1897 U.S. Open (golf)

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1897 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates September 17, 1897
Location Wheaton, Illinois
Course(s) Chicago Golf Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 36 holes
Field 35
Prize fund $335
Winner's share $150
England Joe Lloyd
Chicago Golf Club is located in USA
Chicago Golf Club
Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1897 U.S. Open was the third U.S. Open, held September 17 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois. Joe Lloyd won his only major title by one stroke over runner-up Willie Anderson.

Anderson began the final round four clear of Lloyd, who shot a 79 over the last 18 holes to Anderson's 84 to finish a stroke ahead. Lloyd's win was capped by a three at the 461-yard (422 m) finishing hole. Anderson needed a four at the last to tie Lloyd; he reached the green in three, but his putt came up 6 feet (1.8 m) short. Anderson waited four more years for first of his record four U.S. Open titles.

This was the last year that the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur championships were played simultaneously on the same course. It was the last time the U.S. Open was only 36 holes total, doubling to 72 holes in 1898.

Final leaderboard

Friday, September 17, 1897

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Joe Lloyd  England 83-79=162 150
2 Willie Anderson  Scotland 79-84=163 100
T3 Willie Dunn, Jr.  Scotland 87-81=168 38
James Foulis  Scotland 80-88=168
5 Willie Hoare  England 82-87=169 10
T6 Bernard Nicholls  England 87-85=172 0
Alfred Ricketts  England 91-81=172
T8 David Foulis  Scotland 86-87=173
Horace Rawlins  England 91-82=173
H. J. Whigham (a)  Scotland 87-86=173
(a) denotes amateur

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