1941 U.S. Open Goes to Wood

The 1941 U.S. Open was the 45th time the tournament was played. And a hard-luck loser in majors won one, this time.

Winner: Craig Wood, 284

Where it was played: Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas

Tournament dates: June 5-7, 1941

Leader after first round: Denny Shute, 69

Leader after second round: Craig Wood, Denny Shute, Lawson Little and Clayton Heafner, 144

Leader after third round: Craig Wood, 214

Notable Notes: Craig Wood, who had previously lost all four majors in extra holes, finally won a major. He shared the lead after two rounds and took the lead after the third with a 70. Wood wound up winning by three over Denny Shute.

Final Scores

Craig Wood 73-71-70-70—284
Denny Shute 69-75-72-71—287
Johnny Bulla 75-71-72-71—289
Ben Hogan 74-77-68-70—289
Herman Barron 75-71-74-71—291
Paul Runyan 73-72-71-75—291
Dutch Harrison 70-82-71-71—294
Jug McSpaden 71-75-74-74—294
Gene Sarazen 74-73-72-75—294
Ed Dudley 74-74-74-73—295
Lloyd Mangrum 73-74-72-76—295
Dick Metz 71-74-76-74—295
Henry Ransom 72-74-75-75—296
Horton Smith 73-75-73-75—296
Sam Snead 76-70-77-73—296
a-Harry Todd 72-77-76-71—296
Lawson Little 71-73-79-74—297
Byron Nelson 73-73-74-77—297
Vic Ghezzi 70-79-77-72—298
Gene Kunes 71-79-74-75—299
Ralph Guldahl 79-76-72-73—300
Clayton Heafner 72-72-78-78—300
Johnny Palmer 74-76-76-74—300
Jimmy Hines 75-74-76-76—301
Joseph Zarhardt 74-76-77-75—302
Sam Byrd 76-78-75-74—303
Herman Keiser 74-77-76-76—303
Johnny Morris 72-73-81-77—303
Henry Picard 77-79-72-75—303
Jim Ferrier 77-71-81-75—304
Jerry Gianferante 76-77-74-77—304
a-Bud Ward 76-77-75-76—304
Abe Espinosa 76-75-72-82—305
Sam Parks Jr. 73-82-74-76—305
Toney Penna 75-77-76-77—305
Marvin Stahl 77-76-73-79—305
Jim Turnesa 74-80-77-74—305
Bill Kaiser 72-78-80-76—306
Willie Klein 73-80-78-76—307
Bunny Torpey 72-79-78-79—308
a-William Turnesa 75-77-75-81—308
Jim Foulis 78-78-74-79—309
Felix Serafin 76-79-78-76—309
Mike Turnesa 77-79-75-78—309
Henry Castillo 84-72-77-77—310
Charles Farlow 79-77-77-77—310
Bob Hamilton 76-79-80-75—310
Jack Ryan 71-82-80-77—310
a-Dick Chapman 76-76-80-80—312
Pat Willcox 80-75-79-78—312
Raymond Gafford 76-78-82-77—313
Al Watrous 79-75-81-79—314
Bill Nary 77-76-83-79—315
a-John Jacobs 74-77-82-83—316
a-Verne Stewart 76-78-80-83—317
Tom O'Connor 73-78-79-88—318
Jock Hutchison Jr. 78-78-83-80—319

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