The Open – also known as the British Open – is the oldest golf tournament in the world that's still being played; and is the only Major outside the US. Its origins go back to 1856, when the idea of holding an open championship was first raised in Prestwick Golf Club, in Scotland. The tournament was to take place at a different course each year - on headlands, connecting the sea to fruitful arable land. Four year later they were ready to go. On 17 October 1860 the first championship took place on the 12-hole course in Prestwick. The money for the winner consisted of a leather belt with a silver buckle, which was won by Willie Park Senior as the very first winner, with 174 strokes. Once the winner's belt had passed to Young Tom Morris following his third win, the by now legendary "claret jug" - that silver-coloured challenge cup, which was once compared to a wine carafe - was introduced in 1872.