1884 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1884 British Open was the 24th time this major was played.

Winner: Jack Simpson, 160

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

Tournament dates: Oct. 3, 1884

Leader after first round: Jack Simpson, 78

Notable Notes: The first fifteen times the British Open was played at Prestwick, it was played in three, 12-hole rounds. In 1883 Prestwick expanded to 18 holes, so the 1884 British Open was the first one at Prestwick played over two, 18-hole rounds. ... Jack Simpson, a well-known clubmaker of the time, was the surprise winner. He posted the best score in both rounds and won by four. ... Three members of the Fernie family finished in the Top 10: Defending champ Willie Fernie was runner-up; Willie's brother George and son Peter were seventh and ninth, respectively.

Final Scores

Jack Simpson78-82—160
Willie Fernie80-84—164
Douglas Rolland81-83—164
Willie Campbell84-85—169
Willie Park Jr.86-83—169
Ben Sayers83-87—170
Tom Dunn171
George Fernie171
Peter Fernie172
Jack Kirkaldy172
Matthew Allan173
Willie Dunn Jr.173
Tom Morris Sr.174
James O.F. Morris174
Jamie Anderson175
William Cosgrove178
a-William Doleman178
a-James Hunter179
David Grant180
George Strath183

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