1869 Open Championship
|Dates||16 September 1869|
|Location||Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Course(s)||Prestwick Golf Club|
|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.
Thursday, 16 September 1869
|1||Tom Morris, Jr.||Scotland||50-55-52=157||£6|
|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|
The remaining players withdrew and did not complete the 36 holes.
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