1881 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1881 British Open was the 21st time this major was played.

Winner: Bob Ferguson, 170

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

Tournament dates: Oct. 14, 1881

Leader after first round: Bob Ferguson, 60

Leader after second round: Bob Ferguson, 113

Notable Notes: This Open consisted of three trips around the 12-hole Prestwick links in one day, all of it played in terrible weather. Rain, sleet, snow and gale-force winds all hit the golfers. ... Bob Ferguson led by three strokes over Willie Campbell following the second round, and wound up winning by three over three-time Open champion Jamie Anderson. ... Campbell shot 65 in the final round, worst score among the small number of golfers who finished in the terrible conditions, and fell far back.

Final Scores

Bob Ferguson 53-60-57—170
Jamie Anderson 57-60-56—173
Ned Cosgrove 61-59-57—177
Bob Martin 57-62-59—178
Willie Campbell 60-56-65—181
Tom Morris Sr. 58-65-58—181
Willie Park Jr. 66-57-58—181
Willie Fernie 65-62-56—183

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