1869 Open Championship

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1869 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16 September 1869
Location Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s) Prestwick Golf Club
Field 14 players
Prize fund 12
Winner's share £6
Scotland Tom Morris, Jr.

The 1869 Open Championship was the 10th Open Championship and was held on 16 September at Prestwick Golf Club. Tom Morris, Jr. won the championship for the second successive time, by 11 strokes from Bob Kirk. Just 14 players entered the Championship.

Tom Morris, Jr. dominated the championship, leading by three strokes after the first round, four after second and eventually winning by 11 strokes. After the first round Davie Strath and Bob Kirk were both three shots behind Morris. Andrew Strath was in second place after two rounds but finished with a 60 to finish third behind Bob Kirk who scored 57. Morris's first round included a hole-in-one at the 8th hole.[1]

Morris's 11 shot victory remains the third highest in the Open Championship after his father's 13 stroke victory in 1862 and his own 12 shot win in 1870.[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Source: [3]

Thursday, 16 September 1869

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Tom Morris, Jr.  Scotland 50-55-52=157 £6
2 Bob Kirk  Scotland 53-58-57=168 £4
3 Davie Strath  Scotland 53-56-60=169 £2
4 Jamie Anderson  Scotland 60-56-57=173
5 William Doleman (a)  Scotland 60-56-59=175
6 Tom Morris, Sr.  Scotland 56-62-58=176
7 Gilbert Mitchell-Innes (a)  Scotland 64-58-58=180
8 Tom Dunn  Scotland 62-61-59=182
9 Charlie Hunter  Scotland 62-61-64=187

The remaining players withdrew and did not complete the 36 holes.


  1. ^ "Tommy Morris Defends His Open Title". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ "British Open Records - Largest Margin of Victory". Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  3. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5. 

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