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
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Par 72
Length 6,421 yards (5,871 m)[1]
Field 66 players
Winner's share $300
United States Walter Hagen
290 (+2)
Midlothian  Country Club is located in the US
Midlothian  Country Club
Country Club
Location in the United States

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. 21-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


  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