2000 Open Championship

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2000 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 20–23 July 2000
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72[1]
Length 7,115 yards (6,506 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut 144 (E)[1]
Prize fund £2,800,000
4,447,480
$4,175,325
Winner's share £500,000
€799,550
$759,150
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
269 (−19)
St Andrews is located in Scotland
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Scotland

The 2000 Open Championship was the 129th Open Championship, held 20–23 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. Tiger Woods, 24, won his first Open Championship and fourth major title, eight strokes ahead of runners-up Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els. With the victory, Woods became the youngest ever to win all four of golf's major championships, passing Jack Nicklaus by two years. Woods became the fifth player to complete the feat, known as the "career grand slam." In doing so, he also achieved the lowest 72-hole score in relation to par of −19, which is a record for all major championships.[2][3]

Woods became the sixth to win the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year, joining fellow Americans Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), Lee Trevino (1971), and Tom Watson (1982).

It was the first Open Championship to be telecast in high-definition television in any country, being telecast in the United States by ABC Sports that year.

Course[edit]

The Old Course at St Andrews[4]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 376 4 10 Bobby Jones 379 4
2 Dyke 413 4 11 High (In) 174 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 397 4 12 Heathery (In) 314 4
4 Ginger Beer 464 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 430 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 568 5 14 Long 581 5
6 Heathery (Out) 412 4 15 Cartgate (In) 456 4
7 High (Out) 388 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 424 4
8 Short 175 3 17 Road 455 4
9 End 352 4 18 Tom Morris 357 4
Out 3,545 36 In 3,570 36
Total 7,115 72

Previous lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):[1]

  • 1995: 6,933 yards (6,340 m)
  • 1990: 6,933 yards (6,340 m)
  • 1984: 6,933 yards (6,340 m)
  • 1978: 6,933 yards (6,340 m)
  • 1970: 6,957 yards (6,361 m)
  • 1964: 6,926 yards (6,333 m)
  • 1960: 6,936 yards (6,342 m)
  • 1955: 6,936 yards (6,342 m)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tom Lehman  United States 1996 68 70 70 70 278 −10 T4
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989 73 70 71 69 283 −5 T26
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 70 73 69 71 283 −5 T26
Nick Faldo  England 1987, 1990, 1992 70 71 75 71 287 −1 T41
Justin Leonard  United States 1997 70 74 72 71 287 −1 T41
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
73 71 72 73 289 +1 T55

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1994 76 70 146 +2
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1979, 1984, 1988 78 69 147 +3
Bob Charles  New Zealand 1963 72 75 147 +3
John Daly  United States 1995 76 72 148 +4
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 71 78 149 +7
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 77 73 150 +6
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999 78 75 153 +9
Gary Player  South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 77 79 156 +12
Lee Trevino  United States 1971, 1972 80 77 157 +13

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 20 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ernie Els  South Africa 66 −6
T2 Steve Flesch  United States 67 −5
Tiger Woods  United States
T4 Scott Dunlap  United States 68 −4
Ian Garbutt  England
Sergio García  Spain
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland
Tom Lehman  United States
Shigeki Maruyama  Japan
Dennis Paulson  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, 21 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 67-66=133 −11
2 David Toms  United States 69-67=136 −8
T3 Steve Flesch  United States 67-70=137 −7
Sergio García  Spain 68-69=137
Loren Roberts  United States 69-68=137
T6 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 69-69=138 −6
Fred Couples  United States 70-68=138
Ernie Els  South Africa 66-72=138
Tom Lehman  United States 68-70=138
Phil Mickelson  United States 72-66=138

Amateurs: Ilonen (+1), Donald (+4), Rowe (+4), Gossett (+5).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 22 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 67-66-67=200 −16
T2 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 69-69-68=206 −10
David Duval  United States 70-70-66=206
T4 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 70-69-68=207 -9
Loren Roberts  United States 69-68-70=207
David Toms  United States 69-67-71=207
T7 Ernie Els  South Africa 66-72-70=208 −8
Steve Flesch  United States 67-70-71=208
Tom Lehman  United States 68-70-70=208
Dennis Paulson  United States 68-71-70=208

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 23 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 67-66-67-69=269 −19 500,000
T2 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 69-69-68-71=277 −11 245,000
Ernie Els  South Africa 66-72-70-69=277
T4 Tom Lehman  United States 68-70-70-70=278 −10 130,000
David Toms  United States 69-67-71-71=278
6 Fred Couples  United States 70-68-72-69=279 −9 100,000
T7 Paul Azinger  United States 69-72-72-67=280 −8 66,250
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 70-69-68-73=280
Pierre Fulke  Sweden 69-72-70-69=280
Loren Roberts  United States 69-68-70-73=280

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 30, 203. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Rushin, Steve (31 July 2000). "Grand stand". Sports Illustrated. 
  3. ^ "Grand Slam". Toledo Blade. (New Tork Times News Service). 24 July 2000. p. C1. 
  4. ^ "Hole-by-hole look at St. Andrews". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. 20 July 2000. p. 10C. 
  5. ^ "2000 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2000 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2000 PGA Championship

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