1875 - 1878 - 1875 – 1878


This was the fourth and last victory for Willie Park, 15 years after his first in the inaugural championship. His aggregate was 166 and he won by two strokes from Bob Martin of St Andrews, who was to win the following year, and by five strokes from his younger brother Mungo, who was the defending champion.


This was the second of three wins in a row by Jamie Anderson of St Andrews. He gained his victory with a spectacular finish. Believing he needed 4-4-3-5 to win, he finished 3-4-1-5, holing a full iron shot at the 9th, an across-the-green putt at the 10th, and his tee shot at the 11th, yet only won by two strokes.