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David Joy – Willie Park Sr. The First Open Champion

David Joy – Willie Park Sr. The First Open Champion

David Joy – Willie Park Sr. The First Open Champion Willie Park, Sr. was the first Open Champion. Born in Musselburgh, he was a rising star in golf by the age of 20 after starting out as a caddie and rising through the ranks. Since equipment was costly, Park used a curved stick as a

Early History

St Andrews notables with Tom Morris, Allan Robertson and Willie Dunn, 1850sStroll the links of the legends.  Explore the early champions, courses, equipment, and lifestyle through rare photographs, exclusive videos and stories, all interactive with social media. Discover the major champions of the early history of the game – from the first Open Championship in

Three-time Open Champion Henry Cotton served in the Royal Air Force during World War II

Unlike many professionals of his day who came from humble origins, three-time Open Champion Henry Cotton was born into an upper middle-class English family. He found his way to golf at the age of 13 after abandoning cricket. At 17, Cotton turned professional. After tying for 7th at St Andrews in 1933 and several other

Gary Player boasted three Open Championships among his nine majors

After winning his first Open Championship in 1959 at Muirfield, followed by a Masters title, a PGA Championship and a U.S. Open in the 1960s, South African golf legend Gary Player faced one of the strongest Open Championship fields ever assembled at Carnoustie in 1968. Read More

Muirfield – Host of The 2013 Open Championship

Located in East Lothian, Scotland, Muirfield was the site of the 2013 Open Championship won by Phil Mickelson. Home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, who relocated there from Musselburgh in 1891 to play on a course laid out by Old Tom Morris, Muirfield previously hosted the Open 15 times. One of the most