1958 U.S. Open (golf)
|Dates||June 12–14, 1958|
|Course(s)||Southern Hills Country Club|
|Length||6,907 yards (6,316 m)|
|Field||159 players, 55 after cut|
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, native Oklahoman Tommy Bolt won his only major championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Gary Player. It was Player's debut in the U.S. Open at age 22.
Bolt owned the 36-hole lead at 142 (+2), a stroke ahead of Player. 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 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.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|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,
|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|
Missed the cut
|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|
Thursday, June 12, 1958
|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|
|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
Friday, June 13, 1958
|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|
|Ben Hogan||United States||75-73=148|
|Tom Nieporte||United States||75-73=148|
- (a) denotes amateur
Saturday, June 14, 1958 (morning)
|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
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|
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- "Bolt takes Open golf lead at 142". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 14, 1958. p. 12.
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- "National Open golf scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 14, 1958. p. 13.
- Bartlett, Charles (June 13, 1958). "Metz, Bolt, Boros lead Open with 71s". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 4.