1906 U.S. Open (golf)

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1906 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 28–29, 1906
Location Lake Forest, Illinois
Course(s) Onwentsia Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Length 6,107 yards (5,584 m)
Field 66, 55 after cut
Cut 171
Winner's share $300
Champion
Scotland Alex Smith
295
Onwentsia Club is located in the US
Onwentsia Club
Onwentsia Club
Location in the United States

The 1906 U.S. Open was the 12th U.S. Open, held June 28–29 at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. Alex Smith won the first of his two U.S. Open titles, seven strokes ahead of runner-up Willie Smith, his younger brother and the 1899 champion.

Willie Anderson, three-time defending champion and club pro at Onwentsia, was the heavy favorite entering the tournament. He trailed Alex Smith by two-strokes through 36-holes and by three after the third round, but an 84 in the final round dropped him back to 5th place. Smith posted rounds of 73-74-73-75 for a total of 295, a new tournament record and the first sub-300 winning score. Not only did his brother Willie finish in second, his brother-in-law James Maiden tied for third.

For the first time, no player from the inaugural U.S. Open in 1895 played in the tournament. Horace Rawlins, the winner of the first tournament, had played in every U.S. Open since then but did not play this year.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Friday, June 29, 1906

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Alex Smith  Scotland 73-74-73-75=295 300
2 Willie Smith  Scotland 73-81-74-74=302 150
T3 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 76-78-75-76=305 90
James Maiden  Scotland 80-73-77-75=305
5 Willie Anderson  Scotland 73-76-74-84=307 70
6 Alex Ross  Scotland 76-79-75-80=310 60
7 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 80-76-77-78=311 50
T8 Chandler Egan (a)  United States 79-78-76-80=313 0
Gilbert Nicholls  England 76-81-77-79=313 40
10 Jack Hobens  Scotland 75-84-76-79=314 30
(a) denotes amateur

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Coordinates: 42°14′35″N 87°50′38″W / 42.243°N 87.844°W / 42.243; -87.844