1913 U.S. Open (golf)

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1913 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates September 18–20, 1913
Location Brookline, Massachusetts
Course(s) The Country Club
Statistics
Par 74
Field 66 players, 54 after cut
Cut 166 (+18)
Winner's share ($300)
Champion
United States Francis Ouimet (a)
304 (+8)
1913 winner Francis Ouimet holding a horseshoe; with Eddie Lowery his 10-year-old caddy, with a white towel around his neck
Harry Vardon at the 1913 U.S. Open
Fred McLeod and Harry Vardon at the 1913 U.S. Open

The 1913 U.S. Open was the 19th U.S. Open, held September 18–20 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb southwest of Boston. Amateur Francis Ouimet, age 20, won his only U.S. Open title in an 18-hole playoff, five strokes ahead of Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.

Play[edit]

The first two rounds were played Thursday and the final two rounds on Friday. At the end of regulation, there was a three-way tie.[1] Ouimet defeated Vardon and Ray in a Saturday playoff round. Ouimet won with a score of 72 (–2), Vardon was second with 77, and Ray came in third with a 78. It was widely hailed as a stunning upset over the strongly-favored Britons and increased the popularity of the game in the United States.

Ouimet's victory was the first of eight times an amateur won the U.S. Open; Bobby Jones won four and the last was Johnny Goodman in 1933.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Friday, September 19, 1913

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 77-74-74-79=304 +8 Playoff
Harry Vardon  Jersey 75-72-78-79=304
Ted Ray  Jersey 79-70-76-79=304
T4 Walter Hagen  United States 73-78-76-80=307 +11 78
Jim Barnes  England 74-76-78-79=307
Macdonald Smith  Scotland 71-79-80-77=307
Louis Tellier  France 76-76-79-76=307
8 John McDermott  United States 74-79-77-78=308 +12 50
9 Herbert Strong  England 75-74-82-79=310 +14 40
10 Pat Doyle Ireland Ireland 78-80-73-80=311 +15 30
(a) - amateur

Playoff[edit]

Saturday, September 20, 1913

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 72 –2 0
2 Harry Vardon  Jersey 77 +3 300
3 Ted Ray  Jersey 78 +4 150

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ouimet Ties Great English Golfers. Twenty-Year-Old Schoolboy's Wonderful Performance in National Open Golf". The New York Times. September 20, 1913. Retrieved January 2, 2011. "An American youth, Francis Ouimet, a stripling scarcely out of his teens, carved a niche for himself in international sporting history here to-day when he tied with England's famous professional golfers, Harry Vardon and Edward Ray, in the final round of the national open championship." 

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Coordinates: 42°18′54″N 71°08′53″W / 42.315°N 71.148°W / 42.315; -71.148