Chick Evans, 1916 US Open & Amateur Champion
Charles E. "Chick" Evans, Jr. (1890-1979) was born in Indianapolis and grew up on the outskirts of Chicago. He learned golf by caddying at the Edgewater Golf Club starting from the age of eight. In 1916 he became the first amateur golfer to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur Championships in a single year. He went on to capture the U.S. Amateur title in 1920, and was a three-time runner-up. Evans was selected for the Walker Cup team in 1922, 1924 and 1928, and competed in 50 consecutive U.S. Amateur championships during his lengthy career. In 1960, he received the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the USGA for distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Chick Evans is known for sponsoring a college scholarship for qualified caddies and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Museum quality archival pigment print from an original historic golf photograph. Courtesy Howard Schickler Collection of Vintage Golf Photographs.