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1913 U.S. Open (golf)

1913 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates September 18–20, 1913
Location Brookline, Massachusetts
Course(s) The Country Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Par 73
Field 66 players, 54 after cut
Cut 165 (+19)
Winner's share ($300)
23x15px Francis Ouimet (a)
304 (+12)

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File:Francis Ouimet carried and Eddie Lowery 1913.jpg
1913 winner Francis Ouimet holding a horseshoe; with Eddie Lowery his 10-year-old caddy, with a white towel around his neck

The 1913 U.S. Open was the 19th U.S. Open, held September 18–20 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb southwest of Boston. Amateur Francis Ouimet, age 20, won his only U.S. Open title in an 18-hole playoff, five strokes ahead of Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.


The first two rounds were played Thursday and the final two rounds on Friday. At the end of regulation, there was a three-way tie.[1] Ouimet defeated Vardon and Ray in a Saturday playoff round. Ouimet won with a score of 72 (–1), Vardon was second with 77, and Ray came in third with a 78. It was widely hailed as a stunning upset over the strongly-favored Britons and increased the popularity of the game in the United States.

Ouimet's victory was the first of eight times an amateur won the U.S. Open; Bobby Jones won four and the last was Johnny Goodman in 1933.

The U.S. Open returned to the course for the 50th and 75th anniversaries in 1963 and 1988, and the U.S. Amateur was held at The Country Club on the centennial anniversary in 2013; it also hosted the Ryder Cup in 1999. All three were won by Americans.

Final leaderboard

Friday, September 19, 1913

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Francis Ouimet (a) 23x15px United States 77-74-74-79=304 +12 Playoff
Harry Vardon 23x15px Jersey 75-72-78-79=304
Ted Ray 23x15px Jersey 79-70-76-79=304
T4 Walter Hagen 23x15px United States 73-78-76-80=307 +15 78
Jim Barnes 23x15px England 74-76-78-79=307
Macdonald Smith 23x15px Scotland 71-79-80-77=307
Louis Tellier 23x15px France 76-76-79-76=307
8 John McDermott 23x15px United States 74-79-77-78=308 +16 50
9 Herbert Strong 23x15px England 75-74-82-79=310 +18 40
10 Pat Doyle 23x15px Ireland 78-80-73-80=311 +19 30
(a) - amateur


Saturday, September 20, 1913

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Francis Ouimet (a) 23x15px United States 72 –1 0
2 Harry Vardon 23x15px Jersey 77 +4 300
3 Ted Ray 23x15px Jersey 78 +5 150



  1. "Ouimet Ties Great English Golfers. Twenty-Year-Old Schoolboy's Wonderful Performance in National Open Golf". The New York Times. September 20, 1913. Retrieved January 2, 2011. An American youth, Francis Ouimet, a stripling scarcely out of his teens, carved a niche for himself in international sporting history here to-day when he tied with England's famous professional golfers, Harry Vardon and Edward Ray, in the final round of the national open championship. 

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