1904 U.S. Open (golf)

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1904 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates July 8–9, 1904
Location Golf, Illinois
Course(s) Glen View Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Length 6,266 yards (5,730 m)
Field 69, 47 after cut
Cut 174
Winner's share $200
Champion
Scotland Willie Anderson
303
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Glen ViewClub is located in the US
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Location in the United States
Glen ViewClub is located in Illinois
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Location in Illinois

The 1904 U.S. Open was the tenth U.S. Open, held July 8–9 at Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago.[1] Defending champion Willie Anderson won the third of his four U.S. Open titles, five strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls.[2][3]

Anderson shared the lead with Stewart Gardner at 75 on Friday morning, but a 78 in the afternoon dropped him two behind after 36 holes.[4] In the third round on Saturday morning, Fred Mackenzie shot 74 to take a two-stroke lead over Anderson and Gardner after 54 holes. Mackenzie and Gardner fell back in the afternoon; Mackenzie's 80 took him down to third and Gardner's 85 dropped him to sixth. Anderson had 72 for the lowest round in U.S. Open history, and his 303 also established a new championship low. Nicholls posted a 73 in the final round to finish ascend the leaderboard to second place.[2][3]

Anderson was the first to successfully defend a U.S. Open title, and he would become the first to win three straight the following year, yet to be equaled.

For the first time, the U.S. Open adopted a cut after 36 holes, eliminating those more than fifteen shots behind tenth place.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
Willie Anderson  Scotland 1901, 1903 75 78 78 72 303 1
Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 1902 80 81 75 78 314 T4
James Foulis  Scotland 1896 83 74 78 82 317 9
Horace Rawlins  England 1895 79 76 86 81 322 14

Source:[2][3]

Did not play: Harry Vardon (1900), Willie Smith (1899), Fred Herd (1898), Joe Lloyd (1897).

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Friday, July 8, 1904 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
T1 Willie Anderson  Scotland

75

Stewart Gardner  Scotland
3 Fred Mackenzie  Scotland 76
4 Jack Hobens  Scotland 77
T5 Percy Barrett  England 78
Alex Smith  Scotland
George Thomson
T8 David Foulis  Scotland 79
Horace Rawlins  England
T10 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 80
John Campbell
Bernard Nicholls  England
Gilbert Nicholls  England
Donald Ross  Scotland

Source:[3][4]

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 8, 1904 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score
1 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 75-76=151
2 Willie Anderson  Scotland 75-78=153
T3 Fred Mackenzie  Scotland 76-79=155
Horace Rawlins  England 79-76=155
5 Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-76=156
T6 Percy Barrett  England 78-79=157
James Foulis  Scotland 83-74=157
Bernard Nicholls  England 80-77=157
T9 Jack Hobens  Scotland 77-82=159
Alex Smith  Scotland 78-81=159

Source:[3][4]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 9, 1904 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 Fred Mackenzie  Scotland 76-79-74=229
T2 Willie Anderson  Scotland 75-78-78=231
Stewart Gardner  Scotland 75-76-80=231
T4 James Foulis  Scotland 83-74-78=235
Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-76-79=235
T6 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 80-81-75=236
Percy Barrett  England 78-79-79=236
Bernard Nicholls  England 80-77-79=236
9 Jack Hobens  Scotland 77-82-80=239
T10 David Robertson 82-78-80=240
Donald Ross  Scotland 80-82-78=240
Robert Simpson  Scotland 82-82-76=240

Source:[2][3]

Final round[edit]

Saturday, July 9, 1904 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Willie Anderson  Scotland 75-78-78-72=303 200
2 Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-76-79-73=308 150
3 Fred Mackenzie  Scotland 76-79-74-80=309 125
T4 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 80-81-75-78=314 90
Bernard Nicholls  England 80-77-79-78=314
T6 Percy Barrett  England 78-79-79-80=316 53
Stewart Gardner  Scotland 75-76-80-85=316
Robert Simpson  Scotland 82-82-76-76=316
9 James Foulis  Scotland 83-74-78-82=317 30
10 Donald Ross  Scotland 80-82-78-78=318 25

Source:[2][3]

Amateurs: C. Egan (329), Hunter (331), Edwards (332), Phelps (348), Clingman (349), W. Egan (363)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expert golfers to begin play". Chicago Daily Tribune. July 8, 1904. p. 9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Anderson again champion". Chicago Sunday Tribune. July 10, 1904. p. 1, sec. 2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). "The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of The Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008". p. 208. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Easterners lead in golf tourney". Chicago Daily Tribune. July 9, 1904. p. 10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°03′36″N 87°46′52″W / 42.060°N 87.781°W / 42.060; -87.781