Tiger Woods

2005 / St Andrews

Tiger Woods again dominated on the Old Course to become the fifth player to win two Opens at St Andrews after Bob Martin, JH Taylor, James Braid and Jack Nicklaus.

Earlier in the week, however, Woods had to share top billing with Nicklaus who bowed out of The Open for the last time with a birdie on the 18th green on Friday evening.

A huge crowd lined the 18th fairway to provide an emotional send-off, the three-time Champion having stopped on the Swilcan Bridge with his playing partners Luke Donald and Tom Watson.

It was Watson who had most difficult in holding back the tears. Nicklaus had missed the cut, as did Tony Jacklin, the 1969 Champion also on his last appearance.

By Friday evening Woods was leading by four strokes following rounds of 66 and 67. On the weekend he added scores of 71 and 70 to finish on 14 under par and win by five strokes from Colin Montgomerie. Woods became the sixth player to win by leading after every round, following Ted Ray, Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Henry Cotton and Tom Weiskopf.

Playing alongside Woods on Saturday, Montgomerie was pleased to outscore the leader by a stroke but on Sunday, when he was in the group in front, he could not keep up the pressure long enough.

Roared on by the Scottish fans, Monty had three birdies going out but three bogeys coming home. Jose Maria Olazabal, Tiger’s closest challenger, faded to a 74 and shared third place with Fred Couples.

Victory completed a second career Grand Slam for Woods – the first having come at St Andrews five years earlier – and brought his tally of major titles to ten. “Honestly, when I started playing the tour, I didn’t think I would have this many majors before the age of 30,” he said.
Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Tiger WOODS
1
66
67
71
70
274
-
Colin MONTGOMERIE
2
71
66
70
72
279
-
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
3
68
70
68
74
280
-
Fred COUPLES
3
68
71
73
68
280
-
Vijay SINGH
5
69
69
71
72
281
-
Bernhard LANGER
5
71
69
70
71
281
-
5
70
69
69
73
281
-
Retief GOOSEN
5
68
73
66
74
281
-
Michael CAMPBELL
5
69
72
68
72
281
-
Geoff OGILVY
5
71
74
67
69
281
-
11
74
69
70
69
282
-
11
70
72
71
69
282
-
Kenny PERRY
11
71
71
68
72
282
-
11
69
72
74
67
282
-
15
73
70
67
73
283
-
Mark HENSBY
15
67
77
69
70
283
-
Lloyd SALTMAN
15
73
71
68
71
283
-
15
71
69
70
73
283
-
Trevor IMMELMAN
15
68
70
73
72
283
-
Nick O'HERN
15
73
69
71
70
283
-
David FROST
15
77
65
72
69
283
-
Sean O'HAIR
15
73
67
70
73
283
-
Tadahiro TAKAYAMA
23
72
72
70
70
284
-
Bart BRYANT
23
69
70
71
74
284
-
Brad FAXON
23
72
66
70
76
284
-
23
75
69
70
70
284
-
Scott VERPLANK
23
68
70
72
74
284
-
Tim Clark
23
71
69
70
74
284
-
Eric RAMSAY
23
68
74
74
68
284
-
Nick FLANAGAN
23
73
71
69
71
284
-
Scott DRUMMOND
23
74
71
69
70
284
-
32
74
67
69
75
285
-
Richard GREEN
32
72
68
72
73
285
-
34
74
67
75
70
286
-
34
70
71
70
75
286
-
Simon DYSON
34
70
71
72
73
286
-
Thomas LEVET
34
69
71
75
71
286
-
34
74
67
73
72
286
-
Peter HANSON
34
72
72
71
71
286
-
Joe OGILVIE
34
74
70
73
69
286
-
Simon KHAN
41
69
70
78
70
287
-
Bob TWAY
41
69
71
72
75
287
-
41
75
70
70
72
287
-
Steve WEBSTER
41
71
72
71
73
287
-
Maarten LAFEBER
41
73
70
67
77
287
-
KJ CHOI
41
75
68
71
73
287
-
Soren HANSEN
41
72
72
66
77
287
-
Tim HERRON
41
73
72
68
74
287
-
Stuart APPLEBY
41
72
68
72
75
287
-
Paul McGINLEY
41
70
75
73
69
287
-
Hiroyuki FUJITA
41
72
68
74
73
287
-
52
73
71
75
69
288
-
Freddie JACOBSON
52
71
70
72
75
288
-
Thongchai JAIDEE
52
73
68
75
72
288
-
Robert ALLENBY
52
70
68
79
71
288
-
Luke DONALD
52
68
73
77
70
288
-
Bo VAN PELT
52
72
67
73
76
288
-
52
69
72
76
71
288
-
52
72
71
75
70
288
-
60
74
67
72
76
289
-
60
72
71
70
76
289
-
Tino SCHUSTER
60
68
74
74
73
289
-
Edoardo MOLINARI
60
70
70
74
75
289
-
60
70
73
73
73
289
-
John BICKERTON
60
75
70
71
73
289
-
Peter LONARD
66
68
70
77
75
290
-
Chris DIMARCO
67
75
69
71
76
291
-
David SMAIL
67
73
72
69
77
291
-
Chris RILEY
67
68
73
75
75
291
-
67
73
71
75
72
291
-
Pat PEREZ
67
72
70
72
77
291
-
Duffy WALDORF
67
74
68
81
68
291
-
Patrik SJOLAND
73
74
71
76
71
292
-
S K HO
74
73
71
72
77
293
-
Scott GUTSCHEWSKI
74
76
69
75
73
293
-
Ted PURDY
74
72
72
77
72
293
-
Steve FLESCH
77
74
70
72
78
294
-
Graeme STORM
78
75
70
80
71
296
-
Rod PAMPLING
78
74
71
71
80
296
-
Matthew RICHARDSON
80
75
69
77
76
297
-
Euan WALTERS
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Daniel CHOPRA
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Joe DURANT
M/C
79
67
-
-
-
M/C
Alex CEJKA
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Peter BAKER
M/C
70
76
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen DODD
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Thomas BJORN
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Peter FOWLER
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Alastair FORSYTH
M/C
77
70
-
-
-
M/C
Jerry KELLY
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
70
-
-
-
M/C
Jean-Francois REMESY
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
YE YANG
M/C
76
71
-
-
-
M/C
Danny CHIA
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mardan MAMAT
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
Jason ALLRED
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Shaun MICHEEL
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Ian WOOSNAM
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Fred FUNK
M/C
77
71
-
-
-
M/C
Tom BYRUM
M/C
79
69
-
-
-
M/C
Charl SCHWARTZEL
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Brian DAVIS
M/C
77
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
70
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew OLDCORN
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Joakim HAEGGMAN
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
70
-
-
-
M/C
Ignacio GARRIDO
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
Angel CABRERA
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Shigeki MARUYAMA
M/C
77
72
-
-
-
M/C
Davis LOVE III
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Kenneth FERRIE
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Martin DOYLE
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Scott HEND
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
David DIAZ
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Lars BROVOLD
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Douglas McGUIGAN
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Jean VAN DE VELDE
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Robert COLES
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen AMES
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Andre BOSSERT
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Mike WEIR
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Chad CAMPBELL
M/C
78
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
79
-
-
-
M/C
Oscar FLOREN
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Richard BARCELO
M/C
80
71
-
-
-
M/C
Murray URQUHART
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Peter LAWRIE
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
Craig PARRY
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Tim PETROVIC
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Wilhelm SCHAUMAN
M/C
81
71
-
-
-
M/C
Toru TANIGUCHI
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Rich BEEM
M/C
74
79
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen GALLACHER
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Brian MCELHINNEY
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew BUTTERFIELD
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Marcus FRASER
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
Sean MCDONAGH
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Robert STEELE
M/C
78
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Chris CAMPBELL
M/C
81
74
-
-
-
M/C
Tom PERNICE JR
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
80
77
-
-
-
M/C
Richard MOIR
M/C
83
75
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew MARSHALL
M/C
84
74
-
-
-
M/C
John WADE
M/C
76
82
-
-
-
M/C
Peter OAKLEY
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Thammanoon SRIROT
M/C
84
77
-
-
-
M/C
David TOMS
Wd
74
-
-
-
-
M/C

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