1880 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1880 British Open was the 20th time this major was played.

Winner: Bob Ferguson, 162

Where it was played: Musselburgh Links in Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland

Tournament dates: April 9, 1880

Leader after first round: Bob Ferguson and Peter Paxton, 81

Notable Notes: Bob Ferguson and Peter Paxton shared the lead following the morning 18 (two rounds over the 9-hole links), and they finished 1-2. But Ferguson pulled away from Paxton in the afternoon, winning by five. ... On his second hole of the tournament, Ferguson had to play off a road. His next shot struck a telegraph pole. An inauspicious beginning for a golfer who wound up winning three Opens in a row. ... The tournament featured a hole-in-one, which was even rarer in these days, by Andrew Kirkaldy during the third nine.

Final Scores

Bob Ferguson 81-81—162
Peter Paxton 84-83—167
Ned Cosgrove 82-86—168
David Brown 86-83—169
George Paxton 85-84—169
Bob Pringle 90-79—169
Andrew Kirkaldy 85-85—170
Willie Brown 87-84—171
David Grant 87-84—171
Tom Morris Sr. 87-88—175
Tom Arundel 86-93—179
Thomas Brown 90-89—179
Willie Campbell 88-91—179
J. Foreman 92-87—179
Willie Park Sr. 89-92—181
Willie Park Jr. 92-90—182
David Corstorphine 93-90—183
George Strath 87-96—183
Ben Sayers 91-93—184
Mungo Park 95-92—187
A. Brown 97-92—189
Robert Drummond 96-94—190
William Thomson 96-94—190
James Beveridge 94-97—191

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