Who's who: Johnny Revolta

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Who's who: Johnny Revolta

  • Name:

    John F. "Johnny" Revolta
  • Also known as:

    Iron Master
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1911-1991]. Born on April 5, 1911 in St Louis, Missouri. Died on March 3, 1991 in Palm Springs, California (aged 79).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Oshkosh Muni (as a caddie)
  • Occupation:

    Club pro and professional golfer; golf writer and instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    1929

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1935). Ryder Cup (1935, 1937).

Did you know?

Revolta was dubbed the "Iron Master" thanks to his excellent short game, not least his exceptional bunker play.

Top tournaments won by Johnny Revolta

1944
America
Willow Springs, TX
273 (-11)
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Revolta, Johnny

Venue

Willow Springs, TX

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open. Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) and Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) finished 1 shot behind Revolta (USA). [Willow Springs GC, San Antonio, TX].

1941
America
7 & 6
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Revolta, Johnny

Venue

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Francisco Match Play Championship.

1935
Awards
$9,543
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Revolta, Johnny

Venue

Score

$9,543

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Revolta (USA) was the PGA Tour 1935 leading money winner, with earnings of $9,543 on the Tour.

1935
Majors
Twin Hills
5 & 4
$1,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Revolta, Johnny

Venue

Twin Hills

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (18th) (Oct 18-23). Revolta (USA) beat Tommy Armour (USA) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Twin Hills G&CC, Oklahoma City, OK].

1935
America
South Bend CC
290
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Revolta, Johnny

Venue

South Bend CC

Score

290

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Western Open. Willie Goggin (USA) finished in second place behind Johnny Revolta (USA). [South Bend CC, South Bend, Indiana].

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