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1860 Open Championship

1860 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 17 October 1860
Location Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s) Prestwick Golf Club
Field 8 players
Willie Park, Sr.
Willie Park, Sr. wearing the Challenge Belt

The 1860 Open Championship was a golf competition held at Prestwick Golf Club, in Ayrshire, Scotland. It is now regarded as the first Open Championship although in its first year it was only open to professionals. Until his death in 1859, Allan Robertson was regarded as top golfer in the world. The Open Championship was created to determine his successor.[1] Eight golfers contested the event, with Willie Park, Sr. winning the championship by 2 shots from Tom Morris, Sr..

Golf clubs were invited to send not more than three professional players to compete in the competition, which was held over three rounds of the twelve-hole links course. The prize for winning was the Challenge Belt, subscribed for by members of

  • The Open Championship

External links

  1. ^ a b "The Coming of The Open - History of The Open Golf Championship". Golf Today. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  2. ^ "The story of the first Englishman to play in the Open Championship, told by David Malcolm and Peter Crabtree". British Golf Collectors’ Society. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 


See also

Place Player Country Score
1 Willie Park, Sr.  Scotland 55-59-60=174
2 Tom Morris, Sr.  Scotland 58-59-59=176
3 Andrew Strath  Scotland 180
4 Robert Andrew  Scotland 191
5 George Daniel Brown  England 192
6 Charlie Hunter  Scotland 195
7 Alexander Smith  Scotland 196
8 William Steel  Scotland 232

Final leaderboard


  • Final leaderboard 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

The pairings were Tom Morris, Sr. (Prestwick) and Robert Andrew (Perth), Willie Park Sr. (Musselburgh) and Alexander Smith (Bruntsfield), William Steel (Bruntsfield) and Charlie Hunter (Prestwick St Nicholas), George Daniel Brown (Blackheath) and Andrew Strath (St Andrews).[1]


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