Andrew Strath

Andrew Strath - 3Strath was the only player to challenge the early dominance of Willie Park and Old & Young Tom Morris in The Open Championship, winning the belt in 1865 to become the only person other than Park or the Morris’s to have his name on the belt, before Young Tom made it his property ,with three successive wins, in 1870. Strath also finished second in The Open Championship in 1864, third in 1860 and fourth in 1863 & 1867.

When Tom Morris left Prestwick to return to St. Andrews in 1865, Andrew Strath succeeded him as keeper of the green at Prestwick, where he died of tuberculosis in 1868, aged 32. His grave can be found in the burial ground of the Auld Kirk, overlooking the present first green of the Prestwick course.