1867 Open Championship

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1867 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 26 September 1867
Location Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s) Prestwick Golf Club
Statistics
Field 14 players
Prize fund 16
Winner's share £7
Champion
Scotland Tom Morris, Sr.
170

The 1867 Open Championship was the eighth Open Championship and was held on 26 September at Prestwick Golf Club. Tom Morris, Sr. won the championship for the fourth time, by two shots from Willie Park, Sr.. Tom Morris, Sr. was 46 years old and remains the oldest Open Championship winner.

For the first time, an amateur, William Doleman, led after a first round of 55, a stroke ahead of Robert Andrew. Doleman had a second round 66 and dropped out of contention. Tom Morris, after a round of 54, went into the lead with Willie Park and Robert Andrew two shots behind. Andrew had a final round of 65 to drop him out of the prize money. Andrew Strath had the best final round of 56 to finish third, while young Tom Morris finished with prize money for the first time.[1]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Source: [2]

Thursday, 26 September 1867

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Tom Morris, Sr.  Scotland 58-54-58=170 £7
2 Willie Park, Sr.  Scotland 58-56-58=172 £5
3 Andrew Strath  Scotland 61-57-56=174 £3
4 Tom Morris, Jr.  Scotland 58-59-58=175 £1
5 Bob Kirk  Scotland 57-60-60=177
6 William Doleman (a)  Scotland 55-66-57=178
7 Robert Andrew  Scotland 56-58-65=179
T8 Willie Dow  Scotland 62-57-65=184
Tom Hunter  Scotland 62-60-62=184
10 Willie Dunn, Sr.  Scotland 64-63-62=189

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morris Wins His Fourth Open Title". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Ayr - Prestwick Golf Club". Glasgow Herald. 28 September 1868. Retrieved 21 December 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 

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