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Prohibition given final radification

Benito Mussolini founds own party

Jack Dempsey wins heavyweight crown

1919


Walter Hagen

When the Open was resumed in June at the Brae Burn Country Club, West Newton, Mass., Walter Hagen, now playing from the Oakland Hills Country Club, near Detroit, restored the prestige of the professionals. He played the last six holes in one under fours to overhaul Mike Brady with a 75 in the last round and then won a playoff marked by several controversies over the Rules, 77 to 78. Hagen's first four rounds were 78-73-75-75 for 301, seventeen over par. Meanwhile, Willie Chisholm took 18 on the 185-yard eighth hole in the first round.

The purse was increased again, to $1,745; first professional prize remained $500, but other prizes were increased the eleventh and twelfth places were added. For the first time, play was extended to three days, with one round on each of the first two days and two rounds on the third.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 23

Best Finish - Winner 1914, '19

Rds - 92

Cuts Made - 22

Top 3 - 4

Top 5 - 10

Top 10 - 16

Top 25 - 20

Avg. - 75.21

Scores In 60s - 3

Rds Under Par - 3

Earnings - N/A