100 years ago, the US Open was canceled for war


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.


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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