On this day: First British Open Golf Championship

On this day in 1860 the first British Open Golf Championship was held at the Prestwick Golf Club. Eight golfers vied for the title over a single day of competition comprising three rounds of the twelve-hole course. Willie Park Senior won the event and took home a handsome red leather belt sporting a grand silver buckle. A far cry from today’s event where the winner takes home close to a million pound and the famous claret jug.

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