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1956 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
1956 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 14–16, 1956
Location Rochester, New York
Course(s) Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,902 yards (6,311 m)
Field 159 players, 51 after cut
Cut 149 (+9)
Prize fund $24,000
Winner’s share $6,000
Champion
Cary Middlecoff
281 (+1)
1955 1957

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Cary Middlecoff United States 1949 71 70 70 70 281 +1 1
Julius Boros United States 1952 71 71 71 69 282 +2 T2
Ben Hogan United States 1948, 1950,
1951, 1953
72 68 72 70 282 +2 T2
Ed Furgol United States 1954 71 70 73 71 285 +5 T4

Missed the cut

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Fleck United States 1955 76 74 150 +10
Lew Worsham United States 1947 83 72 155 +15

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bob Rosburg United States 68 −2
2 Peter Thomson Australia 70 E
T3 Errie Ball Wales 71 +1
Julius Boros United States
Wes Ellis United States
Doug Ford United States
Ed Furgol United States
Jay Hebert United States
Cary Middlecoff United States
T10 Jerry Barber United States 72 +2
Al Brosch United States
Dave Douglas United States
Fred Haas United States
Dutch Harrison United States
Ben Hogan United States
Bill Hyndman (a) United States
Ted Kroll United States
Billy Maxwell United States
Arnold Palmer United States
Bud Taylor (a) United States

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Peter Thomson Australia 70-69=139 −1
2 Ben Hogan United States 72-68=140 E
T3 Jerry Barber United States 72-69=141 +1
Wes Ellis United States 71-70=141
Ed Furgol United States 71-70=141
Cary Middlecoff United States 71-70=141
T7 Julius Boros United States 71-71=142 +2
Ted Kroll United States 72-70=142
Arnold Palmer United States 72-70=142
T10 Fred Haas United States 72-71=143 +3
Billy Maxwell United States 72-71=143
Bud Taylor (a) United States 72-71=143

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Cary Middlecoff United States 71-70-70=211 +1
T2 Wes Ellis United States 71-70-71=212 +2
Ben Hogan United States 72-68-72=212
Ted Kroll United States 72-70-70=212
5 Julius Boros United States 71-71-71=213 +3
T6 Ed Furgol United States 71-70-73=214 +4
Arnold Palmer United States 72-70-72=214
Peter Thomson Australia 70-69-75=214
T9 Jerry Barber United States 72-69-74=215 +5
Fred Haas United States 72-71-72=215

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Cary Middlecoff United States 71-70-70-70=281 +1 6,000
T2 Julius Boros United States 71-71-71-69=282 +2 2,650
Ben Hogan United States 72-68-72-70=282
T4 Ed Furgol United States 71-70-73-71=285 +5 1,033
Ted Kroll United States 72-70-70-73=285
Peter Thomson Australia 70-69-75-71=285
7 Arnold Palmer United States 72-70-72-73=287 +7 600
8 Ken Venturi (a) United States 77-71-68-73=289 +9 0
T9 Jerry Barber United States 72-69-74-75=290 +10 416
Wes Ellis United States 71-70-71-78=290
Doug Ford United States 71-75-70-74=290