On this day in 1897 Joe Lloyd beat Willie Anderson by one-stroke to win the third US Open ever held.
Anderson began the final round four clear of Lloyd. Lloyd, however, shot a 79 over the last 18-holes to Anderson’s 84 to finish a stroke ahead. Lloyd’s win was capped by a 3 at the 461-yard finishing hole. Anderson needed a 4 at the last to tie Lloyd and reached the green in three, but his putt came up 6-feet short. Anderson would have to wait four more years for his first of a record four US Open titles.
This was the last year that the US Open and US Amateur championships were played simultaneously on the same course.
Lloyd won $150 for his efforts.