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1955 U.S. Open Golf

GREAT BRITAIN
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
1955 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 16–19, 1955
Location San Francisco, California
Course(s) Olympic Club, Lake Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,700 yards (6,126 m)
Field 158 players, 58 after cut
Cut 155 (+15)
Winner’s share $6,000
Champion
Jack Fleck
287 (+7), playoff
1954 1956

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 530 423 220 433 457 437 266 139 420 3,325 417 429 387 187 410 144 603 461 337 3,375 6,700
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 70

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ben Hogan United States 1948, 1950,
1951, 1953
72 73 72 70 287 +7 2
Julius Boros United States 1952 76 69 73 77 295 +15 T5
Cary Middlecoff United States 1949 76 78 74 75 303 +23 T21
Byron Nelson United States 1939 77 74 80 75 306 +26 T28
Ed Furgol United States 1954 76 79 80 77 312 +32 T45

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Lew Worsham United States 1947 77 79 156 +16
Lawson Little United States 1940 81 80 161 +21

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tommy Bolt United States 67 –3
2 Walker Inman United States 70 E
3 Jack Burke Jr. United States 71 +1
4 Ben Hogan United States 72 +2
T5 Mike Souchak United States 73 +3
Babe Lichardus United States
T7 Doug Ford United States 74 +4
Harvie Ward (a) United States
Arthur Bell United States
Celestino Tugot Philippines
Fred Hawkins United States
Elmer Reed United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Harvie Ward (a) United States 74-70=144 +4
Tommy Bolt United States 67-77=144
T3 Julius Boros United States 76-69=145 +5
Jack Fleck United States 76-69=145
Ben Hogan United States 72-73=145
Walker Inman United States 70-75=145
T7 Sam Snead United States 79-69=148 +8
Bob Harris United States 79-69=148
Jack Burke Jr. United States 71-77=148
10 Gene Littler United States 76-73=149 +9

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ben Hogan United States 72-73-72=217 +7
T2 Julius Boros United States 76-69-73=218 +8
Sam Snead United States 79-69-70=218
T4 Tommy Bolt United States 67-77-75=219 +9
Bob Rosburg United States 78-74-67=219
T6 Jack Fleck United States 76-69-75=220 +10
Harvie Ward (a) United States 74-70-76=220
Jack Burke Jr. United States 71-77-72=220
9 Walker Inman United States 70-75-76=221 +11
10 Gene Littler United States 76-73-73=222 +12

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Jack Fleck United States 76-69-75-67=287 +7 Playoff
Ben Hogan United States 72-73-72-70=287
T3 Tommy Bolt United States 67-77-75-73=292 +12 1,500
Sam Snead United States 79-69-70-74=292
T5 Julius Boros United States 76-69-73-77=295 +15 870
Bob Rosburg United States 78-74-67-76=295
T7 Doug Ford United States 74-77-74-71=296 +16 540
Bud Holscher United States 77-75-71-73=296
Harvie Ward (a) United States 74-70-76-76=296 0
T10 Jack Burke Jr. United States 71-77-72-77=297 +17 390
Mike Souchak United States 73-79-72-73=297

Playoff

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Fleck United States 69 –1 6,000
2 Ben Hogan United States 72 +2 3,600

Scorecard

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