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1922 Open Championship

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Dates  22–23 June 1922
Field  80 players
Prize fund  £200
Location  Sandwich, England
Cut  none
1922 Open Championship
Course(s)  Royal St George's Golf Club

The 1922 Open Championship was the 57th Open Championship, played 22–23 June at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Walter Hagen became the first American-born winner of the Open Championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan. It was the first of Hagen's four Open Championships and the fourth of his eleven major titles.


Qualifying took place on 19–20 June. Entries played 18 holes at St. George's and 18 holes at Prince's. The top 80 and ties qualified. The qualifying score was 161 and exactly 80 players qualified. Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood led the qualifiers on 147.

Hagen, the winner over Barnes in the PGA Championship finals in 1921, was the 36-hole leader at 149, two strokes ahead of Duncan, Barnes, and five-time champion J.H. Taylor. In the third round, defending champion Jock Hutchison shot 73 and moved to the lead, one shot ahead of Taylor and Jean Gassiat, and two shots over Hagen and Barnes. Despite a seven on the fourth hole, Hutchison carded a 36 on the front nine of the final round, but a 40 on the final nine led to a 76 and a fourth-place finish. Hagen and Barnes battled for the championship, but Barnes' 73 was one off Hagen's 72, his lowest round of the championship. Duncan, the 1920 champion, shot an 81 in the third round and fell six strokes back into a tie for tenth, then rebounded with a 69 in the afternoon to climb the leaderboard and tie Barnes for second. Taylor and Gassiat shot high scores in the final round and dropped to sixth and seventh, respectively.

For the final time, two members of the Great Triumvirate finished in the top-10 at the Open Championship; Taylor, age 51, finished sixth and six-time champion Harry Vardon, age 52, tied for eighth.

First day leaderboard

Thursday, 22 June 1922

Final leaderboard


Friday, 23 June 1922


1922 Open Championship Wikipedia

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