1937 U.S. Open Tournament

The 1937 U.S. Open was the 41st time the tournament was played. The winner set a new tournament scoring record.

Winner: Ralph Guldahl, 281

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

Tournament dates: June 10-12, 1937

Leader after first round: Denny Shute and Sam Snead, 69

Leader after second round: Frank Walsh, Ralph Guldahl and Ed Dudley, 140

Leader after third round: Ed Dudley, 211

Notable Notes: Sam Snead played his first U.S. Open this year and finished runner-up, two strokes behind Ralph Guldahl. Snead went on to set a PGA Tour record with 82 career wins — but never won a U.S. Open. For Guldahl, it was the first of back-to-back U.S. Open titles. He shot 69 in the final round and his 281 total lowered the then-tournament scoring record.

Final Scores

Ralph Guldahl 71-69-72-69—281
Sam Snead 69-73-70-71—283
Bobby Cruickshank 73-73-67-72—285
Harry Cooper 72-70-73-71—286
Ed Dudley 70-70-71-76—287
Al Brosch 74-73-68-73—288
Clarence Clark 72-75-73-69—289
a-Johnny Goodman 70-73-72-75—290
a-Frank Strafaci 70-72-77-72—291
a-Charles Kocsis 72-73-76-71—292
Henry Picard 71-75-72-74—292
Gene Sarazen 78-69-71-74—292
Denny Shute 69-76-75-72—292
Ray Mangrum 75-75-71-72—293
Paul Runyan 76-72-73-72—293
Billy Burke 75-73-71-75—294
Jimmy Demaret 72-74-76-72—294
Sam Parks Jr. 74-74-72-74—294
Pat Sawyer 72-70-75-77—294
Vic Ghezzi 72-71-78-74—295
Jimmy Hines 75-72-76-72—295
Ky Laffoon 74-74-74-73—295
Jug McSpaden 74-75-73-73—295
Fred Morrison 71-76-74-74—295
Byron Nelson 73-78-71-73—295
Bob Stupple 73-73-73-76—295
Frank Walsh 70-70-78-77—295
Leo Mallory 73-74-76-73—296
Toney Penna 76-74-75-71—296
Johnny Revolta 75-73-75-73—296
Jimmy Thomson 74-66-78-78—296
Dutch Harrison 74-71-74-78—297
a-Edwin Kingsley 72-76-75-74—297
Mike Turnesa 71-74-76-76—297
Al Watrous 77-75-75-70—297
Horton Smith 74-74-75-75—298
Craig Wood 78-71-73-76—298
a-Bill Holt 70-79-78-72—299
Ralph Stonehouse 75-74-74-76—299
Johnny Farrell 74-75-75-76—300
Charles Lacey 73-75-72-80—300
Tony Manero 76-73-77-74—300
Felix Serafin 75-74-73-78—300
Macdonald Smith 79-73-73-75—300
Johnny Bulla 74-75-75-77—301
Wiffy Cox 74-74-75-78—301
Willie Macfarlane 73-78-75-76—302
Johnny Rogers 77-72-78-75—302
Marvin Stahl 72-77-78-75—302
a-Ted Bishop 74-78-74-77—303
Bob Crowley 79-73-76-75—303
Arthur Ham 77-75-76-75—303
Bill Mehlhorn 76-76-75-76—303
Jim Turnesa 73-78-77-75—303
Olin Dutra 76-76-77-75—304
James Johnston 75-76-81-72—304
Ted Longworth 72-76-77-79—304
John Beadle 74-77-77-78—306
Orville White 77-75-80-74—306
Waldo Crowder 77-74-76-80—307
Ted Luther 75-77-80-75—307
Frank Moore 77-73-79-78—307
John Malutic 74-78-80-77—309
Ole Clark 74-77-82-80—313

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