1900 U.S. Open (golf)

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1900 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates October 4–5, 1900
Location Wheaton, Illinois
Course(s) Chicago Golf Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Field 62[1]
Cut none
Winner's share $200
Champion
Jersey Harry Vardon
313
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Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1900 U.S. Open was the sixth U.S. Open, held October 4–5 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. On a tour of the United States, English great Harry Vardon won his first U.S. Open title, two strokes ahead of his great rival, John Henry Taylor.[2][3]

In the U.S. to promote the Vardon Flyer Ball, Vardon made his first appearance at the U.S. Open. Taylor was also in America on business and decided to enter the tournament, creating a highly anticipated matchup between the two great British rivals. Together they formed two-thirds of the Great Triumvirate that dominated British golf at the turn of the century (the third, James Braid, never played in the U.S. Open). Taylor opened the tournament with a two-shot lead over Vardon, but an 82 in the second round saw him fall to one back of Vardon. Vardon opened up a four-stroke lead after the third round, and despite an 80 in the last he still prevailed by two over Taylor, who shot 78. Local Chicago pro David Bell finished in 3rd place, nine strokes back.

Neither Vardon nor Taylor would ever win another major outside of The Open Championship, which they won a combined 11 times. Vardon would not play in the U.S. Open again until 1913, when he lost in a playoff to Francis Ouimet. He was also runner-up in his third and final Open appearance, in 1920. Taylor would play the U.S. Open only once more, finishing in 30th place in 1913.

Final leaderboard

Friday, October 5, 1900

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Harry Vardon  Jersey 79-78-76-80=313 200
2 John Henry Taylor  England 76-82-79-78=315 150
3 David Bell  Scotland 78-83-83-78=322 125
T4 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 84-82-80-81=327 90
Willie Smith  Scotland 82-83-79-83=327
6 George Low  Scotland 84-80-85-82=331 70
7 Tom Hutchinson  Scotland 81-87-81-84=333 50
8 Harry Turpie  Scotland 84-87-79-84=334 25
9 Stewart Gardner  Scotland 85-78-84-89=336 0
10 Val Fitzjohn  Scotland 84-83-89-82=338

Winner's scorecard

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  In  Total
Round 1 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 40 4 4 4 6 5 4 4 4 4 39 79
Round 2 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 38 3 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 40 78
Round 3 5 3 5 5 4 6 4 4 3 39 3 3 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 37 76
Round 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 40 3 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 40 80

References

  1. "Scores of First Day's Golf Play". The Chicago Tribune. October 5, 1900.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Vardon Golf Champion". The New York Times. October 6, 1900. Retrieved April 17, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Harry Vardon Golf Champion". The Chicago Tribune. October 6, 1900.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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