100 years ago, the US Open was canceled for war


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10:17 a.m. ET June 10, 2017

A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the US Open:

100 years ago (1917): Bobby Jones made some of his greatest contributions, even though he wasn’t playing. The U.S. Open was canceled in 1917 when the United States entered World War I. Jones was a teenage golf prodigy, and he spent two years touring the country for exhibitions that helped raise $150,000 for the American Red Cross. The U.S. Open resumed in 1919 and was won by Walter Hagen. Four years later, Jones would win his first of four U.S. Opens.

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75 years ago (1942): Ben Hogan won what some consider to be his first U.S. Open, except that it wasn’t a U.S. Open. War interrupted the U.S. Open for…

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