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1910 U.S. Open (golf)

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Dates  June 18–20, 1910
Format  Stroke play − 72 holes
Organized by  USGA
Par  73
1910 U.S. Open (golf)
Location  Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
Course(s)  Philadelphia Cricket Club

The 1910 U.S. Open was the 16th U.S. Open, held June 18–20 at Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, a suburb north of Philadelphia. Alex Smith prevailed in an 18-hole playoff over his brother Macdonald Smith and 18-year-old American John McDermott to win his second U.S. Open title.


Alex Smith opened with a pair of 76s to take the 36-hole lead on Thursday by two shots ahead of John McDermott, Gilbert Nicholls, Fred McLeod, and Tom Anderson. Smith carded a 79 in the third round on Friday morning that left him two behind McDermott, who shot a 75. In the final round, McDermott was the first to finish and posted another 75 and a 298 total. Macdonald Smith, Alex's younger brother, shot a 71 that also placed him at 298. McLeod had a chance to also post 298 after driving the 18th hole, but his putt for a 2 stayed out and he finished a shot back. Alex Smith also drove the green at the last needing only a two-putt to win, but he missed from 18 inches and tied with McDermott and his brother. Alex was not fazed by the near-miss in the playoff, shooting a 71 to beat McDermott by four and Macdonald by six.

McDermott won the next two U.S. Open titles, becoming both the youngest champion in tournament history as well as the first American-born winner. Four-time U.S. Open champion Willie Anderson played in his final U.S. Open here and finished in 11th place; he died four months later of epilepsy at age 31.

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Sunday, June 19, 1910


Monday, June 20, 1910


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