1883 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1883 British Open was the 23rd time this major was played. The golfer trying for four wins in a row came up just short.

Winner: Willie Fernie, 158

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

Tournament dates: Nov. 16-17, 1883

Leader after first round: Willie Fernie, 75

Notable Notes: Bob Ferguson, winner of the three previous Opens, trailed Willie Fernie by three strokes following the morning 18. But Ferguson caught Fernie in the afternoon, and the two shared the lead at the end of the scheduled 36 holes on 158. ... They had a 36-hole playoff the next day, which Fernie won by a single stroke, shooting 81-77 (158) to Ferguson's 82-77 (159). ... Ferguson led by one going to the last hole, but Fernie hit his tee ball to four feet and made the putt. He won when Ferguson missed his putt and took four.

Final Scores

Willie Fernie75-83—158
Bob Ferguson78-80—158
Willie Brown83-77—160
Bob Pringle79-82—161
Willie Campbell80-83—163
George Paxton80-83—163
Ben Sayers81-83—164
Willie Park Jr.77-88—165
Willie Dunn Jr.85-81—166
Ben Campbell81-86—167
Old Tom Morris86-81—167
Peter Paxton85-82—167
Douglas Rolland82-85—167
Thomas Grossert82-86—168
Frank Park84-85—169
William Cosgrove79-91—170
Tom Dunn87-84—171
Jack Simpson90-81—171
a-George Millar80-92—172
a-David Leitch88-86—174
Tom Arundel87-88—175
Willie Park Sr.94-82—176
William Thomson90-87—177
David Brown88-91—179
David Grant Sr.89-90—179
David Corstorphine88-93—181
Mungo Park93-89—182
Robert Tait89-94—183
George Strath91-93—184
a-David Baldie92-93—185
John Lambert96-90—186
Alexander Brown96-91—187

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