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Willie Park, Sr. wins the first British Open by shooting 174 over 36 holes

Willie Park, Sr.
10/17/1860
The first Open Championship was played at the Prestwick Golf Club at Ayr in Scotland.  Eight Scottish professionals entered and played 36 holes in a single day.  Willie Park, senior was the first winner, shooting a 174.  The championship was opened to amateurs as well as professionals the following year.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Francis Murray, The British Open: A Twentieth Century History of Golf's Greatest Championship (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000), 11.

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