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1925 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1925 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

The 1925 U.S. Open was one of two that Bobby Jones lost in playoffs. Johnny Farrell beat Jones over 36 extra holes to win the 1928 U.S. Open, and, here, Willie Macfarlane bested Jones in 36 extra holes.

Francis Ouimet, the 1913 U.S. Open winner in a famous playoff against Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, was the first-round leader with a 70.

Macfarlane, a Scotsman who worked as a club pro in America, carded a then-record 67 in the second round to share the midway lead with Leo Diegel. Jones was six off the pace after opening with a 77.

Diegel faded in the third and fourth rounds with 77-78. Macfarlane was steady in Round 3 with a 72, while Jones crept closer with a 70. Ouimet and Farrell kept themselves in the picture on the final day, but neither could mount a final-round charge. Ouimet shot 76 and Farrell 78, and they tied for third, one stroke out of the playoff.

Ouimet won the 1931 U.S. Amateur, but his third-place showing here marked his final appearance in a U.S. Open.

Meanwhile, Jones tied Macfarlane in the fourth round by shooting 74 to Macfarlane's 78, and that forced an 18-hole playoff. And both players shot 75 in that 18, forcing another 18 holes. Jones and Macfarlane reached the 36th extra hole still tied, and Macfarlane won when Jones couldn't get up-and-down from a greenside bunker.

1925 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1925 U.S. Open golf tournament played at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Willie Macfarlane 74-67-72-78--291 $500
a-Bobby Jones 77-70-70-74--291  
Johnny Farrell 71-74-69-78--292 $300
a-Francis Ouimet 70-73-73-76--292  
Walter Hagen 72-76-71-74--293 $175
Gene Sarazen 72-72-75-74--293 $175
Mike Brady 74-72-74-74--294 $100
Leo Diegel 73-68-77-78--296 $90
Laurie Ayton 75-71-73-78--297 $78
Al Espinosa 72-71-74-80--297 $78
Macdonald Smith 73-79-72-75--299 $63
Joe Turnesa 76-74-71-78--299 $63
Willie Hunter Jr. 75-77-75-73--300 $53
Al Watrous 78-73-74-75--300 $53
Bob Macdonald 75-77-77-72--301  
"Wild" Bill Mehlhorn 78-72-75-76--301  
Clarence Hackney 78-72-73-79--302  
Johnny Golden 76-75-82-70--303  
Tom Kerrigan 75-79-74-75--303  
Tom Boyd 73-79-75-77--304  
Jack Forrester 71-76-76-81--304  
Emmett French 77-74-77-76--304  
Francis Gallett 73-70-84-77--304  
Harry Hampton 79-75-76-74--304  
Bob Shave 81-72-77-74--304  
Charles Mayo 75-74-78-78--305  
Jock Hutchison 78-78-79-71--306  
Wilfred Reid 79-75-73-79--306  
Jim Barnes 75-76-71-85--307  
George Heron 75-77-77-78--307  
George Kerrigan 75-75-78-80--308  
Arthur DeMane 76-73-83-77--309  
Thomas Harmon 80-73-79-77--309  
Frank Clarke 75-81-76-78--310  
Pat Doyle 78-77-74-81--310  
Charles Guest 79-77-74-80--310  
Herbert Lagerblade 76-79-77-79--311  
Tommy Armour 76-84-80-73--313  
Alex Ayton 76-80-83-74--313  
George Dernbach 75-79-81-78--313  
Tom Kennett 78-77-78-80--313  
Fred Novak 78-77-79-79--313  
George Christ 75-81-76-82--314  
Bill Klein 72-81-79-82--314  
Peter Harmon 79-77-79-80--315  
Joe Kirkwood 81-83-82-79--325  
William Creavy 83-80-73-80--316  
Joe Novak 77-85-76-78--316  
Jack O'Connor 75-78-76-87--316  
Cyril Walker 81-73-80-82--316  
Martin O'Loughlin 80-82-74-81--317  
Craig Wood 81-78-77-81--317  
George Stark 82-78-81-77--318  
Robert Barnett 82-81-79-77--319  
Alex Cunningham 77-78-82-82--319  
George Aulbach 74-82-77-87--320  
Harold Long 77-83-76-84--320  
Eddie Murphy 82-82-77-79--320  
Jimmy Thomson 84-78-81-78--321  
Clarence Booth 81-77-83-81--322  
a-Ernest Carter 80-77-78-87--322  
Eddie Gayer 75-81-81-86--323  
Willie Hunter 77-78-86-82--323  
Victor East 75-81-83-85--324  
Tom Jones 83-79-84-81--327  
James Fee 87-88-83-82--340  

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