skip to main content

Watch: President Harding Attends 1921 U.S. Open March 22, 2021

The following content was first published in the monthly digital edition of Golf Journal. To be among the first to receive access to Golf Journal, the USGA’s Members-only quarterly print and monthly digital publication – along with the many other benefits of becoming a USGA Member – visit the USGA Membership page.

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.