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.
|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|
Other accounts of the 1862 British Open:
British Open winners