Metropolitan Open

The Metropolitan Open is a golf tournament organized by the Metropolitan Golf Association, which covers New York City and its suburbs and surrounding districts in northern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut. The tournament has been played annually since 1905, and is the third oldest "Open" golf tournament in the United States, after the U.S. Open (1895) and Western Open (1899). It was staged for the first time in 1905, thanks to the generosity of the Fox Hills Golf Club on Staten Island, which played the dual role of host and sponsor. It is held at member clubs in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It was considered a PGA Tour event from 1916 to 1940. In fact, it was one of the "major" tournaments of this period.[1] The 2009 winner was Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

It is one of the first tournaments to adopt a 3-hole playoff, a style now adopted by most of the major championships.[2]



  1. ^ "Open Golf Tourney Starts At Deal Next Wednesday". The Washington Post. August 21, 1910. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Field, Bill (June 8, 2009). "In It For The Long Haul". Golf Digest. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Bob MacDonald Wins Golf Championship". The Winnipeg Tribune. Manitoba, Canada. July 23, 1923. p. 6 – via
  4. ^ "Bob MacDonald Wins Metropolitan Open Golf Championship". Arizona Republican. July 29, 1921. p. 1 – via
  5. ^ "Tom McNamara Wins Metropolitan Championship". Fitchburg Daily Sentinel. July 12, 1912. Retrieved February 22, 2015.

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