1913 U.S. Open (golf)

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1913 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates September 18–20, 1913
Location Brookline, Massachusetts
Course(s) The Country Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 73
Length 6,235 yards (5,701 m)[1]
Field 66 players, 54 after cut
Cut 165 (+19)
Winner's share ($300)
Champion
United States Francis Ouimet (a)
304 (+12), playoff
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1913 winner Francis Ouimet holding a horseshoe; with Eddie Lowery his 10-year-old caddy, with a white towel around his neck
Vardon at the 1913 U.S. Open
Fred McLeod and Harry Vardon at the 1913 U.S. Open

The 1913 U.S. Open was the 19th U.S. Open, held September 18–20 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb southwest of Boston. Amateur Francis Ouimet, age 20, won his only U.S. Open title in an 18-hole playoff, five strokes ahead of Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.[1][2][3]

The four rounds were played over two days, Thursday and Friday, after 36 holes. Vardon and Wilfrid Reid co-led at 147 (+1),[4][5] and after the third round on Friday morning, Ouimet, Vardon, and Ray were tied for the lead at 225 (+6). All three shot 79 in the afternoon and remained tied for the lead at the end of regulation at 304 (+12).[6][7][8]

In the Saturday playoff round, all were tied at even-par 38 at the turn, then Ouimet had a bogey-free back nine 34 for 72 (–1), Vardon was second with 77, and Ray came in third with a 78,[1][3] it was widely hailed as a stunning upset over the strongly-favored Britons and increased the popularity of the game in the United States.

Ouimet's victory was the first of eight wins by amateurs at the U.S. Open; Bobby Jones won four and the last was Johnny Goodman in 1933, 85 years ago.

The U.S. Open returned to the course for the 50th and 75th anniversaries in 1963 and 1988, and the U.S. Amateur was held at The Country Club on the centennial anniversary in 2013; it also hosted the Ryder Cup in 1999. All four events, except the 2013 U.S. Amateur, were won by Americans.

Vardon, the 1900 champion, won a sixth British Open in 1914. Ray, the British Open champion in 1912, won the U.S. Open in 1920.

Course[edit]

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 430 5 10 140 3
2 300 4 11 390 4
3 435 5 12 415 4
4 300 4 13 320 4
5 420 4 14 470 5
6 275 4 15 370 4
7 185 3 16 125 3
8 380 4 17 350 4
9 520 5 18 410 4
Out 3,245 38 In 2,990 35
Source:[1][4][6] Total 6,235 73

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Harry Vardon  Jersey 1900 75 72 78 79 304 +12 2
John McDermott  United States 1911, 1912 74 79 77 78 308 +16 T9
Alex Smith  Scotland 1906, 1910 82 75 82 79 318 +26 T16
George Sargent  England 1909 75 76 79 89 319 +27 T20
Alec Ross  Scotland 1907 71 80 93 82 326 +34 T36
Fred McLeod  Scotland 1908 80 85 82 80 327 +35 T39

Source:[4][6][9]

Did not play: Laurie Auchterlonie (1902), Willie Smith (1899).

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, September 18, 1913 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Alec Ross  Scotland 71 −2
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
3 Jack Croke  United States 72 −1
T4 Robert Andrews 73 E
Walter Hagen  United States
Tom McNamara  United States
T5 Jim Barnes  England 74 +1
John McDermott  United States
T7 Fred Herreshoff (a)  United States 75 +2
Wilfrid Reid  England
Herbert Strong  England
Harry Vardon  Jersey

Source:[4][5]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, September 18, 1913 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Wilfrid Reid  England 75-72=147 +1
Harry Vardon  Jersey 75-72=147
T3 Ted Ray  Jersey 79-70=149 +3
Herbert Strong  England 75-74=149
T5 Jim Barnes  England 74-76=150 +4
Macdonald Smith  Scotland 71-79=150
T7 Walter Hagen  United States 73-78=151 +5
Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 77-74=151
Alec Ross  Scotland 71-80=151
George Sargent  England 75-76=151

Source:[4][5]

Third round[edit]

Friday, September 19, 1913 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 77-74-74=225 +6
Ted Ray  Jersey 79-70-76=225
Harry Vardon  Jersey 75-72-78=225
4 Walter Hagen  United States 73-78-76=227 +8
5 Jim Barnes  England 74-76-78=228 +9
T6 John McDermott  United States 74-79-77=230 +11
George Sargent  England 75-76-79=230
Macdonald Smith  Scotland 71-79-80=230
T9 Pat Doyle Ireland Ireland 78-80-73=231 +12
Herbert Strong  England 75-74-82=231
Louis Tellier  France 76-76-79=231

Source:[6][7]

Final round[edit]

Friday, September 19, 1913 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 77-74-74-79=304 +12 Playoff
Ted Ray  Jersey 79-70-76-79=304
Harry Vardon  Jersey 75-72-78-79=304
T4 Walter Hagen  United States 73-78-76-80=307 +15 78
Jim Barnes  England 74-76-78-79=307
Macdonald Smith  Scotland 71-79-80-77=307
Louis Tellier  France 76-76-79-76=307
8 John McDermott  United States 74-79-77-78=308 +16 50
9 Herbert Strong  England 75-74-82-79=310 +18 40
10 Pat Doyle Ireland Ireland 78-80-73-80=311 +19 30

Source:[6][7]

Amateurs: Ouimet (+12), Fownes (+20), Herreshoff (+26), Travers (+30)

Scorecard[edit]

Hole   1     2     3     4    5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4
United States Ouimet +6 +6 +6 +6 +8 +9 +9 +11 +11 +13 +13 +14 +13 +13 +13 +13 +12 +12
Jersey Vardon +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +11 +11 +12 +12 +12 +12 +12 +12
Jersey Ray +6 +7 +6 +8 +7 +7 +9 +10 +11 +12 +11 +12 +11 +11 +11 +12 +12 +12

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[7]

Playoff[edit]

Saturday, September 20, 1913

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Francis Ouimet (a)  United States 38-34=72 –1 0
2 Harry Vardon  Jersey 38-39=77 +4 300
3 Ted Ray  Jersey 38-40=78 +5 150

Source:[1][3]

Scorecard[edit]

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4
United States Ouimet E E –1 –1 E E +1 E E E E E E E E E –1 –1
Jersey Vardon E E –1 –1 E –1 E E E +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +4
Jersey Ray E E E E +1 +1 +1 E E +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +4 +5 +6 +5

Source:[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Darwin, Bernard (September 21, 1913). "Francis Ouimet scores triumph in golf tourney". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, sports. 
  2. ^ Sheridan, Hal (September 21, 1913). "Ouimet's great victory makes him hero of golfers". Pittsburg Press. p. 21. 
  3. ^ a b c d "American Open golf championship". Glasgow Herald. (Scotland). September 22, 1913. p. 9. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Darwin, Bernard (September 19, 1913). "English golfers perform superbly". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 15. 
  5. ^ a b c "Golf in America - the Open championship". Glasgow Herald. (Scotland). September 19, 1913. p. 9. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Darwin, Bernard (September 20, 1913). "Golfers battle over soggy links in final rounds". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 13. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Golf in America - tie for championship". Glasgow Herald. (Scotland). September 20, 1913. p. 7. 
  8. ^ "Ouimet Ties Great English Golfers. Twenty-Year-Old Schoolboy's Wonderful Performance in National Open Golf". The New York Times. September 20, 1913. Retrieved January 2, 2011. An American youth, Francis Ouimet, a stripling scarcely out of his teens, carved a niche for himself in international sporting history here to-day when he tied with England's famous professional golfers, Harry Vardon and Edward Ray, in the final round of the national open championship. 
  9. ^ 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. 217. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 42°18′54″N 71°08′53″W / 42.315°N 71.148°W / 42.315; -71.148