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The Amateur Championship
The Amateur Championship Trophy shown at Gardagolf in 2009.jpg
The Amateur Championship Trophy in 2009 at Gardagolf Country Club
Tournament information
LocationUnited Kingdom
Established1885
Organized byThe R&A
FormatStroke play and match play
Month playedJune
Current champion
South Africa Aldrich Potgieter

The Amateur Championship (sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK) is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since 1885 except during the two World Wars, and in 1949 and 2019 when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U.S. Amateur. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the 2018 championship.[1]

Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships, but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers, this is no longer the case. Two Amateur Championship winners in the post-World War II era have gone on to win professional major championships: José María Olazábal and Sergio García, both Spaniards.

History[edit]

The inaugural tournament was organised by the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 1885. It was played on 20, 21 and 23 April and was "open to all amateur members of recognised golf clubs". The format was match-play. All players were included in the draw for each round, any extra player receiving a bye. If a match was halved after the 18 holes both players progressed to the next round, playing each other again. There were 49 entries from 12 different clubs, although only 44 were included in the draw and four of these players did not turn up. Of the 22 first-round matches, 2 were halved, meaning that there were 12 matches in the second round.[2][3] There were no more halved matches in the following rounds which meant that 3 players reached the semi-final stage.[4][5] John Ball beat his father, also called John, in the third round.[5] Allan Macfie received a bye at the semi-final stage with Horace Hutchinson beating Ball 2 up in the only semi-final match. After his morning round, Hutchinson played badly in the afternoon and Macfie won 7&6.[6][7] Each player paid a 1 guinea entry fee. This, together with 25 guineas from the Royal Liverpool club, was used for prizes. The losing finalist received £10 with the remainder being used to buy plate for the winner.[3] The final amount for the winner was about £60[6] or £70.[7] By comparison the winner of the 1885 Open Championship received £10. For many years the 1885 event was not regarded as the first Amateur Championship. It was only in 1922 that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews decided "to place on record the name of Mr. A. F. Macfie as the winner of the Amateur Championship of 1885".[8]

Despite the unusual format of the 1885 event, it was regarded as a success. A meeting was arranged in 1886 at which it was decided to start an amateur championship, to be held alternately at St Andrews, Hoylake and Prestwick. A number of clubs subscribed to buy a perpetual trophy for the championship. In addition, gold and silver medals were presented to the winner and runner-up, with bronze medals for the losing semi-finalists. The format became a simple knockout, with extra holes played in the event of a tie after 18 holes. Otherwise the format remained the same as for the 1885 event. Because of the late arrangements the inaugural championship was not held until late September. With 42 entries, six rounds were needed which were completed in three days with the semi-finals and final on the last day.[9][10] John Ball again lost in the semi-finals, 7&6 to Henry Lamb, but Lamb lost the final against Horace Hutchinson by the same score.[11]

Entry, format[edit]

Entry to the Championship is now given to the most-qualified 288 applicants from around the world, with perhaps half the places reserved for top players from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Qualifying rounds for all players were first introduced in 1983, when the popularity of the championship led to the number of applicants increasing to unmanageable levels. Major golf nations are allocated entries on what amounts to a quota basis for their top applicants, with each applicant's national federation cooperating with the R&A on selection. For example, the 2010 entry list included players from the British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland), mainland Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Iceland), North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Peru), Asia (China, India, South Korea, Japan, Singapore), Australasia (Australia, New Zealand) and Africa (South Africa).[12]

The first stage of the Championship involves 288 players, each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one on each of two courses, over the first two days. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes, and ties for 64th place compete in the match play stage of the Championship, on the event's principal course, and are seeded by qualifying scores. Each match consists of one round of 18 holes, except for the Final, which is over 36 holes. Since there are generally more than 64 qualifiers from the stroke play stage, the first round of the match play involves a small number of matches to reduce the number of qualifiers to exactly 64. Tied matches are broken by sudden death over extra holes. The event is played in June, normally with a Monday to Saturday schedule.

The winner receives invitations to three of the major championships, namely the following month's Open Championship, and the following year's Masters Tournament and U.S. Open provided he remain an amateur prior to each major. The Amateur Championship is open to amateur golfers of any nationality in good standing with their national federations. Briton John Ball won the most career titles, with eight. Ball was still competing in the event as late as 1921 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.[13] In modern times, Briton Michael Bonallack's five titles lead. The most famous American winner of the competition was Bobby Jones, whose 1930 victory was part of his Grand Slam.

Results[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Semi-finalists Venue Ref.
2022 South Africa Aldrich Potgieter 3 & 2 England Sam Bairstow England John Gough, Republic of Ireland Alex Maguire Royal Lytham & St Annes [14]
2021 England Laird Shepherd 38 holes England Monty Scowsill Wales James Ashfield, England Jack Dyer Nairn [15]
2020 England Joe Long 4 & 3 England Joe Harvey England Jake Bolton, Republic of Ireland Mark Power Royal Birkdale [16]
2019 Republic of Ireland James Sugrue 2 up Scotland Euan Walker England Ben Jones, Australia David Micheluzzi Portmarnock [17]
2018 South Africa Jovan Rebula 3 & 2 Republic of Ireland Robin Dawson Republic of Ireland Conor Purcell, England Mitch Waite Royal Aberdeen [18]
2017 England Harry Ellis 38 holes Australia Dylan Perry Italy Luca Cianchetti, Argentina Alejandro Tosti Royal St George's [19]
2016 England Scott Gregory 2 & 1 Scotland Robert MacIntyre Republic of Ireland Paul McBride, Poland Adrian Meronk Royal Porthcawl [20]
2015 France Romain Langasque 4 & 2 Scotland Grant Forrest France Alexandre Daydou, Scotland Jack McDonald Carnoustie [21]
2014 Scotland Bradley Neil 2 & 1 South Africa Zander Lombard Scotland Connor Syme, England Sean Towndrow Royal Portrush [22]
2013 England Garrick Porteous 6 & 5 Finland Toni Hakula United States Jim Liu, England Max Orrin Royal Cinque Ports [23]
2012 Northern Ireland Alan Dunbar 1 up Austria Matthias Schwab Scotland Paul Ferrier, Scotland Jack McDonald Royal Troon [24]
2011 Australia Bryden Macpherson 3 & 2 Scotland Michael Stewart France Sébastien Gros, Scotland Greg Paterson Hillside [24]
2010 South Korea Jin Jeong 5 & 4 Scotland James Byrne England Matthew Nixon, England Chris Paisley Muirfield [24]
2009 Italy Matteo Manassero 4 & 3 England Sam Hutsby England Stiggy Hodgson, England Darren Renwick Formby [24]
2008 Netherlands Reinier Saxton 3 & 2 England Tommy Fleetwood England Andy Sullivan, Wales Joe Vickery Turnberry [24]
2007 United States Drew Weaver 2 & 1 Australia Tim Stewart Scotland Callum Macaulay, Wales Jason Shufflebotham Royal Lytham & St Annes [24]
2006 France Julien Guerrier 4 & 3 England Adam Gee United States Mitchell Brown, England Jamie Moul Royal St George's [24]
2005 Republic of Ireland Brian McElhinney 5 & 4 Scotland John Gallagher England Oliver Fisher, Scotland Lloyd Saltman Royal Birkdale [24]
2004 Scotland Stuart Wilson 4 & 3 England Lee Corfield Scotland Eric Ramsay, United States Andrew Svoboda St Andrews Links [24]
2003 England Gary Wolstenholme (2) 6 & 5 Switzerland Raphaël De Sousa Italy Francesco Molinari, Scotland Eric Ramsay Royal Troon [24]
2002 Spain Alejandro Larrazábal 1 up England Martin Sell England Jamie Elson, Scotland Graham Gordon Royal Porthcawl [24]
2001 Northern Ireland Michael Hoey 1 up Wales Ian Campbell England Stuart Davis, Scotland Simon Mackenzie Prestwick [24]
2000 Finland Mikko Ilonen 2 & 1 Germany Christian Reimbold England David Ryles, Australia Andrew Webster Royal Liverpool [24]
1999 England Graeme Storm 7 & 6 England Aran Wainwright Wales Ian Campbell, England Richard McEvoy Royal County Down [24]
1998 Spain Sergio García 7 & 6 Wales Craig Williams England Mark Hilton, England Ben Mason Muirfield [24]
1997 Scotland Craig Watson 3 & 2 South Africa Trevor Immelman England Colin Edwards, England David Griffiths Royal St George's [24]
1996 England Warren Bladon 1 up Scotland Roger Beames United States Steve Bodenheimer, England Robert Wiggins Turnberry [24]
1995 Scotland Gordon Sherry 7 & 6 England Michael Reynard Republic of Ireland Jody Fanagan, Scotland Roger Beames Royal Liverpool [24]
1994 England Lee S. James 2 & 1 Scotland Gordon Sherry Sweden Kalle Brink, Scotland Allan Turnbull Nairn [24]
1993 England Iain Pyman 37 holes England Paul Page Northern Ireland Neil Anderson, England Raymond Russell Royal Portrush [24]
1992 Scotland Stephen Dundas 7 & 6 Wales Bradley Dredge Scotland Stephen Gallacher, England Matt Stanford Carnoustie [24]
1991 England Gary Wolstenholme 8 & 6 United States Bob May Scotland Wilson Bryson, United States David Duval Ganton [24]
1990 Netherlands Rolf Muntz 7 & 6 Wales Michael Macara England Craig Cassells, Wales Richard Johnson Muirfield [24]
1989 Wales Stephen Dodd 5 & 3 England Craig Cassells Australia Stephen McCraw, Northern Ireland Garth McGimpsey Royal Birkdale [24]
1988 Sweden Cristian Härdin 1 up South Africa Ben Fouchee England Nigel Graves, England Carl Suneson Royal Porthcawl [24]
1987 Wales Paul Mayo 3 & 1 England Peter McEvoy England Russell Claydon, United States Len Mattiace Prestwick [24]
1986 England David Curry 11 & 9 England Geoff Birtwell England Peter McEvoy, Scotland Bryan Shields Royal Lytham & St Annes [24]
1985 Northern Ireland Garth McGimpsey 8 & 7 England Graham Homewood England Patrick Hall, Scotland David James Royal Dornoch [24]
1984 Spain José María Olazábal 5 & 4 Scotland Colin Montgomerie England David Curry, England David Gilford Formby [24]
1983 Wales Philip Parkin 5 & 4 United States Jim Holtgrieve England Peter Deeble, England Stephen Keppler Turnberry [25]
1982 England Martin Thompson 4 & 3 England Andy Stubbs England Peter Hedges, Wales Philip Parkin Royal Cinque Ports [26]
1981 France Philippe Ploujoux 4 & 2 United States Joel Hirsch Republic of Ireland John Carr, Australia Tony Gresham St Andrews Links [27]
1980 Wales Duncan Evans 4 & 3 South Africa David Suddards South Africa Duncan Lindsay-Smith, Republic of Ireland Arthur Pierse Royal Porthcawl [28]
1979 United States Jay Sigel 3 & 2 United States Scott Hoch Australia Tony Gresham, Canada Doug Roxburgh Hillside [29]
1978 England Peter McEvoy (2) 4 & 3 Scotland Paul McKellar England John Davies, South Africa David Suddards Royal Troon [30]
1977 England Peter McEvoy 5 & 4 Scotland Hugh Campbell England Michael Bonallack, Scotland Paul McKellar Ganton [31]
1976 United States Dick Siderowf (2) 37 holes England John Davies England Allan Brodie, Scotland Iain Carslaw St Andrews Links [32]
1975 United States Vinny Giles 8 & 7 England Mark James England Geoff Marks, United States Dick Siderowf Royal Liverpool [33]
1974 England Trevor Homer (2) 2 up United States Jim Gabrielsen England Martin Poxon, Scotland Hugh Stuart Muirfield [34]
1973 United States Dick Siderowf 5 & 3 England Peter Moody England Harry Ashby, Scotland Howard Clark Royal Porthcawl [35]
1972 England Trevor Homer 4 & 3 England Alan Thirlwell England Michael Bonallack, England Roger Revell Royal St George's [36]
1971 United States Steve Melnyk 3 & 2 United States Jim Simons United States Tom Kite, England Peter Moody Carnoustie [37]
1970 England Michael Bonallack (5) 8 & 7 United States Bill Hyndman England Bruce Critchley, Northern Ireland Brian Hoey Royal County Down [38]
1969 England Michael Bonallack (4) 3 & 2 United States Bill Hyndman Scotland Bill Davidson, South Africa Dale Hayes Royal Liverpool [39]
1968 England Michael Bonallack (3) 7 & 6 Republic of Ireland Joe Carr England Reg Glading, England Geoff Marks Troon [40]
1967 United States Bob Dickson 2 & 1 United States Ron Cerrudo England Gordon Clark, United States Marty Fleckman Formby [41]
1966 South Africa Bobby Cole 3 & 2[a] Scotland Ronnie Shade Scotland Gordon Cosh, France Henri de Lamaze Carnoustie [42]
1965 England Michael Bonallack (2) 2 & 1 England Clive Clark England Martin Christmas, England Rodney Foster Royal Porthcawl [43]
1964 England Gordon Clark 39 holes England Michael Lunt England Martin Christmas, England John Hall Ganton [44]
1963 England Michael Lunt 2 & 1 England John Blackwell United States Ron Luceti, United States Ed Updegraff St Andrews Links [45]
1962 United States Richard Davies 1 up Wales John Povall England Brian Chapman, England Rodney Foster Royal Liverpool [46]
1961 England Michael Bonallack 6 & 4 Scotland James Walker England Martin Christmas, United States Ralph Morrow Turnberry [47]
1960 Republic of Ireland Joe Carr (3) 8 & 7 United States Bob Cochran England Gordon Huddy, Scotland James Walker[b] Royal Portrush [48]
1959 United States Deane Beman 3 & 2 United States Bill Hyndman United States Bob Magee, England Guy Wolstenholme[b] Royal St George's [49]
1958 Republic of Ireland Joe Carr (2) 3 & 2 England Alan Thirlwell England Michael Bonallack, United States Tim Holland[b] St Andrews Links [50]
1957 Scotland Reid Jack 2 & 1 United States Harold Ridgley Scotland Alan Bussell, South Africa Arthur Walker[b] Formby [51]
1956 England John Beharrell 5 & 4 Scotland Leslie Taylor Scotland George Henderson, Scotland Reid Jack[b] Troon [52]
1955 United States Joe Conrad 3 & 2 England Alan Slater England Arthur Perowne, England Philip Scrutton Royal Lytham & St Annes [53]
1954 Australia Doug Bachli 2 & 1 United States William C. Campbell Republic of Ireland Joe Carr, England Tony Slark Muirfield [54]
1953 Republic of Ireland Joe Carr 2 up United States Harvie Ward Northern Ireland Cecil Beamish, England Arthur Perowne Royal Liverpool [55]
1952 United States Harvie Ward 6 & 5 United States Frank Stranahan Republic of Ireland Joe Carr, Scotland Robin Cater Prestwick [56]
1951 United States Dick Chapman 5 & 4 United States Charles Coe Republic of Ireland Joe Carr, Wales Albert Evans Royal Porthcawl [57]
1950 United States Frank Stranahan (2) 8 & 6 United States Dick Chapman United States Jim McHale Jr., England Cyril Tolley St Andrews Links [58]
1949 Northern Ireland Max McCready 2 & 1 United States Willie Turnesa England Bunny Millward, England Ken Thom Portmarnock [59]
1948 United States Frank Stranahan 5 & 4 England Charlie Stowe England Dennis Martin, United States Willie Turnesa Royal St George's [60]
1947 United States Willie Turnesa 3 & 2 United States Dick Chapman Scotland John Campbell, Scotland Sam McKinlay Carnoustie [61]
1946 Republic of Ireland Jimmy Bruen 4 & 3 United States Robert Sweeny Jr. England Gerald Micklem, England Harry Walker Royal Birkdale [62]
1940–1945: Not played due to World War II
1939 Scotland Alex Kyle 2 & 1 Wales Tony Duncan United States William Holt, England Charlie Stowe Royal Liverpool [63]
1938 United States Charlie Yates 3 & 2 Republic of Ireland Cecil Ewing Canada Ross Somerville, Scotland Hector Thomson Troon [64]
1937 United States Robert Sweeny Jr. 3 & 2 Northern Ireland Lionel Munn England Alaric de Bendern, England Charlie Stowe Royal St George's [65]
1936 Scotland Hector Thomson 2 up Australia Jim Ferrier Republic of Ireland Cecil Ewing, England Alec Hill St Andrews Links [66]
1935 United States Lawson Little (2) 1 up England William Tweddell United States Robert Sweeny Jr., Scotland Tony Torrance Royal Lytham & St Annes [67]
1934 United States Lawson Little 14 & 13 Scotland James Wallace United States George Dunlap, England Leslie Garnett Prestwick [68]
1933 England Michael Scott 4 & 3 England Dale Bourn United States George Dunlap, England Cyril Tolley Royal Liverpool [69]
1932 England John de Forest 3 & 1 England Eric Fiddian Scotland Eric McRuvie, Northern Ireland Lionel Munn Muirfield [70]
1931 England Eric Martin Smith 1 up England John de Forest Republic of Ireland John MacCormack, Scotland William Tulloch Royal North Devon [71]
1930 United States Bobby Jones 7 & 6 England Roger Wethered England Lister Hartley, United States George Voigt St Andrews Links [72]
1929 England Cyril Tolley (2) 4 & 3 Scotland John Nelson Smith United States John Dawson, England Rex Hartley Royal St George's [73]
1928 England Philip Perkins 6 & 4 England Roger Wethered United States John Dawson, England Edward Tipping Prestwick [74]
1927 England William Tweddell 7 & 6 England Eustace Landale R H Jobson, England Roger Wethered Royal Liverpool [75]
1926 United States Jess Sweetser 6 & 5 Scotland Fred Simpson Northern Ireland William Brownlow, Scotland Andrew Jamieson Jr. Muirfield [76]
1925 Scotland Robert Harris 13 & 12 England Kenneth Fradgley England Ronald Hardman, England Noel Layton Royal North Devon [77]
1924 England Ernest Holderness (2) 3 & 2 England Eustace Storey Scotland William Murray, England Roger Wethered St Andrews Links [78]
1923 England Roger Wethered 7 & 6 Scotland Robert Harris United States Douglas Grant, United States Francis Ouimet Royal Cinque Ports [79]
1922 England Ernest Holderness 1 up Scotland John Caven Scotland Willie Hunter, Scotland Robert Scott Jr. Prestwick [80]
1921 Scotland Willie Hunter 12 & 11 Scotland Allan Graham England Bernard Darwin, England Henry Tubbs Royal Liverpool [81]
1920 England Cyril Tolley 37 holes United States Robert A. Gardner England Gustav Mellin, England Michael Scott Muirfield [82]
1915–1919: Not played due to World War I
1914 Scotland James Jenkins 3 & 2 Ireland Charles Hezlet England Robert Humphries, England Everard Martin Smith Royal St George's [83]
1913 England Harold Hilton (4) 6 & 5 Scotland Robert Harris England Colin Aylmer, Scotland Edward Kyle St Andrews Links [84]
1912 England John Ball (8) 38 holes England Abe Mitchell England Angus Hambro, Scotland Charles Macfarlane Royal North Devon [85]
1911 England Harold Hilton (3) 4 & 3 England Edward Lassen Scotland Gordon Lockhart, England Leicester Stevens Prestwick [86]
1910 England John Ball (7) 10 & 9 England Colin Aylmer England Harold Hilton, England Abe Mitchell Royal Liverpool [87]
1909 Scotland Robert Maxwell (2) 1 up Scotland Cecil Hutchison Scotland Robert Andrew, England Bernard Darwin Muirfield [88]
1908 England Edward Lassen 7 & 6 England Herbert Taylor Scotland Charles Dick, Scotland John Graham Jr. Royal St George's [89]
1907 England John Ball (6) 6 & 4 England Charles Palmer Scotland Guy Campbell, Scotland Robert Harris St Andrews Links [90]
1906 Scotland James Robb 4 & 3 England Clifford Lingen England Harry Colt, England Edward Smirke Royal Liverpool [91]
1905 England Gordon Barry 3 & 2 England Osmund Scott Scotland Archibald Aitken, Scotland John Graham Jr. Prestwick [92]
1904 United States Walter Travis 4 & 3 Scotland Edward Blackwell England Horace Hutchinson, Scotland Johnny Laidlay Royal St George's [93]
1903 Scotland Robert Maxwell 7 & 5 England Horace Hutchinson England Herman de Zoete, Scotland Angus MacDonald Muirfield [94]
1902 England Charles Hutchings 1 up England Sidney Fry Scotland Robert Maxwell, Scotland James Robb Royal Liverpool [95]
1901 England Harold Hilton (2) 1 up Scotland John L. Low Scotland John Graham Jr., England Horace Hutchinson St Andrews Links [96]
1900 England Harold Hilton 8 & 7 Scotland James Robb England Johnnie Bramston, Scotland John Graham Jr. Royal St George's [97]
1899 England John Ball (5) 37 holes Scotland Freddie Tait Scotland Gilbert Whigham, Scotland John Williamson Prestwick [98]
1898 Scotland Freddie Tait (2) 7 & 5 Scotland Samuel Mure Fergusson Scotland John L. Low, Scotland James Robb Royal Liverpool [99]
1897 Scotland Jack Allan 4 & 2 Scotland James Robb Scotland Leslie Balfour-Melville, Scotland John L. Low Muirfield [100]
1896 Scotland Freddie Tait 8 & 7 England Harold Hilton Scotland John Graham Jr., England Horace Hutchinson Royal St George's [101]
1895 Scotland Leslie Balfour-Melville 19 holes[c] England John Ball Scotland Laurie Auchterlonie, Scotland Freddie Tait St Andrews Links [102]
1894 England John Ball (4) 1 up Scotland Samuel Mure Fergusson Scotland Johnny Laidlay, Scotland Freddie Tait Royal Liverpool [103]
1893 Scotland P.C. Anderson 1 up Scotland Johnny Laidlay Scotland Samuel Mure Fergusson, Scotland Freddie Tait Prestwick [104]
1892 England John Ball (3) 3 & 1 England Harold Hilton Scotland Leslie Balfour, Scotland Johnny Laidlay Royal St George's [105]
1891 Scotland Johnny Laidlay (2) 20 holes England Harold Hilton Scotland William Ballingall, Ireland Thomas Gilroy St Andrews Links [106]
1890 England John Ball (2) 4 & 3 Scotland Johnny Laidlay Scotland Leslie Balfour, Scotland David Leitch Royal Liverpool [107]
1889 Scotland Johnny Laidlay 2 & 1 Scotland Leslie Balfour England John Ball, Scotland William S. Wilson St Andrews Links [108]
1888 England John Ball 5 & 4 Scotland Johnny Laidlay Scotland Leslie Balfour, Scotland Alexander Stuart Prestwick [109]
1887 England Horace Hutchinson (2) 1 up England John Ball England John Ball Sr., Scotland John Guthrie Tait Royal Liverpool [110]
1886 England Horace Hutchinson 7 & 6 England Henry Lamb England John Ball, Scotland Charles Chambers St Andrews Links [11]
1885 Scotland Allan Macfie 7 & 6 England Horace Hutchinson England John Ball[d] Royal Liverpool [6]
  1. ^ The final was reduced to 18 holes after mist had caused a delayed start on the Thursday and only one round was played on that day rather than the two planned.
  2. ^ a b c d e The semi-finals were played over 36 holes.
  3. ^ Finals from 1885 to 1895 were played over 18 holes.
  4. ^ There was only one semi-final, Macfie receiving a bye to the final.

Multiple winners[edit]

Sixteen players have won more than one Amateur Championship, as of 2022:

Three players have won both the Amateur and the Open Championship:

  • John Ball – 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1899, 1907, 1910, 1912 Amateurs; 1890 Open
  • Harold Hilton – 1900, 1901, 1911, 1913 Amateurs; 1892, 1897 Opens
  • Bobby Jones – 1930 Amateur; 1926, 1927, 1930 Opens

Stroke-play qualifying[edit]

Stroke-play qualifying was introduced in 1983. 36 holes are played, using two courses, with the leading 64 and ties advancing to the match-play stage. From 1983 to 1985 exactly 64 players qualified, ties for the final places being decided on countback. In 2020 qualifying was reduced to one round. The leading qualifiers are given below:

+ Number one seed. If two or more players are tied, the seeding is decided on countback using the combined scores on the last 9 holes of both qualifying rounds.[115]

Host courses[edit]

The Amateur has been played at the following courses, listed in order of number of tournaments hosted (as of 2022):

Future sites[edit]

References[edit]

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