The 1864 British Open was the fifth one played. Old Tom Morris was the winner, his third championship in the first five years of the tournament's existence.
Winner: Tom Morris Sr., 167
Where it was played: Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
Tournament dates: Sept. 16, 1864
Leader after first round: Tom Morris Sr., 54
Leader after second round: Tom Morris Sr., 112
Notable Notes: Sixteen golfers entered, but only six completed the tournament and returned scores.
Old Tom Morris led Willie Park Sr. by one after the first round, and led Andrew Strath by one after the second round.
The tournament took place on the Prestwick links, 12 holes (three rounds each for 36 holes total, played on one day.)
|Tom Morris Sr. ||54-58-55=167 |
|Andrew Strath ||56-57-56=169|
|Robert Andrew ||57-58-60=175 |
|Willie Park Sr.|| 55-67-55=177|
|William Dow ||56-58-67=181 |
|William Strath || 60-62-60=182|
Other accounts of the 1864 British Open:
British Open winners