The 33rd Open | 1893 Prestwick

Auchterlonie wins 33rd Open

Willie Auchterlonie won The Open at Prestwick in 1893 and remains the last professional player based in St Andrews to secure the Claret Jug.

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Although fellow St Andrews native Sandy Herd triumphed in 1902 and the Champion of 1921, Jock Hutchison, was born in the town, neither of those players were working as pros in St Andrews at the time of their respective triumphs.

The Auchterlonie family's extensive ties to St Andrews endure to this day, with their famed golf shop situated just around the corner from the 18th green at the Old Course.