1866 Open Championship

The 1866 Open Championship was the seventh Open Championship and was held on 13 September at Prestwick Golf Club. Willie Park, Sr. won the championship for the third time, by two shots from his brother Davie Park. There were 16 competitors.

1866 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates13 September 1866
LocationPrestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s)Prestwick Golf Club
Field16 players
Prize fund£11
Winner's share£6
Scotland Willie Park, Sr.
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Played in a strong wind Willie Park was in the first group out and set the pace with a score of 54. Defending champion, Andrew Strath and Davie Park were four behind, scoring 58. Willie Park extended his lead to five stokes after the second round. Despite a final round of 59 Willie Park set a useful target of 169. Davie Park's final round of 56 gave him a total of 171 and second place. Robert Andrew was third, a further five strokes behind.[1]

Final leaderboardEdit


Thursday, 13 September 1866

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Willie Park, Sr.   Scotland 54-56-59=169 £6
2 Davie Park   Scotland 58-57-56=171 £3
3 Robert Andrew   Scotland 58-59-59=176 £2
4 Tom Morris, Sr.   Scotland 61-58-59=178
5 Bob Kirk   Scotland 60-62-58=180
6 Andrew Strath   Scotland 61-61-60=182
T7 John Allan   Scotland 60-63-60=183
William Doleman (a)   Scotland 60-60-63=183
9 Tom Morris, Jr.   Scotland 63-60-64=187
10 Willie Dunn, Sr.   Scotland 64-63-62=189


  1. ^ "Willie Park Wins His Third Open Title". Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  2. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. Vol. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5.

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