Name:Ernest Joseph "Dutch" Harrison
Also known as:Dutch; The Arkansas Traveler
Lived:[1910-1982]. Born on March 29, 1910 in Conway, Arkansas. Died on June 19, 1982 in St Louis, Missouri (aged 72).
Occupation:Professional golfer and club pro.
Played as the Tijuana Open (Jan 17-20; formerly Agua Caliente Open). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA), Fred Hawkins (USA), Jerry Barber (USA) and Bo Wininger (USA) finished 1 shot behind 47-year-old E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA), who recorded the last of his 18 PGA Tour wins. [CS&DC de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico].
George S. May
Played as the All American Open (Aug 2-5; aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Earl Stewart Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind 46-year-old E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].
PGA of America
E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational (Jan 15-17; 54-hole event). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 1 shot behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC (Dunes course)].
Played as the Western Open (50th) (May 28-31). Second-placed Ed Furgol (USA), Fred Haas (USA) and Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 4 shots behind E. J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
Played as the inaugural Thunderbird Invitational. Won by E.J. "Dutch" Harrison. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Texas Open (Feb 8-12). E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) beat Doug Ford (USA) by 1 shot in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Harrison 67, Ford 68), to record his second win in this event. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX. Early rounds also played at Ft Sam Houston GC].
Played as the Canadian Open (June 23-25). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (Aus/USA) finished 4 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].
Played as the Richmond Open (Jan 15-18). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 1 shot behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Richmond CC, nr San Francisco, CA].
Played as the inaugural Reno Open Invitational (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (USA) and Ellsworth Vines (USA) finished 3 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Washoe GC, Reno, NV].
Played as the inaugural Reading Open (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Berkshire CC, Reading, Pennsylvania].
Played as the Hawaiian Open (Nov 8-11). Second-placed Johnny Bulla (USA) finished 4 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the Miami Open (Dec 7-10). Second-placed Henry Picard (USA) finished 1 shot behind Staff Sgt E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Miami Springs G&CC, Miami, FL; at the time known as Miami Springs Municipal Course].
Played as the inaugural Charlotte Open (March 17-21). Second-placed Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sgt E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA), who was serving in the Army Air Forces at the time. Sunday's third round was lost to rain and played on Monday, with the final round on Tuesday. [Myers Park CC, Charlotte, NC].
Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 28/29; 36-hole event). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) and Horton Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dutch Harrison (USA). [Rancho Sante Fe GC, nr San Diego, CA].
Played as the Texas Open (Feb 10-12). Second-placed Sam Byrd (USA) finished 2 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). Stealing the headlines was Harold "Jug" McSpaden, who shot a Tour record 59 in the pre-tournament practice round. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].
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