1884 - 1887 - 1884 – 1887


For the first time a player from Carnoustie, Jack Simpson, an exceptionally long hitter, won the championship to end the monopoly enjoyed by players from Prestwick, St Andrews and Musselburgh. With a total of 160 he won by four strokes from the holder, Willie Fernie. This was the first Open played at Prestwick over the 18 hole course.


Willie Park Jnr of Musselburgh follows in his father’s footsteps by winning an Open at Prestwick. His score was 161.