Harrison R. Johnston

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Harrison R. Johnston
— Golfer —
Personal information
Nickname Jimmy
Born (1896-08-31)August 31, 1896
St. Paul, Minnesota
Died November 18, 1969(1969-11-18) (aged 73)
Palm Beach County, Florida
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Amateur
Professional wins 2
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T19: 1927
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur Won: 1929
British Amateur T5: 1930[1]

Harrison R. "Jimmy" Johnston (August 31, 1896 – November 18, 1969) was an American amateur golfer.

Johnston was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.[1] He won the Minnesota Amateur title seven straight years (1921–27)[2] and won the Minnesota State Open twice (1927–28).[1] He was elected to the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.[3]

Johnston's biggest win came at the 1929 U.S. Amateur where he beat Oscar F. Willing, 4 & 3, at Pebble Beach Golf Links.[4]

Johnston played on four winning Walker Cup teams: 1923, 1924, 1928, and 1930.

Johnston led the 1927 U.S. Open after two rounds but slipped to tied for 19th after a third round 87.[5][6]

Johnston served in the Army in both World War I[1] and World War II and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1921 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1922 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1923 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1924 Western Amateur, Minnesota Amateur
  • 1925 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1926 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1927 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1929 U.S. Amateur

Professional wins[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jerris, Rand (March 18, 2010). "Museum Moment: Jimmy Johnston's Spade Mashie". USGA. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 105. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  3. ^ "Section Award Winners – MGA-PGA Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame". PGA of America – Minnesota Section. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1929 U.S. Amateur". USGA. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jim Johnston Leads Parade In Open Golf". Berkeley Daily Gazette. United Press. June 15, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1927 U.S. Open". about.com. Retrieved November 9, 2012.