2005 British Open

The 2005 British Open was held at the Old Course at St Andrews, and the home of golf saw Tiger Woods claim his 10th major golf tournament title at just 29 years of age.
This compares favourably to the great Jack Nicklaus, who heads the list of all-time major winners on 18 career titles; Nicklaus won the 1972 Masters to claim his 10th major title at the age of 32.
Woods shot a final round two-under-par 70, the only round under par among the final 14 players to tee off on the final day, as the Old Course tested players to their limits with fast, fiery conditions. His fine five-shot Open Championship victory at St Andrews over Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie gave him his third year with multiple major titles.
Fiji’s Vijay Singh was the only player besides Woods to finish in the top 10 of the first three majors of the year. His inability to hole putts on the back nine, however, meant that he did not have what it took to keep up with a player fast cementing himself as the world’s greatest ever golfer.
Ernie Els, meanwhile, took himself out of contention for the 2005 British Open early on, as he started with an opening round of 74. The big South African did manage to pull himself back into the fray, only to waste a good finish with a double-bogey on the 14th hole.
The 2005 British Open victory was Woods’ fourth major title in which the winning margin was five shots or more – the most blowouts (runaway victories) by any major champion. Nicklaus only achieved this feat twice, while the only other players to do so twice are Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Nick Faldo.