1922 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

The 1922 U.S. Open was the 26th time the tournament was played. A golf great burst onto the scene here — Gene Sarazen won the tournament at the age of 20.

Winner: Gene Sarazen, 288

Where it was played: Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois

Tournament dates: July 14-15, 1922

Leader after first round: Walter Hagen, 68

Leader after second round: John Black, 142

Leader after third round: Bobby Jones and Bill Mehlhorn, 216

What Happened at the 1922 U.S. Open

Gene Sarazen was only 20 years old when he burst onto the professional golf scene, winning the 1922 U.S. Open and 1922 PGA Championship. Sarazen won this title by shooting 68 in the final round, three strokes better than anyone else managed. That included runners-up John Black (72) and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones (73).

Jones, not yet a winner of any amateur or professional majors, moved into a tie for the lead at the end of the third round with "Wild Bill" Mehlhorn. But those two, along with Black, a club pro who began the final round in second place, were surpassed by Sarazen's outstanding final round. Sarazen's 68 tied the U.S. Open's 18-hole scoring record of the time. (Jones won his first U.S. Open crown one year later.)

Sarazen first played in the U.S. Open in 1920, when he was was 18 years old. He finished 30th that year, 17th the next, before winning the 1922 U.S. Open. Sarazen won the U.S. Open again in 1932, and when he won the 1935 Masters Sarazen became the first golfer to win what we now call the career Grand Slam — victories in each of the four professional majors.

Sarazen was not the youngest U.S. Open champ: Johnny McDermott was 19 when he won in 1911, and Francis Ouimet was a few days younger than Sarazen was here when Ouimet won in 1913. But to this day, Sarazen remains the third-youngest U.S. Open champion.

The 1922 U.S. Open was the first one with an admission charge for spectactors. Fans had to pay $1 for a single-round ticket.

1922 U.S. Open Final Scores

Gene Sarazen 72-73-75-68—288
John Black 71-71-75-72—289
a-Bobby Jones 74-72-70-73—289
Bill Mehlhorn 73-71-72-74—290
Walter Hagen 68-77-74-72—291
George Duncan 76-73-75-72—296
Leo Diegel 77-76-73-71—297
Mike Brady 73-75-74-76—298
Johnny Golden 73-77-77-71—298
Jock Hutchison 78-74-71-75—298
Laurie Ayton 72-76-78-73—299
Johnny Farrell 73-76-75-75—299
Joe Kirkwood 77-74-75-74—300
Bob Macdonald 73-76-75-76—300
Eddie Loos 75-76-73-77—301
a-Chick Evans 72-76-74-80—302
George Hackney 74-78-74-77—303
Abe Mitchell 79-75-76-73—303
Emmet French 76-74-77-78—305
a-Jesse Guilford 77-74-76-78—305
Harry Hampton 76-75-77-77—305
Charles Hoffner 79-76-77-73—305
Willie Ogg 79-72-78-76—305
Jim Barnes 74-75-77-80—306
Cyril Hughes 81-74-77-74—306
a-Willie Hunter Jr. 75-75-76-80—306
a-Fred Wright Jr. 76-77-73-80—306
Jack Burke Sr. 76-77-81-73—307
Bobby Cruickshank 82-74-74-77—307
Lloyd Gullickson 77-70-83-77—307
George Bowden 76-79-76-77—308
Alfred Hackbarth 77-75-77-79—308
George Kerrigan 76-78-78-76—308
Tom Kerrigan 80-79-75-74—308
a-Jimmy Johnston 78-75-80-76—309
Pat O'Hara 79-76-76-78—309
Al Watrous 73-79-79-79—310
Chick Fraser 79-76-76-80—311
Thomas Harmon 80-72-80-79—311
William Creavy 79-76-81-76—312
P.O. Hart 80-77-79-76—312
Jack Turnesa 75-78-81-78—312
Cyril Walker 76-81-77-78—312
Jack Blakeslee 80-82-76-75—313
George Martin 76-80-81-76—313
George McLean 78-78-79-78—313
John Cowan 74-78-84-79—315
Mortie Dutra 76-77-78-84—315
Fred Ford 79-79-75-82—315
Otto Hackbarth 76-81-79-79—315
Frank Kennett 80-82-80-73—315
Alex Campbell 78-79-78-81—316
Charles Thom 77-79-80-81—317
Tom Boyd 80-81-80-78—319
Harry Bolestra 76-83-82-80—321
a-Frank Godchaux 79-77-80-85—321
Dave Robertson 76-84-77-84—321
John Rogers 83-83-79-76—321
Charles Rowe 83-82-77-79—321
a-Dewey Weber 77-80-82-82—321
Edward Gow 83-85-79-75—322
Robert Peebles 84-81-80-77—322
George Christ 77-80-81-85—323
Jack Croke 82-85-78-78—323
Ferdinand Decker 74-76-86-87—323
Frank Sprogell 80-79-79-85—323
Frank McNamara 77-79-87-82—325
Ned McKenna 78-85-84-82—329
Ben Lord 80-83-87-86—336
Alex Guild 81-85-87-84—337
a-Ira Couch 86-81-86-86—339

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