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This is a list of results at the U.S. Open from 1895 to 1899.

1895

Summary

Edition 1st
Date October 4, 1895
Course Newport Country Club
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Champion England Horace Rawlins

Notes

  • Originally scheduled for September, postponed due to America's Cup yacht races.
  • All 36 holes were played in one day.
  • Rawlins used a gutta percha ball.
  • Rawlins received a $50 gold medal.
  • His home club was given the Open Championship Cup.

Source[1]

Final leaderboard

#PlayerCountryScoreWinnings ($)
1 Horace Rawlins Flag of England.svg England 91-82=173 150
2 Willie Dunn 22x20px United States[2] 89-86=175 100
T3 James Foulis Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 89-87=176 50
T3 A.W. Smith (a) 22x20px Canada 90-86=176 0
5 W.F. Davis 22x20px United States 94-84=178 25

Winner's scorecard

1st Round

Front Nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Score 4 5 4 4 6 5 7 5 5 45
Back Nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
Score 6 5 3 4 5 7 5 6 6 46

2nd Round

Front Nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Score 3 5 4 3 6 7 4 3 5 41
Back Nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
Score 3 5 4 3 5 6 5 5 5 41

1896

Summary

Edition 2nd
Date July 18, 1896
Course Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Location Southampton, New York
Champion Scotland James Foulis

Notes

  • Course measured 4,423 yards.
  • Foulis represented the Chicago Golf Club.
  • Foulis shot a 74 in the second round. This record would stand until the 1903 open.

Source[4]

Final leaderboard

#PlayerCountryScoreWinnings ($)
1 James Foulis Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 78-74=152 150
2 Horace Rawlins Flag of England.svg England 79-76=155 100
3 Joe Lloyd Flag of England.svg England 76-81=157 50
T4 A.W. Smith (a) 22x20px Canada 78-80=158 0
T4 George Douglas ? 79-79=158 25

Winner's scorecard

1st Round

Front Nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Score 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 2 4 38
Back Nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
Score 5 4 5 4 5 6 4 4 3 40

2nd Round

Front Nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Score 4 5 3 4 4 5 5 3 3 36
Back Nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
Score 5 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 38

1897

Summary

Edition 3rd
Date September 17, 1897
Course Chicago Golf Club
Location Wheaton, Illinois
Champion England Joe Lloyd

Notes

Source[6]

Final leaderboard

#PlayerCountryScoreWinnings ($)
1 Joe Lloyd Flag of England.svg England 83-79=162 200
2 Willie Anderson Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 79-84=163 100
T3 James Foulis Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 80-88=168 37.50
T3 Willie Dunn 22x20px United States 87-81=168 37.50
5 W.T. Hoare ? 82-87=169 10

1898

Summary

Edition 4th
Date June 17–18, 1898
Course Myopia Hunt Club
Location South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Champion Scotland Fred Herd

Notes

  • This was the first 4-round open. Also the first open to be played over two days.
  • Myopia Hunt Club was a nine hole course so players went around the course eight times.
  • Herd was the club professional at Washington Park Golf Club in Chicago. He came from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in Scotland.
  • Herd's brother is 1902 British Open champion Sandy Herd.

Source[7]

Final leaderboard

#PlayerCountryScoreWinnings ($)
1 Fred Herd Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 84-85-75-84=328 150
2 Alex Smith Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 78-86-86-85=335 100
3 Willie Anderson Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 81-82-87-86=336 50
4 Joe Lloyd Flag of England.svg England 87-80-86-86=339 25
5 Willie Smith Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 82-91-85-82=340 10

1899

Summary

Edition 5th
Date September 14–15, 1896
Course Baltimore Country Club (East Course)
Location Lutherville, Maryland
Champion Scotland Willie Smith

Notes

  • Smith was the head professional at Midlothian Country Club near Chicago. He came to the United States from Carnoustie, Scotland.
  • Smith won by a margin of 11 strokes, a record that stood until 2000 when Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links by 15 strokes.

Source[8]

Final leaderboard

#PlayerCountryScoreWinnings ($)
1 Willie Smith Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 77-82-79-77=315 150
T2 Val Fitzjohn ? 85-80-79-82=326 125
T2 W.H. Way ? 80-85-80-81=326 125
T2 George Low 22x20px United States 82-79-89-76=326 125
5 Willie Anderson Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 77-81-85-84=327 80

Winner's scorecard

1st Round

Front Nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Score 3 5 4 4 2 5 4 7 4 38
Back Nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
Score 6 4 4 4 3 6 3 4 5 39

2nd Round

Front Nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Score 5 5 4 5 3 5 3 5 4 39
Back Nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
Score 7 4 5 4 4 7 4 5 3 43

3rd Round
4th Round

References


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