1861 - 1863 - 1861 – 1863


The evening before the 1861 event the Committee agrees the event should be open to all the world. Amateurs are admitted into the event, making it truly open. Tom Morris wins with a score of 163 with Willie Park runner-up 4 strokes behind.


Tom Morris defends his title with a score of 163 – 13 strokes ahead of Willie Park who, once again, is runner-up.


Prize money was introduced for the first time – £5 for the runner up, £3 for third place, and £2 for fourth (but no prize money to the winning professional!). Thirteen professionals competed. Once again it was a Morris/Park duel, with Park triumphing this time from his rival. His score was 168.