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1926 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1926 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Bobby Jones won the second of his four titles in this event at the 1926 U.S. Open, edging Joe Turnesa by one stroke. A short time earlier, Jones had won his first British Open title. With his victory here, Jones became the first golfer to win the Open Championship and the U.S. Open in the same year.

Entering the final round, Jones was three strokes behind the leader, Turnesa. But Turnesa stumbled on the back nine, reeling off five bogies in six holes on Nos. 12 through 17, finishing with a 77.

That opened the door for Jones, who played steadily and reached the 72nd hole needing a par of 5 to tie, a birdie 4 to win.

According to the USGA, Jones' drive on that hole was measured at 310 yards - a very long drive at that time. Going for the green in two, Jones hit the flagstick with his approach, the ball bouncing away and stopping 15 feet from the hole. He 2-putted for his birdie, a round of 73, and the U.S. Open championship.

This was one of two runner-up finishes in majors by Turnesa, who is credited with 14 PGA Tour wins. While Joe never won a major, his brother Jim won the 1952 PGA Championship; and another brother, Willie, won the U.S. Amateur twice, plus the British Amateur. In all, there were eight Turnesa brothers who eventually played in PGA Tour events.

The tournament was played at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, which, decades later, would become closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus took lessons at Scioto from instructor (and sometime-U.S. Open player) Jack Grout. At the 1926 U.S. Open, Charlie Nicklaus - Jack's father - followed Jones around Scioto in the gallery.

1926 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1926 U.S. Open golf tournament played at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio (a-amateur):

a-Bobby Jones 70-79-71-73--293  
Joe Turnesa 71-74-72-77--294 $500
Leo Diegel 72-76-75-74--297 $188
Johnny Farrell 76-79-69-73--297 $188
"Wild" Bill Mehlhorn 68-75-76-78--297 $188
Gene Sarazen 78-77-72-70--297 $188
Walter Hagen 73-77-74-74--298 $90
Willie Hunter Jr. 75-77-69-79--300 $80
Tommy Armour 76-76-74-75--301 $68
Willie Klein 76-74-75-76--301 $68
Macdonald Smith 82-76-68-75--301 $68
Dan Williams 72-74-80-75--301 $68
Al Espinosa 71-79-78-74--302 $52
a-Chick Evans 75-75-73-79--302  
Jack Forrester 76-73-77-76--302 $52
Laurie Ayton 76-78-76-76--306 $50
Mike Brady 77-82-76-71--306 $50
George McLean 74-74-79-79--306 $50
Jimmy Thomson 77-82-73-74--306 $50
Willie Macfarlane 72-79-75-81--307 $50
John Rogers 80-79-75-73--307 $50
Clarence Hackney 77-77-74-80--308  
Arthur DeMane 76-80-78-75--309  
P.O. Hart 76-81-76-76--309  
a-Jimmy Johnston 79-76-77-77--309  
Tom Stevens 79-78-76-76--309  
Emmett French 74-79-76-81--310  
Harry Hampton 81-75-78-76--310  
Thomas Harmon 73-81-76-80--310  
Bob Macdonald 77-79-77-77--310  
Eddie Murphy 74-77-80-79--310  
Johnny Golden 81-74-76-81--312  
Bill Leach 79-74-79-80--312  
Abe Espinosa 75-81-78-79--313  
James Gullane 73-85-76-79--313  
Alex Ross 81-75-79-78--313  
Charles Hall 79-79-77-79--314  
Eddie Loos 78-81-76-79--314  
Ralph Beach 79-80-78-78--315  
Larry Nabholtz 80-78-78-79--315  
Charles Rowe 78-78-78-81--315  
George Smith 75-79-78-83--315  
Lou Goldbeck 80-78-78-80--316  
a-Denny Shute 75-78-81-82--316  
Frank Sprogell 81-75-80-80--316  
a-Jack Westland 75-79-79-83--316  
Charles Mayo 75-83-76-83--317  
Frank Walsh 76-83-76-82--317  
Bobby Cruickshank 76-76-83-83--318  
John Junor 70-80-84-84--318  
James Kenney 79-76-83-80--318  
Emil Loeffler Jr. 76-82-78-82--318  
Pat Doyle 72-83-82-83--320  
Harold Long 79-79-84-78--320  
Joe Brennan 75-79-83-84--321  
Cyril Walker 78-81-80-82--321  
Clarence Mainero 77-79-81-85--322  
John O'Connor 74-84-87-83--328  

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