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The Amazing and Surreal Story of the Open Golf Championship of 1876 – The Old Course, St Andrews

With the Open Championship taking place this week, we thought we’d post a story that captures the delightful daftness of the game of golf. The story we’ve chosen is the amazing and surreal climax to the 1876 Open. Since the tournament organisers forgot to book the Old Course so that they could hold the competition, it turned out to be a very memorable Open. Illustrated Sporting  & Dramatic News | 22 May 1936 As a result of not booking the course,

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