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].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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