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A historic putter used by Young Tom Morris when he won his last Open Championship in 1872 is going under the hammer and is set to fetch a world record £80,000!

The golden thornwood putter was made by famed Scottish clubmaker Hugh Phelp and was presented to Kendal GC by the Cumbrian club's former three-times captain Fred Watson on his retirement in 1950.

It will be up for grabs at Bonhams golfing memorabilia sale in Edinburgh on July 13 and with an estimate of £50-£80,000 it should be the main attraction.

Young Tom Morris wielded it with great effect to clinch the 1872 Open at Prestwick  when he defeated David Straith by three shots.