Mungo Park (golfer)

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Mungo Park
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born 1835
Died 1904
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
The Open Championship Won: 1874

Mungo Park (1835–1904) was a member of a famous family of Scottish golfers. He was born at Quarry Houses in Musselburgh, which was to become one of the three towns that shared hosting responsibilities for The Open Championship through the 1870s and 1880s. He learned golf as a boy, but then spent 20 years as a seaman. He returned to his home town in the early 1870s and won the 1874 Open on the Musselburgh Links.[1] His winning score was 159 for 36 holes. He spent his later life working as a teacher, golf course designer and clubmaker.

Mungo Park's brother Willie and his nephew Willie Park, Jr. both won The Open Championship.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1874 The Open Championship 4 shot lead 75-84=159 2 strokes Scotland Tom Morris, Jr.

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886
The Open Championship 1 3 T4 7 17 DNP 20 T9 DNP 27 DNP T47 T33

DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1874 Mungo Park". The Open. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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