2000 Open Championship

The 2000 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 129th Open Championship, held from 20–23 July at the Old Course 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.[2]

2000 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates20–23 July 2000
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland
Course(s)Old Course at St Andrews
Tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par72[1]
Length7,115 yards (6,506 m)[1]
Field156 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut144 (E)[1]
Prize fund£2,800,000
4,447,480
$4,175,325
Winner's share£500,000
€799,550
$759,150
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
269 (−19)
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St Andrews is located in Scotland
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Scotland
St Andrews  is located in Fife
St Andrews 
St Andrews 
Location in Fife, Scotland

With the victory, Woods became the youngest ever to win all four 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 at −19, which was a record for all major championships[3][4] for fifteen years, until Jason Day broke it at the PGA Championship in 2015 at twenty-under-par.

Woods became the sixth to win the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year, joining fellow Americans Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), Lee Trevino (1971), and Tom Watson (1982).

It was the first Open Championship to be telecast in high-definition television in any country, being telecast in the United States by ABC Sports that year.

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 376 4 10 Bobby Jones 379 4
2 Dyke 413 4 11 High (In) 174 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 397 4 12 Heathery (In) 314 4
4 Ginger Beer 464 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 430 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 568 5 14 Long 581 5
6 Heathery (Out) 412 4 15 Cartgate (In) 456 4
7 High (Out) 388 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 424 4
8 Short 175 3 17 Road 455 4
9 End 352 4 18 Tom Morris 357 4
Out 3,545 36 In 3,570 36
Source:[5] Total 7,115 72

Previous lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):[1]

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tom Lehman   United States 1996 68 70 70 70 278 −10 T4
Mark Calcavecchia   United States 1989 73 70 71 69 283 −5 T26
Mark O'Meara   United States 1998 70 73 69 71 283 −5 T26
Nick Faldo   England 1987, 1990, 1992 70 71 75 71 287 −1 T41
Justin Leonard   United States 1997 70 74 72 71 287 −1 T41
Tom Watson   United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
73 71 72 73 289 +1 T55

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 1994 76 70 146 +2
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1979, 1984, 1988 78 69 147 +3
Bob Charles   New Zealand 1963 72 75 147 +3
John Daly   United States 1995 76 72 148 +4
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1985 71 78 149 +5
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1966, 1970, 1978 77 73 150 +6
Paul Lawrie   Scotland 1999 78 75 153 +9
Gary Player   South Africa 1959, 1968, 1974 77 79 156 +12
Lee Trevino   United States 1971, 1972 80 77 157 +13

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 20 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ernie Els   South Africa 66 −6
T2 Steve Flesch   United States 67 −5
Tiger Woods   United States
T4 Scott Dunlap   United States 68 −4
Ian Garbutt   England
Sergio García   Spain
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland
Tom Lehman   United States
Shigeki Maruyama   Japan
Dennis Paulson   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, 21 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods   United States 67-66=133 −11
2 David Toms   United States 69-67=136 −8
T3 Steve Flesch   United States 67-70=137 −7
Sergio García   Spain 68-69=137
Loren Roberts   United States 69-68=137
T6 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 69-69=138 −6
Fred Couples   United States 70-68=138
Ernie Els   South Africa 66-72=138
Tom Lehman   United States 68-70=138
Phil Mickelson   United States 72-66=138

Amateurs: Ilonen (+1), Donald (+4), Rowe (+4), Gossett (+5).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, 22 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods   United States 67-66-67=200 −16
T2 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 69-69-68=206 −10
David Duval   United States 70-70-66=206
T4 Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 70-69-68=207 -9
Loren Roberts   United States 69-68-70=207
David Toms   United States 69-67-71=207
T7 Ernie Els   South Africa 66-72-70=208 −8
Steve Flesch   United States 67-70-71=208
Tom Lehman   United States 68-70-70=208
Dennis Paulson   United States 68-71-69=208

Final roundEdit

Sunday, 23 July 2000

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Tiger Woods   United States 67-66-67-69=269 −19 500,000
T2 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 69-69-68-71=277 −11 245,000
Ernie Els   South Africa 66-72-70-69=277
T4 Tom Lehman   United States 68-70-70-70=278 −10 130,000
David Toms   United States 69-67-71-71=278
6 Fred Couples   United States 70-68-72-69=279 −9 100,000
T7 Paul Azinger   United States 69-72-72-67=280 −8 66,250
Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 70-69-68-73=280
Pierre Fulke   Sweden 69-72-70-69=280
Loren Roberts   United States 69-68-70-73=280

Source:[2][6]

ScorecardEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4
  Woods −16 −16 −16 −17 −17 −17 −17 −17 −17 −18 −18 −19 −19 −20 −20 −20 −19 −19
  Bjørn −11 −11 −11 −10 −9 −10 −10 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11
  Els −9 −9 −10 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11
  Lehman −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10
  Toms −9 −9 −9 −10 −9 −10 −11 −12 −13 −13 −12 −12 −11 −11 −9 −10 −9 −10
  Couples −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −8 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9
  Azinger −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Clarke −10 −10 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8
  Fulke −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8
  Roberts −9 −9 −9 −8 −9 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. pp. 30, 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b Shapiro, Leonard (24 July 2000). "Tiger simply grand". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  3. ^ Rushin, Steve (31 July 2000). "Grand stand". Sports Illustrated.
  4. ^ "Grand Slam". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). (New Tork Times News Service). 24 July 2000. p. C1.
  5. ^ "Hole-by-hole look at St. Andrews". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. 20 July 2000. p. 10C.
  6. ^ "2000 Open Championship results". databasegolf.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Final-round scorecards". ESPN. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2000 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2000 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 56°20′35″N 2°48′11″W / 56.343°N 2.803°W / 56.343; -2.803