Past champions of the Open Championship

Ernie Els reacts to a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.

Ernie Els reacts to a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.

A look at the past champions of the Open Championship:

2012: Ernie Els

2011: Darren Clarke

2010: Louis Oosthuizen

2009: x-Stewart Cink

2008: Padraig Harrington

2007: x-Padraig Harrington

2006: Tiger Woods

2005: Tiger Woods

2004: x-Todd Hamilton

2003: Ben Curtis

2002: x-Ernie Els

2001: David Duval

2000: Tiger Woods

1999: x-Paul Lawrie

1998: x-Mark O'Meara

1997: Justin Leonard

1996: Tom Lehman

1995: x-John Daly

1994: Nick Price

1993: Greg Norman

1992: Nick Faldo

1991: Ian Baker-Finch

1990: Nick Faldo

1989: x-Mark Calcavecchia

1988: Seve Ballesteros

1987: Nick Faldo

1986: Greg Norman

1985: Sandy Lyle

1984: Seve Ballesteros

1983: Tom Watson

1982: Tom Watson

1981: Bill Rogers

1980: Tom Watson

1979: Seve Ballesteros

1978: Jack Nicklaus

1977: Tom Watson

1976: Johnny Miller

1975: x-Tom Watson

1974: Gary Player

1973: Tom Weiskopf

1972: Lee Trevino

1971: Lee Trevino

1970: x-Jack Nicklaus

1969: Tony Jacklin

1968: Gary Player

1967: Roberto DeVicenzo

1966: Jack Nicklaus

1965: Peter Thomson

1964: Tony Lema

1963: x-Bob Charles

1962: Arnold Palmer

1961: Arnold Palmer

1960: Kel Nagle

1959: Gary Player

1958: x-Peter Thomson

1957: Bobby Locke

1956: Peter Thomson

1955: Peter Thomson

1954: Peter Thomson

1953: Ben Hogan

1952: Bobby Locke

1951: Max Faulkner

1950: Bobby Locke

1949: x-Bobby Locke

1948: Henry Cotton

1947: Fred Daly

1946: Sam Snead

1940-1945: No championship played

1939: Richard Burton

1938: R.A. Whitcombe

1937: Henry Cotton

1936: Alfred Padgham

1935: Alfred Perry

1934: Henry Cotton

1933: x-Denny Shute

1932: Gene Sarazen

1931: Tommy Armour

1930: Robert Jones

1929: Walter Hagen

1928: Walter Hagen

1927: Robert Jones

1926: Robert Jones

1925: James Barnes

1924: Walter Hagen

1923: Arthur Havers

1922: Walter Hagen

1921: x-Jock Hutchison

1920: George Duncan

1915-1919: No championship played

1914: Harry Vardon

1913: John H. Taylor

1912: Edward Ray

1911: x-Harry Vardon

1910: James Braid

1909: John H. Taylor

1908: James Braid

1907: Arnaud Massy

1906: James Braid

1905: James Braid

1904: Jack White

1903: Harry Vardon

1902: Alexander Herd

1901: James Braid

1900: John H. Taylor

1899: Harry Vardon

1898: Harry Vardon

1897: Harold H. Hilton

1896: x-Harry Vardon

1895: John H. Taylor

1894: John H. Taylor

1893: William Auchterlonie

1892: Harold H. Hilton

1891: Hugh Kirkaldy

1890: John Ball

1889: x-Willie Park, Jr.

1888: Jack Burns

1887: Willie Park, Jr.

1886: David Brown

1885: Bob Martin

1884: Jack Simpson

1883: x-Willie Fernie

1882: Robert Ferguson

1881: Robert Ferguson

1880: Robert Ferguson

1879: Jamie Anderson

1878: Jamie Anderson

1877: Jamie Anderson

1876: Robert Martin

1875: Willie Park

1874: Mungo Park

1873: Tom Kidd

1872: Tom Morris, Jr.

1871: No championship played

1870: Tom Morris, Jr.

1869: Tom Morris, Jr.

1868: Tom Morris, Jr.

1867: Tom Morris, Sr.

1866: Willie Park

1865: Andrew Strath

1864: Tom Morris, Sr.

1863: Willie Park

1862: Tom Morris, Sr.

1861: Tom Morris, Sr.

1860: Willie Park

x-won playoff

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