1915 U.S. Open Led to Retirement

The 1915 U.S. Open was the 21st time the tournament was played. The winner did something a little ununsual afterward.

Winner: Jerome Travers, 297

Where it was played: Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey

Tournament dates: June 17-18, 1915

Leader after first round: Chick Evans and Jim Barnes, 71

Leader after second round: Louis Tellier and Jim Barnes, 146

Leader after third round: Jerome Travers, 221

Notable Notes: Jerome Travers won by a stroke over Tom McNamara, and then retired from playing tournament golf. Travers was an amateur of great accomplishment, and this was his crowning achievement. So he walked away. He had previously won four U.S. Amateur titles.

Final Scores

a-Jerome Travers 76-72-73-76—297
Tom McNamara 78-71-74-75—298
Bob MacDonald 72-77-73-78—300
Jim Barnes 71-75-76-79—301
Louis Tellier 75-71-76-79—301
Mike Brady 76-71-75-80—302
George Low 78-74-76-75—303
Jock Hutchison 74-79-76-76—305
Fred McLeod 74-76-76-79—305
Alex Campbell 76-75-74-81—306
Emmett French 77-79-75-75—306
Walter Hagen 78-73-76-79—306
Tom Kerrigan 78-75-76-77—306
Gilbert Nicholls 78-81-73-74—306
Jack Park 77-77-75-77—306
Wilfred Reid 77-78-75-76—306
George Sargent 75-77-79-75—306
a-Chick Evans 71-81-80-75—307
James Donaldson 83-79-76-70—308
a-Max Marston 77-77-80-74—308
Archibald Sanderson 77-76-77-79—309
Jack Dowling 75-79-80-77—311
Alex Smith 78-76-78-79—311
Herbert Barker 77-78-80-77—312
Charles Hoffner 79-79-79-75—312
Joe Mitchell 76-80-74-83—313
Herbert Strong 83-76-78-76—313
George Sayers 76-80-81-77—314
Otto Hackbarth 80-75-79-81—315
David Ogilvie 75-78-83-79—315
Ben Sayers 80-79-79-77—315
Elmer Loving 78-78-75-85—316
J.J. O'Brien 82-75-80-79—316
David Stevens 76-80-80-80—316
Willie Macfarlane 81-83-75-78—317
a-Francis Ouimet 77-79-80-81—317
Tom Anderson Jr. 80-78-79-81—318
Tom Boyd 78-80-79-81—318
Macdonald Smith 80-79-80-79—318
James Thompson 81-80-78-79—318
Bert Battell 81-79-83-77—320
Harry Hampton 79-81-78-82—320
Jack Hobens 80-79-83-78—320
Orrin Terry 82-80-78-82—322
Isaac Mackie 79-81-81-82—323
George McLean 85-80-80-78—323
Charles Rowe 78-85-82-79—324
George Simpson 83-78-76-87—324
Dan Kenney 78-80-81-86—325
Joe Sylvester 81-76-84-88—329
Eugene McCarthy 82-84-81-84—331

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