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In Scotland, Scottish golfer Tom Morris wins the second ever Open Chanpionship

Tom Morris, Senior, photograph, circa 1890, detail
09/26/1861
At Prestwick in Ayrshire, forty year-old Scotsman Tom Morris, Senior won the second ever Open Golf Championship.  He had come second in the inaugural tournament the previous year. He went on to win the following year, by thirteen strokes, a record margin of victory in a major that stood for more than 140 years. His son, "Young Tom," later followed him as an Open champion, winning four times in a row before dying suddenly at age 24.  "Old Tom" died in 1908 and was buried at St. Andrews. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris, eds., Historical Dictionary of Golf (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011), 195. 

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