Old Tom Morris

Thomas Mitchell Morris, Sr. (16 June 1821 – 24 May 1908), otherwise known as Old Tom Morris, was a pioneer 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 was Tom Morris, Jr. (died 1875), best known as "Young Tom Morris."

Read more about Old Tom Morris:  Early Golf Career, Moves To Prestwick, Return To St Andrews, Competitive Highlights, Golf Course Design, Greenskeeping Innovations, Death

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