ON THIS DAY: September 14

ON THIS DAY: September 14

ON THIS DAY IN TEENAGE HISTORY (1868), seventeen-year-old Tom Morris Jr. made the first-ever recorded hole in one on the eighth hole of the British Open. Morris went on to win the tournament by a staggering 13 strokes. He won the event two more times before turning twenty — in 1870 he had a 36-hole score of 149 that wouldn’t be matched for three decades. Morris took a fourth straight British Open in 1872 after the event had been canceled in 1871. In 1875 Morris lost his wife and newborn baby when they died during childbirth. Four months later, on Christmas Day, he suffered a heart attack and died at age twenty-four.

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