Who's who: Jerome Travers

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Who's who: Jerome Travers

  • Name:

    Jerome Dunstan "Jerry" Travers
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1887-1951]. Born on May 19, 1887 in Manhattan, New York City. Died on March 29, 1951 in East Hartford, Connecticut (aged 63).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Amateur golfer; golf instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    n/a

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1915). US Amateur championship (4): (1907, '08, '12, '13). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1976).

Did you know?

Jerome Travers was one of the finest amateur golfers of all time, winning the U.S. Amateur title four times and the U.S. Open Championship in 1915. During those early years of the 1900s, he often battled against Walter Travis, 15 years his senior and another leading amateur player of the time.

Top tournaments won by Jerome Travers

1915
Majors
297
amateur
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Travers, Jerome

Score

297

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (21st) (June 17/18). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Travers (USA, amateur). [Original Old course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Travers, Jerome

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

x

The US Amateur Championship (19th). Travers (USA) won this title for the second straight year, beating John Anderson (USA) 5 and 4 in the final. This was the last of Travers's four US Amateur Championship wins. [Garden City GC, Garden City, Long island, NY].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Travers, Jerome

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

x

The US Amateur Championship (18th). Travers (USA) beat Charles "Chick" Evans Jr (USA) 7 and 6 in the final. This was the third of Travers's four US Amateur Championship wins. [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Travers, Jerome

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

x

The US Amateur Championship (14th). Travers (USA) won this title for the second straight year, beating Max Behr (USA) 8 and 7 in the final. This was the second of Travers's four US Amateur Championship wins. [Garden City GC, Garden City, Long island, NY].

1907
Amateur
Euclid Club
6 & 5
n/a
x

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Travers, Jerome

Venue

Euclid Club

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

x

The US Amateur Championship (13th). Travers (USA) beat Archibald Graham (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. This was the first of Travers's four US Amateur Championship wins. [Euclid Club, Cleveland, OH].

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