Mungo Park (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Mungo Park, Sr.|
22 October 1836|
19 June 1904 67) (aged|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||Won: 1874|
He was born 22 October 1836 to James Park (1797–1873) and his wife Euphemia Park née Kerr (1806–1860) at Quarry Houses in Musselburgh, which was to become one of the three towns that shared hosting responsibilities for The Open Championship through the 1870s and 1880s. He learned golf as a boy, but then spent 20 years as a seaman.
After his career as a seaman concluded he returned to his home town in the early 1870s and won the 1874 Open Championship on the Musselburgh Links. His winning score was 159 for 36 holes. He spent his later life working as a teacher, golf course designer and clubmaker. Park would go on to post four more top-10 finishes in The Open Championship between 1875 and 1881.
Golf course design
Park was the first club professional at Alnmouth Golf Club and it is believed by those associated with the club that he was also responsible for the design of the course.
Park's brother Willie and his nephew Willie Park, Jr. both won The Open Championship. Mungo Park had a nephew, Mungo Park, Jr., who was Wille, Jr's younger brother, who was also a professional golfer. Mungo, Jr. spent some time in Argentina and won the Argentine Open three times, in 1905, 1907 and 1912.
|Year||Championship||18 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1874||The Open Championship||4 shot lead||75-84=159||2 strokes||Tom Morris, Jr.|
|The Open Championship||1||3||T4||7||17||DNP||20||T9||DNP||27||DNP||WD||T33|
Note: Park played only in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- "1874 Mungo Park". The Open. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- 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.
- "Deaths in the District of Inveresk and Musselburgh in the County of Edinburgh". Statutory Deaths 689/00 0124. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 15 February 2015. (subscription required (. ))