(1891-1971)In 1911 at the Chicago Golf Club, 19-year-old McDermott became the first American to win the US Open. He successfully defended his title the following year. One of the world's top golfers between 1910 and 1914, he helped to popularize the game in this country. His career was cut short due to illness and he retired in 1914. This is his childhood neighborhood, where he caddied and learned to play at the Aronimink Golf Club, once located here.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 481348 N 4421340|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94198333, -75.21831667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.519', W 75° 13.099'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 31.14" N, 75° 13' 5.94" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1201 S 51st St, Philadelphia PA 19143, US|
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