2005 Open Championship

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2005 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 14–17 July 2005
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 7,279 yards (6,656 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 80 after cut[1]
Cut 145 (+1)[1][2]
Prize fund £4,000,000
5,860,938
$7,490,400
Winner's share £720,000
€1,047,362
$1,261,285
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
274 (−14)
St Andrews is located in Scotland
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Scotland

The 2005 Open Championship was the 134th Open Championship, held 14–17 July at The Old Course at St Andrews. Tiger Woods led wire-to-wire for his tenth major title, five shots ahead of runner-up Colin Montgomerie.[3] The win was Woods' second Open Championship, both at St. Andrews, and completed his second career grand slam at age 29.[4] The tenth major and second slam were firsts for a player under the age of 30.[5] At age 65, Jack Nicklaus made his final appearance at The Open Championship.[6]

History of The Open Championship at The Old Course at St Andrews[edit]

While winning the Open Championship is a crowning achievement for any golfer, a win at St. Andrews is considered particularly important due to the course's long tradition. Tiger Woods won the last Open Championship played at St. Andrews in 2000 with a tournament to par record of 19-under par. Other past winners at St. Andrews include John Daly, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus (twice), Tony Lema, Kel Nagle, Bobby Locke, Peter Thomson, Sam Snead, Dick Burton, Denny Shute, Bobby Jones, Jock Hutchison, James Braid (twice), John Henry Taylor (twice), Hugh Kirkaldy, Jack Burns, Bob Martin (twice), Jamie Anderson and Tom Kidd.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 376 4 10 Bobby Jones 380 4
2 Dyke 453 4 11 High (In) 174 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 397 4 12 Heathery (In) 348 4
4 Ginger Beer 480 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 465 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 568 5 14 Long 618 5
6 Heathery (Out) 412 4 15 Cartgate (In) 456 4
7 High (Out) 390 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 423 4
8 Short 175 3 17 Road 455 4
9 End 352 4 18 Tom Morris 357 4
Out 3,603 36 In 3,676 36
Total 7,279 72

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

  • 2000: 7,115 yards (6,506 m)
  • 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
Tiger Woods  United States 2000 66 67 71 70 274 −14 1
Nick Faldo  England 1987, 1990, 1992 74 69 70 69 282 −6 T11
John Daly  United States 1995 71 69 70 73 283 −5 T15
Tom Lehman  United States 1996 75 69 70 70 284 −4 T23
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 74 67 69 75 285 −3 T32
Ernie Els  South Africa 2002 74 67 75 70 286 −2 T34
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
75 70 70 72 287 −1 T41
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999 72 71 75 70 288 E T52
Justin Leonard  United States 1997 73 71 75 69 288 E T52
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989 70 73 73 73 289 +1 T60
Greg Norman  Australia 1986, 1993 72 71 70 76 289 +1 T60

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 71 75 146 +2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1966, 1970, 1978 75 72 147 +3
Ben Curtis  United States 2003 78 70 148 +4
Todd Hamilton  United States 2004 74 74 148 +4
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1994 76 72 148 +4
Tony Jacklin  England 1969 79 76 155 +11
David Duval  United States 2001 80 77 157 +13

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Tiger Woods stormed out to a 66 (−6) for a one shot lead over Mark Hensby, who missed a birdie putt on the 18th green. Defending champion Todd Hamilton shot 74 (+2) and Jack Nicklaus, the 18-time major champion, carded 75 (+3).

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66 −6
2 Mark Hensby  Australia 67 −5
T3 Fred Couples  United States 68 −4
Luke Donald  England
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Trevor Immelman  South Africa
Peter Lonard  Australia
José María Olazábal  Spain
Eric Ramsay (a)  Scotland
Chris Riley  United States
Tino Schuster  Germany
Scott Verplank  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, 15 July 2005

Nicklaus made a 15-foot (5 m) birdie putt on the final stroke of his professional career. On his walk up to the final green, he received a near ten-minute standing ovation, pausing for photographs on the iconic Swilcan Bridge. Nicklaus shot an even-par 72 in his final competitive round, but his 147 (+3) missed the cut by two strokes.[6]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-67=133 −11
2 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 71-66=137 −7
T3 Robert Allenby  Australia 70-68=138 −6
Brad Faxon  United States 72-66=138
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 68-70=138
Peter Lonard  Australia 68-70=138
José María Olazábal  Spain 68-70=138
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-69=138
Scott Verplank  United States 68-70=138
T10 Bart Bryant  United States 69-70=139 −5
Fred Couples  United States 68-71=139
Sergio García  Spain 70-69=139
Simon Khan  England 69-70=139
Bo Van Pelt  United States 72-67=139

Source:[2]

Amateurs: Molinari (−4), Ramsay (−2), Richardson (E), Saltman (E), Florén (+7), McElhinney (+9), Steele (+9).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 16 July 2005

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-67-71=204 −12
2 José María Olazábal  Spain 68-70-68=206 −10
T3 Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-73-66=207 −9
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 71-66-70=207
T5 Brad Faxon  United States 72-66-70=208 −8
Sergio García  Spain 70-69-69=208
T7 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 69-72-68=209 −7
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-69-71=209
T9 Bart Bryant  United States 69-70-71=210 −6
Tim Clark  South Africa 71-69-70=210
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 73-70-67=210
John Daly  United States 71-69-70=210
Søren Hansen  Denmark 72-72-66=210
Maarten Lafeber  Netherlands 73-70-67=210
Bernhard Langer  Germany 71-69-70=210
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 74-67-69=210
Sean O'Hair  United States 73-67-70=210
Kenny Perry  United States 71-71-68=210
Scott Verplank  United States 68-70-72=210

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 17 July 2005

Woods moved to 10-0 when leading going into the final round of a major, winning his second Open Championship title. He pulled away from Colin Montgomerie who finished second in a major for the fifth time. Woods shot a 2-under 70, the only round under par among the final 14 players. Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf shot 68, the low rounds of the day.[3][5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-67-71-70=274 −14 720,000
2 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 71-66-70-72=279 −9 430,000
T3 Fred Couples  United States 68-71-73-68=280 −8 242,350
José María Olazábal  Spain 68-70-68-74=280
T5 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 69-72-68-72=281 −7 122,100
Sergio García  Spain 70-69-69-73=281
Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-73-66-74=281
Bernhard Langer  Germany 71-69-70-71=281
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 71-74-67-69=281
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-69-71-72=281

Source:[3]
Amateurs: Saltman (−5), Ramsay (−4), Molinari (+1), Richardson (+9).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 24, 203. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Results: British Open, Second Round". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 16 July 2005. p. D-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Bonk, Thomas (18 July 2005). "A near-perfect 10". Eugene Register-Guard. (Los Angeles Times). p. E1. 
  4. ^ Bamberger, Michael (25 July 2005). "New King of the Old Course". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Gola, Hank (18 July 2005). "Wire-to-wire". Spokesman-Review. (New York Daily News). p. C1. 
  6. ^ a b Lincicome, Bernie (16 July 2005). "A Bear of a finish". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (Rocky Mountain News). p. D-1. 

External links[edit]

  • Open.com – official site – 2005 summary and results
  • About.com – 2005 British Open
Preceded by
2005 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2005 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 56°20′36″N 2°48′10″W / 56.3433°N 2.8028°W / 56.3433; -2.8028