2000 British Open Golf Championship Results

The 2000 British Open was the 129th time the tournament was played. The year 2000 in golf belonged to Tiger Woods, and the 2000 British Open belonged to Tiger, too.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 269

Where it was played: The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

Tournament dates: July 20-23, 2000

Leader after first round: Ernie Els, 66

Leader after second round: Tiger Woods, 133

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 200

What Happened In the 2000 British Open

Tiger Woods was untouchable on The Old Course at St. Andrews, playing in such complete control that he did not hit into a single bunker throughout the tournament. He shot in the 60s all four rounds, winning by a final margin of eight strokes over runners-up Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els.

Woods opened with a 67, one off the lead established by Els. But a second-round 66 pushed Woods to the top of the leaderboard and a 3-shot midway lead. With a 67 in the third round, Woods extended his lead to six shots. Then Woods closed with a 69 to make the final 8-stroke margin of victory eight.

This tournament had all kinds of significance for Woods and for golf history:

  • The 8-shot win tied the largest winning margin at any Open since 1900.
  • Woods' 19-under final score set a tournament record for lowest score in relation to par and was, at the time, the most under-par final score ever at a major.
  • It was Woods' first British Open win, which completed his career Grand Slam. Woods was just the fifth golfer to win all four professional majors in his career, joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.
  • And Woods surpassed Nicklaus as the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam, doing so at age 24.

It was also the second leg of the so-called "Tiger Slam." In 2000, Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. He then won the 2001 Masters, at which point he held all four major championship trophies simultaneously. For Woods, this win was his fourth win in a major championship; and it was his 21st victory in a PGA Tour event.

This tournament marked the first major championship played by future Masters champion Adam Scott, who missed the cut. At the other end of his career, two-time Open champion Lee Trevino made his final appearance in this event, shooting 80-77 and missing the cut.

2000 British Open Final Scores

Tiger Woods 67-66-67-69—269
Thomas Bjorn 69-69-68-71—277
Ernie Els 66-72-70-69—277
Tom Lehman 68-70-70-70—278
David Toms 69-67-71-71—278
Fred Couples 70-68-72-69—279
Paul Azinger 69-72-72-67—280
Pierre Fulke 69-72-70-69—280
Loren Roberts 69-68-70-73—280
Darren Clarke 70-69-68-73—280
David Duval 70-70-66-75—281
Mark McNulty 69-72-70-70—281
Davis Love III 74-66-74-67—281
Vijay Singh 70-70-73-68—281
Stuart Appleby 73-70-68-70—281
Bob May 72-72-66-71—281
Bernhard Langer 74-70-66-71—281
Phil Mickelson 72-66-71-72—281
Dennis Paulson 68-71-69-73—281
Steve Flesch 67-70-71-74—282
Notah Begay 69-73-69-71—282
Padraig Harrington 68-72-70-72—282
Steve Pate 73-70-71-68—282
Paul McGinley 69-72-71-70—282
Bob Estes 72-69-70-71—282
Mark O'Meara 70-73-69-71—283
Mark Calcavecchia 73-70-71-69—283
Colin Montgomerie 71-70-72-70—283
Miguel Angel Jimenez 73-71-71-68—283
Dean Robertson 73-70-68-72—283
Jarmo Sandelin 70-70-75-69—284
Steve Jones 70-70-72-72—284
Jose Maria Olazabal 72-70-71-71—284
Jean Van de Velde 71-68-72-73—284
Eduardo Romero 71-68-72-74—285
Jose Coceres 74-66-69-77—286
Sergio Garcia 68-69-73-76—286
Robert Allenby 72-71-72-71—286
Craig Parry 72-72-71-71—286
Tsuyoshi Yoneyama 74-69-70-73—286
Jesper Parnevik 73-69-72-72—286
Gary Orr 72-71-72-72—287
Retief Goosen 72-72-71-72—287
Jim Furyk 69-71-75-72—287
Lucas Parsons 70-72-71-74—287
Nick O'Hern 69-74-70-74—287
Jeff Maggert 72-71-69-75—287
Jarrod Moseley 70-71-70-76—287
Nick Faldo 70-71-75-71—287
Justin Leonard 70-74-72-71—287
Stewart Cink 69-73-76-69—287
Rocco Mediate 74-69-76-69—288
Ian Garbutt 68-75-70-75—288
Mike Weir 75-68-70-75—288
Greg Owen 70-74-72-73—289
Andrew Coltart 70-72-73-74—289
David Frost 73-71-71-74—289
Shigeki Maruyama 68-76-69-76—289
Tom Watson 73-71-72-73—289
Christy O'Connor Jr. 69-75-72-74—290
Jeff Sluman 72-68-75-75—290
Steve Elkington 73-69-74-74—290
Kirk Triplett 73-71-74-72—290
Desvonde Botes 71-70-76-74—291
Per-Ulrik Johansson 72-69-76-74—291
Lee Westwood 70-70-76-75—291
Ian Poulter 74-69-73-75—291
Ian Woosnam 72-72-73-75—292
Gordon Brand Jr. 69-72-80-71—292
Tom Kite 72-72-76-74—294
Kazuhiko Hosokawa 75-69-77-73—294
Lionel Alexandre 75-68-76-76—295
Peter Senior 71-71-74-79—295

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