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1914 U.S. Open (golf)

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Dates  August 20–21, 1914
Organized by  USGA
Par  72
Location  Midlothian, Illinois
Format  Stroke play − 72 holes
1914 U.S. Open (golf)
Course(s)  Midlothian Country Club

The 1914 U.S. Open was the 20th U.S. Open, held August 20–21 at Midlothian Country Club in Midlothian, Illinois, a suburb southwest of Chicago. 21-year-old Walter Hagen held off amateur Chick Evans by a single stroke to win the first of his two U.S. Open titles. It was the first of Hagen's eleven major championships.

Hagen opened the tournament with a U.S. Open record 68, a stroke ahead of defending champion Francis Ouimet. He led Tom McNamara by a shot after 36 holes, then took a two-stroke lead over McNamara into the final round, with Ouimet three back. McNamara and Ouimet, however, fell back with rounds of 83 and 78, respectively. That left the hard-charging Evans as the last player capable of catching Hagen. Evans needed a 2 on the 18th to tie, but his chip from the edge of the green came up just short. Hagen birdied the 18th for the fourth consecutive round, a feat unmatched by any U.S. Open champion before or since, and prevailed by one over Evans. Evans' 141 total over the final 36-holes set a new U.S. Open record, but it would be broken just two years later.

John McDermott, two-time U.S. Open champion, finished in ninth place in his final U.S. Open appearance, despite being just 22 years old.

Final leaderboard

Friday, August 21, 1914

(a) denotes amateur

References

1914 U.S. Open (golf) Wikipedia


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