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. That was despite carding a nine on his second hole of the tournament. ... 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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