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Little-Known U.S. Open Facts

Curious stories and obscure anecdotes from the toughest test in golf

June 6, 2012
Newport Golf Club
The first U.S. Open was a bit less significant than it is today -- it was actually pushed back one month because of a scheduling conflict with the America's Cup yacht race. Held on October 4th, 1895 at Newport Golf Club (left), a nine-hole course, it featured a field of 10 professionals and one amateur who contended for the title over 36 holes in one day. Horace Rawlins would go on to shoot 91 and 82 to win the first Open at the age of 21.
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