1914 U.S. Open (golf)

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1914 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates August 20–21, 1914
Location Midlothian, Illinois
Course(s) Midlothian Country Club
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,421 yards (5,871 m)[1]
Field 66 players
Winner's share $300
Champion
United States Walter Hagen
290 (+2)

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. Twenty-one-year-old Walter Hagen held off amateur Chick Evans by a single stroke to win the first of his two U.S. Open titles.[1] 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,[2] 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[edit]

Friday, August 21, 1914

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Walter Hagen  United States 68-74-75-73=290 +2 300
2 Chick Evans (a)  United States 76-74-71-70=291 +3 0
T3 Fred McLeod  Scotland 78-73-75-71=297 +9 125
George Sargent  England 74-77-74-72=297
T5 Mike Brady  United States 78-72-74-74=298 +10 75
James Donaldson  Scotland 72-79-74-73=298
Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 69-76-75-78=298 0
8 Louis Tellier  France 72-75-74-78=299 +11 60
T9 John McDermott  United States 77-74-74-75=300 +12 45
Arthur Smith 79-73-76-72=300
(a) denotes amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hagen captures Open golf title". Milwaukee Sentinel. August 22, 1914. p. 8. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hagen leads field in national meet". Milwaukee Sentinel. August 21, 1914. p. 5. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 41°37′52″N 87°44′46″W / 41.631°N 87.746°W / 41.631; -87.746