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1956 US Open

 

The 1956 U.S. Open was the 56th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Cary Middlecoff, 281

Where it was played: Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York

Tournament dates: June 14-16, 1956

Leader after first round: Bob Rosburg, 68

Leader after second round: Peter Thomson, 139

Leader after third round: Cary Middlecoff, 211

Notable Notes: Cary Middlecoff won his second U.S. Open title, beating Ben Hogan and Julius Boros by a stroke. The steady Middlecoff opened with 71 and then strung together three consecutive rounds of 70. Bob Hogan and Boros had late birdie opportunities to tie, Hogan on the 17th hole, Boros on the last, but neither could convert.

Final Scores
Cary Middlecoff 71-70-70-70--281
Julius Boros 71-71-71-69--282
Ben Hogan 72-68-72-70--282
Ed Furgol 71-70-73-71--285
Ted Kroll 72-70-70-73--285
Peter Thomson 70-69-75-71--285
Arnold Palmer 72-70-72-73--287
a-Ken Venturi 77-71-68-73--289
Jerry Barber 72-69-74-75--290
Wes Ellis 71-70-71-78--290
Doug Ford 71-75-70-74--290
Billy Maxwell 72-71-76-72--291
a-Billy Joe Patton 75-73-70-74--292
Billy Casper 75-71-71-76--293
Pete Cooper 73-74-76-70--293
Fred Haas 72-71-72-78--293
Henry Cotton 74-72-73-75--294
Dutch Harrison 72-76-72-74--294
Jay Hebert 71-76-73-74--294
Bill Ogden 76-73-76-69--294
Bob Toski 76-71-74-73--294
Errie Ball 71-75-73-76--295
Tommy Bolt 74-71-73-77--295
Johnny Bulla 77-72-73-74--296
Robert Kay 75-74-76-71--296
Sam Snead 75-71-77-73--296
Roberto De Vicenzo 76-69-77-75--297
Doug Higgins 74-75-72-76--297
Walter Burkemo 73-74-76-75--298
Mike Dietz 73-74-70-81--298
Shelley Mayfield 75-71-75-77--298
Mike Souchak 78-71-72-77--298
a-Frank Taylor Jr. 72-71-80-75--298
Dave Douglas 72-76-78-73--299
Gene Littler 75-74-74-76--299
Frank Stanahan 76-71-75-77--299
Al Brosch 72-74-77-77--300
Mickey Homa 74-75-79-72--300
a-William Hyndman 72-76-76-76--300
Tony Holguin 74-73-78-76--301
Dick Mayer 76-73-78-75--302
Paul O'Leary 76-73-77-76--302
Ed "Porky" Oliver 74-74-76-78--302
Buck White 75-74-76-78--303
Walker Inman 77-72-79-76--304
Bob Rosburg 68-76-79-81--304
a-Harvie Ward 74-73-81-77--305
Jack Isaacs 77-70-78-81--306
Bo Wininger 74-75-77-80--306
Tony Lema 77-71-79-81--308
a-John Garrett 77-72-76-84--309

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

 

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