1901 - 1903 - 1901 – 1903


Prestwick hosts the first International professional golf match, played between Scotland and England.

Vardon competed in The Open against his doctor’s advice – it was 72 holes in two days – and, despite being overtaken by fatigue and exhaustion over the final nine holes, he won by six strokes from his brother, Tom, with a record low aggregate (by five strokes) of 300. Within months of this fourth success he was a patient in a sanitorium.