1904 U.S. Open (golf)

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1904 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates July 8–9, 1904
Location Golf, Illinois
Course(s) Glen View Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Length 6,266 yards (5,730 m)
Field 69, 47 after cut
Cut 174
Winner's share $200
Scotland Willie Anderson
Glen ViewClub is located in USA
Glen ViewClub
Glen View
Location in the United States

The 1904 U.S. Open was the tenth U.S. Open, held July 8–9 at Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago. Willie Anderson won his second consecutive, and third overall, U.S. Open title, five strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls.

Defending champion Anderson shared the lead with Stewart Gardner at the end of the first round. He fell two behind Gardner, however, after the second. In the third round, Fred Mackenzie shot a 74 to take a two-shot lead over Anderson and Gardner heading to the last. Mackenzie and Gardner fell back during the final round, with Mackenzie shooting an 80 to finish in 3rd and Gardner carding 85 to fall to 6th. Anderson, however, posted a 72, the lowest round in U.S. Open history. His 303 total also established a new tournament record. Nicholls posted a 73 in the final round to finish in 2nd place.

Anderson became the first golfer to successfully defend his U.S. Open title, and he would become the first to win three straight with his fourth title the following year.

For the first time the U.S. Open adopted a cut after 36-holes, eliminating any players that were not within 15-shots of 10th place after the second round.

Final leaderboard

Saturday, July 9, 1904

Place Player Country Score Money ($)
1 Willie Anderson  Scotland 75-78-78-72=303 200
2 Gilbert Nicholls  England 80-76-79-73=308 150
3 Fred Mackenzie  Scotland 76-79-74-80=309 125
T4 Laurie Auchterlonie  Scotland 80-81-75-78=314 90
Bernard Nicholls  England 80-77-79-78=314
T6 Percy Barrett  England 78-79-79-80=316 53
Stewart Gardner  Scotland 75-76-80-85=316
Robert Simpson  Scotland 82-82-76-76=316
9 James Foulis  Scotland 83-74-78-82=317 30
10 Donald Ross  Scotland 80-82-78-78=318 25

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