1905 U.S. Open (golf)

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1905 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates September 21–22, 1905
Location South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Course(s) Myopia Hunt Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Field 78, 57 after cut
Cut 175
Winner's share $200
Champion
Scotland Willie Anderson
314
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Myopia   Hunt Club is located in Massachusetts
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The 1905 U.S. Open was the 11th U.S. Open, held September 21–22 at Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, northeast of Boston. Willie Anderson won his third consecutive U.S. Open title, and his record fourth overall, two strokes ahead of runner-up Alex Smith.[1][2]

Smith was the co-leader with Stewart Gardner at 156 after the first 36 holes on Thursday.[3] Following the third round on Friday morning, Smith led Anderson by a shot, but a third consecutive 80 in the afternoon dropped him to second place. Five strokes back after the second round, Anderson closed with 76 and 77 for 314, two strokes ahead of Smith. Scoring conditions at Myopia were very difficult; the lowest score posted was 75, by 1897 champion Joe Lloyd in the opening round. His next best was 83 in the third round.

Anderson's feat of three consecutive U.S. Open titles remains unmatched, while his four wins were later equaled by three others: Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus. Anderson played in the next five editions with three top-five finishes and was eleventh in his last appearance in 1910; he died four months later at age 31.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
Willie Anderson  Scotland 1901, 1903, 1904 81 80 76 77 314 1
Willie Smith  Scotland 1899 86 81 76 83 326 T11
Joe Lloyd  England 1897 75 86 83 84 328 T16
Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 1902 85 82 79 86 332 24
Horace Rawlins  England 1895 84 90 78 88 340 T37

Source:[1][2]

Did not play: Harry Vardon (1900), Fred Herd (1898), James Foulis (1896).

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, September 22, 1905 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 Joe Lloyd  England 75
2 Alex Smith  Scotland 76
3 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 78
T4 Peter Robertson  Scotland 79
Alec Ross  Scotland
T6 Fred McLeod  Scotland 80
James Maiden  Scotland
Bernard Nicholls  England
Harry Turpie  Scotland
T10 Willie Anderson  Scotland 81
Percy Barrett  England
Fred Mackenzie  Scotland
John Mackie
Tom McNamara  United States
Bob Peebles  United States
Arthur Smith
Walter Travis (a)  United States
George Turnbull  Scotland
Bert Way  England

Source:[2][3]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, September 22, 1905 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score
T1 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 78-78=156
Alex Smith  Scotland 76-80=156
T3 Alex Campbell  Scotland 82-76=158
Gilbert Nicholls  England 82-76=158
Arthur Smith 81-77=158
6 Peter Robertson  Scotland 79-80=159
7 Tom McNamara  United States 81-79=160
T8 Willie Anderson  Scotland 81-80=161
Percy Barrett  England 81-80=161
Joe Lloyd  England 75-86=161
Walter Travis (a)  United States 81-80=161

Source:[2][3]

Third round[edit]

Friday, September 22, 1905 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 Alex Smith  Scotland 76-80-80=236
2 Willie Anderson  Scotland 81-80-76=237
T3 Percy Barrett  England 81-80-77=238
Alex Campbell  Scotland 82-76-80=238
Arthur Smith 81-77-80=238
6 Peter Robertson  Scotland 79-80-81=240
T7 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 78-78-85=241
Walter Travis (a)  United States 81-80-80=241
T9 George Cumming  Scotland 85-82-75=242
Gilbert Nicholls  England 82-76-84=242

Source:[1][2]

Final round[edit]

Friday, September 22, 1905 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Willie Anderson  Scotland 81-80-76-77=314 200
2 Alex Smith  Scotland 76-80-80-80=316 150
T3 Percy Barrett  England 81-80-77-79=317 113
Peter Robertson  Scotland 79-80-81-77=317
5 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 78-78-85-77=318 80
6 Alex Campbell  Scotland 82-76-80-81=319 70
T7 Jack Hobens  Scotland 82-80-81-78=321 45
Gilbert Nicholls  England 82-76-84-79=321
9 George Cumming  Scotland 85-82-75-81=323 30
10 Arthur Smith 81-77-80-86=324 25

Source:[1][2]

Amateurs: Lockwood (325), Travis (325).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anderson wins title". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 23, 1905. p. 6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f 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. 
  3. ^ a b c "Eastern golfers get low scores". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 22, 1905. p. 6. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°36′32″N 70°51′32″W / 42.609°N 70.859°W / 42.609; -70.859