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1940 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
1940 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 6–9, 1940
Location Beachwood, Ohio
Course(s) Canterbury Golf Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,894 yards (6,304 m)
Field 161 players, 66 after cut
Cut 153 (+9)
Winner’s share $1,000
Champion
Lawson Little
287 (−1), playoff
1939 1941

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 430 369 176 440 410 477 200 412 553 3,467 367 170 374 483 403 371 588 230 441 3,427 6,894
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Gene Sarazen United States 1922, 1932 71 74 70 72 287 −1 2
Ralph Guldahl United States 1937, 1938 73 71 76 70 290 +2 T5
Byron Nelson United States 1939 72 74 70 74 290 +2 T5
Tommy Armour Scotland
United States
1927 73 74 75 71 293 +5 T12
Johnny Farrell United States 1928 75 77 76 71 299 +11 28
Sam Parks, Jr. United States 1935 69 74 79 78 300 +12 T29
Tony Manero United States 1936 75 75 77 74 301 +13 T36

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Olin Dutra United States 1934 78 77 155 +11
Johnny Goodman United States 1933 82 79 161 +17

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sam Snead United States 67 −5
T2 Ed Oliver United States 69 −3
Sam Parks, Jr. United States
Horton Smith United States
T5 Al Huske United States 70 −2
Vic Ghezzi United States
Ben Hogan United States
T8 Bob Babbish (a) United States 71 −1
Andy Gibson Scotland
Duke Gibson United States
Henry Kaiser United States
Gene Sarazen United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Lawson Little United States 72-69=141 −3
Horton Smith United States 69-72=141
Sam Snead United States 67-74=141
4 Frank Walsh United States 73-69=142 −2
T5 Ben Hogan United States 70-73=143 −1
Sam Parks, Jr. United States 69-74=213
T7 Leonard Dodson United States 72-72=144 E
Vic Ghezzi United States 70-74=144
Ralph Guldahl United States 73-71=144
Dutch Harrison United States 74-70=144

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Frank Walsh United States 73-69-71=213 −3
T2 Lawson Little United States 72-69-73=214 −2
Sam Snead United States 67-74-73=214
4 Gene Sarazen United States 71-74-70=215 −1
T5 Lloyd Mangrum United States 75-70-71=216 E
Jug McSpaden United States 74-72-70=216
Byron Nelson United States 72-74-70=216
T8 Ben Hogan United States 70-73-74=217 +1
Henry Picard United States 73-73-71=217
Craig Wood United States 72-73-72=217

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Lawson Little United States 72-69-73-73=287 −1 Playoff
Gene Sarazen United States 71-74-70-72=287
3 Horton Smith United States 69-72-78-69=288 E 700
4 Craig Wood United States 72-73-72-72=289 +1 600
T5 Ralph Guldahl United States 73-71-76-70=290 +2 325
Ben Hogan United States 70-73-74-73=290
Lloyd Mangrum United States 75-70-71-74=290
Byron Nelson United States 72-74-70-74=290
9 Dick Metz United States 75-72-72-72=291 +3 175
T10 Ed Dudley United States 73-75-71-73=292 +4 137
Frank Walsh United States 73-69-71-79=292

Playoff

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lawson Little United States 70 −2 1,000
2 Gene Sarazen United States 73 +1 800

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4
Little E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −2 −2
Sarazen +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 E +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 E E E +1 +1
Eagle Birdie Bogey