Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Golf Tournament

The U.S. Senior Open is the biggest tournament in senior (50-and-over) pro golf, and one of the major championships on the Champions Tour. Look down the list of tournament winners below and you'll see many of the biggest names in Champions Tour history, and some of the biggest names (including Nicklaus, Palmer and Player) in the history of golf at all levels.

The U.S. Senior open is staged by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and was first played in 1980. When it debuted, the age limit was 55-and-over; however, in 1981, the USGA lowered the minimum age to 50.

The only golfer who has won the tournament three times is Miller Barber. Two-time champions are Allen Doyle, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Kenny Perry.

The List: U.S. Senior Open Winners

These are the annual winners since the tournament's founding. In the event of a playoff, the playoff result is noted in parentheses.

2020 — Not played
2019 — Steve Stricker, 261
2018 — David Toms, 277
2017 — Kenny Perry, 264
2016 — Gene Sauers, 277
2015 — Jeff Maggert, 270
2014 — Colin Montgomerie, 279 (in a 3-hole aggregate playoff, Montgomerie def. Gene Sauers, 12 to 13
2013 — Kenny Perry, 267
2012 — Roger Chapman, 270
2011 — Olin Browne, 269
2010 — Bernhard Langer, 272
2009 — Fred Funk, 268
2008 — Eduardo Romero, 274
2007 — Brad Bryant, 282
2006 — Allen Doyle, 272
2005 — Allen Doyle, 274
2004 — Peter Jacobsen, 272
2003 — Bruce Lietzke, 277
2002 — Don Pooley, 274 (in a playoff, Pooley def. Tom Watson on the fourth hole)
2001 — Bruce Fleisher, 280
2000 — Hale Irwin, 267
1999 — Dave Eichelberger, 281
1998 — Hale Irwin, 285
1997 — Graham Marsh, 280
1996 — Dave Stockton, 277
1995 — Tom Weiskopf, 275
1994 — Simon Hobday, 274
1993 — Jack Nicklaus, 278
1992 — Larry Laoretti, 275
1991 — Jack Nicklaus, 282 (in an 18-hole playoff, Nicklaus def. Chi Chi Rodriguez, 65 to 69
1990 — Lee Trevino, 275
1989 — Orville Moody, 279
1988 — Gary Player, 288 (in an 18-hole playoff, Player defeated Bob Charles, 68 to 70)
1987 — Gary Player, 270
1986 — Dale Douglass, 279
1985 — Miller Barber, 285
1984 — Miller Barber, 286
1983 — Billy Casper, 288 (Casper def. Rod Funseth on the first sudden-death hole after they tied at 75 in the 18-hole playoff)
1982 — Miller Barber, 282
1981 — Arnold Palmer, 289 (Palmer won an 18-hole playoff, shooting 70 to Bob Stone's 74 and Billy Casper's 77)
1980 — Roberto De Vicenzo, 285

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