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Tom Morris, Sr. (18211908), otherwise known as "Old Tom Morris" was one of the pioneers of professional golf. He was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the "home of golf" and location of the St Andrews Links and died there as well. His son Tom Morris, Jr. (d. 1875), best-known as "Young Tom Morris", was also a champion golfer. Image File history File links Old Tom Morris. ... Image File history File links Old Tom Morris. ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the sport. ... Named after Saint Andrew the Apostle, the Royal Burgh of St Andrews (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, and the home of golf. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Motto: (Eng: No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by... St Andrews Links in the city of St Andrews, Scotland, is regarded as the home of golf.It is the oldest course in the world. ... Young Tom Morris wearing the Championship Belt Tom Morris, Jr. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Morris was an apprentice to Allan Robertson, generally regarded as the first professional golfer. He worked as a greenskeeper, clubmaker and course designer, as well as playing tournament golf. He came second in the first Open Championship in 1860, and won the following year. He followed this up with further victories in 1862, 1864 and 1867. He still holds records as the oldest winner of The Open Championship at 46. Also he was part of the only father/son couple being winner and runner-up. Allan Robertson (1815 – 1859) was a golf player, considered one of the first professional golfers. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ...


Courses which Morris played a role in designing include Muirfield, Prestwick, Carnoustie and Rosapenna links in Ireland. Muirfield is a golf course in Scotland which is one of the rotation of courses used for The Open Championship. ... Prestwick Golf Club is located in the town of Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. ... Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland is a small town (pop. ...


There is a road in St Andrews, Fife named after him, and the 18th hole at St Andrews golf course is named after the golfer in memory of his commitment to the course, and to golf in general.


Tom Morris was also the father of modern Greens-Keeping. He introduced the concept of top-dressing greens and introduced many novel ideas on turf and course management, including actively managing hazards (in the past, bunkers and the like were largely left to their own devices, becoming truly "hazardous"). In course design he standardized the golf course length at 18 holes (St. Andrews had at one time been 23 holes), and introduced the concept of each nine holes returning to the club house. He also introduced the modern idea of placing hazards so that the golf ball could be routed around them. Before his times hazards were thought of as obstacles that either had to be carried or were there to punish a wayward ball.


Old Tom Morris had the biggest margin of victory of 13 strokes in 1862.


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otherwise known as "Old Tom Morris" was one of the pioneers of professional golf.
Morris was an apprentice to Allan Robertson, generally regarded as the first professional golfer.
He still holds records as the oldest winner of The Open Championship at 46, and for the largest winning margin in the tournament, at 13 strokes in 1862.
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