1872 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1872 British Open was the 12th time this major was played, as the tournament returned following a one-year absence.

Winner: Young Tom Morris, 166

Where it was played: Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayshire, Scotland

Tournament dates: Sept. 13, 1872

Leader after first round: Davie Strath, 56

Leader after second round: Davie Strath, 108

Notable Notes: Young Tom Morris won his fourth Open title in five years — but also his fourth in a row, because the tournament wasn't played in 1871. ... Morris trailed Davie Strath by five strokes entering the final round, but Strath struggled to a 61 over Prestwick's 12-hole links. Morris, meanwhile, fired a 53. Strath still finished second, but three behind.

Final Scores

Tom Morris Jr. 57-56-53—166
Davie Strath 56-52-61—169
a-William Doleman 63-60-54—177
Tom Morris Sr. 62-60-57—179
David Park 61-57-61—179
Charlie Hunter 60-60-69—189
Hugh Brown 65-73-61—199
a-William Hunter 65-63-74—202

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