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1952 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1952 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Ben Hogan was going for three U.S. Open titles in a row at the 1952 U.S. Open, and through two rounds he appeared a good bet to accomplish that feat. Hogan opened with back-to-back 69s and held the halfway lead. But Hogan faded on the final day of 36 holes, shooting 74 in the third round and another 74 in the final round. He slipped to third place, five strokes behind the winner.

And that winner was Julius Boros, who was great on the final day with a third-round 68 and final-round 71. Trailing Hogan by four after two rounds, Boros pulled away from the field to beat runner-up Ed "Porky" Oliver by four and Hogan by five.

Boros was 32 years old in 1952, but the U.S. Open was his very first PGA Tour victory. He went on to be one of the great over-40 golfers in golf history, winning another 17 times including the 1963 U.S. Open at age 43 and the 1968 PGA Championship at age 48.

Gene Sarazen made the cut in a U.S. Open for the final time here, tying for 33rd. Don January, who went on to win the 1967 PGA Championship, played in his first major here.

1952 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1952 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-70 Northwood Club in Dallas, Texas (a-amateur):

Julius Boros 71-71-68-71--281 $4,000
Ed "Porky" Oliver 71-72-70-72--285 $2,500
Ben Hogan 69-69-74-74--286 $1,000
Johnny Bulla 73-68-73-73--287 $800
George Fazio 71-69-75-75--290 $600
Dick Metz 70-74-76-71--291 $500
Tommy Bolt 72-76-71-73--292 $350
Ted Kroll 71-75-76-70--292 $350
Lew Worsham 72-71-74-75--292 $350
Lloyd Mangrum 75-74-72-72--293 $200
Sam Snead 70-75-76-72--293 $200
Earl Stewart Jr. 76-75-70-72--293 $200
Clarence Doser 71-73-73-77--294 $150
Harry Todd 71-76-74-73--294 $150
Al Brosch 68-79-77-71--295 $112
Jimmy Demaret 74-77-73-71--295 $112
Milon Marusic 73-76-74-72--295 $112
Horton Smith 70-73-76-76--295 $112
Doug Ford 74-74-74-74--296 $100
a-James Jackson 74-76-75-71--296  
Bill Trombley 72-73-81-70--296 $100
Leland Gibson 73-76-72-76--297 $100
Paul Runyan 73-78-73-73--297 $100
Chick Harbert 75-75-73-75--298 $100
Cary Middlecoff 75-74-75-74--298 $100
Felice Torza 74-76-70-78--298 $100
Bo Wininger 78-72-69-79--298 $100
Zell Eaton 71-79-73-76--299 $100
Raymond Gafford 77-74-75-73--299 $100
Dick Mayer 74-77-69-79--299 $100
a-Stan Mosel 71-77-75-76--299
Patrick Abbott 74-76-73-76--299 $100
Dutch Harrison 71-79-77-73--300 $100
Gene Sarazen 76-74-75-75--300 $100
Charles Scally 72-73-77-79--301 $100
Marty Furgol 75-74-75-80--304 $100
Iverson Martin 76-74-77-77--304 $100
a-Billy Joe Patton 76-73-80-75--304  
Henry Williams Jr. 77-74-74-79--304 $100
Johnny Revolta 74-75-78-78--305 $100
Jack Burke Jr. 74-74-78-80--306 $100
Chandler Harper 73-76-80-77--306 $100
Johnny Weitzel 74-74-76-82--306 $100
Gardner Dickinson 72-76-80-79--307 $100
Charles Farlow 71-80-80-76--307 $100
Herschel Spears 75-76-80-76--307 $100
Art Wall 76-73-77-82--308 $100
Steve Doctor 75-74-78-82--309 $100
Max Evans 75-73-78-83--309 $100
Fred Hawkins 75-76-74-84--309 $100
Herman Coelho 76-73-77-89--315 $100
Charles Bassler 71-79-86-84--320 $100

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