1922 U.S. Open (golf)

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1922 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates July 14–15, 1922
Location Glencoe, Illinois
Course(s) Skokie Country Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,548 yards (5,987 m)[1]
Field 78
Cut none
Prize fund $1,725
Winner's share $500
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
288 (+8)
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Skokie CC  is located in the US
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Location in the United States
Skokie CC is located in Illinois
Skokie CC
Skokie CC
Location in Illinois

The 1922 U.S. Open was the 26th U.S. Open, held July 14–15 at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. Gene Sarazen won the first of his seven major championships, one stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones.[2][3]

Walter Hagen, the winner of the British Open three weeks earlier, opened with 68 to take a three-shot lead over Black on Friday morning. In the second round that afternoon, Black shot a 71 to take a two-stroke lead over Bill Mehlhorn, with Hagen and Sarazen another stroke back.[1][4]

Jones had an even-par 70 in the third round to take a share of the 54-hole lead with Mehlhorn, while Black's 75 left him one behind, the leaders could not contend with Sarazen's brilliant play in the final round, recording a two-putt birdie on the finishing hole for a 68 and 288 total. Black needed to par the final two holes to force a playoff, but his tee shot on 17 went out of bounds and led to a double bogey. Needing an eagle on the par-5 18th to tie, Black's second shot landed ten feet (3 m) from the pin, but in a greenside bunker. When he failed to hole out from the sand, Sarazen clinched the title.[2][3]

Sarazen, age 20, became the fourth American-born champion of the U.S. Open, joining John McDermott, Francis Ouimet, and Hagen, he won a second U.S. Open ten years later in 1932.

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 430 198 440 350 590 390 215 435 185 3,228 440 430 345 185 315 340 365 430 470 3,320 6,548
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 34 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 36 70

Source:[5]

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 68 77 74 72 291 +11 5
Chick Evans (a)  United States 1916 72 76 74 80 302 +22 16
Jim Barnes  England 1921 74 75 77 80 306 +26 T24

Source:[2]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Friday, July 14, 1922 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Walter Hagen  United States 68 −2
2 John Black  Scotland 71 +1
T3 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 72 +2
Chick Evans (a)  United States
Gene Sarazen  United States
T6 Mike Brady  United States 73 +3
Johnny Farrell  United States
Bob MacDonald  Scotland
 United States
Bill Mehlhorn  United States
Al Watrous  United States

Source:[1]

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 14, 1922 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 John Black  Scotland 71-71=142 +2
2 Bill Mehlhorn  United States 73-71=144 +4
T3 Walter Hagen  United States 68-77=145 +5
Gene Sarazen  United States 72-73=145
5 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 74-72=146 +6
6 Lloyd Gullickson (a)  United States 77-70=147 +7
T7 Laurie Ayton, Snr  Scotland 72-76=148 +8
Mike Brady  United States 73-75=148
Chick Evans (a)  United States 72-76=148
T10 Jim Barnes  England 74-75=149 +9
George Duncan  Scotland 76-73=149
Johnny Farrell  United States 73-76=149
Bob MacDonald  Scotland
 United States
73-76=149

Source:[1]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 15, 1922 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bobby Jones (a)  United States 74-72-70=216 +6
Bill Mehlhorn  United States 73-71-72=216
T3 John Black  Scotland 71-71-75=217 +7
4 Walter Hagen  United States 68-77-74=219 +9
5 Gene Sarazen  United States 72-73-75=220 +10
T6 Chick Evans (a)  United States 72-76-74=222 +12
Mike Brady  United States 73-75-74=222
8 Jock Hutchison  Scotland
 United States
78-74-71=223 +13
9 George Duncan  Scotland 76-73-75=224 +14
T10 Jim Barnes  England 74-75-77=226 +16
Leo Diegel  United States 77-76-73=226

Source:[2]

Final round[edit]

Saturday, July 15, 1922 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Gene Sarazen  United States 72-73-75-68=288 +8 500
T2 John Black  Scotland 71-71-75-72=289 +9 300
Bobby Jones (a)  United States 74-72-70-73=289 0
4 Bill Mehlhorn  United States 73-71-72-74=290 +10 200
5 Walter Hagen  United States 68-77-74-72=291 +11 150
6 George Duncan  Scotland 76-73-75-72=296 +16 100
7 Leo Diegel  United States 77-76-73-71=297 +17 90
T8 Mike Brady  United States 73-75-74-76=298 +18 73
Johnny Golden  United States 73-77-77-71=298
Jock Hutchison  Scotland
 United States
78-74-71-75=298

Source:[2]

(a) denotes amateur

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole 1 2 3   4   5 6   7   8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5
United States Sarazen +10 +11 +10 +9 +10 +10 +9 +9 +9 +10 +10 +9 +9 +9 +9 +9 +9 +8
Scotland Black +7 +7 +7 +7 +7 +6 +6 +5 +6 +7 +7 +7 +7 +8 +8 +8 +10 +9
United States Jones +6 +6 +7 +7 +8 +8 +8 +8 +8 +9 +9 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +9
United States Mehlhorn +7 +7 +7 +7 +8 +9 +9 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +11 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10
United States Hagen +9 +8 +9 +9 +9 +9 +9 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +11 +11 +12 +11

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fullerton, Hugh (July 15, 1922). "Black leads, Mehlhorn 2d, in title golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Fullerton, Hugh (July 16, 1922). "Sarazen wins thrilling golf finish". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1. 
  3. ^ a b "Sarazen, lad of 21, wins golf tourney". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). Associated Press. July 16, 1922. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "John Black leads first half at Skokie course". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). July 15, 1922. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "Leading cards at Skokie". Chicago Daily Tribune. July 15, 1922. 

External links[edit]

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