The 1st Open | 1860 Prestwick

The very first Open Championship

The very first Open Championship took place at Prestwick on October 17, 1860.

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As a field of eight Scottish professionals battled it out over three 12-hole rounds, no one could possibly have foreseen just how big this Championship would one day become.

Old Tom Morris - the keeper of the greens at Prestwick - was the favourite to triumph, but The 1st Open was instead won by Willie Park Snr.