Past Champions
 

TIMELINE

Utah becomes a U.S. state

A. H. Becquerel discovers radioactivity

First modern Olympics held in Athens

1896


James Foulis

The second Open went to the 18-hole course of the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y., in July. Like the first, it was a sideshow to the Amateur. However, there were 35 entrants and 28 finished the 36 holes.

The course measured only 4,423 yards, and Jim Foulis, a Scottish professional representing the Chicago Golf Club, won with 78-74-152.



The 74 set a record that was not broken until seven years later, after the rubber-core ball had come into use. Rawlins was runner-up, three strokes back.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 12

Best Finish - Winner 1896

Rds - 38

Cuts Made - 10

Top 3 - 3

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 4

Top 25 - 9

Avg. - 79.47

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - $267.50