Australian Open (golf) history, results and past winners
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Australian Open (golf) history, results and past winners



The Australian Open is the biggest Australian golf tournament on the schedule, with the event having been conducted since 1904.

The event, which is one of the top events in Australia, is considered one of the biggest tournaments in golf because it is one of the oldest national championships.

The tournament has not been continuously conducted since 1904. The tournament was not played during World War I and World War II.

Gary Player holds the record for the most Australian Open wins with seven. Jack Nicklaus is next best on the list with six wins. Greg Norman has five wins along with Ivo Whitton.

The Australian Open has seen an increase in prestige in recent years.

Australian Open format

Australian Open is played over four days, and there is a cut for the qualifying field.

The field, which is 156 players, is reduced to the top 65 players and ties for the final two rounds of the event. At the end of the 72-hole event, the lowest score wins. In the event of a sudden-death playoff is conducted to determine a winner.

Most frequent Australian Open hosts

  1. The Australian Golf Club: 21
  2. Royal Melbourne Golf Club: 16
  3. Royal Sydney Golf Club: 15

Australian Open past sponsors

Australian Open has had a singular name over the years:

  • 2022: ISPS Handa Australian Open
  • 2011-2021: Emirates Australian Open
  • 2005-2007: MFS Australian Open
  • 2003: Hillross Australian Open
  • 1996-2002: Holden Australian Open
  • 1993-1995: Heineken Australian Open
  • 1984-1988: National Panasonic Australian Open
  • 1979-1980: Dunhill Australian Open
  • 1969-1974: Qantas Australian Open
  • 1904-1968, 1975-1978, 1981-1983, 1989-1992, 2003, 2008-2010: Australian Open

Australian Open history & results

YEAR WINNER TOT TO PAR BY HOST
2021 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 Matt Jones (2) 269 −15 1 The Australian
2018 Abraham Ancer 272 −16 5 The Lakes
2017 Cameron Davis 273 −11 1 The Australian
2016 Jordan Spieth (2) 276 −12 PO Royal Sydney
2015 Matt Jones 276 −8 1 The Australian
2014 Jordan Spieth 271 −13 6 The Australian
2013 Rory McIlroy 270 −18 1 Royal Sydney
2012 Peter Senior (2) 284 −4 1 The Lakes
2011 Greg Chalmers (2) 275 −13 1 The Lakes
2010 Geoff Ogilvy 269 −19 4 The Lakes
2009 Adam Scott 273 −15 5 New South Wales
2008 Tim Clark 279 −9 PO Royal Sydney
2007 Craig Parry 277 −11 1 The Australian
2006 John Senden 280 −8 1 Royal Sydney
2005 Robert Allenby (2) 284 −4 1 Moonah Links
2004 Peter Lonard (2) 281 −3 1 The Australian
2003 Peter Lonard 279 −9 1 Moonah Links
2002 Stephen Allan 198[d] −12 1 Victoria
2001 Stuart Appleby 271 −13 3 The Grand
2000 Aaron Baddeley (2) 278 −10 2 Kingston Heath
1999 Aaron Baddeley (a) 274 −14 2 Royal Sydney
1998 Greg Chalmers 288 E 1 Royal Adelaide
1997 Lee Westwood 274 −14 PO Metropolitan
1996 Greg Norman (5) 280 −8 8 The Australian
1995 Greg Norman (4) 278 −10 2 Kingston Heath
1994 Robert Allenby 280 −8 1 Royal Sydney
1993 Brad Faxon 275 −13 2 Metropolitan
1992 Steve Elkington 280 −8 2 The Lakes
1991 Wayne Riley 285 −3 1 Royal Melbourne
1990 John Morse 283 −5 PO The Australian
1989 Peter Senior 271 −17 7 Kingston Heath
1988 Mark Calcavecchia 269 −19 6 Royal Sydney
1987 Greg Norman (3) 273 −15 10 Royal Melbourne
1986 Rodger Davis 278 −10 1 Metropolitan
1985 Greg Norman (2) 212[d] −4 2 Royal Melbourne
1984 Tom Watson 281 −7 1 Royal Melbourne
1983 Peter Fowler 285 −3 3 Kingston Heath
1982 Bob Shearer 287 −1 4 The Australian
1981 Bill Rogers 282 −6 1 Victoria
1980 Greg Norman 284 −4 1 The Lakes
1979 Jack Newton 288 E 1 Metropolitan
1978 Jack Nicklaus (6) 284 −4 6 The Australian
1977 David Graham 284 −4 3 The Australian
1976 Jack Nicklaus (5) 286 −2 4 The Australian
1975 Jack Nicklaus (4) 279 −9 3 The Australian
1974 Gary Player (7) 277 −11 3 Lake Karrinyup
1973 J. C. Snead 280 −8 2 Royal Queensland
1972 Peter Thomson (3) 281 −7 PO Kooyonga
1971 Jack Nicklaus (3) 269 −19 8 Royal Hobart
1970 Gary Player (6) 280 −8 3 Kingston Heath
1969 Gary Player (5) 288 E 1 Royal Sydney
1968 Jack Nicklaus (2) 270 −18 1 Lake Karrinyup
1967 Peter Thomson (2) 281 −11 7 Commonwealth
1966 Arnold Palmer 276 −20 5 Royal Queensland
1965 Gary Player (4) 264 −28 6 Kooyonga
1964 Jack Nicklaus 287 −1 PO The Lakes
1963 Gary Player (3) 278 −18 7 Royal Melbourne
1962 Gary Player (2) 281 N/A 2 Royal Adelaide
1961 Frank Phillips (2) 275 N/A 2 Victoria
1960 Bruce Devlin (a) 282 N/A 1 Lake Karrinyup
1959 Kel Nagle 284 N/A 5 The Australian
1958 Gary Player 271 N/A 5 Kooyonga
1957 Frank Phillips 287 N/A 1 Kingston Heath
1956 Bruce Crampton 289 N/A 2 Royal Sydney
1955 Bobby Locke 290 N/A 1 Gailes
1954 Ossie Pickworth (4) 280 N/A 8 Kooyonga
1953 Norman Von Nida (3) 278 N/A 2 Royal Melbourne
1952 Norman Von Nida (2) 278 N/A 5 Lake Karrinyup
1951 Peter Thomson 283 N/A 4 Metropolitan
1950 Norman Von Nida 286 N/A 1 Kooyonga
1949 Eric Cremin 287 N/A 7 The Australian
1948 Ossie Pickworth (3) 289 N/A PO Kingston Heath
1947 Ossie Pickworth (2) 285 N/A 5 Royal Queensland
1946 Ossie Pickworth 289 N/A 2 Royal Sydney
1945 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1944 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1943 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1942 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1941 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1940 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1939 Jim Ferrier (a) (2) 285 N/A 2 Royal Melbourne
1938 Jim Ferrier (a) 283 N/A 14 Royal Adelaide
1937 George Naismith 299 N/A 1 The Australian
1936 Gene Sarazen 282 N/A 4 Metropolitan
1935 Fergus McMahon 293 N/A 1 Royal Adelaide
1934 Billy Bolger 283 N/A 3 Royal Sydney
1933 Lou Kelly 302 N/A 3 Royal Melbourne
1932 Mick Ryan (a) 296 N/A 1 Royal Adelaide
1931 Ivo Whitton (a) (5) 301 N/A 1 The Australian
1930 Frank Eyre 306 N/A 7 Metropolitan
1929 Ivo Whitton (a) (4) 309 N/A 5 Royal Adelaide
1928 Fred Popplewell (2) 295 N/A 1 Royal Sydney
1927 Rufus Stewart 297 N/A 2 Royal Melbourne
1926 Ivo Whitton (a) (3) 297 N/A 3 Royal Adelaide
1925 Fred Popplewell 299 N/A 2 The Australian
1924 Alex Russell (a) 303 N/A 2 Royal Melbourne
1923 Tom Howard 301 N/A 3 Royal Adelaide
1922 Charlie Campbell 307 N/A 3 Royal Sydney
1921 Arthur Le Fevre 295 N/A 10 Royal Melbourne
1920 Joe Kirkwood Sr. 290 N/A 5 The Australian
1919 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1918 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1917 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1916 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1915 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1914 Not Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1913 Ivo Whitton (a) (2) 302 N/A 3 Royal Melbourne
1912 Ivo Whitton (a) 321 N/A 5 Royal Melbourne
1911 Carnegie Clark (3) 321 N/A 1 Royal Sydney
1910 Carnegie Clark (2) 306 N/A 11 Royal Adelaide
1909 Claude Felstead (a) 316 N/A 2 Royal Melbourne
1908 Clyde Pearce (a) 311 N/A 3 The Australian
1907 Michael Scott (a) (2) 318 N/A 8 Royal Melbourne
1906 Carnegie Clark 322 N/A 5 Royal Sydney
1905 Dan Soutar 337 N/A 10 Royal Melbourne
1904 Michael Scott (a) 315 N/A 8 The Australian

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