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1864 British Open


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.)

Final Scores
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

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