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1862 British Open


The 1862 British Open was the third one played, and the second one won by Old Tom Morris. Only eight golfers completed the tournament, four of whom were amateurs and four pro.

Winner: Old Tom Morris, 163

Where it was played: Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland

Tournament dates: Sept. 11, 1862

Leaders after first round: Old Tom Morris, 52

Leader after second round: Old Tom Morris, 107

Notable Notes: Old Tom Morris led by seven strokes after the first round, 11 after the second and 13 at the end. That 13-stroke margin of victory remains the tournament record.

Once again, the Open was played at the 12-hole links at Prestwick, with the golfers playing three rounds (36 holes total) in one day.

Final Scores
Tom Morris Sr. 52-55-56=163
Willie Park Sr. 59-59-58=176
Charlie Hunter 60-60-58=178
William Dow 60-58-63=181
a-James Knight 62-61-63=186
a-J.F. Johnston 64-69-75=208

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