Tournament History

From its modern-day inauguration in Woodbrook Golf Club, Co. Wicklow, right through to last year’s narrative at Royal County Down, the Irish Open has provided spectacular competition both for the world’s best golfers, and the local amateurs that comprise the field every summer.

The winners’ list reads like a who’s who of some of the finest and well-loved players to ever pick up a club. Spaniard Seve Ballesteros claimed three titles in the space of four years in the mid-1980s; his trademark charisma washing over the galleries with every appearance in Ireland. Ballesteros’ second win, in 1985, was a vintage year for the Irish Open, as Bernhard Langer’s sensational, course-record breaking 63 on the final day looked to have given the German the title. Ballesteros had other ideas, however, and birdied three of the last four holes at Royal Dublin to draw level on -10, before beating Langer at the second extra hole with an astonishing 40-foot birdie putt in front of tens of thousands of jubilant fans.

Recent years have ushered in success for the Irish golfers, as first Pádraig Harrington in 2007, and then amateur Shane Lowry in 2009, captured their home title. And what of 2016, Rory McIlroy  will be more determined than ever to add his first Irish Open title to his Major titles. May 2016 at The K Club is set to once again etch its mark into the history books.

Past Winners

Tournament & Venue
Winner and Prize Fund
2016May 19
2015May 28
2014Jun 19
2013Jun 27
2012Jun 28
2011Jul 28
2010Jul 29
2009May 14
2008May 15
2007May 17
2006May 18
2005May 19
2004Jul 22
2003Jul 24
2002Jun 27
2001Jun 28
2000Jun 29
1999Jul 01
1998Jul 02
1997Jul 03
1996Jul 04
1995Jul 06
1994Jun 30
1993Jul 01
1992Jun 04
1991Jun 20
1990Jun 21
1989Jun 22
1988Aug 18
1987Jul 02
1986Jun 19
1985Jun 20
1984Aug 02
1983Aug 11
1982Aug 12
1981Aug 13
1980Aug 14
1979Aug 23
1978Aug 24
1977Aug 25
1976Aug 26
1975Aug 28

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCILROY, RoryNIR18-12
T2DREDGE, BradleyWAL18-9
T2KNOX, RussellSCO18-9
4SOUTHGATE, MatthewENG18-8
T5KAYMER, MartinGER18-6
T5KIEFFER, MaximilianGER18-6
T5HATTON, TyrrellENG18-6
T10OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-4


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