1922 U.S. Open (golf)

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]

1922 U.S. Open
Tournament information
DatesJuly 14–15, 1922
LocationGlencoe, Illinois
Course(s)Skokie Country Club
Organized byUSGA
FormatStroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par70
Length6,548 yards (5,987 m)[1]
Field78
Cutnone
Prize fund$1,725
Winner's share$500
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
288 (+8)
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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 layoutEdit

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 fieldEdit

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 summariesEdit

First roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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

ScorecardEdit

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
  Sarazen +10 +11 +10 +9 +10 +10 +9 +9 +9 +10 +10 +9 +9 +9 +9 +9 +9 +8
  Black +7 +7 +7 +7 +7 +6 +6 +5 +6 +7 +7 +7 +7 +8 +8 +8 +10 +9
  Jones +6 +6 +7 +7 +8 +8 +8 +8 +8 +9 +9 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +9
  Mehlhorn +7 +7 +7 +7 +8 +9 +9 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +11 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10
  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]

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit

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