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10 Best Shots In British Open History

July 2011

There have been many memorable moments in the first 139 British Opens -- here are the favorites of Golf World's editors and writers

Young Tom Morris

Young Tom Morris, 1870: First hole, first round

Using hickory shafts and a guttie ball at Prestwick in what was already the 11th Open, Morris made a 3 on the 578-yard hole, holing a shot of about 200 yards from the fairway. Assuming a par of 6, Morris made what is believed to be the first double eagle. He would eventually win by 12 strokes.
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