Tiger Woods’ Previous Open Victories

In the lead up to the 148th Open Championship we decided to look back at one of the greats of the game, Tiger Woods’ memorable three Open victories.

Tiger Woods' Previous Open Victories
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In the lead up to the 148th Open Championship take a look at Tiger Woods and his three Open victories.

Tiger Woods' Previous Open Victories

In the lead up to the 148th Open Championship we decided to look back at one of the greats of the game, Tiger Woods and his memorable three Open victories.

2000 St.Andrews

Tiger Woods became the youngest player to win all four majors at the age of just 24, after securing his first of two Open victories on the Royal and Ancient St.Andrews Golf Course. He ended with a total of 269, 19 under par, thus recording the lowest scoring round at the home of golf. Additionally, all four of his rounds were under the score of 70 (67,66,67 and 69). His nearest challengers, South African and four-time major winner Ernie Els and 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn finished eight shots back, on 11 under par. The winning margin by Woods was the largest in The Open since JH Taylor won by eight in 1913. “To have the opportunity to complete the Slam at St Andrews makes it even more special,” Woods said.

Tiger Woods being presented with his first of three Open Championships in 2000 on the final day at St.Andrews Golf Course.

Tiger Woods of the United States is presented with the trophy by Michael Bonallack (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods lining up a putt during his final round of The Open Championship 2000

Tiger Woods in action at the 2000 Open Championship at St Andrews (Getty Images)

2005 St.Andrews

Woods secured his second Open win at St.Andrews, becoming only the fifth player to do so after Bob Martin, JH Taylor, James Braid and Jack Nicklaus. He held off a strong challenge from home favourite Colin Montgomerie but Tiger would eventually win by five shots from the Scotsman. Because of this victory, Tiger became only the second player to win all four golf’s most prestigious prizes twice. “Honestly, when I started playing the tour, I didn’t think I would have this many Majors before the age of 30.” said Tiger Woods. In the same tournament that year one of the greats of the game Jack Nicklaus bowed out of the Open for the last time.

Tiger Woods inspects the Claret Jug following his five shot victory at the 2005 Open Championship

Tiger inspecting the trophy after collecting his second Open victory at St Andrews (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods hitting a drive from the tee during his final round at the 2005 Open Championship

Tiger driving off on the final day in 2005 (Getty Images)

2006 - Royal Liverpool

The American won the last of his three Open titles at Royal Liverpool in 2006. This was arguably his toughest and most emotional as he had to contend with the loss of his father, Earl back in May, resulting in him having to take nine weeks out of the game leading up to the defence of his championship. Fellow American Chris DiMarco pushed him all the way throughout the week before eventually losing to Woods by two shots. Following his victory Woods said “I just miss my dad so much….I wish he could have been here to witness this.”

Tiger Woods poses with the Claret Jug following his third Open Championship victory at Royal Liverpool.

Tiger poses with his third Claret Jug in 2006Getty Images)

Tiger Woods celebrates his emotional victory at the 2006 Open Championship with his caddy Steve Williams.

Tiger Woods and his caddy Steve Williams celebrate their victory at the 2006 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Getty Images)

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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