Jock Hutchison

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Jock Hutchison
Jock Hutchison 1921-07-11cr.jpg
Hutchison in 1921
Personal information
Full nameJack Falls Hutchison
NicknameJock
Born(1884-06-06)June 6, 1884
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
DiedSeptember 27, 1977(1977-09-27) (aged 93)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Nationality Scotland
 United States
SpouseMaire
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour14
Other5
Best results in major championships
(wins: 2)
Masters Tournament43rd: 1941
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1920
U.S. Open2nd/T2: 1916, 1920
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1921
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame2011 (member page)

Jack Falls "Jock" Hutchison (June 6, 1884[2] – September 27, 1977) was a Scottish-American professional golfer.

Hutchison was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the son of William and Helen (née Falls). His name was registered as John Waters Hutchison,[2] Waters being the maiden name of William's mother. He appears in the 1901 census as John Hutchison, golf caddie.[3] He had an older brother who was also a golf player, Tom Hutchinson. Hutchison later moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1920.[4] He was known there as Jack Falls Hutchison[5] or John Falls Hutchison.[6] He won two major championships, the PGA Championship in 1920 and the Open Championship at St Andrews in 1921. His 1921 victory was the first by a U.S.-based player;[7] the following year Walter Hagen became the first U.S.-born winner.

In 1937, Hutchison won the inaugural PGA Seniors' Championship at Augusta National Golf Club, and in 1947 he won that event for a second time.

Beginning in 1963, Hutchison was one of the two men who served as honorary starters for The Masters (along with 1908 U.S. Open champion Fred McLeod), until ailments prevented him from hitting one of the honorary tee shots in 1973. His death on September 27, 1977 came just two days before Masters co-founder Clifford Roberts' own death.

Hutchison died at the age of 93 in Evanston, Illinois. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.[8]

Professional wins[edit]

Hutchison with The Open Championship trophy in 1921

PGA Tour wins (14)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Senior wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1920 PGA Championship n/a 1 up England James Douglas Edgar
1921 The Open Championship 4 shot deficit 72-75-79-70=296 Playoff1 England Roger Wethered

1 Hutchison defeated Wethered in a 36-hole playoff by nine strokes: Hutchison 74-6=150; Wethered 77-82=159.
Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1908 1909
U.S. Open T8 T23
The Open Championship
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open T8 T5 T23 T16 WD T8 2 NT NT T3
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF 2 NT NT QF
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T2 T18 T8 3 T31 T27 CUT 23 T41 CUT
The Open Championship 1 4
PGA Championship 1 R16 QF R32 QF
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T51 WD WD WD
U.S. Open WD T45
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament NT NT NT
U.S. Open T23 57 NT NT NT NT CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship NT
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1960 1961 1962
Masters Tournament WD WD WD
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Barnes Gets Wanamaker Trophy" (PDF). The New York Times. New York, New York. October 15, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Births in the United District of St Andrews and St Leonards in the County of Fife". Statutory Births 453/00 0101. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Census of Scotland 1901 – registration district 453, enumeration district 5, schedule 153". Census 1901 453/00 005/00 031. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "1921 Jock Hutchison". The Open. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "2011 Hall of Fame class: Els, Ford, Bush, Hutchison". PGA Tour. September 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Golf – Kinghorn tournament – Hutchison's easy win". The Glasgow Herald. June 16, 1921. p. 11.