1884 Open Championship

1884 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 3 October 1884
Location Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s) Prestwick Golf Club
Field 28 players[1]
Prize fund £20
Winner's share £8
Scotland Jack Simpson
Location in Scotland

The 1884 Open Championship was the 24th Open Championship, held 3 October at Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Jack Simpson won the Championship by four strokes, ahead of runners-up Willie Fernie and Douglas Rolland.

This was the first Open Championship to be played at Prestwick after it had been extended from 12 to 18 holes in 1882. The contest was still over 36 holes but consisted of two 18-hole rounds rather than three 12-hole rounds.

Conditions were difficult with a strong wind. Simpson, one of the early starters, had the best score in both rounds and was the surprise winner. Fernie and Rolland were joint second and shared the second and third prizes.

Final leaderboard


Friday, 3 October 1884

1 Jack Simpson  Scotland 78-82=160 £8
T2 Willie Fernie  Scotland 80-84=164 £4
Douglas Rolland  Scotland 81-83=164
T4 Willie Campbell  Scotland 84-85=169 £1
Willie Park, Jr.  Scotland 86-83=169
6 Ben Sayers  Scotland 83-87=170 £1
T7 Tom Dunn  Scotland 171 10s
George Fernie  Scotland 171
T9 Peter Fernie  Scotland 172
Jack Kirkaldy  Scotland 172

Individual round scores are only known for the leading six players.


  1. "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 150. Retrieved 30 April 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 Golf Championship - Match for the championship at Prestwick". The Glasgow Herald. 4 October 1884. p. 7.

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