The 54th Open | 1914 Prestwick

Vardon raises the bar with unprecedented sixth title

More than 100 years have passed since Harry Vardon's final Open success, but his haul of six titles at golf's original Championship remains unmatched.

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Vardon got the better of his great friend and rival J.H. Taylor to secure the Claret Jug for a sixth time at Prestwick in 1914, in the last Open prior to the outbreak of World War I.

The feats of The Great Triumvirate had significantly raised the profile of the Championship and almost 10,000 people were on hand to watch Vardon and Taylor go head-to-head for Open glory one last time.