1867 British Open: Last Win for Old Tom

The 1867 British Open was the eighth one played, and also the eighth one played over the 12-hole links at Prestwick. As with each preceding Open, the golfers played 36 holes total, three rounds of 12 holes each.

Winner: Tom Morris Sr., 170

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

Tournament dates: Sept. 26, 1867

Leader after first round: a-William Doleman, 55

Leader after second round: Tom Morris Sr., 112

Notable Notes: Old Tom Morris became the first 4-time Open winner here, meaning to this point Morris had won half the Opens played.

An amateur, William Doleman was the leader after the first round, the first time any amateur had held the lead in this tournament. Young Tom Morris wound up fourth, his best showing to date.

Final Scores

Tom Morris Sr. 58-54-58—170
Willie Park Sr. 58-56-58—172
Andrew Strath 61-57-56—174
Tom Morris Jr. 58-59-58—175
Bob Kirk 57-60-60—177
a-William Doleman 55-66-57—178
Robert Andrew 56-58-65—179
William Dow 62-57-65—184
a-T. Hunter 62-60-62—184
Willie Dunn Sr. 64-63-62—189

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