Blue Ribbon Open
|Course(s)||North Hills Country Club|
|Length||6,257 yards (5,721 m)|
|Prize fund||$20,000 |
|Joe Kirkwood Jr., 271 (–13)|
Part-time Hollywood actor Joe Kirkwood Jr. won the event at 271 (–13), two shots over runners-up Sam Snead and Jim Ferrier, the 54-hole leader. The purse was $20,000 with a winner's share of $2,750. Kirkwood equaled the course record in the final round with a seven-under 64. He had won on tour three years earlier at the Philadelphia Inquirer Open. Following the win, Kirkwood left to go fishing in northern Wisconsin.
Sunday, July 22, 1951
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Joe Kirkwood Jr.||Australia||72-66-69-64=271||−13||2,750|
|2||Sam Snead||United States||67-70-70-65=273||−11||1,900|
|Lloyd Mangrum||United States||71-67-70-66=274|
|5||Skee Riegel||United States||73-66-68-68=275||−9||1,150|
|6||Jimmy Demaret||United States||68-69-70-72=279||−5||1,000|
|T7||Julius Boros||United States||69-68-72-71=280||−4||762|
|Jack Burke Jr.||United States||73-68-68-71=280|
|George Fazio||United States||68-70-72-70=280|
|Glenn Teal||United States||67-67-74-72=280|
Other former PGA Tour events in Milwaukee
- "Joe Kirkwood cards final round 64 to win Blue Ribbon golf tourney". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). Associated Press. July 23, 1951. p. 11.
- "Ferrier leads in Milwaukee Open". Chicago Sunday Tribune. Associated Press. July 22, 1951. p. 6, sec. 2.
- "Kirkwood's 271 wins golf meet at Milwaukee". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. July 23, 1951. p. 2, sec. 3.
- "Kirkwood edges Snead for first". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. July 23, 1961. p. 10.
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