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1950 US Open


The 1950 U.S. Open was the 50th time the tournament was played, and Ben Hogan won it in a playoff.

Winner: Ben Hogan, 287

Where it was played: Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Tournament dates: June 8-11, 1950

Leader after first round: Lee Mackey, 64

Leader after second round: Dutch Harrison, 139

Leader after third round: Lloyd Mangru, 211

Notable Notes: Ben Hogan cemented his comeback from life-threatening injuries sustained in a car accident a year earlier by winning an 18-hole playoff for this championship. Hogan tied after 72 holes with Lloyd Mangrum and Georgia Fazio. A rules violation helped Hogan in the playoff. He led Mangrum by one stroke on the 16th hole (Fazio had faded by that point) when Mangrum received a 2-stroke penalty for lifting his golf ball to remove an insect. Lifting on the green was against the rules in 1950. Hogan went on to win the playoff with a 69 to Mangrum's 73 and Fazio's 75.

Final Scores
Ben Hogan 72-69-72-74--287
Lloyd Mangrum 72-70-69-76--287
George Fazio 73-72-72-70--287
Dutch Harrison 72-67-73-76--288
Jim Ferrier 71-69-74-75--289
Joe Kirkwood Jr. 71-74-74-70--289
Henry Ransom 72-71-73-73--289
Bill Nary 73-70-74-73--290
Julius Boros 68-72-77-74--291
Cary Middlecoff 71-71-71-79--292
Johnny Palmer 73-70-70-79--292
Al Besselink 71-72-76-75--294
Johnny Bulla 74-66-78-76--294
Dick Mayer 73-76-73-72--294
Henry Picard 71-71-79-73--294
Skee Riegel 73-69-79-73--294
Sam Snead 73-75-72-74--294
Skip Alexander 68-74-77-76--295
Fred Haas 73-74-76-72--295
Jimmy Demaret 72-77-71-76--296
Marty Furgol 75-71-72-78--296
Dick Metz 76-71-71-78--296
Bob Toski 73-69-80-74--296
Harold Williams 69-75-75-77--296
Bobby Cruickshank 72-77-76-72--297
Ted Kroll 75-72-78-72--297
Lee Mackey Jr. 64-81-75-77--297
Paul Runyan 76-73-73-75--297
Pete Cooper 75-72-76-75--298
Henry Williams Jr. 69-76-76-77--298
John Barnum 71-75-78-75--299
Denny Shute 71-73-76-79--299
Buck White 77-71-77-74--299
Terl Johnson 72-77-74-77--300
Herschel Spears 75-72-75-78--300
Walter Burkemo 72-77-74-78--301
Dave Douglas 72-76-79-74--301
Claude Harmon 71-74-77-80--302
a-James McHale Jr. 75-73-80-74--302
Gene Sarazen 72-72-82-76--302
Jim Turnesa 74-71-78-79--302
Art Bell 72-77-78-76--303
Patrick Abbott 71-77-76-80--304
Joe Thacker 75-69-83-77--304
Johnny Morris 74-74-80-77--305
Loddie Kempa 71-74-78-83--306
a-Frank Stranahan 79-70-79-78--306
Gene Webb 75-74-82-75--306
a-P.J. Boatwright 75-74-79-79--307
George Bolesta 77-72-84-78--311
John O'Donnell 76-72-83-85--316

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