Name:Hermon Densmore "Denny" Shute
Lived:[1904-1974]. Born on Oct 25, 1904 in Cleveland, Ohio. Died on May 13, 1974 in Akron, Ohio (aged 69).
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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