1862 Open Championship

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1862 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates11 September 1862
LocationPrestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s)Prestwick Golf Club
Field8 players
Scotland Tom Morris, Sr.
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Tom Morris, Sr., winner of the Challenge Belt in 1862

The 1862 Open Championship was the third Open Championship and was again held at Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland. Four professionals and four amateurs contested the event, with Tom Morris, Sr. winning the championship for the second time, by 13 shots from Willie Park, Sr..

As in previous years, the contest was held over three rounds of the 12-hole links course. There was no prize money, the winner receiving the Challenge Belt for the next year.

After the first round Morris led by seven strokes over Park, a lead extended to 11 shots after the second round. Eventually Morris won by 13 strokes, which remains the record margin of victory in the Open Championship.[1]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Source: [2]

Place Player Country Score
1 Tom Morris, Sr.  Scotland 52-55-56=163
2 Willie Park, Sr.  Scotland 59-59-58=176
3 Charlie Hunter  Scotland 60-60-58=178
4 Willie Dow  Scotland 60-58-63=181
5 James Knight (a)  Scotland 62-61-63=186
6 J.F. Johnston (a)  England 64-69-75=208


  1. ^ "The Open - 3rd Open - Prestwick 1862". Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ 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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