Who's who: John McDermott

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Who's who: John McDermott

  • Name:

    John Joseph McDermott Jr
  • Also known as:

    Johnny
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1891-1971]. Born on Aug 12, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died on Aug 1, 1971 in Philadelphia (aged 79).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Aronimink GC, PA (as a caddie).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1908

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Open (1911, '12).

Did you know?

Johnny McDermott won his first US Open at the age of 19 years and 10 months - the youngest player to win this Championship.

Top tournaments won by John McDermott

1913
America
Memphis CC
295 (-1)
$300
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McDermott, John

Venue

Memphis CC

Score

295 (-1)

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (Oct 16/17). Second-placed Mike Brady (USA) finished 7 shots behind Johnny McDermott (USA). At the time the Western Open ranked alongside the US and British Opens in importance. [Memphis CC, Memphis, TN].

1913
America
293
$200
Charles C. Worthington

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McDermott, John

Score

293

Prize money

$200

Title sponsor

Charles C. Worthington

Played as the Shawnee Open (Aug 22/23). Second-placed Alex Smith (Scot/USA) finished 8 shots behind Johnny McDermott (USA). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].

1912
Majors
Buffalo CC
294
$300
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McDermott, John

Venue

Buffalo CC

Score

294

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (18th) (Aug 1/2). Second-placed Tom McNamara (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Johnny McDermott (USA). [CC of Buffalo, Williamsville, nr Buffalo, NY].

1911
Majors
307
$300
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McDermott, John

Score

307

Prize money

$300

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (17th) (June 23-26). Johnny McDermott (USA) beat Mike Brady (USA) and George Simpson (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (McDermott 80, Brady 82, Simpson 85). McDermott was the first American born player to win the US Open. [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].

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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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