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1933 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1933 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

When's the last time an amateur won the U.S. Open? Or any of golf's professional majors? It happened here, at the 1933 U.S. Open, when amateur Johnny Goodman held on to edge Ralph Guldahl by a stroke.

Goodman was winning important amateur championships going back to his 1927 victory in the Trans-Mississippi Amateur. He knocked off Bobby Jones in a second-round match at the 1929 U.S. Amateur Championship, and won the Trans-Mississippi again again in 1931. In 1932 he was runner-up at the U.S. Amateur.

He finally won the U.S. Amateur in 1937, four years after winning this U.S. Open (so, like Francis Ouimet, Goodman won the Open prior to winning the Amateur). Goodman had one other Top 10 finish in this tournament, placing eighth in the 1937 U.S. Open.

Goodman jumped into the picture when he posted a 66 in the second round, a score that tied the then-tournament record. After a third-round 70, Goodman had a 6-stroke lead over Guldahl. A mid-round string of bogies cost Goodman most of his lead, and he ended up with a final-round 76. But when Guldahl missed a short birdie putt on his final hole, Goodman was the winner.

The closest any amateur has come since to winning the U.S. Open was Jack Nicklaus' tie for second at the 1960 U.S. Open.

Brothers Mortie and Olin Dutra finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Olin Dutra won the tournament a year later.

1933 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1933 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-72 North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois (a-amateur):

a-Johnny Goodman 75-66-70-76--287  
Ralph Guldahl 76-71-70-71--288 $1,000
Craig Wood 73-74-71-72--290 $750
Tommy Armour 68-75-76-73--292 $600
Walter Hagen 73-76-77-66--292 $600
Mortie Dutra 75-73-72-74--294 $450
Olin Dutra 75-71-75-74--295 $350
a-Gus Moreland 76-76-71-72--295  
Clarence Clark 80-72-72-72--296 $156
Johnny Farrell 75-77-72-72--296 $156
Willie Goggin 79-73-73-71--296 $156
Joe Kirkwood Sr. 74-70-79-73--296 $156
Herman Barron 77-77-74-69--297 $85
Al Watrous 74-76-77-70--297 $85
Henry Ciuci 73-79-74-72--298 $72
Johnny Revolta 73-76-75-74--298 $72
a-George Dawson 78-74-71-76--299  
Leo Diegel 78-71-75-75--299 $50
a-Lester Bolstad 76-74-73-77--300  
Macdonald Smith 77-72-77-74--300 $50
Johnny Golden 79-76-74-72--301 $50
Archie Hambrick 81-71-75-74--301 $50
Denny Shute 76-77-72-76--301 $50
Abe Espinosa 76-73-78-75--302 $25
Horton Smith 75-76-76-75--302 $25
Bob Crowley 75-75-81-72--303  
Ky Laffoon 74-78-79-72--303  
Gene Sarazen 74-77-77-75--303  
"Lighthorse" Harry Cooper 78-76-75-75--304  
Tony Manero 79-73-77-75--304  
Bill Schwartz 75-81-72-76--304  
Frank Walsh 79-73-72-80--304  
Billy Burke 79-73-76-77--305  
Henry Kaiser 81-71-74-79--305  
Willie Klein 77-78-72-78--305  
Walter Kozak 76-77-76-76--305  
Philip Perkins 76-72-81-76--305  
Johnny Rogers 80-74-76-75--305  
Bob Shave 77-74-79-75--305  
Joe Belfore 75-76-78-77--306  
Tom Creavy 74-76-80-76--306  
Francis Gallett 77-75-77-77--306  
Bobby Cruickshank 75-76-79-78--308  
a-John Fischer 75-80-74-79--308  
Charles Lacey 77-79-75-77--308  
John Kinder 79-77-74-79--309  
Charles MacAndrew 78-77-79-75--309  
George Smith 81-75-74-79--309  
Joe Turnesa 79-73-80-77--309  
James Johnston 76-77-81-76--310  
Neil White 73-80-79-78--310  
a-Pat Sawyer 79-75-80-77--311  
Ray Schwartz 77-79-76-79--311  
Leslie Madison 76-78-77-81--312  
Charlie Manning 76-76-82-78--312  
Bill Neilan 76-77-81-78--312  
Harry Hampton 79-76-76-82--313  
a-Don Armstrong 75-77-86-76--314  
Tom Carney 78-77-78-82--315  
Thomas Harmon 76-79-82-79--316  
Bob MacDonald 80-75-81-80--316  
Ralph Beach 75-79-76-87--317  
Emil Loeffler Jr. 80-76-82-84--322  
a-Wilford Wehrle 79-77-81-85--322  
Bob Randall 81-75-83-87--326  

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