Past Champions
 

TIMELINE

First magnetic recording of sound

Phillipines demand independence from U.S.

William McKinley, 25th U.S. President re-elected

1899


Willie Smith

Willie Smith, of the Carnoustie golfing family, had recently arrived to take a position as professional at the Midlothian Country Club, near Chicago, and he kept the title in Chicago by winning with 77-82-79-77-315 at the Baltimore Country Club, Roland Park Course in September.

His margin of eleven strokes has never since been equaled. The first prize remained $150 and a gold medal, but the total purse for the first eight professionals, instead of $500, was raised to $650.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 9

Best Finish - Winner 1899

Rds - 37

Cuts Made - 9

Top 3 - 4

Top 5 - 7

Top 10 - 8

Top 25 - 9

Avg. - 80.73

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - $797.00