John Fischer (golfer)

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John Fischer
— Golfer —
John Fischer (1934).jpg
Fischer in 1934
Personal information
Full name John W. Fischer
Born (1912-03-10)March 10, 1912
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died May 25, 1984(1984-05-25) (aged 72)
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Amateur
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T27: 1932
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur Won: 1936
British Amateur T33: 1934

John W. Fischer (March 10, 1912 – May 25, 1984) was an American amateur golfer in the 1930s.

Fischer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He won the 1932 NCAA individual golf championship and the Big Ten Conference individual championship in 1932, 1933 and 1935 while playing at the University of Michigan.[1] He also won the 1936 U.S. Amateur.[2]

Fischer played on the Walker Cup team in 1934,[3] 1936,[4] and 1938,[5] and captained the team in 1965.[6]

Fischer was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1980 as part of the third induction class. Only one Michigan golfer (Chuck Kocsis) was inducted into the Hall of Honor before Fischer.

Tournament wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Major championships[edit]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning Score Runner-up
1936 U.S. Amateur 37 holes Scotland Jack McLean

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
U.S. Open DNP T27 T43 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT NT DNP
U.S. Amateur DNQ QF R16 R128 R128 1 SF DNP R32 QF R64 NT NT NT NT DNQ
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP R64 DNP DNP DNP R256 DNP NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP

Source for U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database

Source for 1934 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 24, 1934, pg. 12.

Source for 1938 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 25, 1938, pg. 21.

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Walker Cup: 1934 (winners), 1936 (winners), 1938, 1965 (non-playing captain, tie)

References[edit]