1922 U.S. Open (golf)

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1922 U.S. Open
Tournament information
DatesJuly 14–15, 1922
LocationGlencoe, Illinois
Course(s)Skokie Country Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length6,563 yards (6,001 m)
Field78
Prize fund$1,725
Winner's share$500
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
288 (+8)
 
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1922 U.S. Open
Tournament information
DatesJuly 14–15, 1922
LocationGlencoe, Illinois
Course(s)Skokie Country Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length6,563 yards (6,001 m)
Field78
Prize fund$1,725
Winner's share$500
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
288 (+8)
Skokie CC is located in United States
Skokie CC
Location in the United States

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 amateur Bobby Jones.

Walter Hagen, the winner of the British Open three weeks earlier, shot a 68 to take a first-round lead over Black. In the second round, Black shot a 71 to take a two-stroke lead over Bill Mehlhorn, with Hagen and Sarazen three off the lead. Jones shot a 70 in the third round to take a share of the 54-hole lead with Mehlhorn, while Black shot 75 and was a shot back. The leaders, however, 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 hit his tee shot on 17 out of bounds, leading 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 chip in, Sarazen clinched the title.

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 in 1932.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Saturday, July 15, 1922

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo parMoney ($)
1Gene Sarazen United States72-73-75-68=288+8500
T2John Black Scotland71-71-75-72=289+9300
Bobby Jones (a) United States74-72-70-73=2890
4Bill Mehlhorn United States73-71-72-74=290+10200
5Walter Hagen United States68-77-74-72=291+11150
6George Duncan Scotland76-73-75-72=296+16100
7Leo Diegel United States77-76-73-71=297+1790
T8Mike Brady United States73-75-74-76=298+1873
Johnny Golden United States73-77-77-71=298
Jock Hutchison United States78-74-71-75=298
(a) denotes amateur

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Coordinates: 42°07′41″N 87°45′43″W / 42.128°N 87.762°W / 42.128; -87.762