Jock Hutchison

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Jock Hutchison
— Golfer —
Hutchison Dix & Barnes 1922.jpg
Hutchison, actor Richard Dix, and Jim Barnes in 1922
Personal information
Full name Jack Falls Hutchison
Nickname Jock
Born (1884-06-06)June 6, 1884
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Died September 27, 1977(1977-09-27) (aged 93)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality  Scotland
 United States
Spouse Maire
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 14
Other 5
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 2)
Masters Tournament 43rd: 1941
U.S. Open 2nd/T2: 1916, 1920
The Open Championship Won: 1921
PGA Championship Won: 1920
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2011 (member page)

Jack Falls "Jock" Hutchison (June 6, 1884[1] – September 27, 1977) was a Scottish-American professional golfer.

Hutchison was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the son of William and Helen (née Falls). His name was registered as John Waters Hutchison,[1] Waters being the maiden name of William's mother. He appears in the 1901 census as John Hutchison, golf caddie.[2] Hutchison later moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1920.[3] He was known there as Jack Falls Hutchison[4] or John Falls Hutchison.[5] He won two major championships, the PGA Championship in 1920 and the Open Championship at St Andrews in 1921. His 1921 victory was the first by a U.S.-based player;[6] the following year Walter Hagen became the first U.S.-born winner.

In 1937, Hutchison won the inaugural PGA Seniors' Championship at Augusta National Golf Club, and in 1947 he won that event for a second time.

Beginning in 1963, Hutchison was one of the two men who served as honorary starters for The Masters (along with 1908 U.S. Open champion Fred McLeod), until ailments prevented him from hitting one of the honorary tee shots in 1973. His death on September 27, 1977 came just two days before Masters co-founder Clifford Roberts' own death.

Hutchison died at the age of 93 in Evanston, Illinois; he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and inducted in May 2011.[7]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (14)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Senior wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1920 PGA Championship n/a 1 up England James Douglas Edgar
1921 The Open Championship 4 shot deficit 72-75-79-70=296 Playoff1 England Roger Wethered

1 Hutchison defeated Wethered in a 36-hole playoff by nine strokes: Hutchison 74-76=150; Wethered 77-82=159.
Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1908 1909
U.S. Open T8 T23
The Open Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open T8 T5 T23 T16 WD T8 2 NT NT T3
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT
PGA Championship NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF 2 NT NT QF
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T2 T18 T8 3 T31 T27 CUT 23 T41 CUT
The Open Championship DNP 1 4 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship 1 R16 QF DNP R32 DNP DNP DNP QF DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP T51 WD WD DNP WD
U.S. Open WD DNP T45 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament DNP 43 DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T23 57 NT NT NT NT CUT DNP CUT CUT
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP NT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP WD WD WD WD WD WD CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963
Masters Tournament WD WD WD WD
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Births in the United District of St Andrews abd St Leonards in the County of Fife". Statutory Births 453/00 0101. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved February 17, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Census of Scotland 1901 - registration district 453, enumeration district 5, schedule 153". Census 1901 453/00 005/00 031. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved February 17, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKGM-7Q1
  4. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6D9-7MW
  5. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5B-7Q7H
  6. ^ "1921 Jock Hutchison". The Open. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2011 Hall of Fame class: Els, Ford, Bush, Hutchison". PGA Tour. September 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Golf – Kinghorn tournament – Hutchison's easy win". The Glasgow Herald. June 16, 1921. p. 11.