1877 Open Championship

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1877 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates6 April 1877
LocationMusselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Course(s)Musselburgh Links
Field24 players[1]
Prize fund£20
Winner's share£8
Scotland Jamie Anderson
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The 1877 Open Championship was the 17th Open Championship, held 6 April at Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland. Jamie Anderson won the Championship, by two strokes from runner-up Bob Pringle.

Davie Strath and Bob Ferguson played together but Strath had a disappointing 45 in the first round which left him well behind the leaders. Ferguson also started badly but recovered to score 40. William Brown led on 39 with Ferguson and Jamie Anderson on 40. After two rounds, three players were level on 80: Brown, Ferguson and William Cosgrove with Anderson and Bob Pringle only two behind. Strath was five behind on 85.

Anderson scored 37 in the third round while Ferguson could only manage 40 and Davie Strath scored 38. Anderson now led on 119 with Ferguson on 120, Ferguson on 122 and Strath on 123. In the final round Strath took 9 at the second to drop out of contention. Ferguson also had a disappointing last round and Anderson's 41 was enough to give him the Championship.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Source: [2]

Friday, 6 April 1877

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Jamie Anderson  Scotland 40-42-37-41=160 £8
2 Bob Pringle  Scotland 44-38-40-40=162 £6
T3 William Cosgrove  Scotland 41-39-44-40=164 £2
Bob Ferguson  Scotland 40-40-40-44=164
T5 William Brown  Scotland 39-41-45-41=166 £1
Davie Strath  Scotland 45-40-38-43=166
7 Mungo Park  Scotland 167

The scores of the other players are not known.


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 153. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Competition for the Golf Championship at Musselburgh". Fife Herald. 12 April 1877. Retrieved 22 December 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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Coordinates: 55°56′53″N 3°02′38″W / 55.948°N 3.044°W / 55.948; -3.044