Open at Oakmont was captured by Ben Hogan, as he led wire-to- wire for a six-shot win over Sam Snead. A new tee was added since the U. No problem for Larry Nelson when he holed a foot bomb to beat Tom Watson in Golf Home Photos Lists. Flanagan became the first Australian in years and the first foreign-born player in 32 years to win the U. Thin strips of bunker alternate with grass to create one giant hazard that is near impossible to escape.
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The East Course has hosted two U. McDermott became the first American winner. Bring your best game and listen to the caddy. And now it's time for work. The prestige of the U.
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The green features a series of internal "waves" that can carry away any timid or half-hearted putt. Open history, sudden death was needed to crown a champion. Having played in 28 previous majors, Johnson became the seventh of nine U. The seventh hole plays even longer now with a new tee box built some 51 yards back from earlier years. Open, British Open, U. Willie and Udo spread the word and were ecstatic when a flurry of applications arrived. Only three other players broke par in the final round.
Reuters Staff 3 Min Read. Automated Golf Automated Article 1. Turnesa won despite playing out of 13 bunkers in 29 holes of the final. Wood Platt, 8 and 7, in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. Apart from Augusta, Oakmont has hosted more major championships than any other course in the United States. Armour eventually won the playoff by three strokes. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.