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2000 / St Andrews

A special occasion, the Millennium Open at St Andrews, deserved a special performance and Tiger Woods delivered it to perfection, establishing himself as an irresistible force in the game.

Having won the US Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes, he went on to win The Open by eight strokes in equally dominant fashion in front of a record gallery of over 230,000 for the week.

While conditions were benign, Woods was in total control of his game. At Pebble he had avoided three-putting the glassy greens. On the Old Course, renowned for its tiny, hidden traps, he did not go in a single bunker. There were three bogeys, but none came until the weekend when he had a comfortable lead.

His 19-under-par tally was a record for any major and his total of 269 a record for Opens at St Andrews. His winning margin was the largest in The Open since JH Taylor won by eight in 1913.

Ernie Els led on the first day with a 66 but Woods was only one behind. His own 66 on Friday put Tiger three ahead and a 67 in the third round doubled that advantage.

David Duval birdied four of the first seven holes to get within three on Sunday, but he got no closer. Later he took an 8 at the 17th after four attempts to escape the Road Hole Bunker, leaving Els, also a runner-up at Pebble, and Thomas Bjorn sharing second place.

Woods, who closed with a 69, was the third Champion after Greg Norman and Nick Price to have four rounds under 70 and, at the age of 24, followed Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus in winning all four of the majors. “To have the opportunity to complete the Slam at St Andrews makes it even more special,” Woods said.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Tiger WOODS
1
67
66
67
69
269
-
Thomas BJORN
2
69
69
68
71
277
-
2
66
72
70
69
277
-
David TOMS
4
69
67
71
71
278
-
4
68
70
70
70
278
-
6
70
68
72
69
279
-
Pierre FULKE
7
69
72
70
69
280
-
Paul AZINGER
7
69
72
72
67
280
-
7
70
69
68
73
280
-
Loren ROBERTS
7
69
68
70
73
280
-
Vijay SINGH
11
70
70
73
68
281
-
11
72
66
71
72
281
-
Dennis PAULSON
11
68
71
69
73
281
-
Stuart APPLEBY
11
73
70
68
70
281
-
11
70
70
66
75
281
-
11
74
70
66
71
281
-
Davis LOVE III
11
74
66
74
67
281
-
Mark MCNULTY
11
69
72
70
70
281
-
Bob MAY
11
72
72
66
71
281
-
Notah BEGAY III
20
69
73
69
71
282
-
Steve FLESCH
20
67
70
71
74
282
-
Steve PATE
20
73
70
71
68
282
-
Paul McGINLEY
20
69
72
71
70
282
-
20
68
72
70
72
282
-
Bob ESTES
20
72
69
70
71
282
-
Colin MONTGOMERIE
26
71
70
72
70
283
-
26
70
73
69
71
283
-
26
73
70
71
69
283
-
26
73
71
71
68
283
-
Dean ROBERTSON
26
73
70
68
72
283
-
Jarmo SANDELIN
31
70
70
75
69
284
-
Jean VAN DE VELDE
31
71
68
72
73
284
-
31
72
70
71
71
284
-
Steve JONES
31
70
70
72
72
284
-
Eduardo ROMERO
35
71
68
72
74
285
-
Robert ALLENBY
36
72
71
72
71
286
-
Craig PARRY
36
72
72
71
71
286
-
Jesper PARNEVIK
36
73
69
72
72
286
-
Jose COCERES
36
74
66
69
77
286
-
36
68
69
73
76
286
-
41
69
71
75
72
287
-
Retief GOOSEN
41
72
72
71
72
287
-
41
70
74
72
71
287
-
41
70
71
75
71
287
-
Lucas PARSONS
41
70
72
71
74
287
-
41
69
73
76
69
287
-
Jarrod MOSELEY
41
70
71
70
76
287
-
Nick O'HERN
41
69
74
70
74
287
-
Gary ORR
41
72
71
72
72
287
-
Tsuyoshi YONEYAMA
41
74
69
70
74
287
-
Jeff MAGGERT
41
72
71
69
75
287
-
Rocco MEDIATE
52
74
69
76
69
288
-
Mike WEIR
52
75
68
70
75
288
-
Ian GARBUTT
52
68
75
70
75
288
-
David FROST
55
73
71
71
74
289
-
Shigeki MARUYAMA
55
68
76
69
76
289
-
Andrew COLTART
55
70
72
73
74
289
-
Greg OWEN
55
70
74
72
73
289
-
55
73
71
72
73
289
-
Kirk TRIPLETT
60
73
71
74
72
290
-
Jeff SLUMAN
60
72
68
75
75
290
-
Steve ELKINGTON
60
73
69
74
74
290
-
Christy O'CONNOR JR
60
69
75
72
74
290
-
64
74
69
73
75
291
-
Desvonde BOTES
64
71
70
76
74
291
-
Per-Ulrik JOHANSSON
64
72
69
76
74
291
-
64
70
70
76
75
291
-
Gordon BRAND JR
68
69
72
80
71
292
-
Ian WOOSNAM
68
72
72
73
75
292
-
Kazuhiko HOSOKAWA
70
75
69
77
73
294
-
Tom KITE
70
72
72
76
74
294
-
Peter SENIOR
72
71
71
74
79
295
-
Lionel ALEXANDRE
72
75
68
76
76
295
-
Dudley HART
Wd
69
74
-
-
-
M/C
Yasuharu IMANO
M/C
77
68
-
-
-
M/C
Hirofumi MIYASE
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen LEANEY
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CAMPBELL
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mikko ILONEN
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Scott VERPLANK
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Jim CARTER
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Hal SUTTON
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Marc FARRY
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Katsuyoshi TOMORI
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Nobuhito SATO
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Jamie SPENCE
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
Fred FUNK
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
Maarten LAFEBER
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Simon DYSON
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Jean-Francois REMESY
M/C
69
77
-
-
-
M/C
Phillip PRICE
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
Paul EALES
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Manny ZERMAN
M/C
78
68
-
-
-
M/C
Angel CABRERA
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
John HUSTON
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
Scott DUNLAP
M/C
68
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
69
-
-
-
M/C
John BICKERTON
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Nicholas HENNING
M/C
78
69
-
-
-
M/C
Wei-Tze YEH
M/C
77
70
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew OLDCORN
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
David SUTHERLAND
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Jyoti RANDHAWA
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
Ted TRYBA
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Lee JANZEN
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Steen TINNING
M/C
76
71
-
-
-
M/C
Mark BROOKS
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Steve STRICKER
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Steve WEBSTER
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Sam TORRANCE
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
Shingo KATAYAMA
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
Simon KHAN
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Brian MARCHBANK
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Corey PAVIN
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Alex CEJKA
M/C
78
70
-
-
-
M/C
Philip ROWE
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Patrik SJOLAND
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Chris DIMARCO
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Roger CHAPMAN
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Carlos FRANCO
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Yoshinori MIZUMAKI
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Luke DONALD
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
78
-
-
-
M/C
Tim HERRON
M/C
77
72
-
-
-
M/C
Jose Manuel CARRILES
M/C
77
72
-
-
-
M/C
David GOSSETT
M/C
71
78
-
-
-
M/C
Brian DAVIS
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Chris PERRY
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Naomichi OZAKI
M/C
79
70
-
-
-
M/C
Scott WATSON
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Raymond RUSSELL
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Tom SCHERRER
M/C
77
74
-
-
-
M/C
Paul DWYER
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Stuart LITTLE
M/C
79
72
-
-
-
M/C
Bob TWAY
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Mark JAMES
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Kyi Hla HAN
M/C
71
81
-
-
-
M/C
Adilson DA SILVA
M/C
79
74
-
-
-
M/C
Philip GOLDING
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Robert KARLSSON
M/C
80
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jamie HARRIS
M/C
76
78
-
-
-
M/C
Tony JOHNSTONE
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Gary EMERSON
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Freddie JACOBSON
M/C
82
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
80
77
-
-
-
M/C
Darren FICHARDT
M/C
81
76
-
-
-
M/C
Paul AFFLECK
M/C
76
81
-
-
-
M/C
Michael JONZON
M/C
76
83
-
-
-
M/C
Colin GILLIES
M/C
80
80
-
-
-
M/C

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