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Tournament results: Metropolitan Open

Results for the Metropolitan Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2002
America
Wagner, Johnson
207 (-3)
$23,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wagner, Johnson

Score

207 (-3)

Prize money

$23,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Met Open (Aug 20-22; Metropolitan GA 54-hole event). Second-placed Rob Labritz (USA) finished 5 shots behind 22-year-old defending champion Johnson Wagner (USA), who turned professional only a week before this event. [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].

2001
America
Wagner, Johnson
206 (-4)
amateur
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wagner, Johnson

Score

206 (-4)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Met Open (Aug 20-22; Metropolitan GA 54-hole event). Second-placed Rick Hartmann finished 3 shots behind 21-year-old Johnson Wagner (USA; amateur). In view of Johnson's amateur status, Hartmann received the first-place prize money of $23,000. Wagner became only the second player to win the Met Amateur and Met Open titles in the same year, having won the Amateur title earlier that month. [Black course, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY].

1987
America
McGovern, Jim
212 (+2)
amateur
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McGovern, Jim

Score

212 (+2)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Met Open. (Aug 18-20; Metropolitan GA 54-hole event). Second-placed and defending champion David Glenz (USA) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Jim McGovern (USA, amateur), who became the fourth amateur to win the Met Open, and the third at Winged Foot. [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].

1984
America
Albus, Jim
Old Oaks CC
210 (E)
$6,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Albus, Jim

Venue

Old Oaks CC

Score

210 (E)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Met Open (Aug 21-23; Metropolitan GA 54-hole event). Second-placed Rick Meskell (USA) finished 2 shots behind 43-year-old Jim Albus (USA), who won this title for the second time. [Old Oaks CC, Purchase, NY].

1979
America
Britton, Bill
216 (E)
$4,500
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Britton, Bill

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Aug 21-23; Metropolitan GA 54-hole event). 23-year-old Bill Britton (USA) beat George Bullock (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. Britton, a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Amateur title, recorded his first win as a professional, having turned pro just five weeks before. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].

1972
America
Massengale, Don
288 (E)
$2,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Massengale, Don

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Sept 27-30; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Don Massengale (USA) beat Ron Letellier (USA) in an 18-hole Saturday playoff (Massengale 72, Letellier 75). [The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Connecticut].

1970
America
Albus, Jim
288 (E)
$2,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Albus, Jim

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 29-Oct 2; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). 30-year-old Jim Albus (USA) beat defending champion Jimmy Wright (USA) in an 18-hole Friday playoff (Albus 72, Wright 73). Albus, who turned pro three years earlier, recorded his first significant professional win. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, New Jersey].

1966
America
Nieporte, Tom
Mountain Ridge, NJ
277 (-7)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nieporte, Tom

Venue

Mountain Ridge, NJ

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 27-29; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Stan Mosel (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tom Nieporte (USA). Defending champion Wes Ellis (USA) was 1 shot further back in third place. [Mountain Ridge CC, West Caldwell, NJ].

1963
America
Ellis, Wes
283 (-5)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ellis, Wes

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 25-27; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) finished 5 shots behind 31-year-old Wes Ellis (USA), who recorded his third win in this event. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].

1962
America
Nassau CC
282 (+2)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Barber, Miller

Venue

Nassau CC

Score

282 (+2)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 19-21, 23; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Miller Barber (USA) beat Tom Nieporte (USA) in an 18-hole Sunday playoff (Barber even-par 70, Nieporte 77). [Nassau CC, Glen Cove, Long Island, NY].

1961
America
Ellis, Wes
289 (+5)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ellis, Wes

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 20, 22, 27; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Claude Harmon (USA) and Mike Fetchick (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wes Ellis (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. The event took eight days to complete: first round Weds, rain Thurs, second round Fri, final 36 holes the following Weds. [East course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].

1959
America
Woodmere Club
286 (+2)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Turnesa, Jim

Venue

Woodmere Club

Score

286 (+2)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 16-18; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Shelley Mayfield (USA) finished 1 shot behind 46-year-old Jim Turnesa (USA). [Woodmere Club, Woodmere, Long Island, NY].

1957
America
Ellis, Wes
296 (+8)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ellis, Wes

Score

296 (+8)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 24-26; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Shelley Mayfield (USA) finished 3 shots behind 25-year-old wire-to-wire winner Wes Ellis (USA), who recorded his first win as a professional. This championship earned Plainfield its reputation as the "Green Monster", with only two players breaking 300 for the 72 holes. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].

1956
America
Inwood CC
288 (-4)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ford, Doug

Venue

Inwood CC

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 18-20; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Mike Turnesa (USA) finished 3 shots behind Doug Ford (USA), who shot a course record 7-under-par 66 in the final round to clinch the win. [Inwood CC, Inwood, Long Island, NY].

1955
America
Doering, Art
Fenway GC
285 (+1)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Doering, Art

Venue

Fenway GC

Score

285 (+1)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 20-22, 25; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Art Doering (USA) beat Al Brosch (USA) in a Sunday playoff (Doering 74, Brosch 75). This was Doering's first appearance in the Metropolitan Open. [Fenway GC, Scarsdale, NY].

1953
America
Rockville Links
284 (-4)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cooper, Pete

Venue

Rockville Links

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 22-24; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Pat Cici (USA) finished 4 shots behind Pete Cooper (USA), who went one better than his second place finish the previous year. [Rockville Links Club, Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY].

1951
America
Forest Hill FC, NJ
275 (-5)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harmon, Claude

Venue

Forest Hill FC, NJ

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 18-20; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Pete Cooper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Claude Harmon (USA). [Forest Hill Field Club, Bloomfield, New Jersey].

1949
America
Metropolis CC, NY
274 (-10)
$1,000
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Burke Jr, Jack

Venue

Metropolis CC, NY

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Sept 20-22; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event; last played in 1940). Second-placed 47-year-old Gene Sarazen (USA) finished 5 shots behind 26-year-old Jack Burke Jr (USA), who recorded his first professional win. Playing at his home course, Burke's second round 64 set a new course record. [Metropolis CC, White Plains, NY].

1940
America
Forest Hill FC, NJ
264 (-16)
$700
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wood, Craig

Venue

Forest Hill FC, NJ

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$700

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 24-26; last year recognised as a PGA Tour event; next played in 1949). Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 11 shots behind Craig Wood (USA), who shattered all previous records with his new low score for a "major" 72-hole tournament. [Forest Hill Field Club, Bloomfield, New Jersey].

1939
America
Metropolis CC, NY
283 (-1)
$750
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Picard, Henry

Venue

Metropolis CC, NY

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$750

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 25-29). After the regulation 72 holes, Henry Picard (USA), Paul Runyan (USA) and Vic Ghezzi (USA) were tied at 283. In a Sunday afternoon 18-hole playoff, Picard and Runyan had 70s; Ghezzi was eliminated with 77. In the subsequent Monday 18-hole playoff, Picard (2-under 69) beat Runyan (71), who was playing on his home course. [Metropolis CC, White Plains, NY].

1938
America
Hines, Jimmy
Fresh Meadow CC
287 (+7)
$750
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hines, Jimmy

Venue

Fresh Meadow CC

Score

287 (+7)

Prize money

$750

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 12-14). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jimmy Hines (USA). [Fresh Meadow CC, Flushing, NY; this A.W Tillinghast-designed course no longer exists. In 1946, Fresh Meadow CC took over, moved to and renamed the course of the defunct Lakeville G&CC at Lake Success, L.I.].

1937
America
Hines, Jimmy
Forest Hill FC, NJ
279 (-1)
$750
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hines, Jimmy

Venue

Forest Hill FC, NJ

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$750

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 13-16). Second-placed Henry Picard (USA) finished 1 shot behind 32-year-old Jimmy Hines (USA). Friday's second round was postponed until Saturday due to heavy rain. [Forest Hill Field Club, Bloomfield, New Jersey].

1936
America
283 (+3)
$750
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nelson, Byron

Score

283 (+3)

Prize money

$750

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 21-23). Second-placed Craig Wood (USA) finished 2 shots behind Byron Nelson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Quaker Ridge GC, Scarsdale, nr New York City, NY].

1935
America
Fresh Meadow CC
284 (-8)
$400
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Picard, Henry

Venue

Fresh Meadow CC

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

$400

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 23-25). Second-placed Sid Brews (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Henry Picard (USA). [Fresh Meadow CC, Lake Success, Long Island, NY; at the time known as Lakeville G&CC. In 1946 the defunct Lakeville G&CC was taken over by and renamed as the Fresh Meadow GC, which needed to move from its original location in Flushing, L.I.].

1934
America
Echo Lake CC
287 (+3)
$400
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Runyan, Paul

Venue

Echo Lake CC

Score

287 (+3)

Prize money

$400

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 24-26). Second-placed Wilfred "Wiffy" Cox and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Runyan (USA), who calmly sunk a five-foot putt on the last hole to claim the win. [Echo Lake CC, Westfield, New Jersey].

1933
America
291 (+3)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Macfarlane, Willie

Score

291 (+3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 25-27). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) finished 1 shot behind 43-year-old Willie Macfarlane (Scot). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].

1932
America
Lido GC, NY
282 (-6)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dutra, Olin

Venue

Lido GC, NY

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 14-16). Second-placed Walter Kozak (USA) finished 2 shots behind Olin Dutra (USA). [Lido GC, Lido Beach, NY; at the time Lido CC].

1931
America
Crestmont CC, NJ
285 (-3)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Macdonald

Venue

Crestmont CC, NJ

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 16-18). Second-placed Gene Sarazen (USA) finished 5 shots behind Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA). [Crestmont CC, West Orange, New Jersey].

1930
America
Fairview CC, NY
280 (-4)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Macfarlane, Willie

Venue

Fairview CC, NY

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 17-20). Willie Macfarlane (Scot) beat Johnny Farrell (USA) in a Sunday playoff that lasted 36 holes. In their 18-hole morning playoff both had par 70s; this necessitated a further 18-hole afternoon playoff (Macfarlane 72, Farrell 74). [Fairview CC, Elmsford, NY. This course no longer exists; in 1968 the club moved 10 mi east to a new location in Greenwich, CT].

1929
America
Lido GC, NY
288 (E)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mehlhorn, Bill

Venue

Lido GC, NY

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 18-20). Second-placed Wilfred "Wiffy" Cox (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bill Mehlhorn (USA). [Lido GC, Lido Beach, NY; at the time Lido CC].

1928
America
Shackamaxon CC
278 (-10)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sarazen, Gene

Venue

Shackamaxon CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 18-20). Second-placed and defending champion Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tommy Armour (Scot/USA), who shot a course record 66 in the first round. [Shackamaxon CC, Scotch Plains, NJ].

1927
America
296 (+8)
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sarazen, Gene

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

296 (+8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 25-27). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Johnny Farrell (USA). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1926
America
Salisbury GC
286 (-6)
$500
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Macdonald

Venue

Salisbury GC

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 15-18, 24). Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA) beat defending champion Gene Sarazen (USA) after a marathon playoff that lasted 54 holes. In their 18-hole Sunday morning playoff both had 3-under-par 70s; this necessitated a further 18-hole playoff in the afternoon, which they tied 72 apiece. The following Saturday, Smith prevailed in the third 18-hole playoff (Smith 66, Sarazen 70). Over the course of the championship (which lasted for seven rounds over ten days) Smith ran up a total score of 494, to Sarazen's 498. [No.3 course, Salisbury GC, Westbury, Long Island, NY. Although Salisbury GC no longer exists, the Championship course is largely preserved as the Red course, Eisenhower Park GC].

1925
America
Grassy Sprain GC
295 (+3)
$500
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sarazen, Gene

Venue

Grassy Sprain GC

Score

295 (+3)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 17/18). Second-placed Joe Turnesa (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gene Sarazen (USA). [Grassy Sprain GC, Bronxville, NY; this course no longer exists].

1924
America
MacDonald, Bob
Engineers CC
292 (+12)
$500
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

MacDonald, Bob

Venue

Engineers CC

Score

292 (+12)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 9-11). Second-placed Willie Macfarlane (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Mike Brady (USA). [Engineers CC, Roslyn Harbor, NY].

1923
America
MacDonald, Bob
Canoe Brook CC
295 (+3)
$500
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

MacDonald, Bob

Venue

Canoe Brook CC

Score

295 (+3)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 18-21). Bob MacDonald (Scot/USA) beat Jim Barnes (Eng) in an 18-hole Saturday playoff (MacDonald 70, Barnes 80). MacDonald won this title for the second time in three years. [North course, Canoe Brook CC, Summit, NJ].

1922
America
O'Loughlin, Marty
Lido GC, NY
309 (+21)
$500
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

O'Loughlin, Marty

Venue

Lido GC, NY

Score

309 (+21)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Sept 13-15). Second-placed Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 3 shots behind Martin "Marty" O'Loughlin (USA). [Lido GC, Lido Beach, NY; at the time Lido CC].

1921
America
MacDonald, Bob
Siwanoy CC
294 (+10)
$250
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

MacDonald, Bob

Venue

Siwanoy CC

Score

294 (+10)

Prize money

$250

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 26-28). Second-placed Patrick "Pat" O'Hara (Ire; also know as Paddy O'Hare) finished 4 shots behind Bob MacDonald (Scot/USA). [Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, nr NYC, NY].

1920
America
Greenwich CC, CT
292
$250
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hagen, Walter

Venue

Greenwich CC, CT

Score

292

Prize money

$250

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 28-31). Defending champion Walter Hagen (USA) beat Jim Barnes (Eng) in an 18-hole Saturday playoff (Hagen 70, Barnes 74), to record his third straight win in this event. [Greenwich CC, Greenwich, Connecticut].

1919
America
North Shore CC, NY
294
$250
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hagen, Walter

Venue

North Shore CC, NY

Score

294

Prize money

$250

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 10/11). Second-placed Emmet French (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Walter Hagen (USA). [North Shore CC, Glen Head, NY].

1918
America
not played
x
x
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

not played

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Metropolitan Open not played in 1918 due to World War I.

1917
America
not played
x
x
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

not played

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Metropolitan Open not played in 1917 due to World War I.

1916
America
307
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hagen, Walter

Score

307

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 13-15; first year recognised as a PGA Tour event). Walter Hagen (USA) beat Jim Barnes (Eng) and Charlie Hoffner (USA) in an 18-hole Saturday playoff (Hagen 74, Barnes 75, Hoffner 77). [Garden City GC, Garden City, Long Island, NY].

1915
America
Fox Hills GC, NY
292
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicholls, Gil

Venue

Fox Hills GC, NY

Score

292

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 8-10). Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) beat Bob MacDonald (Scot/USA) in an 18-hole Saturday playoff (Nicholls 73, MacDonald 78). [Fox Hills GC, Clifton, Staten Island, NYC; club and course closed in 1935].

1914
America
Scarsdale GC
278
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Macdonald

Venue

Scarsdale GC

Score

278

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Aug 27/28). Second-placed Willie Macfarlane (Scot) finished 9 shots behind Macdonald "Mac" Smith (Scot/USA). At the time, Smith's 278 was the lowest 72-hole score ever recorded in a "major" championship, matching Arthur Smith's 278 in the 1905 Western Open. [Scarsdale GC, Hartsdale, NY].

1913
America
Salisbury GC
291
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Alex

Venue

Salisbury GC

Score

291

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Aug 13/14). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alex Smith (Scot), who recorded the last of his four wins in this event. [Salisbury GC, Westbury, Long Island, NY. Although Salisbury GC no longer exists, the Championship course is largely preserved as the Red course, Eisenhower Park GC].

1912
America
Apawamis Club
293
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNamara, Tom

Venue

Apawamis Club

Score

293

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 10/11). Second-placed and defending champion Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 4 shots behind Tom McNamara (USA). [The Apawamis Club, Rye, nr New York City, NY].

1911
America
Englewood
281
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicholls, Gil

Venue

Englewood

Score

281

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 12/13). Second-placed Jack Hobens (Scot/USA) finished 8 shots behind Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA). At the time, Nicholls' 281 was one of the lowest 72-hole scores ever recorded in a "major" championship. [Englewood GC, Englewood, NJ. Course no longer exists].

1910
America
Deal G&CC, NJ
301
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Alex

Venue

Deal G&CC, NJ

Score

301

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Aug 25/26). Second-placed Johnny McDermott (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Alex Smith (Scot/USA). [Deal G&CC, Deal, New Jersey].

1909
America
306
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Alex

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

306

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Sept 16/17). Second-placed Gilbert Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 2 shots behind Wykagyl's home professional Alex Smith (Scot/USA). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1908
America
Hobens, Jack
305
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hobens, Jack

Score

305

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Sept 23/24). Second-placed Alex "Nipper" Campbell (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Jack Hobens (Scot/USA). Both Hobens and Jock Hutchinson (Scot) had course record 71s in the final round. [Original Old course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ; this course no longer exists and was replaced in 1922 by today's Upper and Lower courses].

1907
America
(not played)
x
x
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Metropolitan Open not played in 1907.

1906
America
Low, George
Hollywood GC, NJ
294
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Low, George

Venue

Hollywood GC, NJ

Score

294

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the Metropolitan Open (Aug 9-11). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot/USA) finished 2 shots behind George Low Sr (Scot/USA). [Hollywood GC, Deal, New Jersey].

1905
America
Fox Hills GC, NY
300
$150
Metropolitan GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Alex

Venue

Fox Hills GC, NY

Score

300

Prize money

$150

Title sponsor

Metropolitan GA

Played as the inaugural Metropolitan Open (Sept 14-16). Alex Smith (Scot/USA) beat Willie Anderson (Scot) in an 18-hole Saturday playoff (Smith 74, Anderson 76). [Fox Hills GC, Clifton, Staten Island, NYC; club and course closed in 1935]. Note: organised by the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA), the "Met Open" was considered a "major" championship in its early years. It is the USA's third oldest "Open" championship, behind the US Open (1895) and Western Open (1899). The MGA covered New York City and surrounding districts including northern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut.

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