1888 Open Championship
|Dates||6, 8 October 1888|
|Location||St Andrews, Scotland|
|Course(s)||Old Course at St Andrews|
The 1888 Open Championship was the 28th Open Championship, held 6 October at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Jack Burns won the Championship by a stroke from David Anderson, Jr. and Ben Sayers.
Willie Campbell led after 18 holes for the third successive year and was the leader on 84 with Sayers on 85 and a group of four players on 86.
In the afternoon Sayers, in the first group, scored 87 and took an early lead on 172. Campbell made a number of mistakes and scored 90 for a total of 174. Sayers was then joined on 172 by David Anderson. Playing a few groups behind, Burns scored an 85 and took the lead on 171, a score none of the later players could match.
Saturday, 6 October 1888
|T2||David Anderson, Jr.||Scotland||86-86=172||Playoff|
|5||Leslie Balfour (a)||Scotland||86-89=175||−|
|9||David Ayton, Sr.||Scotland||87-91=178||−|
|10||Johnny Laidlay (a)||Scotland||93-87=180||−|
Monday, 8 October 1888
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