Name:John Waters "Jock" Hutchison
Also known as:John (or Jack) Falls Hutchison
Lived:[1884-1977]. Born on June 6, 1884 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Sept 27, 1977 in Evanston, Illinois (aged 93).
Original/Home Club:St Andrews, Fife
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Ben Richter (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Dunedin GC, Dunedin, nr Tampa, FL. at the time known as PGA National GC].
Played as the inaugural PGA Seniors' Championship. With the U.S. Senior Open, it became one of two championships that launched the "senior major" concept in 1980. Second-placed George Gordon (USA) finished 8 shots behind Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Western Open (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot), Leo Diegel (USA), Joe Kirkwood Sr (Aus) and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 6 shots behind Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].
Played as the North & South Open (April 1/2). Second-placed George Fotheringham (Scot/USA) and defending champion Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 4 shots behind Jock Hutchison (Scot). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina; opening 36-holes on No.3 Course].
The Open Championship (56th) (June 23-25). Hutchison (USA) beat Roger Wethered (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff: Hutchison 150, Wethered 159. Hutchison, a native Scot, had taken US citizenship in 1920. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 4/5). Second-placed Clarence Hackney (Scot/USA), Harry Hampton (Scot/USA) and defending champion Jim Barnes (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA). [No.1 (South) course (par-72), Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL. One of the first two rounds for each player on the par-74 No.2 course, which no longer exists].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (3rd) (Aug 17-21). Hutchison (Scot/USA) beat J. Douglas Edgar (Eng) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [Flossmoor CC, Flossmoor, IL].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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