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1961 US Open

 

The 1961 U.S. Open was the 61st time the tournament was played.

Winner: Gene Littler, 281

Where it was played: Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Tournament dates: June 15-17, 1961

Leader after first round: Bobby Brue, 69

Leader after second round: Bob Rosburg and Doug Sanders, 139

Leader after third round: Doug Sanders, 210

Notable Notes: Gene Littler won his only major championship here, shooting 68 in the final round. Littler trailed Doug Sanders by three entering Round 4, but Sanders closed with a 72 and finished one behind, tied with Bob Goalby in second place.

Final Scores
Gene Littler 73-68-72-68--281
Bob Goalby 70-72-69-71--282
Doug Sanders 72-67-71-72--282
a-Jack Nicklaus 75-69-70-70--284
Mike Souchak 73-70-68-73--284
Dow Finsterwald 72-71-71-72--286
Doug Ford 72-69-71-74--286
Eric Monti 74-67-72-73--286
Jacky Cupit 72-72-67-76--287
Gardner Dickinson 72-69-71-75--287
Gary Player 75-72-69-71--287
a-Deane Beman 74-72-72-70--288
Al Geiberger 71-70-73-74--288
Dave Douglas 72-72-75-70--289
Ben Hogan 71-72-73-73--289
Arnold Palmer 74-75-70-70--289
Billy Casper 74-71-73-72--290
Dutch Harrison 74-71-76-69--290
Kel Nagle 71-71-74-74--290
Sam Snead 73-70-74-73--290
Bob Rosburg 72-67-74-78--291
Tommy Bolt 70-73-73-76--292
Bob Brue 69-72-73-78--292
Bruce Crampton 71-71-74-76--292
Jim Ferrier 74-72-71-75--292
Billy Maxwell 73-74-72-73--292
Jack Fleck 73-71-79-70--293
Ted Kroll 78-69-73-73--293
a-Edward Brantly 75-70-72-77--294
Chick Harbert 75-71-69-79--294
Robert Harrison 79-70-71-74--294
Milon Marusic 75-74-71-74--294
Jerry Steelsmith 74-74-72-74--294
Jerry Barber 75-72-76-72--295
Gene Coghill 76-73-74-72--295
Bob Harris 75-67-78-75--295
Herman Scharlau 75-69-73-78--295
Jim Ferree 73-72-78-73--296
Marty Furgol 71-73-76-76--296
Wes Ellis 74-72-74-77--297
Joe Taylor 76-71-74-76--297
Billy Farrell 76-71-77-74--298
a-Bill Hyndman 73-75-73-77--298
Dick Mayer 75-73-75-75--298
Doug Higgins 76-73-75-75--299
Mason Rudolph 78-70-72-79--299
Robert Shave Jr. 73-75-74-77--299
Frank Stranahan 73-76-76-74--299
Jay Hebert 77-71-77-75--300
a-Edward Meister Jr. 78-71-75-76--300
Rex Baxter 71-78-75-77--301
Bob Bruno 78-71-77-75--301
Dave Hill 76-71-75-79--301
Jackson Bradley 75-73-78-76--302
Paul Harney 71-77-75-81--304
Charles Malchaski 76-73-77-78--304
Jack Lumpkin 73-76-81-79--309

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

 

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