John McMullin (golfer)

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John McMullin
Personal information
Bornc. 1935
Richmond, California
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeModesto Junior College
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 0)
Masters TournamentCUT: 1959
PGA ChampionshipT35: 1959
U.S. OpenCUT: 1958, 1959
The Open ChampionshipDNP

John McMullin (born c. 1935) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s.

McMullin was born in Richmond, California.[1] He was a pupil of noted black golf instructor Lucius Bateman, whose other students included future PGA Tour winners Don Whitt, Dick Lotz and Tony Lema. McMullin attended Modesto Junior College, where he was a member of the golf team. He was the individual medalist at the Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament in 1955.[2]

McMullin had several top-10 finishes in his PGA Tour career including a win at the 1958 Hesperia Open Invitational[1][3] and a solo 2nd-place finish at the 1959 Tijuana Open Invitational. His best finish in a major championship was T35 at the 1959 PGA Championship.[4]

After his touring days were over, McMullin became the golf course professional at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1953 Northern California Junior Championship[5]
  • 1955 Western Intercollegiate (individual)
  • 1956 Western Open Golf Championship
  • 1956 California State Fair Championship

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 21, 1958 Hesperia Open Invitational −17 (69-68-67-67=271) 1 stroke United States Gene Littler

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1958 Dallas Open Invitational United States Julius Boros, South Africa Gary Player,
United States Sam Snead
Snead won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (4)[edit]

this list may be incomplete


  1. ^ a b "Hungry Californian Wins Hesperia Open". The Deseret News. Salt Lake City. United Press International. September 22, 1958. p. 2B. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  2. ^ "San Jose State 2008-09 men's golf" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-28.
  3. ^ "McMullin Takes First Major Golf Tourney". The Modesto Bee. Modesto, California. Associated Press. September 22, 1958. p. A-11. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  5. ^ NCGA Junior Championship