On this day, In 1913 amateur Francis Ouimet wins the US Open over heavy favorites Harry Vardon & Ted Ray

Ouimet

Ouimet

103 years ago today, Francis Ouimet shocked the golf world winning the U.S. Open

Published September 20th, 2016 – It was on this day 103 years ago today that the “greatest game ever played” was on the line at Brookline.  Francis Ouimet outlasted two of Britains finest golfers in Ted Ray and Harry Vardon in a 18 hole playoff on his way to the 1913 U.S. Open title.  Ouimet was the first amateur to ever win the title and had been a caddy at the club before then.  He was a son of a immigrant family that lived across the street from the 17th hole of the Country Club’s golf course.  These events are chronicled in Bill Paxton’s film The Greatest Game Ever Played.

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