PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the U.S. Open:
100 YEARS AGO (1919)
The U.S. Open resumed after a three-year break because of World War I, and Walter Hagen prevailed after a night on the town in Boston with Al Jolson and plenty of champagne. The 1919 U.S. Open at Brae Burn is more frequently referenced for the collapse of Mike Brady. He opened with rounds of 74-74, and then built a five-shot lead going into the afternoon 18. Brady stumbled to an 80 to lose the largest 54-hole lead in U.S. Open history. Hagen caught him with a 75, and then beat Brady by one shot with a 77 in the 18-hole playoff. Brady, who also lost in a playoff in 1911, never won a major.
75 YEARS AGO (1944)
The U.S. Open was not held for the third consecutive year because of World War II — only the PGA Championship was held that year. Even so, golf still managed a schedule of 23 tournaments. Byron Nelson played several events in support of war efforts. One held during a typical U.S. Open week was the New York Red Cross Open at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, New York. Nelson won with a score of…