The 60th Open | 1925 Prestwick

Prestwick host 24th and final Open

The Open of 1925 was the final Championship to be played at Prestwick, its original home.

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The birthplace of The Open was no longer suitable for the ever-growing size of the event, which attracted 10,000 people to its final day in 1925.

Overcrowding proved a significant problem, particularly for Macdonald Smith, the Carnoustie-born player who held a five-stroke lead through 54 holes.

Distracted by the huge galleries, Smith slumped to an 82 in the final round and finished fourth, ensuring Jim Barnes - a Cornishman who had emigrated to America - would forever hold the honour of being the last Champion Golfer to be victorious at Prestwick.