Joe Lloyd captured his only major 119 years ago today
Anderson began the final round four clear of Lloyd, who shot a 79 over the last 18 holes to Anderson’s 84 to finish a stroke ahead. Lloyd’s win was capped by a three at the 461-yard (422 m) finishing hole. Anderson needed a four at the last to tie Lloyd; he reached the green in three, but his putt came up 6 feet (1.8 m) short. Anderson waited four more years for first of his record four U.S. Open titles.
This was the last year that the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur championships were played simultaneously on the same course. It was the last time the U.S. Open was only 36 holes total, doubling to 72 holes in 1898.