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1937 U.S. Open Golf

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About player
Date of birth: 26 April 1985
Birth place: Greensboro, NC, USA
Plays: Right Handed
Singles ranking: 17
Doubles ranking: 196
KEY STATISTICS
First year played 2005
Total nominations 20
Ties played 19
Singles W/L 29/2
Doubles W/L 8/5
1937 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 10–12, 1937
Location Birmingham, Michigan
Course(s) Oakland Hills Country Club,
South Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,037 yards (6,435 m)
Field 166 players, 65 after cut
Cut 152 (+8)
Prize fund $5,000
Winner’s share $1,000
Champion
Ralph Guldahl
281 (−7)
1936 1938

Course layout

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 443 512 200 447 449 351 416 491 215 3,514 448 413 555 142 450 405 380 198 537 3,523 7,037
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Johnny Goodman (a) United States 1933 70 73 72 75 290 +2 8
Gene Sarazen United States 1922, 1932 78 69 71 74 292 +4 T10
Billy Burke United States 1931 75 73 71 75 294 +6 T16
Sam Parks, Jr. United States 1935 74 74 72 74 294 +6 T16
Johnny Farrell United States 1928 74 75 75 76 300 +12 T40
Tony Manero United States 1936 76 73 77 74 300 +12 T40
Willie Macfarlane Scotland 1925 73 78 75 76 302 +14 T47
Olin Dutra United States 1934 76 76 77 75 304 +16 T55

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Tommy Armour Scotland
United States
1927 77 78 157 +13

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Denny Shute United States 69 −3
Sam Snead United States
T3 Ed Dudley United States 70 −2
Johnny Goodman (a) United States
Bill Holt (a) United States
Frank Strafaci (a) United States
Frank Walsh United States
T8 Ralph Guldahl United States 71 −1
Fred Morrison United States
Henry Picard United States
Mike Turnesa United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ed Dudley United States 70-70=140 −4
Ralph Guldahl United States 71-69=140
Frank Walsh United States 70-70=140
Jimmy Thomson Scotland 74-66=140
T5 Harry Cooper England
United States
72-70=142 −2
Pat Sawyer United States 72-70=142
Frank Strafaci (a) United States 70-72=142
Sam Snead United States 69-73=142
T9 Vic Ghezzi United States 72-71=143 −1
Johnny Goodman (a) United States 70-73=143

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ed Dudley United States 70-70-71=211 −5
T2 Ralph Guldahl United States 71-69-72=212 −4
Sam Snead United States 69-73-70=212
4 Bobby Cruickshank Scotland 73-73-67=213 −3
T5 Harry Cooper England
United States
72-70-73=215 −1
Al Brosch United States 74-73-68=215
Johnny Goodman (a) United States 70-73-72=215
8 Pat Sawyer United States 72-70-75=217 +1
T9 Henry Picard United States 71-75-72=218 +2
Gene Sarazen United States 78-69-71=218
Frank Walsh United States 70-70-78=218

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ralph Guldahl United States 71-69-72-69=281 −7 1,000
2 Sam Snead United States 69-73-70-71=283 −5 800
3 Bobby Cruickshank Scotland 73-73-67-72=285 −3 700
4 Harry Cooper England
United States
72-70-73-71=286 −2 600
5 Ed Dudley United States 70-70-71-76=287 −1 450
6 Al Brosch United States 74-73-68-73=288 E 375
7 Clarence Clark United States 72-75-73-69=289 +1 275
8 Johnny Goodman (a) United States 70-73-72-75=290 +2 0
9 Frank Strafaci (a) United States 70-72-77-72=291 +3
T10 Charles Kocsis (a) United States 72-73-76-71=292 +4
Henry Picard United States 71-75-72-74=292 175
Gene Sarazen United States 78-69-71-74=292
Denny Shute United States 69-76-75-72=292

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4
Guldahl −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −4 −4 −6 −7 −6 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7
Snead −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −5
Cruickshank −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3
Cooper −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E −1 E −1 −1 −1 E E −1 −2
Dudley −4 −4 −5 −4 −4 −5 −6 −5 −5 −3 −2 −2 −3 −2 −1 E −1 −1
Brosch E E E E E E E E E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 E
Clark +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1
Goodman E E E E E E E −1 −1 E −1 −1 −1 E E +2 +2 +2
Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+