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1958 U.S. Open (golf)

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Dates  June 12–14, 1958
Length  6,907 yards (6,316 m)
Winner's share  $8,000
Prize fund  35,000 USD
Location  Tulsa, Oklahoma
Cut  154 (+14)
Par  70
1958 U.S. Open (golf)
Field  159 players, 55 after cut
Organized by  United States Golf Association
Course  Southern Hills Country Club
Similar  2001 US Open, 1986 US Open, 1990 US Open, 1970 US Open

The 1958 U.S. Open was the 58th U.S. Open, held June 12–14 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Amid oppressive heat and high winds which created difficult scoring conditions, native Oklahoman Tommy Bolt won his only major championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Gary Player. It was Player's debut in the U.S. Open at age 22.


Bolt owned the 36-hole lead at 142 (+2), a stroke ahead of Player. After a third round 69 on Saturday morning, Bolt was at 211 (+1) and three strokes ahead of Gene Littler, who carded a 67 for 214 (+4). Littler fell back in the final round in the afternoon, shooting a 76 to finish in fourth place. Bolt ran away from the field with a final round 72 for 283 (+3), four ahead of Player. Bolt was the only player not to record a round of 75 or over during the championship.

Ben Hogan, in search of his fifth U.S. Open title, was hampered by an injured left wrist and finished eleven strokes back in a tie for tenth. Eighteen-year-old Jack Nicklaus, in his second U.S. Open, made his first cut and finished in 41st place. Sam Snead missed the cut for the first time in 18 Open appearances. Two-time champion Gene Sarazen missed the cut in his final appearance, while three-time Masters champion Jimmy Demaret also played his final Open, withdrawing after the third round.

It was the first of seven major championships at Southern Hills. The U.S. Open returned in 1977 and 2001 and the PGA Championship has been played at the course four times: 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2007.

Missed the cut


Final leaderboard

Saturday, June 14, 1958


1958 U.S. Open (golf) Wikipedia

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