Key anniversaries at the US Open

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A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the 112th U.S. Open, to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco:

100 YEARS AGO (1912)

Winner: John McDermott

Course: Oakland Hills

Score: 294

Runner-up: Tom McNamara

Winner’s share: $300

Recap: John McDermott won for the second straight year by beating a familiar foe in Mike Brady, who was atop the leaderboard after each of the first three rounds. McDermott, three behind going into the final 18 holes, closed with a 71 as Brady stumbled to a 79. McDermott finished at 2-under 294 for a two-shot win over Tom McNamara, who closed with a 69. It was only the second sub-70 score in a U.S. Open, both by McNamara, who shot 69 in the second round in 1909. Brady, who had lost in a three-way playoff to McDermott a year later, eventually returned to Oakland Hills as the head professional. Most notable about this major is that it was the first time the USGA established a par score.


75 YEARS AGO (1937)

Winner: Ralph Guldahl

Course: Oakland Hills

Score: 281

Runner-up: Sam Snead

Winner’s share: $1,000

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