Past Champions
 

TIMELINE

Michigan defeats Stanford 49-0 in California's first Rose Bowl game

American Automobile Association formed

Discovery: Yellow fever is carried by mosquito

1902


Laurence Auchterlonie

Laurence Auchterlonie, representing the Chicago Golf Club, won at the Garden City (N.Y.) Golf Club, in October. For the first time in the Championship, 80 was broken in all four rounds as the Scot from St. Andrews posted 78-78-74-77-307.

The introduction of the Haskell rubber-core ball in this Open was at least partly responsible for the lower scoring. Walter J. Travis, who had twice won the Amateur, tied for second. The entry of 90 was a new high, and there were now ten prizes totaling $970, the first being $200 and a gold medal.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 11

Best Finish - Winner 1902

Rds - 44

Cuts Made - 11

Top 3 - 2

Top 5 - 5

Top 10 - 7

Top 25 - 11

Avg. - 80.55

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - N/A