Who's who: Denny Shute

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Who's who: Denny Shute

  • Name:

    Hermon Densmore "Denny" Shute
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1904-1974]. Born on Oct 25, 1904 in Cleveland, Ohio. Died on May 13, 1974 in Akron, Ohio (aged 69).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1928

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): US PGA Championship (1936, '37); The Open (1933). PGA Tour wins (15). Ryder Cup player (1931, '33, '37).

Did you know?

Denny Shute was the son of a golf professional from Westward Ho! in England. His father, Hermon, emigrated to the United States to work as the assistant professional at the Euclid Club, Cleveland, OH.

Top tournaments won by Denny Shute

1937
Majors
Pittsburgh Field
37th hole
$1,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Shute, Denny

Venue

Pittsburgh Field

Score

37th hole

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (20th) (May 26-30). Defending champion Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) beat Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) 1-up after 37 holes in the final. [Pittsburgh Field Club, Pittsburgh, PA].

1936
Majors
3 & 2
$1,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Shute, Denny

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (19th) (Nov 17-22). Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) beat Jimmy Thomson (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Shute, Denny

Score

292

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (68th) (July 5-7). Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA) beat Craig Wood (USA) in a 36-hole playoff: Shute 149, Wood 154. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shute, Denny

Score

291 (+7)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami Biltmore Open (Nov 27-29; the second of two Miami Biltmore Opens played in 1932). Second-placed Johnny Revolta (USA) finished 1 shots behind Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA). [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL; at the time known as the Miami Biltmore CC].

1930
America
277 (-7)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shute, Denny

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open (Jan 31-Feb 2). Second-placed Ed Dudley (USA), Abe Espinosa (USA) and Neal McIntyre (USA) finished 3 shots behind Densmore "Denny" Shute (USA). Playing in his first professional tournament, a 17-year-old caddy named Ben Hogan from Fort Worth, Texas missed the cut. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shute, Denny

Score

296 (+12)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 10-14). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) and Horton Smith (USA) finished 4 shots behind Shute (USA), who recorded his first win in a significant national tournament. Tuesday finish required after event disrupted by heavy rain. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

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