Willie Anderson did the unthinkable on this day 11 years ago, winning the U.S. Open for the 3rd consecutive time
Published: September 22nd, 2016 – It was on this day in 1905 that Willie Anderson did the unthinkable. He won the U.S Open for the third time in a row at Myopia Hunt Club located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. This third win did not come easy for the Scot, who trailed countrymen Alex Smith in the final round but was able to produce a comeback victory carding a final round of 77.
This would mark the end of Anderson’s glory days as he finished in 5th place the following year chasing his fourth consecutive U.S. Open title. In 1907 he had his worst finish ever in the event, falling all the way to 15th place and losing any confidence he had. He has a huge bounce back the next two years finishing in fourth place both times but still not in the winners circle. Anderson’s game slipped drastically after 1909 and many blame his alcoholism & lavish lifestyle for his demise. In conclusion, Anderson’s feat of the “three-peat” will probably never be replicated.