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St. Andrews tops list of Open courses

Originally Published: July 9, 2010
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

His talents were many, including ball maker, "keeper of the green" and champion golfer.

Whether Tom Morris Sr. was a visionary is impossible to know, but it's a good bet -- a popular pastime in St. Andrews -- that he had nary an inkling of what was to become of golf's first "championship."

Morris was one of eight participants in the inaugural Open Championship in 1860, losing by two shots to rival Willie Park, at a time when stroke-play golf was rare and one-man or two-man ...

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