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1946 US Open

 

The 1946 U.S. Open was the 46th time the tournament was played; it ended with a 36-hole playoff.

Winner: Lloyd Mangrum, 284

Where it was played: Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio

Tournament dates: June 12-16, 1946

Leader after first round: Toney Penna and Sam Snead, 69

Leader after second round: Vic Ghezzi and Ben Hogan, 140

Leader after third round: Byron Nelson, 211

Notable Notes: Byron Nelson led Lloyd Mangrum and Vic Ghezzi by one stroke heading into the final round, but the three golfers wound up tied at 284. So they entered in an 18-hole playoff. All three shot 72s in the playoff, so they continued with another 18 holes. And at the end of those 36 playoff holes, the winning margin was still only one stroke. The winner was Lloyd Mangrum at 144; Nelson and Ghezzi finished at 145.

Final Scores
Lloyd Mangrum 74-70-68-72--284
Vic Ghezzi 71-69-72-72--284
Byron Nelson 71-71-69-73--284
Herman Barron 72-72-72-69--285
Ben Hogan 72-68-73-72--285
Jimmy Demaret 71-74-73-68--286
Ed Oliver 71-71-74-70--286
Chick Harbert 72-78-67-70--287
Dick Metz 76-70-72-69--287
Dutch Harrison 75-71-72-70--288
Lawson Little 72-69-76-71--288
Ed Furgol 77-69-74-69--289
Clayton Heafner 75-72-71-71--289
Henry Picard 71-73-71-74--289
Claude Harmon 72-77-70-72--291
Chandler Harper 76-74-67-74--291
Steve Kovach 71-72-73-75--291
Toney Penna 69-77-74-71--291
Gene Kunes 74-73-73-72--292
Sam Snead 69-75-74-74--292
Paul Runyan 75-72-76-70--293
Johnny Bulla 72-74-73-75--294
Henry Ransom 71-73-73-77--294
Harry Todd 75-73-70-76--294
Lew Worsham 73-74-76-71--294
Leland Gibson 74-71-78-72--295
Smiley Quick 75-76-72-72--295
Mike Turnesa 70-76-74-75--295
Ellsworth Vines 73-72-75-75--295
a-Bud Ward 74-77-72-72--295
Toby Lyons 74-73-72-77--296
Jug McSpaden 76-73-74-73--296
Otey Crisman 77-72-74-74--297
Raymond Gafford 75-73-75-74--297
Johnny Palmer 77-74-74-73--298
Charles Penna 75-74-75-74--298
Jimmy Hines 77-73-75-74--299
Pat Circelli 77-73-75-75--300
Pete Cooper 72-75-74-79--300
Bobby Cruickshank 72-75-78-75--300
George Fazio 77-74-76-73--300
Herman Keiser 76-75-72-77--300
Fred Haas 74-75-77-75--301
Al Watrous 76-75-74-76--301
Billy Burke 76-75-76-75--302
a-Gene Dahlbender 73-76-80-73--302
a-Frank Stranahan 74-76-77-75--302
Skip Alexander 71-79-76-77--303
Bill Jelliffe 73-74-80-76--303
Rod Munday 77-72-78-77--304
a-Bob Servis 76-75-77-76--304
Joseph Zarhardt 74-76-79-75--304
Al Brosch 72-78-77-78--305
Henry Castillo 74-77-80-74--305
a-A.F. Kammer 75-76-74-80--305
Dick Shoemaker 78-72-76-79--305
Joe Kirkwood Sr. 78-73-75-81--307
Joe Mozel 73-77-77-80--307
Frank Commisso 74-76-77-81--308
Willie Goggin 76-73-78-81--308
a-Otto Greiner 75-75-81-77--308
a-Ted Adams 73-78-75-85--311

Related pages:
List of all winners of U.S. Open

 

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