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Watch: President Harding Attends 1921 U.S. Open


| Mar 22, 2021
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In 1921, Warren Harding was the first – and only – sitting U.S. President to award the U.S. Open Trophy. He presented it to champion Jim Barnes, whose nine-stroke victory at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., remains the third-largest in championship history. View this video on Harding's historic visit to the championship.