1958 U.S. Open (golf)

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1958 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 12–14, 1958
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Course(s) Southern Hills Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,907 yards (6,316 m)[1]
Field 159 players, 55 after cut
Cut 154 (+14)
Prize fund $35,000[2]
Winner's share $8,000
Champion
United States Tommy Bolt
283 (+3)
Tulsa is located in the US
Tulsa
Tulsa
Location in the United States
Tulsa is located in Oklahoma
Tulsa
Tulsa
Location in Oklahoma

The 1958 U.S. Open was the 58th U.S. Open, held June 12–14 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Amid oppressive heat and high winds which created difficult scoring conditions,[3] native Oklahoman Tommy Bolt won his only major championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Gary Player.[1][4][5][6] It was Player's debut in the U.S. Open at age 22.[1]

Bolt owned the 36-hole lead at 142 (+2), a stroke ahead of Player.[7] After a third round 69 on Saturday morning, Bolt was at 211 (+1) and three strokes ahead of Gene Littler, who carded a 67 for 214 (+4). Littler fell back in the final round in the afternoon, shooting a 76 to finish in fourth place. Bolt ran away from the field with a final round 72 for 283 (+3), four ahead of Player. Bolt was the only player not to record a round of 75 or over during the championship.

Ben Hogan, in search of his fifth U.S. Open title, was hampered by an injured left wrist[7] and finished eleven strokes back in a tie for tenth. Eighteen-year-old Jack Nicklaus, in his second U.S. Open, made his first cut and finished in 41st place. Sam Snead missed the cut for the first time in 18 Open appearances. Two-time champion Gene Sarazen missed the cut in his final appearance, while three-time Masters champion Jimmy Demaret also played his final Open, withdrawing after the third round.

It was the first of seven major championships at Southern Hills. The U.S. Open returned in 1977 and 2001 and the PGA Championship has been played at the course four times: 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2007.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Julius Boros  United States 1952 71 75 72 71 289 +9 3
Ben Hogan  United States 1948, 1950,
1951, 1953
75 73 75 71 294 +14 T10
Dick Mayer  United States 1957 76 74 71 78 299 +19 T23
Cary Middlecoff  United States 1949, 1956 75 79 75 71 300 +20 T27
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 1946 72 78 75 78 303 +23 T37
Lew Worsham  United States 1947 77 72 77 81 307 +27 T45

Source:[5][8]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Fleck  United States 1955 77 80 157 +17
Ed Furgol  United States 1954 84 75 159 +19
Gene Sarazen  United States 1922, 1932 84 80 164 +24

Source:[3][9]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 12, 1958

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Tommy Bolt  United States 71 +1
Julius Boros  United States
Dick Metz  United States
T4 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 72 +2
Frank Stranahan  United States
T6 Bruce Crampton  Australia 73 +3
Jimmy Demaret  United States
T8 Labron Harris  United States 74 +4
Gene Littler  United States
Smiley Quick  United States
Harvie Ward (a)  United States
(a) denotes amateur

Source:[10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 13, 1958

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tommy Bolt  United States 71-71=142 +2
2 Gary Player  South Africa 75-68=143 +3
3 Frank Stranahan  United States 72-72=144 +4
T4 Julius Boros  United States 71-75=146 +6
Charles Coe (a)  United States 75-71=146
Labron Harris  United States 74-72=146
T7 Jimmy Demaret  United States 73-74=147 +7
Gene Littler  United States 74-73=147
T9 Bruce Crampton  Australia 73-75=211 +8
Ben Hogan  United States 75-73=148
Tom Nieporte  United States 75-73=148
(a) denotes amateur

Source:[3][9]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 14, 1958   (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tommy Bolt  United States 71-71-69=211 +1
2 Gene Littler  United States 74-73-67=214 +4
3 Gary Player  South Africa 75-68-73=216 +6
4 Julius Boros  United States 71-75-72=218 +8
T5 Walter Burkemo  United States 75-74-70=219 +9
Frank Stranahan  United States 72-72-75=219
7 Don January  United States 79-73-68=220 +10
T8 Charles Coe (a)  United States 75-71-75=211 +11
Dick Mayer  United States 76-74-71=221
Bob Rosburg  United States 75-74-72=221
(a) denotes amateur

Source:[5][8]

Final round[edit]

Saturday, June 14, 1958   (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tommy Bolt  United States 71-71-69-72=283 +3 8,000
2 Gary Player  South Africa 75-68-73-71=287 +7 5,000
3 Julius Boros  United States 71-75-72-71=289 +9 3,000
4 Gene Littler  United States 74-73-67-76=290 +10 2,000
T5 Walter Burkemo  United States 75-74-70-72=291 +11 1,625
Bob Rosburg  United States 75-74-72-70=291
T7 Jay Hebert  United States 77-76-71-69=293 +13 1,016
Don January  United States 79-73-68-73=293
Dick Metz  United States 71-78-73-71=293
T10 Ben Hogan  United States 75-73-75-71=294 +14 566
Tommy Jacobs  United States 76-75-71-72=294
Frank Stranahan  United States 72-72-75-75=294

Source:[5][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bolt wins U.S. Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 15, 1958. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Open history: 1958". USGA. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Bartlett, Charles (June 14, 1958). "Bolt's 2d 71 leads Open; Snead: 80, out!". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 2. 
  4. ^ Drum, Bob (June 15, 1958). "Tom Bolt wraps up Open title with 283". Pittsburgh Press. p. 1, sec. 4. 
  5. ^ a b c d Bartlett, Charles (June 15, 1958). "Bolt's wins Open title with 283". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 2. 
  6. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (June 23, 1958). "Bolt Upright". Sports Illustrated. p. 34. 
  7. ^ a b "Bolt takes Open golf lead at 142". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 14, 1958. p. 12. 
  8. ^ a b c "U.S. Open scores". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. June 15, 1958. p. 1, sec. 4. 
  9. ^ a b "National Open golf scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 14, 1958. p. 13. 
  10. ^ Bartlett, Charles (June 13, 1958). "Metz, Bolt, Boros lead Open with 71s". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 4. 

External links[edit]

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