1921 U.S. Open (golf)

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1921 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates July 21–22, 1921
Location Chevy Chase, Maryland
Course(s) Columbia Country Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 70
Field 84
Cut none
Winner's share $500
Champion
England Jim Barnes
289 (+9)
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Columbia CC  is located in the US
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Location in the United States
Columbia CC  is located in Maryland
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Location in Maryland

The 1921 U.S. Open was the 25th U.S. Open, held July 21–22 at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C.. Jim Barnes won his only U.S. Open, nine strokes ahead of runners-up Walter Hagen and Fred McLeod, both former champions.[1][2] It was the third of Barnes' four major championships.

Barnes shot an opening round 69 on Thursday morning and led wire-to-wire; he led McLeod by four after the second round,[3][4] and by seven through 54 holes. President Warren G. Harding was in attendance for the final round on Friday afternoon and presented the championship cup and medal to Barnes.[5] Barnes' play was described by Evening Star sports reporter Walter R. McCallum as "a remarkable brand of golf by playing with the most implicit confidence and coolness".[5]

Chick Evans, the 1916 champion, edged 19-year-old Bobby Jones by a single stroke for low amateur, finishing alone in fourth place.[1] Two-time champion Alex Smith played in his last major and finished in a tie for fifth place.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Walter Hagen  United States 1914, 1919 79 73 72 74 298 +18 T2
Fred McLeod  Scotland
 United States
1908 74 74 76 74 298 +18 T2
Chick Evans (a)  United States 1916 73 78 76 75 302 +22 4
Alex Smith  Scotland 1906, 1910 75 75 79 74 303 +23 T5
George Sargent  England 1909 WD

Source:[1][3]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 21, 1921 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Barnes  England 69 −1
2 George Duncan  Scotland 72 +2
3 Chick Evans (a)  United States 73 +3
T4 Clarence Hackney  United States 74 +4
Emil Loeffler  United States
Fred McLeod  Scotland
 United States
T7 Leo Diegel  United States 75 +5
Emmet French  United States
Jock Hutchison  Scotland
 United States
Joe Kirkwood  Australia
Charlie Murray  Canada
Alex Smith  Scotland

Source:[3]

Second round[edit]

Thursday, July 21, 1921 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Barnes  England 69-75=144 +4
T2 Fred McLeod  Scotland
 United States
74-74=148 +8
Charlie Murray  Canada 75-73=148
4 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 78-71=149 +9
T5 George Duncan  Scotland 72-78=150 +10
Clarence Hackney  United States 74-76=150
Alex Smith  Scotland 75-75=150
Louis Tellier  France 76-74=150
T9 Chick Evans (a)  United States 73-78=151 +11
Emil Loeffler  United States 74-77=151

Source:[3]

Third round[edit]

Friday, July 22, 1921 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Barnes  England 69-75-73=217 +7
T2 Walter Hagen  United States 79-73-72=224 +14
Fred McLeod  Scotland
 United States
74-74-76=224
4 Emil Loeffler  United States 74-77-74=225 +15
T5 Emmet French  United States 75-77-74=226 +16
Bobby Jones (a)  United States 78-71-77=226
7 Chick Evans (a)  United States 73-78-76=227 +17
T8 George Duncan  Scotland 72-78-78=228 +28
Clarence Hackney  United States 74-76-78=228
Louis Tellier  France 76-74-78=228

Source:[1][3]

Final round[edit]

Friday, July 22, 1921 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jim Barnes  England 69-75-73-72=289 +9 500
T2 Walter Hagen  United States 79-73-72-74=298 +18 250
Fred McLeod  Scotland
 United States
74-74-76-74=298
4 Chick Evans (a)  United States 73-78-76-75=302 +22 0
T5 Emmet French  United States 75-77-74-77=303 +23 125
Bobby Jones (a)  United States 78-71-77-77=303 0
Alex Smith  Scotland 75-75-79-74=303 125
T8 George Duncan  Scotland 72-78-78-77=305 +25 85
Clarence Hackney  United States[6] 74-76-78-77=305
10 Emil Loeffler  United States 74-77-74-81=306 +26 75

Source:[1][3]

(a) denotes amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Richardson, W.D. (July 23, 1921). "Barnes takes golf title; Evans fourth". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 7. 
  2. ^ Walsh, David J. (July 23, 1921). "Barnes Open golf champion; ties record". Milwaukee Journal. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Richardson, W.D. (July 22, 1921). "Barnes first at half-way mark in golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 13. 
  4. ^ Walsh, David J. (July 22, 1921). "Abe Mitchell "picks-up" in golf title tourney". Milwaukee Journal. p. 20. 
  5. ^ a b McCallum, Walter R. (June 24, 1921). "Britons and Old Guard Fail in Golf Classic". Evening Star. Washington, D.C. p. 23. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ According to his naturalization certificate (available at Ancestry.com) Hackney became a U.S. citizen in May 1921

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°59′20″N 77°04′44″W / 38.989°N 77.079°W / 38.989; -77.079