The 1869 British Open was the 10th one played. Once again the tournament took place over the 12-hole Prestwick links, three rounds for a total of 36 holes.
Winner: Tom Morris Jr., 157
Where it was played: Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
Tournament dates: Sept. 16, 1869
Leader after first round: Tom Morris Jr., 50
Leader after second round: Tom Morris Jr., 105
Notable Notes: Young Tom Morris made it two wins in a row, leading after the first and second rounds in addition to his final winning margin of 11 strokes.
The first hole-in-one ever recorded in tournament play happened here. Young Tom was the golfer who got the ace, in the first round on the eighth hole.
Fourteen golfers entered the tournament this year, but only nine completed play.
|Tom Morris Jr. ||50-55-52=157 |
|Bob Kirk ||53-58-57=168|
|Davie Strath ||53-56-60=169 |
|Jamie Anderson ||60-56-57=173|
|a-William Doleman ||60-56-59=175 |
|Tom Morris Sr. ||56-62-58=176|
|a-G.M. Innes ||64-58-58=180 |
|Tom Dunn ||62-61-59=182|
|Charlie Hunter ||62-61-64=187|
Other accounts of the 1869 British Open:
British Open winners