclusivamente al Golf Royal Club & Ancient di St Andrews.

I nomi dei vincitori in ciascuna edizione, la nazione del giocatore e l'età nell'anno della vittoria:

Nome Nazione Edizione del Età del vincitore
Zach Johnson United States 2015 39
Rory McIlroy Irlanda del Nord 2014 25
Phil Mickelson United States 2013 43
Ernie Els South Africa 2012 43
Darren Clarke North Ireland 2011 43
Louis Oosthuizen South Africa 2010 28
Stewart Cink United States 2009 36
Padraigh Harrington Ireland 2008 37
Padraigh Harrington Ireland 2007 36
Tiger Woods United States 2006 31
Tiger Woods United States 2005 30
Todd Hamilton United States 2004 39
Ben Curtis United States 2003 26
Ernie Els South Africa 2002 33
David Duval United States 2001 30
Tiger Woods United States 2000 25
Paul Lawrie Scotland 1999 30
Mark O'Meara United States 1998 41
Justin Leonard United States 1997 25
Tom Lehman United States 1996 37
John Daly United States 1995 29
Nick Price South Africa 1994 37
Greg Norman Australia 1993 38
Nick Faldo England 1992 35
Ian Baker-Finch Australia 1991 31
Nick Faldo England 1990 33
Mark Calcavecchia United States 1989 29
Severiano Ballesteros Spain 1988 31
Nick Faldo England 1987 30
Greg Norman Australia 1986 31
Sandy Lyle Scotland 1985 27
Severiano Ballesteros Spain 1984 27
Tom Watson United States 1983 34
Tom Watson United States 1982 33
Bill Rogers United States 1981 30
Tom Watson United States 1980 31
Severiano Ballesteros Spain 1979 22
Jack Nicklaus United States 1978 38
Tom Watson United States 1977 28
Johnny Miller United States 1976 29
Tom Watson United States 1975 26
Gary Player South Africa 1974 39
Tom Weiskopf United States 1973 31
Lee Trevino United States 1972 33
Lee Trevino United States 1971 32
Jack Nicklaus United States 1970 30
Tony Jacklin England 1969 25
Gary Player South Africa 1968 33
Roberto De Vicenzo Argentina 1967 44
Jack Nicklaus United States 1966 26
Peter Thomson Australia 1965 36
Tony Lema United States 1964 30
Bob Charles New Zealand 1963 27
Arnold Palmer United States 1962 33
Arnold Palmer United States 1961 32
Kel Nagle Australia 1960 40
Gary Player South Africa 1959 24
Peter Thomson Australia 1958 29
Bobby Locke South Africa 1957 40
Peter Thomson Australia 1956 27
Peter Thomson Australia 1955 26
Peter Thomson Australia 1954 25
Ben Hogan United States 1953 41
Bobby Locke South Africa 1952 35
Max Faulkner England 1951 35
Bobby Locke South Africa 1950 33
Bobby Locke South Africa 1949 32
Henry Cotton England 1948 41
Fred Daly North Ireland 1947 36
Sam Snead United States 1946 34
No Championship played   1945  
No Championship played   1944  
No Championship played   1943  
No Championship played   1942  
No Championship played   1941  
No Championship played   1940  
Dick Burton England 1939 32
Reg Whitcombe England 1938 40
Henry Cotton England 1937 30
Alf Padgham England 1936 30
Alf Perry England 1935 31
Henry Cotton England 1934 27
Denny Shute United States 1933 29
Gene Sarazen United States 1932 30
Tommy Armour United States 1931 37
Bobby Jones United States 1930 28
Walter Hagen United States 1929 37
Walter Hagen United States 1928 36
Bobby Jones United States 1927 25
Bobby Jones United States 1926 24
Jim Barnes United States 1925 39
Walter Hagen United States 1924 32
Arthur Havers England 1922 24
Joch Hutchison United States 1921 37
Walter Hagen United States 1921 29
George Duncan Scotland 1920 37
No Championship played   1919  
No Championship played   1918  
No Championship played   1917  
No Championship played   1916  
No Championship played   1915  
Harry Vardon England 1914 44
J.H. Taylor England 1913 42
Ted Ray United Kingdom 1912 35
Harry Vardon England 1911 41
James Braid Scotland 1910 40
J.H. Taylor England 1909 38
James Braid Scotland 1908 38
Arnaud Massy France 1907 30
James Braid Scotland 1906 36
James Braid Scotland 1905 35
Jack White Scotland 1904 31
Harry Vardon England 1903 33
Sandy Herd Scotland 1902 34
James Braid Scotland 1901 31
J.H. Taylor England 1900 29
Harry Vardon England 1899 29
Harry Vardon England 1898 28
Harold Hilton England 1897 28
Harry Vardon England 1896 26
J.H. Taylor England 1895 24
J.H. Taylor England 1894 23
Willie Auchterlonie Scotland 1893 21
Harold Hilton England 1892 23
Hugh Kirkaldy Scotland 1891 26
John Ball Jr Scotland 1890 29
Willie Park Jr Scotland 1889 25
Jack Burns Scotland 1888  
Willie Park Jr Scotland 1887 23
David Brown Scotland 1886  
Bob Martin Scotland 1885 37
Jack Simpson Scotland 1884 26
Willie Fernie Scotland 1883 26
Bob Ferguson Scotland 1882 34
Bob Ferguson Scotland 1881 33
Bob Ferguson Scotland 1880 32
Jamie Anderson Scotland 1879 37
Jamie Anderson Scotland 1878 36
Jamie Anderson Scotland 1877 35
Bob Martin Scotland 1876 28
Willie Park Sr Scotland 1875 42
Mungo Park Scotland 1874 39
Tom Kidd Scotland 1873  
Tom Morris Jr Scotland 1872 21
No Championship played   1871  
Tom Morris Jr Scotland 1870 19
Tom Morris Jr Scotland 1869 18
Tom Morris Jr Scotland 1868 17
Tom Morris Sr Scotland 1867 46
Willie Park Sr Scotland 1866 33
Andrew Strath Scotland 1865 29
Tom Morris Sr Scotland 1864 43
Willie Park Sr Scotland 1863 30
Tom Morris Sr Scotland 1862 41
Tom Morris Sr Scotland 1861 40
Willie Park Sr Scotland 1860 27