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1922 U.S. Open (golf)

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Dates  July 14–15, 1922
Course(s)  Skokie Country Club
Format  Stroke play − 72 holes
Location  Glencoe, Illinois
Organized by  USGA
Par  70
1922 U.S. Open (golf)

The 1922 U.S. Open was the 26th U.S. Open, held July 14–15 at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. Gene Sarazen won the first of his seven major championships, one stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones.


Walter Hagen, the winner of the British Open three weeks earlier, shot a 68 to take a first-round lead over Black on Friday morning. In the second round that afternoon, Black shot a 71 to take a two-stroke lead over Bill Mehlhorn, with Hagen and Sarazen three off the lead.

Jones shot a 70 in the third round to take a share of the 54-hole lead with Mehlhorn, while Black shot 75 and was a shot back. The leaders, however, could not contend with Sarazen's brilliant play in the final round, recording a two-putt birdie on the finishing hole for a 68 and 288 total. Black needed to par the final two holes to force a playoff, but hit his tee shot on 17 out of bounds, leading to a double bogey. Needing an eagle on the par-5 18th to tie, Black's second shot landed ten feet (3 m) from the pin, but in a greenside bunker. When he failed to chip in, Sarazen clinched the title.

Sarazen, age 20, became the fourth American-born champion of the U.S. Open, joining John McDermott, Francis Ouimet, and Hagen. He won a second U.S. Open ten years later in 1932.

Past champions in the field


Final leaderboard

Saturday, July 15, 1922


(a) denotes amateur


Final round

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


1922 U.S. Open (golf) Wikipedia

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