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.
|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:
British Open winners