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1922


Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen, 20 years old, burst onto the scene at the Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Ill., in July. Representing the Highland Country Club, Pittsburgh, he scored 72-73-75 to stand four strokes behind Bob Jones and Bill Mehlhorn going into the last round, then finished with a 68, including a birdie on the last hole, to win by a stroke with 288 - eight over par.

Bob Jones and John Black, who was 43 and a grandfather, tied for second. It was the best finishing round so far, and an omen of Sarazen's future. The entry set another record of 323, and the qualifying at the scene of the Championship had to be extended to three days. Spectators were charged admission fees for the first time.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 33

Best Finish - Winner 1922, '32

Rds - 118

Cuts Made - 26

Top 3 - 7

Top 5 - 9

Top 10 - 14

Top 25 - 17

Avg. - 75.23

Scores In 60s - 3

Rds Under Par - 10

Earnings - $5,416.67