1933 U.S. Open (golf)

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1933 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 8–10, 1933
Location Glenview, Illinois
Course(s) North Shore Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,927 yards (6,334 m)[1][2]
Field 148 players,[1] 67 after cut
Cut 156 (+12)
Prize fund $5,000[3]
Winner's share ($1,000)
Champion
United States Johnny Goodman (a)
287 (−1)
North Shore Country Club is located in the US
North Shore Country Club
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Location in the United States
North Shore Country Club is located in Illinois
North Shore Country Club
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Location in Illinois

The 1933 U.S. Open was the 37th U.S. Open, held June 8–10 at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago. Amateur Johnny Goodman outlasted Ralph Guldahl by a single stroke to win his only major championship.[4][5][6]

Goodman's victory 85 years ago was the eighth and most recent by an amateur at the U.S. Open; Bobby Jones won four, the last in 1930 was part of his grand slam.

Goodman, an Omaha insurance salesman, opened with a 75 (+3), which put him seven strokes off the lead held by 1927 champion Tommy Armour. His second round was one for the record books, as he tied Gene Sarazen's tournament record with a 66 (−6).[7][2][8] Following a third round 70 in which he needed just 28 putts, Goodman had a six-stroke lead over Guldahl.[6]

After opening the final round with a par, eagle, and birdie, Goodman's play suddenly declined as he shot six over par for the next six holes; the lead was reduced to two strokes at the turn. Goodman bounced back and recorded four consecutive pars, then bogeyed 14, birdied 15, and bogeyed 17. A par at the last gave him a 76 and a 287 total. At the final hole, Guldahl found a greenside bunker and missed the four-foot (1.2 m) putt to save par that would have forced a Sunday playoff.[6] Brothers Mortie and Olin Dutra of California placed in the top ten at sixth and seventh, respectively.[5] Olin won the title the next year at Merion, near Philadelphia.

Through 2016, Goodman's victory is the last by an amateur in a major championship. The closest since was in 1960 at the U.S. Open, when 20-year-old Jack Nicklaus of Ohio State led midway through the final round and was the runner-up, two strokes back. Ken Venturi, age 24, led the Masters in 1956 for the first three rounds, but finished as the runner-up by a stroke. The most recent top ten finish at the U.S. Open by an amateur was in 1971, when 54-hole leader Jim Simons of Wake Forest placed fifth.

Goodman's only other top ten finish at the U.S. Open was in 1937, in eighth place as low amateur; he won the U.S. Amateur championship later that year.[9]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
1927 68 75 76 73 292 +4 T4
Walter Hagen  United States 1914, 1919 73 76 77 66 292 +4 T4
Johnny Farrell  United States 1928 75 77 72 72 296 +8 T9
Gene Sarazen  United States 1922, 1932 74 77 77 75 303 +15 T26
Billy Burke  United States 1931 79 73 76 77 305 +17 T33

Source:[6][8]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Cyril Walker  United States 1924 78 85 163 +19

Source:[8]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 8, 1933

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
68 −4
T2 Henry Ciuci  United States 73 +1
Walter Hagen  United States
Maurice McCarthy (a)  United States
Johnny Revolta  United States
Neil White (a)  United States
Craig Wood  United States
T8 Tom Creavy  United States 74 +2
Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia
Carl Gustafson  United States
Ky Laffoon  United States
C.H. Mayo  United States
Gene Sarazen  United States
Al Watrous  United States
L.J. Wilcox  United States

Source:[10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 9, 1933

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Johnny Goodman (a)  United States 75-66=141 −3
2 Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
68-75=143 −1
3 Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia 74-70=144 E
4 Olin Dutra  United States 75-71=146 +2
T5 Ralph Guldahl  United States 76-71=147 +3
Craig Wood  United States 73-74=147
T7 Mortie Dutra  United States 75-73=148 +4
Phil Perkins  United States 76-72=148
T9 Leo Diegel  United States 78-71=149 +5
Abe Espinosa  United States 76-73=149
Walter Hagen  United States 73-76=149
Maurice McCarthy (a)  United States 73-76=149
Johnny Revolta  United States 73-76=149
Paul Runyan  United States 75-74=149
Macdonald Smith  Scotland
 United States
77-72=149

Source:[2][8]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 10, 1933 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Johnny Goodman (a)  United States 75-66-70=211 −5
2 Ralph Guldahl  United States 76-71-70=217 +1
3 Craig Wood  United States 73-74-71=218 +2
4 Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
68-75-76=219 +4
5 Mortie Dutra  United States 75-73-72=220 +4
6 Olin Dutra  United States 75-71-75=221 +5
T7 Lester Bolstad (a)  United States 76-74-73=223 +7
George Dawson (a)  United States 78-74-71=223
Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia 74-70-79=223
Gus Moreland (a)  United States 76-76-71=223

Source:[3]

Final round[edit]

Saturday, June 10, 1933 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Johnny Goodman (a)  United States 75-66-70-76=287 −1 0
2 Ralph Guldahl  United States 76-71-70-71=288 E 1,000
3 Craig Wood  United States 73-74-71-72=290 +2 750
T4 Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
68-75-76-73=292 +4 600
Walter Hagen  United States 73-76-77-66=292
6 Mortie Dutra  United States 75-73-72-74=294 +6 450
T7 Olin Dutra  United States 75-71-75-74=295 +7 350
Gus Moreland (a)  United States 76-76-71-72=295 0
T9 Clarence Clark  United States 80-72-72-72=296 +8 156
Johnny Farrell  United States 75-77-72-72=296
Willie Goggin  United States 79-73-73-71=296
Joe Kirkwood, Sr.  Australia 74-70-79-73=296

Source:[3][6]

(a) denotes amateur

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4
United States Goodman −5 −7 −8 −7 −7 −5 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −1 −1
United States Guldahl +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

Source:[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "148 golfers start National Open meet today". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 8, 1933. p. 19. 
  2. ^ a b c "Goodman leads in National Open". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. June 10, 1933. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b c "Goodman takes medal and cup, Guldahl $1,000". Chicago Sunday Tribune. June 11, 1933. p. 4, part 2. 
  4. ^ Sixty, Billy (June 11, 1933). "Goodman wins golf title by one stroke with 287". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1, sports. 
  5. ^ a b McIntyre, Ronald S. (June 11, 1933). "Johnny Goodman wins Open title". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1-B. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Bartlett, Charles (June 11, 1933). "Goodman wins National Open golf with 287". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 
  7. ^ Rice, Grantland (June 10, 1933). "Johnny Goodman furnishes drama for U.S. Open with amazing round". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 12. 
  8. ^ a b c d "National Open scores". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 10, 1933. p. 25. 
  9. ^ "Johnny Goodman wins national amateur golf crown". Palm Beach Post. Florida. Associated Press. August 29, 1937. p. 6. 
  10. ^ Bartlett, Charles (June 9, 1933). "Tommy Armour leads Open golf with record 68". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 27. 
  11. ^ "Here's how". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. June 11, 1933. p. 1, sports. 

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