1899 U.S. Open: Runaway Win

The 1899 U.S. Open was the fifth time the tournament was played. The winner set a record not bettered until 2000.

Winner: Willie Smith, 315

Where it was played: Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland

Tournament dates: September 14-15, 1899

Leader after first round: Willie Smith and Willie Anderson, 77

Leader after second round: Willie Anderson, 158

Leader after third round: Willie Smith, 238

Notable Notes: Willie Smith won by 11 strokes over runner-up Val Fitzjohn. That margin of victory remained the largest in tournament history until Tiger Woods' 15-stroke win at the 2000 U.S. Open.

Final Scores

Willie Smith 77-82-79-77—315
Val Fitzjohn 85-80-79-82—326
George Low 82-79-89-76—326
Bert Way 80-85-80-81—326
Willie Anderson 77-81-85-84—327
Jack Park 88-80-75-85—328
Alex Smith 82-81-82-85—330
Henry Gullane 81-86-80-84—331
Laurie Auchterlonie 86-87-82-78—333
Peter Walker 84-86-77-86—333
Alex Findlay 88-86-79-81—334
Alex Campbell 83-80-79-94—336
a-Herbert Harriman 87-88-85-79—339
Alexander Patrick 82-83-84-90—339
Horace Rawlins 81-85-86-87—339
Alfred Ricketts 87-85-88-80—340
Bernard Nicholls 86-88-85-84—343
David Foulis 83-86-91-85—345
Harry Turpie 91-88-83-83—345
James Foulis 94-84-88-80—346
Gilbert Nicholls 90-83-86-87—346
Dan Leitch 87-85-85-90—347
Ernest Way 85-87-87-89—348
Writ Thompson 82-90-87-90—349
Fred Herd 85-86-93-86—350
John Shippen 86-88-88-88—350
Robert Braid 85-90-86-90—351
R. Stedman Patrick 85-92-88-86—351
Willie Tucker 89-91-87-84—351
William Donovan 88-89-91-86—354
David Hunter 89-86-89-90—354
Robert Thompson 90-95-85-85—355
Willie Dunn 91-91-85-89—356
a-Fred Menzies 86-90-95-85—356
James Campbell 88-91-87-91—357
R.B. Wilson 87-88-89-93—357
John Harrison 92-93-84-89—358
Donald Ball 88-85-92-95—360
Ed Fitzjohn 92-91-90-90—363
William Kirk 93-92-88-91—364
William Marshall 87-101-89-87—364
Fred Fitzjohn 94-91-94-86—365
Herbert Hoare 87-94-90-94—365
John Reid 90-93-95-87—365
Harry Rawlins 89-93-98-86—366
a-H.H. Cumming 91-92-91-93—367
John Forman 98-91-89-90—368
a-Courtney Jenkins 88-98-96-87—369
William Braid 95-92-88-98—373
John Tucker 97-93-93-91—374
a-Charles Cox 90-95-100-98—383
William Thompson 97-101-96-91—385
a-James Stillman 101-94-98-95—388
a-Wiliam McCawley 100-102-97-98—397
W.E. Stoddard 101-106-96-95—398
a-C.P. Linneaweaver 100-102-103-97—402
a-Ormsby McCammon 94-102-110-116—422

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