The British Open Championship 2017

The British Open Championship 2017

Last year at the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on the Ayrshire coast, Henrik Stenson shot an impressive final round 63 to hold off the gallant charge of Phil Mickelson who eventually finished 3 strokes back from the first Scandinavian golf major winner, The British Open Championship 2017 will be held at Royal Birkdale Golf Club on the coastline in Southport.

This year will be the 10th time that The British Open Championship has been played at the venue, commencing on the 20th July until Sunday 23rd July it has always been a true test of good golf for the best players in the world, it all boils down to mother nature and what the weather will be doing at that time in the summer on the NW England coastline! The British Open Championship 2017

With the winner picking up approx. £1,000,000 or $1,600,000 in prize money for the four days they will certainly have to be on their best to tackle this old links course, with a par of 70 and a total yardage of 7,173 yards it will be a stern test for the elite field of 156 players who tee it up in mid to late July 2017.

Here is a list of previous British Open Championship winners since World War 2 up to the present day:


1946 Sam Snead St Andrews 290 +2
1947 Fred Daly Royal Liverpool 293 +5
1948 Henry Cotton Muirfield 284 E
1949 Bobby Locke Royal St George’s 283 –5
1950 Bobby Locke Royal Troon 279 −9
1951 Max Faulkner Royal Portrush 285 −3
1952 Bobby Locke Royal Lytham 287 –1
1953 Ben Hogan Carnoustie 282 −6
1954 Peter Thomson Royal Birkdale 283 −3
1955 Peter Thomson St Andrews 281 −7
1956 Peter Thomson Royal Liverpool 286 −2
1957 Bobby Locke St Andrews 279 −9
1958 Peter Thomson Royal Lytham 274 −10
1959 Gary Player Muirfield 284 E
1960 Kel Nagle St Andrews 278 −10
1961 Arnold Palmer Royal Birkdale 284 −4
1962 Arnold Palmer Troon Troon 276 −12
1963 Bob Charles Royal Lytham 277 −7
1964 Tony Lema St Andrews 279 −9
1965 Peter Thomson Royal Birkdale 285 −7
1966 Jack Nicklaus Muirfield 282 −2
1967 Roberto De Vicenzo Royal Liverpool 278 −10
1968 Gary Player Carnoustie 289 +1
1969 Tony Jacklin Royal Lytham 280 −4
1970 Jack Nicklaus St Andrews 283 −5
1971 Lee Trevino Royal Birkdale 278 −14
1972 Lee Trevino Muirfield 278 −6
1973 Tom Weiskopf Royal Troon 276 −12
1974 Gary Player Royal Lytham 282 −2
1975 Tom Watson Carnoustie 279 −5
1976 Johnny Miller Royal Birkdale 279 −9
1977 Tom Watson Turnberry 283 −5
1978 Jack Nicklaus St Andrews 281 −7
1979 Seve Ballesteros Royal Lytham 283 −1
1980 Tom Watson Muirfield 271 −13
1981 Bill Rogers Royal St George’s 276 −4
1982 Tom Watson Royal Troon 284 −4
1983 Tom Watson Royal Birkdale 275 −9
1984 Seve Ballesteros St Andrews 276 −12
1985 Sandy Lyle Royal St George’s 282 +2
1986 Greg Norman Turnberry 280 E
1987 Nick Faldo Muirfield 279 −5
1988 Seve Ballesteros Royal Lytham 273 −11
1989 Mark Calcavecchia Royal Troon 275 −13
1990 Nick Faldo St Andrews 270 −18
1991 Ian Baker-Finch Royal Birkdale 272 −8
1992 Nick Faldo Muirfield 272 −12
1993 Greg Norman Royal St George’s 267 −13
1994 Nick Price Turnberry 270 −18
1995 John DalySt Andrews 282 −6
1996 Tom Lehman Royal Lytham 271 −13
1997 Justin Leonard Royal Troon 272 −12
1998 Mark O’Meara Royal Birkdale 280 E
1999 Paul Lawrie Carnoustie 290 +6
2000 Tiger Woods St Andrews 269 −19
2001 David Duval Royal Lytham 274 −10
2002 Ernie Els Muirfield 278 −6
2003 Ben Curtis Royal St George’s 283 −1
2004 Todd Hamilton Royal Troon 274 −10
2005 Tiger Woods St Andrews 274 −14
2006 Tiger Woods Royal Liverpool 270 −18
2007 Pádraig Harrington Carnoustie 277 −7
2008 Pádraig Harrington Royal Birkdale 283 +3
2009 Stewart Cink Turnberry 278 −2
2010 Louis Oosthuizen St Andrews 272 −16
2011 Darren Clarke Royal St George’s 275 −5
2012 Ernie Els Royal Lytham 273 −7
2013 Phil Mickelson Muirfield 281 −3
2014 Rory McIlroy Royal Liverpool 271 −17
2015 Zach Johnson St Andrews 273 −15
2016 Henrik Stenson Royal Troon 264 −20


There are some iconic names on the list of winners of the famous ‘Claret Jug’ and no doubt as the years go on the list of brilliant golfers will be added to this illustrious list of golfers, but one thing is for sure whoever wins the famous old trophy will certainly have to play some superb golf to win the tournament.

I hope that this article The British Open Championship 2017 was informative and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

To read more  about this years US Open Championship 2017 at Erin Hills CLICK HERE to read the article

To find out more about the history of the The British Open Championship 2017 and also the past year CLICK HERE to see more information at Wikipedia.

The British Open Championship 2017

4 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Tyrel,

    Thanks for your feedback on the article The British Open Championship 2017, yes the Open Championship is always down to the weather and what climate is thrown at the golfers during that week, that’s why its always a tough call to pick a winner! In answer to your question about dealing with inclement weather, here is another article to look at about how to deal with the different weather conditions –

    Thanks once again for your feedback on the article The British Open Championship 2017 and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Older Golfer”

  2. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Matthew, yes the British Open Championship 2017 will surely bring some special moments once again to the final round on the Sunday. Yes luminous golf balls can be used and they have been made more well known by the likes of Bubba Watson playing with them, you should look out for them?

    Thanks for the comments about the British Open Championship 2017 and if you have any further questions please let me know.


    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies “Golfing Tips and Reviews for the Senior Golfer”

  3. Matthew says:

    Wow!!! You really have done your research,or you really know your stuff. Either way this is very informative. I didn’t realise winning the British open could get you that much money or did I know it went back as far as 1946. I enjoy watching golf but sometimes it’s hard to see the ball in the Do you think they should play with illuminated balls? Or maybe they do? I Personally haven’t seen it myself yet.

  4. Tyrel says:

    Thanks for breakdown! I really enjoy watching the British Open! Each time I’ve watched it I’ve noticed what you talked about with the weather. Seeing the list you’ve made with the players and their final scores is one more evidence to me that players dealing with unexpected challenges like crazy weather is the mark of a good player. Do you have any more info on dealing with inclement weather during a game?
    There’s some huge differences in scores through the years. I like that each year I can’t really predict who’s going to win. Do you have any predictions yourself?

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