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1866 British Open

 

The 1866 British Open was the seventh one played. Willie Park Sr. was the winner for the third time, joining Old Tom Morris as 3-time winners.

Winner: Willie Park Sr., 169

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

Tournament dates: Sept. 16, 1866

Leader after first round: Willie Park Sr., 54

Leader after second round: Willie Park Sr., 110

Notable Notes: Willie Park Sr.'s win was his third. In the first seven Opens, Park won three, Old Tom Morris won three, and Andrew Strath won the other.

Old Tom was fourth here, and Strath came sixth. Young Tom Morris entered for the second time, but completed the tournament for the first time.

Once again, the golfers played three rounds over the 12-hole Prestwick links, for 36 holes total.

Final Scores
Willie Park Sr. 54-56-59=169
David Park 58-57-56=171
Robert Andrew 58-59-59=176
Tom Morris Sr. 61-58-59=178
Bob Kirk 60-62-58=180
Andrew Strath 61-61-60=182
John Allan 60-63-60=183
a-William Doleman 60-60-63=183
Tom Morris Jr. 63-60-64=187
Willie Dunn Sr. 64-63-62=189
Tom Hood 61-69-61=191
James Hutchison 62-67-69=198

Other accounts of the 1866 British Open:
On OpenGolf.com

Related pages:
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