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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.
The 1970 Open Championship was the 99th Open Championship, played 8–12 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. Jack Nicklaus won the second of his three Opens in an 18-hole Sunday playoff over Doug Sanders, 72 to 73. In gusty winds during the fourth round on Saturday, Sanders saved par from the Road Hole bunker and led by one headed to the 72nd hole. After a lengthy drive on the short par-4, he took four shots from just 74 yards (68 m) and missed a downhill putt for par from 3 feet to win.
The 1946 Open Championship was the 75th Open Championship, played 3–5 July at the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. Due to World War II, it was the first Open since 1939, also held at St Andrews. Sam Snead won his only Open title, four strokes ahead of runners-up Johnny Bulla and Bobby Locke. It was the first win by an American in thirteen years and the second of Snead’s seven major titles. Four Americans were in the field of 100; the three that made the cut all finished in the top ten.
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. The win was Woods’ second Open Championship, both at St. Andrews, and completed his second career grand slam at age 29. The tenth major and second slam were firsts for a player under the age of 30. At age 65, Jack Nicklaus made his final appearance at The Open Championship.
The 1984 Open Championship was the 113th Open Championship, held 19–22 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. Seve Ballesteros won his second Open Championship and fourth major title, two strokes ahead of runners-up Bernhard Langer and five-time champion Tom Watson. In the final round, Ballesteros birdied the 18th hole to card a 69 while 54-hole co-leader Watson bogeyed the 17th for a 73, which ended his bid for a third consecutive Open.
The 1978 Open Championship was the 107th Open Championship, held 12–15 July over the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Jack Nicklaus won this third and final Open championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Tom Kite, and Simon Owen. It was the fifteenth of his eighteen major championships and marked the completion of his third career grand slam.
The 1960 Open Championship was the 89th Open Championship, played 6–9 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. In the 100th anniversary of the first Open Championship, Australian Kel Nagle prevailed over Arnold Palmer by a single stroke in a tournament that marked the emergence of the Open Championship as a major stop for American golfers.
The 1939 Open Championship was It was the 74th Open Championship, held 5–7 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. Dick Burton of England won his only major title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Johnny Bulla. The purse was £500 and the winner’s share was £100. It was the last Open played for seven years.
The 2010 Open Championship was the 139th Open Championship, held 15–18 July over the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was celebrated as the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Open in 1860. It was the 28th time The Open was played at St Andrews.
The 1990 Open Championship was the 119th Open Championship, held 19–22 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. Nick Faldo won his second Open Championship, second major title of the year, and fourth major title overall by five strokes over runners-up Mark McNulty and Payne Stewart.