Who's who: Jock Hutchison

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Who's who: Jock Hutchison

  • Name:

    John Waters "Jock" Hutchison
  • Also known as:

    John (or Jack) Falls Hutchison
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • 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
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1902

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US PGA Championship (1920); The Open (1921). Senior PGA Championship (1937, 1947).

Did you know?

Hutchison won the first Senior PGA Championship in 1937.

Top tournaments won by Jock Hutchison

1947
America
145 (+1)
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Score

145 (+1)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

1937
America
223 (+7)
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Score

223 (+7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

1923
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
281 (-3)
$500
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

WGA

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Score

291

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Score

296

Prize money

£75

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Score

296 (+6)

Prize money

$350

Title sponsor

WGA

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].

1920
Majors
Flossmoor CC
1 hole
$500
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hutchison, Jock

Venue

Flossmoor CC

Score

1 hole

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

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].

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