1907 U.S. Open (golf)

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1907 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 20–21, 1907
Location Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Philadelphia Cricket Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Field 73, 51 after cut
Cut 169
Winner's share $300
Champion
Scotland Alec Ross
302
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The 1907 U.S. Open was the thirteenth U.S. Open, held June 20–21 at Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, a neighborhood of northwest Philadelphia. Alec Ross posted four sub-80 rounds to win his only major title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls.[1][2]

After the first 36 holes on Thursday, Ross owned a one-shot lead over Jack Hobens,[3] who recorded the first hole-in-one in U.S. Open history in the second round.

Hobens led Nicholls by one after the third round on Friday morning, but an 85 in the afternoon dropped him to fourth. Ross began the round two behind Hobens and shot a 76 to prevail by two over Nicholls, who shot 79. Ross' older brother Donald, the famed golf course architect, finished tenth.[1][2]

Defending champion Alex Smith opted to play in the Open Championship in England, held on the same two days at Hoylake.[4]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 1902 77 77 83 76 313 T11
Willie Anderson  Scotland 1901, 1903,
1904, 1905
81 77 81 77 316 15
Horace Rawlins  England 1895 82 76 83 83 324 T26

Source:[2]

Did not play: Alex Smith (1906), Harry Vardon (1900), Willie Smith (1899),
                     Fred Herd (1898), Joe Lloyd (1897), James Foulis (1896).

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 20, 1907 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 David Brown  Scotland 75
T2 Mike Brady  United States 76
James Campbell  Scotland
Jack Hobens  Scotland
Bernard Nicholls  England
Alec Ross  Scotland
T7 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 77
David Hunter
T9 Alex Campbell  Scotland 78
John Campbell
George Low  Scotland

Source:[2][3]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, June 20, 1907 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score
1 Alec Ross  Scotland 76-74=150
2 Jack Hobens  Scotland 76-75=151
T3 Alex Campbell  Scotland 78-74=152
Bernard Nicholls  England 76-76=152
David Hunter 77-75=152
T6 Mike Brady  United States 76-77=153
Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-73=153
David Robertson 81-77=153
T9 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 77-77=154
George Low  Scotland 78-76=154

Source:[2][3]

Third round[edit]

Friday, June 21, 1907 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 Jack Hobens  Scotland 76-75-73=224
2 Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-73-72=225
3 Alec Ross  Scotland 76-74-76=226
4 Alex Campbell  Scotland 78-74-78=230
5 Fred Brand 78-80-73=231
T6 David Brown  Scotland 75-80-78=233
George Low  Scotland 78-76-79=233
Bernard Nicholls  England 76-76-81=233
David Robertson 81-77-78=233
10 Donald Ross  Scotland 78-80-76=234

Source:[1][2]

Final round[edit]

Friday, June 21, 1907 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Alec Ross  Scotland 76-74-76-76=302 300
2 Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-73-72-79=304 150
3 Alex Campbell  Scotland 78-74-78-75=305 100
4 Jack Hobens  Scotland 76-75-73-85=309 80
T5 George Low  Scotland 78-76-79-77=310 60
Fred McLeod  Scotland 79-77-79-75=310
Peter Robertson  Scotland 81-77-78-74=310
T8 David Brown  Scotland 75-80-78-78=311 35
Bernard Nicholls  England 76-76-81-78=311
10 Donald Ross  Scotland 78-80-76-78=312 20

Source:[1][2]

Amateurs: Travers (324), Smith (328), Carr (334), West (335), Forrest (338), Cocharan (346).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Alec Ross is now golf champion". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 22, 1907. p. 7. 
  2. ^ 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". pp. 209–10. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ross takes lead in golf tourney". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 21, 1907. p. 11. 
  4. ^ "Massey gains the title". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 22, 1907. p. 7. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°03′54″N 75°12′32″W / 40.065°N 75.209°W / 40.065; -75.209