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1925


Willie MacFarlane

Willie Macfarlane tied Bob Jones at 291 - seven over par - and they had to play off twice before Macfarlane won at the Worcester (Mass.) Country Club in June. In the first playoff, both scored 75s making the first time a playoff, too, had ended in a tie. Jones went four strokes ahead on the first nine of the second playoff, but Macfarlane caught him with a 72 to Jones' 73.

The Scot, who wore glasses and represented the Oak Ridge Golf Club, Tuckahoe, N.Y., had scored 74-67-72-78 in the championship proper, and had been one of five, including Francis Ouimet, Johnny Farrell, Leo Diegel and Walter Hagen, to come to the final hole with a chance to win or tie. His 67 was a new low. Preliminary elimination rounds were held at three points: Long Beach, N.Y., Lake Forest, Ill., and San Francisco, California and the entry record jumped again to 45. The championship proper was the last condensed into two days.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 17

Best Finish - Winner 1925

Rds - 60

Cuts Made - 12

Top 3 - 1

Top 5 - 1

Top 10 - 2

Top 25 - 6

Avg. - 77.02

Scores In 60s - 1

Rds Under Par - 1

Earnings - N/A