1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://golf.about.com/od/majorchampionships/l/bl1951usopen.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

1951 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1951 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Ben Hogan won his second straight national championship at the 1951 U.S. Open, his third U.S. Open overall. And he did it by shooting 67 - the best score of the tournament - in the final round on the very long, very tough South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club. The course had punished the field all week, and after shooting that 67 Hogan said, "I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees."

In the first three rounds, nobody broke par and just one - Jimmy Demaret in the third round - matched the par of 70. Hogan started with a 76, but lowered his scores in each round - 76, 73, 71, 69.

Runner-up Clayton Heafner shot the only other sub-70 round of the tournament with a final-round 69.

In third place was Bobby Locke, who at this point had won two of his four British Open titles. Locke never won the U.S. Open, but from 1947 through 1951 he played this tournament four times and finished third, fourth, fourth and third.

Julius Boros, not yet a winner on the PGA Tour, finished tied for fourth. Boros would get his first victory a year later at the 1952 U.S. Open.

Two-time PGA Championship winner Paul Runyan tied for sixth, his final Top 10 finish in a major.

1951 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1951 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-70 South Course of Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (a-amateur):

Ben Hogan 76-73-71-67--287 $4,000
Clayton Heafner 72-75-73-69--289 $2,000
Bobby Locke 73-71-74-73--291 $1,500
Julius Boros 74-74-71-74--293 $700
Lloyd Mangrum 75-74-74-70--293 $700
Al Besselink 72-77-72-73--294 $387
Dave Douglas 75-70-75-74--294 $387
Fred Hawkins 76-72-75-71--294 $387
Paul Runyan 73-74-72-75--294 $387
Al Brosch 73-74-76-72--295 $187
Smiley Quick 73-76-74-72--295 $187
Skee Riegel 75-76-71-73--295 $187
Sam Snead 71-78-72-74--295 $187
Jimmy Demaret 74-74-70-78--296 $150
Lew Worsham 76-71-76-73--296 $150
a-Charles Kocsis 75-74-76-72--297  
Henry Ransom 74-74-76-73--297 $100
Buck White 76-75-74-72--297 $100
Raymond Gafford 76-74-74-74--298 $100
Johnny Revolta 78-72-72-76--298 $100
Charles Bassler 79-71-74-75--299 $100
Joe Kirkwood Jr. 74-78-73-74--299 $100
Marty Furgol 78-72-74-76--300 $100
Cary Middlecoff 76-73-79-73--301 $100
Ed "Porky" Oliver 81-71-77-72--301 $100
Johnny Palmer 73-78-76-74--301 $100
Henry Picard 78-73-78-72--301 $100
Earl Stewart Jr. 74-74-78-75--301 $100
Tommy Bolt 77-72-75-78--302 $100
Roberto De Vicenzo 75-76-74-77--302 $100
Fred Haas 77-75-77-73--302 $100
George Kinsman 75-73-75-79--302 $100
a-Sam Urzetta 78-71-78-75--302
a-Bo Wininger 75-71-77-79--302
Clarence Doser 74-76-77-76--303 $100
Charles Klein 73-74-81-75--303 $100
Gene Sarazen 74-76-76-77--303 $100
Al Watrous 77-75-77-74--303 $100
Sam Bernardi 73-76-77-78--304 $100
a-Harvie Ward 74-76-78-76--304  
Doug Ford 76-76-78-75--305 $100
Bob Hamilton 74-77-79-76--306 $100
Jack Harden 75-75-80-76--306 $100
Gene Kunes 77-75-77-77--306 $100
a-Dale Morey 76-75-75-80--306  
a-Frank Stranahan 74-77-78-77--306  
Dutch Harrison 73-78-78-78--307 $100
Craig Wood 76-72-82-77--307 $100
Sam Byrd 73-79-76-80--308 $100
Bill Nary 77-75-77-79--308 $100
Gene Webb 76-74-76-82--308 $100
Johnny Bulla 80-70-82-77--309 $100
a-James Funston 76-75-84-75--310  
John Barnum 79-73-79-80--311 $100
Claude Harmon 74-75-79-83--311 $100

Back to list of U.S. Open Winners

Related Articles
Masters Winners
British Open Winners
PGA Championship Winners

More on the U.S. Open
U.S. Open FAQ
U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.