Turnberry's legendary courses have been the venue for many tournaments throughout its history. Since its renovation after the Second World War, The Ailsa course has been the scene of many championship matches:

Year

 

Championship

 

Winner

1908

 

First professional tournament

 

Arnaud Massey

1912

 

Ladies' British Open Amateur

 

Ladies British Open Championship held at Turnberry for the first time, won byMiss G. Ravenscroft

1921

 

Ladies' British Open Amateur

 

Formidable Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch wins the Ladies Open by inflicting on legendary Joyce Wethered her only defeat in the final of a national championship.

1924

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Miss C.P.R. Montgomery

1930

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Mrs. A.M. Holm

1933

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Miss M.J. Couper

1936

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Miss D. Park

1937

 

Ladies' British Open Amateur

 

Miss J. Anderson

1939

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Miss J. Anderson

1952

 

West of Scotland Professionals

 

John Panton

1954

 

Ayrshire Amateur

 

J.R. McKay

1954

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Mrs. R.T. Peel

1954

 

Scottish Professionals

 

John Panton

1957

 

PGA Match Play

 

Christy O'Connor

1959

 

Scottish Professionals

 

John Panton

1960

 

PGA Match Play

 

Eric Brown

1960

 

Scottish Ladies' Amateur

 

Miss J.S. Robertson

1960

 

Home Amateur Internationals

 

England

1961

 

The Amateur

 

Michael Bonallack, later secretary of The Royal and Ancient, wins first of his five British Amateur Championships on the Ailsa course.

1963

 

The Walker Cup

 

America beats Great Britain and Ireland 12-6 to win the Walker Cup, the biennial men's amateur team event between the countries.

1963

 

PGA Match Play

 

Dave Thomas

1972

 

John Player Classic

 

New Zealander Bob Charles wins the John Player Classic as high winds on final day humble some of the world's greatest players. Gary Player, in his prime at the time, cards an 85.

1973

 

John Player Classic

 

Charles Coody

1975

 

Skol Lager Tournament

 

Peter Dawson

1975

 

Double Diamond Classic

 

The Americans

1977

 

The Open Championship

 

Turnberry's first Open Championship and arguably the greatest ever as Tom Watson beats Jack Nicklaus on the final green in 'The Duel in the Sun'.

1979

 

The European Open

 

At the age of 21, Sandy Lyle, later to become Britain's first Open Champion in 16 years, wins the only European Open held at Turnberry.

1980

 

British Club Professionals

 

David Jagger

1983

 

The Amateur

 

Phillip Parkin

1984

 

PGA Cup Matches

 

Great Britain & N. Ireland

1986

 

The Open Championship

 

Australian Greg Norman takes the Open, his first major championship, and his second round 63 is rated among the greatest rounds of all time.

1987

 

Senior British Open

 

Neil Coles

1988

 

Senior British Open

 

Gary Player, at 55, wins the British Seniors Open at Turnberry for the second time in three years.

1989

 

Senior British Open

 

Bob Charles

1990

 

Senior British Open

 

Gary Player

1994

 

The Open Championship

 

Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins his first Open Championship title, holing a 50ft putt to snatch victory from Sweden's Jesper Parnevik.

1996

 

The Amateur

 

Warren Bladon

2000

 

St. Andrews Trophy

 

Great Britain & N. Ireland

2000

 

Jacques Leglise Trophy

 

Great Britain & N. Ireland

2002

 

Women's British Open

 

Karrie Webb

2003

 

Scottish Amateur Stroke Play

 

Gary Wolstenholme

2003

 

Senior British Open

 

Tom Watson

2006

 

Senior British Open

 

Loren Roberts

2008

 

The Amateur

 

Reinier Saxton

2009

 

The Open Championship

 

Watson once again captured the world's imagination as he stoodon the 72nd tee needing only a par to become the oldest-ever Open Champion. Watson bogeyed to finish tied with Stewart Cink and shortly after the ensuing playoff, Stewart Cink's name was engraved on the Claret Jug.

2012

 

Senior Open Championship

 

Fred Couples wins on his debut to the tournament