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).

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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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