On this week in sports history:
In 1869, at the young age of 18, Tom Morris Jr, a Scottish professional golfer, shot a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club during the 10th British Gold Open. He is considered one of the pioneers of professional golf, and was the first young prodigy in golf history.
In 1897, Thomas Ray becomes the youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11’ 2½” at the age of 17.
In 1906, 19 year-old Kaarlo Nieminen, won the 1st Finnish Marathon with a time of 2:44:20.