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2000 Open Championship

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Length  7,115 yards (6,506 m)
Dates  20 Jul 2000 – 23 Jul 2000
Par  72
Cut  144 (E)
Course  Old Course at St Andrews
2000 Open Championship
Field  156 players, 74 after cut
Prize fund  £2,800,000 €4,447,480 $4,175,325
Winner's share  £500,000 €799,550 $759,150
Location  Old Course at St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Tours  PGA European Tour, PGA TOUR, Japan Golf Tour
Similar  2001 Open Championship (British O, 1999 Open Championship (British O, 2005 Open Championship (British O, 2000 US Open, 2004 Open Championship (British O

The 2000 Open Championship was the 129th Open Championship, held 20–23 July at the Old Course at St Andrews 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. With the victory, Woods became the youngest ever to win all four of golf's 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 of −19, which was a record for all major championships until Jason Day broke it at the 2015 PGA Championship, finishing –20.


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.


The Old Course at St Andrews

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

First round

Thursday, 20 July 2000

Second round

Friday, 21 July 2000

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

Third round

Saturday, 22 July 2000

Final round

Sunday, 23 July 2000



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