1880 Open Championship

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1880 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates9 April 1880
LocationMusselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Course(s)Musselburgh Links
Field30 players[1]
Prize fundNot known
Winner's share£8
Scotland Bob Ferguson
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Musselburgh is located in Scotland
Location in Scotland

The 1880 Open Championship was the 20th Open Championship, held 9 April at Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland. Bob Ferguson won the Championship, by five strokes from runner-up Peter Paxton.

A number of players were absent because of the short notice given for the competition. Jamie Anderson, winner of the previous three Open Championships was amongst those that were missing. Good weather brought out many spectators. The Championship was played over four rounds of the nine-hole Musselburgh course.

Andrew Kirkaldy scored a hole-in-one at the eighth hole in his second round and almost repeated the feat in his third round.

After three rounds Bob Ferguson was tied for the lead with Peter Paxton with Ned Cosgrove only a shot behind. In the final round Ferguson scored 39 to Paxton's and Cosgrove's 44s to win by five strokes.

Final leaderboard[edit]


Friday, 9 April 1880

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Bob Ferguson  Scotland 40-41-42-39=162 £8
2 Peter Paxton  Scotland 81-86=167
3 Ned Cosgrove  Scotland 82-86=168
T4 David Brown  Scotland 86-83=169
George Paxton  Scotland 85-84=169
Bob Pringle  Scotland 90-79=169
7 Andrew Kirkaldy  Scotland 85-85=170
T8 Willie Brown  Scotland 87-84=171
Davie Grant  Scotland 87-84=171
10 Tom Morris Sr.  Scotland 87-88=175

Generally scores relate to first 18 holes and second 18 holes. Individual round scores mostly not recorded.


  1. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 152. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  2. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5.
  3. ^ "The Champion Cup Golf Match at Musselburgh". The Glasgow Herald. 10 April 1880. p. 7.

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