Australian Open (golf)

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Emirates Australian Open
Emirates Australian Open.jpg
Tournament information
LocationSydney, Australia (2019)
Established1904
Course(s)The Australian Golf Club (2019)
Par72
Length7,207 yards (6,590 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
OneAsia Tour (2009–16)
FormatStroke play
Prize fundA$1,250,000
Month playedNovember
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Gary Player (1965)
To par–28 Gary Player (1965)
Current champion
Australia Matt Jones
Location Map
The Australian GC is located in Australia
The Australian GC
The Australian GC
Location in Australia
The Australian GC is located in New South Wales
The Australian GC
The Australian GC
Location in New South Wales

The Australian Open, owned and run by Golf Australia, is the oldest and most prestigious golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The Open was first played in 1904 and takes place toward the end of each year.

The winner of the tournament receives the Stonehaven Cup, presented by Lord Stonehaven, the Governor-General of Australia from 1925 to 1930. It was first presented in 1930.[1]

Status[edit]

The Australian Open is the "flagship tournament" of the PGA Tour of Australasia, having a special status in the Official World Golf Ranking's points system. This status awards a minimum 32 points to the winner regardless of the strength of the field. The tournament was part of the OneAsia Tour from 2009 to 2016.

Since the Open Qualifying Series was introduced for the 2014 Open Championship, the Australian Open has been the first of a number of qualifying tournaments, giving up to three non-exempt players entry into the Open Championship.

History[edit]

The Australian Golf Union was formed in 1898 and from 1899 organised a championship meeting. From 1899 to 1902 this included the Australian Amateur championship contested over 72 holes of stroke play. In 1903 the format was revised, there being a 36-hole stroke-play stage after which the leading 8 played match-play with a 36-hole final. The 1904 championship meeting was held at The Australian Golf Club. In 1903, the club had hosted the New South Wales Amateur and had run the 36-hole stroke-play qualifying stage as an open event, with professionals as well as amateurs competing. The idea was used at the 1904 championship meeting. There was a 72-hole stroke-play event open to professionals, played over two days, after which the leading 16 amateurs competed for the amateur championship. The stroke-play event became the first Australian Open and was won by an English amateur, Michael Scott, with a score of 315. Two more amateurs Leslie Penfold Hyland and Dan Soutar finished second and third, while Carnegie Clark was the leading professional, tied for fourth place.[2]

The 1905 championship meeting was played at Royal Melbourne and the open and amateur championship were decided by the same 72-hole tournament. Dan Soutar, now a professional, won the open with Michael Scott second, 10 strokes behind. As the leading amateur, Scott won the amateur championship.[3] The 1906 open was won by Carnegie Clark, 5 ahead of Soutar.[4] Soutar was to be runner-up in five successive opens, from 1906 to 1910. In 1907 Scott repeated his success of 1904, and further amateur wins came in the following two years, Clyde Pearce winning in 1908 and Claude Felstead in 1909.[5][6][7] The 1910 open was held in South Australia for the first time and resulted in a second win for Clark, with a record score of 306, 11 strokes ahead of Soutar.[8] Clark won for the third time the following year, although only by a single shot from Fred Popplewell.[9] The 1912 open was won by an 18-year-old amateur, Ivo Whitton, 5 ahead of Popplewell and Soutar.[10] Whitton won again the following year with a new record score of 302. Another amateur Audley Lemprière came second with Soutar third, a distant 15 strokes behind Whitton.[11]

The open restarted in 1920 and was won by Joe Kirkwood Sr. with a score of 290, 12 strokes better than the previous record score. Dan Soutar was second, 5 shots behind, the seventh time he had been runner-up.[12] Five of the nine opens between 1924 and 1932 were won by amateurs. In 1924 Alex Russell led from the start after an opening round of 68 and, with further rounds of 79, 78 and 78, won by two strokes from Carnegie Clark.[13] Ivo Whitton won in 1926, 13 years after his last win, and won again in 1929 and 1931.[14][15][16] Mick Ryan won in 1932, the third successive amateur winner at Royal Adelaide.[17] Of the professionals, Fred Popplewell won twice, in 1925 and 1928, while Rufus Stewart won in 1927 and was runner-up in the other four opens between 1926 and 1930.[18][19][20] 1928 was the first Open played over 3 days, with 36 holes on the final day. There was a cut after 36 holes with the leading 60 and ties playing on the final day. With the leading 16 amateurs in the Open qualifying for the match play stage of the amateur championship, there was also a proviso that at least 24 amateurs should make the cut.[21] The 1930 open was the first to be held at the Metropolitan Golf Club and the winner, Frank Eyre, was the first to be presented with the Stonehaven Cup.[22]

1931 saw the emergence of 16-year-old Jim Ferrier. Needing 5 at the last hole to tie Ivo Whitton, he took 6 and finished runner-up.[16] He was also a runner-up in 1933 and 1935. He had another good change to win in 1935 but took 7 at the 71st hole and again finished a stroke behind the winner.[23] He didn't win the open until 1938, when he won by a record 14 strokes from Norman Von Nida.[24] He repeated his success in 1939.[25] 1934 saw the first serious American challenger when Gene Sarazen played in the event. He was on a world tour with Joe Kirkwood Jr. However Billy Bolger won the open with a new record score of 283, with Sarazen second and Kirkwood fourth.[26] Sarazen returned in 1936 and won with a score of 282, a new record.[27]

The championship resumed in 1946 at Royal Sydney and was won by Ossie Pickworth, who finished two ahead of the amateur Alan Waterson.[28] The Australian Amateur was also played at Royal Sydney, starting the following week. However, the Open no longer acted as a qualifying event for the amateur championship, which became match-play only.[29] 1947 was the first year that the open and amateur were played at different venues, Royal Queensland hosting the open for the first time. It was also the first time it had been played as early as June. Billy McWilliam scored 65 in the first round and took an 8 stroke lead. He still led by 4 at the start of the final round but took 78, while Pickworth scored 69 to retain his title by 5 shots.[30] From 1947 it was generally the case that the Open and the Amateur were played at separate venues. This naturally tended to reduce the number of amateurs playing in the open, since they no longer had to play it to qualify for the amateur championship. 1948 saw the first appearance of Jim Ferrier since 1939, creating much public interest in the event. Pickworth and Ferrier tied on 289, resulting in the first open playoff.[31] Pickworth won the 18 hole playoff with a score of 71 to Ferrier's 74, to win his third successive title.[32] Pickworth seemed likely to win his fourth title in 1949 as he led by 6 strokes after 3 rounds. However, Eric Cremin had a last round of 68 to Pickworth's 80 to win the title. Pickworth was later disqualified for recording an incorrect score at his final hole, so that Norman Von Nida, playing in his first open since 1939, became the runner-up.[33]

Norman Von Nida was the leading player of the early-1950s, winning the open in 1950, 1952 and 1953 and being a runner-up in the other four opens between 1949 and 1955. Peter Thomson won in 1951 while Ossie Pickworth took his fourth title in 1954.[34][35] 1952 was the first open held in Western Australia, being played at Lake Karrinyup. Von Nida won with a record score of 278.[36] Von Nida equalled that record in 1953 and also equalled the record for the lowest round, with his final 65.[37] Bobby Locke won in 1955, the first overseas winner since 1936. This was played at Gailes, near Brisbane, in late May, the earliest of any open.[38] Kel Nagle seems a likely winner in 1956 but finished badly, for a final round 76, while Bruce Crampton finished with two birdies for a 68 and won by two strokes.[39]

Gary Player made his first appearance in 1957, and would eventually win the title 7 times. He seemed a likely winner on his debut, but in the final round took 7 at the 13th and 6 at the 16th and lost by a stroke from Frank Phillips.[40][41] Player returned in 1958, winning by 5 strokes.[42] Kel Nagle had been close to winning a number of times and won his only open in 1959.[43] The 1960 open was held at Lake Karrinyup for the second time, a week after the amateur championship. Bruce Devlin, still an amateur, won his only open. Amateurs took 8 of the first 9 places.[44] Player returned in 1961 but only finished tied for third, Phillips winning by two strokes from Nagle.[45] Player won in 1962, by two strokes from Nagle. Jack Nicklaus made his debut in 1962, finishing 5th.[46] Player won again in 1963, his third win, by 5 shots from Bruce Devlin.[47] Devlin came close to winning in 1964. Needing a par-5 at the 72nd hole he took 6, and then lost to Jack Nicklaus by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff. The playoff was played on a Sunday, the first Sunday play in the open's history.[48] Player won his fourth title in 1965, setting a new record score of 264, despite taking a bogey-5 at the final hole. Player started with a record round of 62 and had another 62 in the third round. Nicklaus and Phillips tied for second place, 6 behind Player.[49]

The 1966 open was the first to be held over four days and the first to finish on a Sunday. Arnold Palmer made his debut in the event and won by 5 strokes from Kel Nagle.[50] Peter Thomson won his second open in 1967, the first Australian winner since 1961. He won by 7 strokes from Col Johnston.[51] Jack Nicklaus won for the second time in 1968, beating Gary Player by a stroke after making a birdie-3 at the final hole.[52] The 1968 open was sponsored by a local TV company, the first open to be sponsored. From 1969 the event was sponsored by Qantas.[53][54] In difficult conditions, Player had a final round 77, but still won his 5th title in 1969, equalling Ivo Whitton's record.[55] In 1970 Player led by 8 strokes after three rounds and, despite a last round 74, won by 3, for his 6th win in the event.[56] In 1971 the open was held in Tasmania for the only time, at Royal Hobart. Nicklaus had a 9-stroke lead after three rounds and won by 8 shots.[57] In 1972 there was an 18-hole playoff after a tie between Peter Thomson and David Graham.[58] Graham drove out-of-bounds at the first hole and Thomson took a three-stroke lead after making a birdie. Thomson eventually won by 6 strokes for his third title.[59] J. C. Snead won in 1973, by two strokes from Jerry Breaux, a little-known American.[60] In 1974 Player won his 7th title. Leading by 5 strokes at the start of the final round, he scored 73 and won by 3.[61]

From 1975 to 1978 the open was held at The Australian Golf Club. Kerry Packer had funded a redesign of the course by Jack Nicklaus. The event was broadcast through Packer's Channel Nine network. He also financed a large increase in the prize money.[citation needed] Nicklaus won three of the four events, in 1973, 1974 and 1976 while David Graham won in 1975.[62] The 1979 and 1980 events were sponsored by Dunhill but with less prize money than in 1978. Jack Newton won in 1979 with Greg Norman winning in 1980.[63][64] The 1981 event was multi-sponsored, without a title sponsor, and was won by Bill Rogers, beating Norman by a stroke.[65][66]

Venues[edit]

Venue Location First Last Times
The Australian Golf Club Sydney 1904 2019 21
Royal Melbourne Golf Club Melbourne 1905 1991 16
Royal Sydney Golf Club Sydney 1906 2016 15
Royal Adelaide Golf Club Adelaide, South Australia 1910 1998 9
Metropolitan Golf Club Melbourne 1930 1997 7
Royal Queensland Golf Club Brisbane, Queensland 1947 1973 3
Kingston Heath Golf Club Melbourne 1948 2000 7
Kooyonga Golf Club Adelaide, South Australia 1950 1972 5
Lake Karrinyup Country Club Perth, Western Australia 1952 1974 4
Gailes Golf Club Brisbane, Queensland 1955 1955 1
Victoria Golf Club Melbourne 1961 2002 3
The Lakes Golf Club Sydney 1964 2018 7
Commonwealth Golf Club Melbourne 1967 1967 1
Royal Hobart Golf Club Hobart, Tasmania 1971 1971 1
The Grand Golf Club Gold Coast, Queensland 2001 2001 1
Moonah Links Golf Club Rye, Victoria 2003 2005 2
New South Wales Golf Club Sydney 2009 2009 1

Winners[edit]

Sources:[67][68]

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner[b] Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up[b] Venue Winner's
share (A$)
Ref.
Emirates Australian Open
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [69]
2019 ANZ Australia Matt Jones (2) 269 −15 1 stroke South Africa Louis Oosthuizen The Australian 225,000 [70]
2018 ANZ Mexico Abraham Ancer 272 −16 5 strokes Australia Dimitrios Papadatos The Lakes 225,000 [71]
2017 ANZ Australia Cameron Davis 273 −11 1 stroke Sweden Jonas Blixt
Australia Matt Jones
The Australian 225,000 [72]
2016 ANZ, ONE United States Jordan Spieth (2) 276 −12 Playoff[c] Australia Ashley Hall
Australia Cameron Smith
Royal Sydney 225,000 [73]
2015 ANZ, ONE Australia Matt Jones 276 −8 1 stroke Australia Adam Scott
United States Jordan Spieth
The Australian 225,000 [74]
2014 ANZ, ONE United States Jordan Spieth 271 −13 6 strokes Australia Rod Pampling The Australian 225,000 [75]
2013 ANZ, ONE Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 270 −18 1 stroke Australia Adam Scott Royal Sydney 225,000
2012 ANZ, ONE Australia Peter Senior (2) 284 −4 1 stroke Australia Brendan Jones The Lakes 225,000
2011 ANZ, ONE Australia Greg Chalmers (2) 275 −13 1 stroke Australia John Senden The Lakes 270,000
Australian Open presented by Century 21
2010 ANZ, ONE Australia Geoff Ogilvy 269 −19 4 strokes Australia Matt Jones
Australia Alistair Presnell
The Lakes 270,000
Australian Open
2009 ANZ, ONE Australia Adam Scott 273 −15 5 strokes Australia Stuart Appleby New South Wales 270,000
2008 ANZ South Africa Tim Clark 279 −9 Playoff[d] Australia Mathew Goggin Royal Sydney 270,000
MFS Australian Open
2007 ANZ Australia Craig Parry 277 −11 1 stroke Australia Won Joon Lee
Australia Nick O'Hern
United States Brandt Snedeker
The Australian 315,000
2006 ANZ Australia John Senden 280 −8 1 stroke Australia Geoff Ogilvy Royal Sydney 270,000
2005 ANZ Australia Robert Allenby (2) 284 −4 1 stroke Australia Nick O'Hern
Australia John Senden
Australia Paul Sheehan
Moonah Links 216,000
Hillross Australian Open
2004 ANZ Australia Peter Lonard (2) 281 −3 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby The Australian 270,000
Australian Open presented by Hillross Financial
2003 ANZ Australia Peter Lonard 279 −9 1 stroke Australia Chris Downes
Australia Stephen Leaney
Moonah Links 270,000
Holden Australian Open
2002 ANZ Australia Stephen Allan 198[e] −12 1 stroke Australia Aaron Baddeley
United States Rich Beem
Australia Craig Parry
Victoria 270,000
2001 ANZ Australia Stuart Appleby 271 −13 3 strokes Australia Scott Laycock The Grand 270,000
2000 ANZ Australia Aaron Baddeley (2) 278 −10 2 strokes Australia Robert Allenby Kingston Heath 250,000
1999 ANZ Australia Aaron Baddeley (a) 274 −14 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman
Australia Nick O'Hern
Royal Sydney 180,000
1998 ANZ Australia Greg Chalmers 288 E 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby
Australia Peter Senior
Royal Adelaide
1997 ANZ England Lee Westwood 274 −14 Playoff[f] Australia Greg Norman Metropolitan
1996 ANZ Australia Greg Norman (5) 280 −8 8 strokes Australia Wayne Grady The Australian 180,000
Heineken Australian Open
1995 ANZ Australia Greg Norman (4) 278 −10 2 strokes Australia Peter McWhinney Kingston Heath 153,000
1994 ANZ Australia Robert Allenby 280 −8 1 stroke Australia Brett Ogle Royal Sydney
1993 ANZ United States Brad Faxon 275 −13 2 strokes Australia Mike Clayton
Australia Jeff Woodland
Metropolitan 153,000
Australian Open
1992 ANZ Australia Steve Elkington 280 −8 2 strokes Australia Peter McWhinney
United States Duffy Waldorf
The Lakes 144,000
1991 ANZ Australia Wayne Riley 285 −3 1 stroke Australia Robert Allenby (a) Royal Melbourne 126,000
1990 ANZ United States John Morse 283 −5 Playoff[g] Australia Craig Parry The Australian 108,000
1989 ANZ Australia Peter Senior 271 −17 7 strokes Australia Peter Fowler Kingston Heath 90,000 [76]
National Panasonic Australian Open
1988 ANZ United States Mark Calcavecchia 269 −19 6 strokes United States Mark McCumber Royal Sydney 63,000 [77]
1987 ANZ Australia Greg Norman (3) 273 −15 10 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle Royal Melbourne 54,000 [78]
1986 ANZ Australia Rodger Davis 278 −10 1 stroke Australia Ian Baker-Finch
Australia Graham Marsh
Australia Bob Shearer
Metropolitan 49,500 [79]
1985 ANZ Australia Greg Norman (2) 212[e] −4 2 strokes Australia Ossie Moore Royal Melbourne 45,000 [80]
1984 ANZ United States Tom Watson 281 −7 1 stroke Australia Bob Stanton Royal Melbourne 36,000 [81]
Australian Open
1983 ANZ Australia Peter Fowler 285 −3 3 strokes Australia Ian Baker-Finch Kingston Heath 27,000 [82]
1982 ANZ Australia Bob Shearer 287 −1 4 strokes United States Jack Nicklaus
United States Payne Stewart
The Australian 40,500 [83]
1981 ANZ United States Bill Rogers 282 −6 1 stroke Australia Greg Norman Victoria 27,000 [66]
Dunhill Australian Open
1980 ANZ Australia Greg Norman 284 −4 1 stroke Australia Brian Jones The Lakes 35,000 [64]
1979 ANZ Australia Jack Newton 288 E 1 stroke Australia Graham Marsh
Australia Greg Norman
Metropolitan 30,000 [63]
Australian Open
1978 ANZ United States Jack Nicklaus (6) 284 −4 6 strokes United States Ben Crenshaw The Australian 44,000 [84]
1977 ANZ Australia David Graham 284 −4 3 strokes United States Don January
United States Bruce Lietzke
New Zealand John Lister
The Australian 36,000 [85]
1976 ANZ United States Jack Nicklaus (5) 286 −2 4 strokes United States Curtis Strange The Australian 32,000 [86]
1975 ANZ United States Jack Nicklaus (4) 279 −9 3 strokes United States Bill Brask The Australian 8,820 [62]
Qantas Australian Open
1974 ANZ South Africa Gary Player (7) 277 −11 3 strokes Scotland Norman Wood Lake Karrinyup [61]
1973 ANZ United States J. C. Snead 280 −8 2 strokes United States Jerry Breaux Royal Queensland 4,000 [60]
1972 Australia Peter Thomson (3) 281 −7 Playoff[h] Australia David Graham Kooyonga 3,600 [58][59]
1971 United States Jack Nicklaus (3) 269 −19 8 strokes Australia Bruce Crampton Royal Hobart 3,600 [57]
1970 South Africa Gary Player (6) 280 −8 3 strokes Australia Bruce Devlin Kingston Heath 3,000 [56]
1969 South Africa Gary Player (5) 288 E 1 stroke England Guy Wolstenholme Royal Sydney 2,500 [55]
Australian Open
1968 United States Jack Nicklaus (2) 270 −18 1 stroke South Africa Gary Player Lake Karrinyup 2,500 [52]
1967 Australia Peter Thomson (2) 281 −11 7 strokes Australia Col Johnston Commonwealth 1,600 [51]
1966 United States Arnold Palmer 276 −20 5 strokes Australia Kel Nagle Royal Queensland 1,600 [50]
1965 South Africa Gary Player (4) 264 −28 6 strokes United States Jack Nicklaus
Australia Frank Phillips
Kooyonga [49]
1964 United States Jack Nicklaus 287 −1 Playoff[i] Australia Bruce Devlin The Lakes [48]
1963 South Africa Gary Player (3) 278 −18 7 strokes Australia Bruce Devlin Royal Melbourne [47]
1962 South Africa Gary Player (2) 281 2 strokes Australia Kel Nagle Royal Adelaide [46]
1961 Australia Frank Phillips (2) 275 2 strokes Australia Kel Nagle Victoria [45]
1960 Australia Bruce Devlin (a) 282 1 stroke Australia Ted Ball (a) Lake Karrinyup [44]
1959 Australia Kel Nagle 284 5 strokes Australia Vic Bulgin (a)
Australia John Sullivan
The Australian [43]
1958 South Africa Gary Player 271 5 strokes Australia Kel Nagle Kooyonga [42]
1957 Australia Frank Phillips 287 1 stroke Australia Ossie Pickworth
South Africa Gary Player
Kingston Heath [40][41]
1956 Australia Bruce Crampton 289 2 strokes Australia Kel Nagle Royal Sydney [39]
1955 South Africa Bobby Locke 290 1 stroke Australia Kel Nagle
Australia Norman Von Nida
Gailes [38]
1954 Australia Ossie Pickworth (4) 280 8 strokes Australia Norman Von Nida Kooyonga [35]
1953 Australia Norman Von Nida (3) 278 2 strokes Australia Peter Thomson Royal Melbourne [37]
1952 Australia Norman Von Nida (2) 278 5 strokes Australia Ossie Pickworth Lake Karrinyup [36]
1951 Australia Peter Thomson 283 4 strokes Australia Norman Von Nida Metropolitan [34]
1950 Australia Norman Von Nida 286 1 stroke Australia Peter Thomson Kooyonga [87]
1949 Australia Eric Cremin 287 7 strokes Australia Norman Von Nida The Australian [33]
1948 Australia Ossie Pickworth (3) 289 Playoff[j] Australia Jim Ferrier Kingston Heath [31][32]
1947 Australia Ossie Pickworth (2) 285 5 strokes Australia Billy McWilliam Royal Queensland [30]
1946 Australia Ossie Pickworth 289 2 strokes Australia Alan Waterson (a) Royal Sydney [28]
1940–1945: No tournament due to World War II
1939 Australia Jim Ferrier (a) (2) 285 2 strokes Australia Norman Von Nida
Australia Martin Smith
Royal Melbourne [25][88]
1938 Australia Jim Ferrier (a) 283 14 strokes Australia Norman Von Nida Royal Adelaide [24][89]
1937 Australia George Naismith 299 1 stroke Australia Doug Davies (a)
Australia Tom McKay (a)
Australia Ossie Walker
The Australian [90][91]
1936 United States Gene Sarazen 282 4 strokes Australia Harry Williams (a) Metropolitan [27][92]
1935 Australia Fergus McMahon 293 1 stroke Australia Jim Ferrier (a) Royal Adelaide [23]
1934 Australia Billy Bolger 283 3 strokes United States Gene Sarazen Royal Sydney [26][93]
1933 Australia Lou Kelly 302 3 strokes Australia Jim Ferrier (a)
Australia Gus Jackson (a)
Australia Reg Jupp
Royal Melbourne [94][95]
1932 Australia Mick Ryan (a) 296 1 stroke Australia Fergus McMahon Royal Adelaide [17]
1931 Australia Ivo Whitton (a) (5) 301 1 stroke Australia Jim Ferrier (a) The Australian [16]
1930 Australia Frank Eyre 306 7 strokes Australia George Fawcett (a)
Australia Rufus Stewart
Metropolitan [96]
1929 Australia Ivo Whitton (a) (4) 309 5 strokes Australia Frank Eyre
Australia Rufus Stewart
Royal Adelaide [15]
1928 Australia Fred Popplewell (2) 295 1 stroke Australia Rufus Stewart Royal Sydney [19]
1927 Australia Rufus Stewart 297 2 strokes Australia Harry Sinclair Royal Melbourne [20]
1926 Australia Ivo Whitton (a) (3) 297 3 strokes Australia Rufus Stewart Royal Adelaide [14]
1925 Australia Fred Popplewell 299 2 strokes Australia Tom Howard The Australian [18]
1924 Australia Alex Russell (a) 303 2 strokes Australia Carnegie Clark Royal Melbourne [13][97]
1923 Australia Tom Howard 301 3 strokes England Arthur Ham Royal Adelaide [98]
1922 Australia Charlie Campbell 307 3 strokes Australia Arthur Le Fevre Royal Sydney [99]
1921 Australia Arthur Le Fevre 295 10 strokes Australia Tom Rutledge (a) Royal Melbourne [100]
1920 Australia Joe Kirkwood Sr. 290 5 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar The Australian [12]
1914–1919: No tournament due to World War I
1913 Australia Ivo Whitton (a) (2) 302 3 strokes Australia Audley Lemprière (a) Royal Melbourne [11]
1912 Australia Ivo Whitton (a) 321 5 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar
Australia Fred Popplewell
Royal Melbourne [10]
1911 Australia Carnegie Clark (3) 321 1 stroke Australia Fred Popplewell Royal Sydney [9]
1910 Australia Carnegie Clark (2) 306 11 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar Royal Adelaide [8]
1909 Australia Claude Felstead (a) 316 2 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar Royal Melbourne [7]
1908 Australia Clyde Pearce (a) 311 3 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar The Australian [6]
1907 England Michael Scott (a) (2) 318 8 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar Royal Melbourne [5]
1906 Australia Carnegie Clark 322 5 strokes Scotland Dan Soutar Royal Sydney [4]
1905 Scotland Dan Soutar 337 10 strokes England Michael Scott (a) Royal Melbourne [3]
1904 England Michael Scott (a) 315 8 strokes Australia Leslie Penfold Hyland (a) The Australian [2]
  1. ^ ANZ − PGA Tour of Australasia; ONE − OneAsia Tour.
  2. ^ a b (a) denotes amateur
  3. ^ Spieth won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  4. ^ Clark won with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  5. ^ a b Tournament reduced to 54 holes.
  6. ^ Westwood won with a par on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  7. ^ Morse won with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  8. ^ Thomson won the title following an 18-hole playoff; Thomson 68, Graham 74.
  9. ^ Nicklaus won the title following an 18-hole playoff; Nicklaus 67, Devlin 70.
  10. ^ Pickworth won the title following an 18-hole playoff; Pickworth 71, Ferrier 74

Multiple winners[edit]

As of the 2019 event, the following golfers have won the Australian Open more than once.[67]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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