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1959 US Open

 

The 1959 U.S. Open was the 59th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Billy Casper, 282

Where it was played: Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York

Tournament dates: June 11-14, 1959

Leader after first round: Ben Hogan, Gene Littler, Dick Knight and Dow Finsterwald, 69

Leader after second round: Billy Casper, 139

Leader after third round: Billy Casper, 208

Notable Notes: Billy Casper won the first of his three career major championship titles by one stroke. Casper led by three over Ben Hogan entering the final round, and by four over Bob Rosburg, Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead. Rosburg was the only one of those who challenged, though, despite Casper's closing 74.

Final Scores
Billy Casper 71-68-69-74--282
Bob Rosburg 75-70-67-71--283
Claude Harmon 72-71-70-71--284
Mike Souchak 71-70-72-71--284
Doug Ford 72-69-72-73--286
Arnold Palmer 71-69-72-74--286
Ernie Vossler 72-70-72-72--286
Ben Hogan 69-71-71-76--287
Sam Snead 73-72-67-75--287
Dick Knight 69-75-73-73--290
Dow Finsterwald 69-73-75-74--291
Fred Hawkins 76-72-69-74--291
Ted Kroll 71-73-73-74--291
Gene Littler 69-74-75-73--291
Dave Marr 75-73-69-75--292
Gary Player 71-69-76-76--292
Gardner Dickinson 77-70-71-75--293
Jay Hebert 73-70-78-72--293
Jack Fleck 74-74-69-77--294
Mac Hunter 75-74-73-72--294
Don January 71-73-73-77--294
Cary Middlecoff 71-73-73-77--294
Johnny Pott 77-72-70-75--294
Bo Wininger 71-73-72-78--294
Joe Campbell 73-71-75-76--295
Chick Harbert 78-68-76-74--296
Billy Maxwell 75-75-70-76--296
Julius Boros 76-74-72-75--297
Lionel Hebert 71-74-70-82--297
Henry Ransom 72-77-71-77--297
Fred Wampler 74-73-75-75--297
Al Balding 72-74-75-78--299
a-James English 74-75-77-73--299
Charlie Sifford 78-72-73-76--299
Tommy Jacobs 76-71-76-77--300
Shelley Mayfield 75-74-73-78--300
Ewing Pomeroy 72-72-76-80--300
Tommy Bolt 75-73-77-76--301
a-Charles Coe 72-78-75-76--301
Vic Ghezzi 75-71-78-77--301
Bob Goalby 73-76-74-78--301
Ken Venturi 78-69-76-78--301
Wes Ellis 77-70-76-79--302
Don Fairfield 71-78-73-80--302
Jimmy Johnson 76-74-75-77--302
a-Robert Batdorff 73-73-78-79--303
Darrell Hickok 76-72-73-82--303
Alfred Smith 75-75-75-78--303
a-Don Cherry 75-75-79-75--304
Stan Dudas 75-73-75-81--304
Rex Baxter 75-72-78-80--305
Paul Harney 74-76-76-79--305
Charles Scally 80-70-76-79--305
a-Dick Chapman 76-74-75-82--307
Otto Greiner 77-71-78-83--309
a-Cobby Ware 73-75-83-80--311

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

 

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