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The 1922 Open Championship was the 57th Open Championship, played 22–23 June at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Walter Hagen became the first American-born winner of the Open Championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan.[2][3][4] It was the first of Hagen's four Open Championships and the fourth of his eleven major titles.

1922 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates22–23 June 1922
LocationSandwich, England
Course(s)Royal St George's Golf Club
Statistics
Field80 players[1]
Cutnone
Prize fund£200
Winner's share£75
Champion
United States Walter Hagen
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Qualifying took place on 19–20 June, Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes at St. George's and 18 holes at Prince's;[5][6] the top eighty and ties qualified. Hagen and Joe Kirkwood led the field on 147; the qualifying score was 161 and exactly 80 players advanced.[7][8][9] Wednesday was an idle day, which included a driving contest.[10][11]

Hagen, the winner over Barnes in the PGA Championship finals in 1921, was the 36-hole leader at 149, two strokes ahead of Duncan, Barnes, and five-time champion J.H. Taylor.[12][13] In the two-day format, there was not a cut after 36 holes.

In the third round on Friday morning, defending champion Jock Hutchison shot 73 and moved to the lead, one shot ahead of Taylor and Jean Gassiat, and two shots over Hagen and Barnes.[14] Despite a seven on the fourth hole, Hutchison carded a 36 on the front nine of the final round,[15] but a 40 on the final nine led to a 76 and a fourth-place finish in his second and last Open. [2][3][16]

Hagen and Barnes battled for the championship, but Barnes' 73 was one off Hagen's 72, his lowest round of the championship. Duncan, the 1920 champion, shot an 81 in the third round and fell six strokes back into a tie for tenth, then rebounded with a 69 in the afternoon to climb the leaderboard and tie Barnes for second. Taylor and Gassiat shot high scores in the final round and dropped to sixth and seventh, respectively.

For the final time, two members of the Great Triumvirate finished in the top-10 at the Open Championship; Taylor, age 51, finished sixth and six-time champion Harry Vardon, age 52, tied for eighth. The third member, James Braid, missed qualifying on Tuesday by a stroke.[7]

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Finish
George Duncan   Scotland 1920 76 75 81 69 301 T2
Jock Hutchison   Scotland
  United States
1921 79 74 73 76 302 4
J.H. Taylor   England 1894, 1895
1900, 1909, 1913
80 78 79 79 316 T44
Harry Vardon   Jersey 1896, 1898, 1899,
1903, 1911, 1914
79 79 74 75 307 T8
Sandy Herd   Scotland 1902 76 79 83 79 317 T32
Ted Ray   Jersey 1912 73 83 85 80 321 T46
Arnaud Massy   France 1907 83 85 WD
Jack White   Scotland 1904 WD

Source:[1][2]

Did not advance past qualifying rounds (Monday & Tuesday):

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, 22 June 1922 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
T1 Ted Ray   Jersey 73
J.H. Taylor   England
3 Gus Faulkner   England 74
T4 Percy Alliss   England 75
Jim Barnes   England
Aubrey Boomer   Jersey
Jean Gassiat   France
Fred Jewell   England
Alfred Miles   England
Tom Walton   England
Reg Wilson   England

Source:[1][12][13]

Second roundEdit

Thursday, 22 June 1922 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score
1 Walter Hagen   United States 76-73=149
T2 Jim Barnes   England 75-76=151
George Duncan   Scotland 76-75=151
J.H. Taylor   England 73-78=151
T5 Percy Alliss   England 75-78=153
Jean Gassiat   France 75-78=153
Jock Hutchison   Scotland
  United States
79-74=153
Tom Walton   England 75-78=153
T9 Charles Johns   England 78-76=154
Roger Wethered (a)   England 76-78=154

Source:[1][12][13]

Third roundEdit

Friday, 23 June 1922 (morning)

Place Player Country Score
1 Jock Hutchison   Scotland
  United States
79-74-73=226
T2 J.H. Taylor   England 73-78-76=227
Jean Gassiat   France 75-78-74=227
T4 Jim Barnes   England 75-76-77=228
Walter Hagen   United States 76-73-79=228
Charles Whitcombe   England 77-79-72=228
7 Tom Walton   England 75-78-77=230
T8 Percy Alliss   England 75-78-78=231
Aubrey Boomer   Jersey 75-80-76=231
T10 George Duncan   Scotland 76-75-81=232
Harry Vardon   Jersey 79-79-74=232
Ernest Whitcombe   England 77-78-77=232

Source:[1][2][3]

Final roundEdit

Friday, 23 June 1922 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score Money (£)
1 Walter Hagen   United States 76-73-79-72=300 75
T2 Jim Barnes   England 75-76-77-73=301 32
10s
George Duncan   Scotland 76-75-81-69=301
4 Jock Hutchison   Scotland
  United States
79-74-73-76=302 15
5 Charles Whitcombe   England 77-79-72-75=303 10
6 J.H. Taylor   England 73-78-76-77=304
7 Jean Gassiat   France 75-78-74-79=306      7 10s
T8 Harry Vardon   Jersey 79-79-74-75=307 6
5s
Tom Walton   England 75-78-77-77=307
10 Percy Alliss   England 75-78-78-77=308 5

Source:[1][2][3][17]

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ Richards, I. (22 June 1922). "Pros oppose driving trials; Hagen loser". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 11.
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  13. ^ a b c Richards, I. (23 June 1922). "Walter Hagen leads field in British Open golf play". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 16.
  14. ^ "Walter Hagen captures British golf title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. 24 June 1922. p. 8. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
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  17. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5.

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