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1939 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
1939 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 8–12, 1939
Location Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Philadelphia Country Club
Spring Mill Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 69
Length 6,786 yards (6,205 m)
Field 161 players, 65 after cut
Cut 152 (+14)
Prize fund $5,000
Winner’s share $1,000
Champion
Byron Nelson
284 (+8), playoff
1938 1940

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ralph Guldahl United States 1937, 1938 71 73 72 72 288 +12 T7
Olin Dutra United States 1934 70 74 70 78 292 +16 T16
Tommy Armour Scotland
United States
1927 70 75 69 80 294 +18 T22
Sam Parks, Jr. United States 1935 73 73 77 76 299 +23 T38
Billy Burke United States 1931 74 74 77 75 300 +24 T42
Gene Sarazen United States 1922, 1932 74 72 79 76 301 +25 T47
Tony Manero United States 1936 74 76 78 76 304 +28 T56

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Johnny Goodman United States 1933 78 78 156 +18
Johnny Farrell United States 1928 77 79 156 +18

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To Par
1 Sam Snead United States 68 –1
T2 Lawson Little United States 69 E
Bud Ward (a) United States
Matt Kowal United States
T5 Craig Wood United States 70 +1
Tommy Armour United States
Denny Shute United States
Olin Dutra United States
Lloyd Mangrum United States
Harold “”Jug”” McSpaden United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To Par
1 Sam Snead United States 68-71=139 +1
2 Horton Smith United States 72-68=140 +2
3 Craig Wood United States 70-71=141 +3
T4 Denny Shute United States 70-72=142 +4
Bud Ward (a) United States 69-73=142
T6 Frank Moore United States 73-70=143 +5
Johnny Bulla United States 72-71=143
Harry Cooper United States 71-72=143
Harold “”Jug”” McSpaden United States 70-73=143
Lawson Little United States 69-74=143

Third round

Place Player Country Score To Par
1 Johnny Bulla United States 72-71-68=211 +4
T2 Sam Snead United States 68-71-73=212 +5
Craig Wood United States 70-71-71=212
Denny Shute United States 70-72-70=212
5 Bud Ward (a) United States 69-73-71=213 +6
T6 Tommy Armour United States 70-75-69=214 +7
John E. Rogers United States 75-70-69=214
Olin Dutra United States 70-74-70=214
9 Horton Smith United States 72-68-75=215 +8
T10 Byron Nelson United States 72-73-71=216 +9
Ralph Guldahl United States 71-73-72=216
Henry Picard United States 72-72-72=216

Final round

Place Player Country Score To Par Money ($)
T1 Byron Nelson United States 72-73-71-68=284 +8 Playoff
Craig Wood United States 70-71-71-72=284
Denny Shute United States 70-72-70-72=284
4 Bud Ward (a) United States 69-73-71-72=285 +9 0
5 Sam Snead United States 68-71-73-74=286 +10 600
6 Johnny Bulla United States 72-71-68-76=287 +11 450
T7 Ralph Guldahl United States 71-73-72-72=288 +12 325
Dick Metz United States 76-72-71-69=288
T9 Ky Laffoon United States 76-70-73-70=289 +13 175
Harold McSpaden United States 70-73-71-75=289
Paul Runyan United States 76-70-71-72=289

Playoff

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Byron Nelson United States 68-70=138 E 1,000
2 Craig Wood United States 68-73=141 +3 800
3 Denny Shute United States 76-x +7 700

Scorecards

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5
Nelson E E E E +1 +1 E E –1 –1 E –1 E E E –1 E –1
Wood E E E E E –1 –1 –1 –1 E E E E E E E –1 –1
Shute E +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +7
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5
Nelson E E –1 –3 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Wood +1 E +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +4 +5 +5 +6 +5 +5 +4 +4
Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey