Johnnie Walker Classic Winners

 NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 02: Mark Brown of New Zealand poses with the trophy after winning the final round of the 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic held at The DLF Golf and Country Club on March 2, 2008 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

In a surprising end to the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic, amateur Danny Lee won the tournament at the tender age of 18. Lee became the first amateur player to win the event since Tiger Woods.

New Zealand’s Mark Brown claimed his first Johnnie Walker Classic title in 2008, Brown also took home a tidy US$409,743 in prize money.

In 2007, South African Anton Haig took the title at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Phuket, Thailand. For details of the win, visit our 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic page.

Kevin Stadler became the first sponsored invitation player ever to win the Johnnie Walker Classic, in Australia in 2006. In 2005, current world number 3 Adam Scott added his name to the list of Johnnie Walker Classic winners when he took the title in Beijing.

Repeat Johnnie Walker Classic winners

A total of three players have won the Johnnie Walker Classic twice – Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, and Nick Faldo.

US star Tiger Woods, number 1 in the World Golf Rankings for a phenomenal record total of 264 consecutive weeks, won in Phuket in 1998 and in Bangkok in 2000.

South African Ernie Els, ranked as world number 5, won the Johnnie Walker Classic twice, both times in Australia, in 1997 and in 2003. Of all Johnnie Walker Classic winners, Ernie Els has broken the most records in the tournament.

England’s Nick Faldo won the first ever Johnnie Walker Classic, in Hong Kong in 1990. He went on to win again in Singapore, in 1993.

South African golfers have figured high in the Johnnie Walker Classic. As well as two-time winner Ernie Els, South Africans Ian Palmer, Retief Goosen and – most recently – Anton Haig have won the tournament. In the 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic, five South Africans had scores putting them in the top 10. As well as winner Anton Haig, these included Richard Sterne, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els and David Frost.

All Johnnie Walker Classic winners, since 1990

Season

Winner

Nationality

Location

2009

Danny Lee

New Zealand

Australia

2008

Mark Brown

New Zealand

India

2007

Anton Haig

South Africa

Thailand

2006

Kevin Stadler

United States

Australia

2005

Adam Scott

Australia

China

2004

Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Spain

Thailand

2003

Ernie Els

South Africa

Australia

2002

Retief Goosen

South Africa

Australia

2001

Tiger Woods

United States

Thailand

2000

Michael Campbell

New Zealand

Taiwan

1999

No tournament

1998

Tiger Woods

United States

Thailand

1997

Ernie Els

South Africa

Australia

1996

Ian Woosnam

Wales

Singapore

1995

Fred Couples

United States

Philippines

1994

Greg Norman

Australia

Thailand

1993

Nick Faldo

England

Singapore

1992

Ian Palmer

South Africa

Thailand

1991

No tournament

1990

Nick Faldo

England

Hong Kong

For details about the history of the tournament, played since 1990, visit our Johnnie Walker Classic history page.

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