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1961 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
1961 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 15–17, 1961
Location Birmingham, Michigan
Course(s) Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,907 yards (6,316 m)
Field 149 players, 57 after cut
Cut 149 (+9)
Prize fund $60,500
Winner’s share $14,000
Champion
Gene Littler
281 (+1)
1960 1962

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
71 72 73 73 289 +9 T14
Arnold Palmer United States 1960 74 75 70 70 289 +9 T14
Billy Casper United States 1959 74 71 73 72 290 +10 T17
Tommy Bolt United States 1958 70 73 73 76 292 +12 T22
Jack Fleck United States 1955 73 71 79 70 293 +13 T27
Dick Mayer United States 1957 75 73 73 77 298 +18 T42

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Julius Boros United States 1952 74 76 150 +10
Cary Middlecoff United States 1949, 1956 74 76 150 +10
Lew Worsham United States 1947 75 75 150 +10
Ed Furgol United States 1954 75 78 153 +13

Round summaries

First round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Brue United States 69 −1
T2 Tommy Bolt United States 70 Even
Bob Goalby United States
T4 Rex Baxter United States 71 +1
Bruce Crampton Australia
Marty Furgol United States
Al Geiberger United States
Paul Harney United States
Ben Hogan United States
Kel Nagle Australia

Second round

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bob Rosburg United States 72-67=139 −1
Doug Sanders United States 72-67=139
T3 Bobby Brue United States 69-72=141 +1
Gardner Dickinson United States 72-69=141
Doug Ford United States 72-69=141
Al Geiberger United States 71-70=141
Gene Littler United States 73-68=141
Eric Monti United States 74-67=141
T9 Bruce Crampton Australia 71-71=142 +2
Bob Goalby United States 70-72=141
Kel Nagle Australia 71-71=141
Bob Harris United States 75-67=141

Third round

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Doug Sanders United States 72-67-71=210 Even
T2 Jacky Cupit United States 72-72-67=211 +1
Bob Goalby United States 70-72-69=211
Mike Souchak United States 73-70-68=211
T5 Gardner Dickinson United States 72-69-71=212 +2
Doug Ford United States 72-69-71=212
T7 Gene Littler United States 73-68-72=213 +3
Eric Monti United States 74-67-72=213
Bob Rosburg United States 72-67-74=213
T10 Bobby Brue United States 69-72-73=214 +4
Dow Finsterwald United States 72-71-71=214
Al Geiberger United States 71-70-73=214
Jack Nicklaus (a) United States 75-69-70=214

Final round

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Gene Littler United States 73-68-72-68=281 +1 14,000
T2 Bob Goalby United States 70-72-69-71=282 +2 6,000
Doug Sanders United States 72-67-71-72=282
T4 Jack Nicklaus (a) United States 75-69-70-70=284 +4 0
Mike Souchak United States 73-70-68-73=284 4,000
T6 Dow Finsterwald United States 72-71-71-72=286 +6 2,616
Doug Ford United States 72-69-71-74=286
Eric Monti United States 74-67-72-73=286
T9 Jacky Cupit United States 72-72-67-76=287 +7 1,750
Gardner Dickinson United States 72-69-71-75=287
Gary Player South Africa 75-72-69-71=287