1875 Open Championship

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1875 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates10 September 1875
LocationPrestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s)Prestwick Golf Club
Field18 players[1]
Prize fund£21
Winner's share£8
Scotland Willie Park, Sr.
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Prestwick is located in Scotland
Location in Scotland

The 1875 Open Championship was the 15th Open Championship, held 10 September at Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Willie Park, Sr. won the Championship by two strokes from runner-up Bob Martin. Willie Park, who had won the first Championship in 1860, equalled Tom Morris, Jr.'s record of four Championship wins.

Tom Morris, Jr. and his father, Tom Morris, Sr., were both absent following the death, six days earlier, of Young Tom Morris's wife during child-birth. Young Tom Morris himself died later the same year.

Play started at 11:30 a.m. and just 18 players contested the Championship. All the leading players were in the early pairings. Willie Park, in the first group, and Bob Martin, in the third group, led after the first round with scores of 60. After the second round Bob Martin and Bob Ferguson led in 114 but a number of players were close behind with Willie Park on 115 and Mungo Park on 116.

In the final round Willie Park "played a fine game"[2] and scored 51, the best round of the day. Bob Martin came second with defending champion Mungo Park third and Bob Ferguson fourth after a 58.

Final leaderboard[edit]


Friday, 10 September 1875

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Willie Park, Sr.  Scotland 56-59-51=166 £8
2 Bob Martin  Scotland 56-58-54=168 £5
3 Mungo Park  Scotland 59-57-55=171 £3
4 Bob Ferguson  Scotland 58-56-58=172 £1
5 James Rennie  Scotland 61-59-57=177 £1
6 Davie Strath  Scotland 59-61-58=178 £1
T7 Tom Carson  Scotland 181 £1
Bob Pringle  Scotland 62-58-61=181
T9 William Doleman (a)  Scotland 65-59-59=183
Hugh Morrison  Scotland 62-59-62=183


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 154. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Golf - Annual Competition for the Championship". The Glasgow Herald. 11 September 1875. p. 5.
  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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