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1888 Open Championship

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Dates  6, 8 October 1888
Field  52 players
Winner's share  £8
Location  St Andrews, Scotland
Prize fund  £20
1888 Open Championship
Course(s)  Old Course at St Andrews

The 1888 Open Championship was the 28th Open Championship, held 6 October at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Jack Burns won the Championship by a stroke from David Anderson, Jr. and Ben Sayers.

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Willie Campbell led after 18 holes for the third successive year and was the leader on 84 with Sayers on 85 and a group of four players on 86.

In the afternoon Sayers, in the first group, scored 87 and took an early lead on 172. Campbell made a number of mistakes and scored 90 for a total of 174. Sayers was then joined on 172 by David Anderson. Playing a few groups behind, Burns scored an 85 and took the lead on 171, a score none of the later players could match.

Burns's score for his first round had originally been added up to 87 but an R&A member noticed that it was added up incorrectly and the total was adjusted to 86, making Burns the champion.

Final leaderboard

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Saturday, 6 October 1888

Playoff

Monday, 8 October 1888

Anderson and Sayers played an 18-hole play-off two days later. Sayers won and took the second prize of £6, Anderson taking the third prize of £3.

References

1888 Open Championship Wikipedia


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