1953 U.S. Open: Hogan Wins It

The 1953 U.S. Open was the 53rd time the tournament was played. It was a wire-to-wire win for Bantam Ben.

Winner: Ben Hogan, 283

Where it was played: Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Tournament dates: June 11-13, 1953

Leader after first round: Ben Hogan, 67

Leader after second round: Ben Hogan, 139

Leader after third round: Ben Hogan, 212

Notable Notes: Ben Hogan went wire-to-wire in winning his record-tying fourth U.S. Open championship. Hogan led Sam Snead by just one stroke entering the final round, but Hogan's final margin of victory was six. Hogan won the 1953 Masters earlier in the year, and later won the British Open, becoming the first golfer to win three of the four professional majors in the same calendar year. (He didn't play the PGA Championship because its dates conflicted with those of the British Open.)

Final Scores

Ben Hogan 67-72-73-71—283
Sam Snead 72-69-72-76—289
Lloyd Mangrum 73-70-74-75—292
Pete Cooper 78-75-71-70—294
Jimmy Demaret 71-76-71-76—294
George Fazio 70-71-77-76—294
Ted Kroll 76-71-74-74—295
Dick Metz 75-70-74-76—295
Marty Furgol 73-74-76-73—296
Jay Hebert 72-72-74-78—296
a-Frank Souchak 70-76-76-74—296
Fred Haas 74-73-72-78—297
Bill Ogden 71-78-75-73—297
Jack Burke Jr. 76-73-72-77—298
Dutch Harrison 77-75-70-76—298
Bobby Locke 78-70-74-76—298
Julius Boros 75-72-76-76—299
Clarence Doser 74-76-78-71—299
Bill Nary 76-74-73-76—299
Jim Turnesa 75-78-72-74—299
Gardner Dickinson 77-73-76-74—300
Doug Ford 74-77-74-75—300
Al Mengert 75-71-78-76—300
Bob Rosburg 76-72-78-74—300
a-Frank Stanahan 75-75-75-75—300
Clayton Heafner 75-75-76-75—301
a-James McHale Jr. 79-74-75-73—301
Peter Thomson 80-73-73-75—301
Art Wall 80-72-77-72—301
Louis Barbaro 72-79-74-77—302
Jerry Barber 72-75-76-79—302
Toby Lyons 73-78-74-77—302
Johnny Bulla 74-77-79-73—303
Raymond Gafford 80-72-74-77—303
Lionel Hebert 80-71-80-72—303
Shelley Mayfield 76-75-75-77—303
Harry Todd 75-76-79-74—304
Felice Torza 75-74-77-78—304
Fred Wampler 75-76-75-78—304
Jackson Bradley 78-73-76-78—305
Walter Burkemo 70-79-79-77—305
Chick Harbert 76-76-75-79—306
a-Harry Haverstick 73-77-79-77—306
Mickey Homa 77-76-76-77—306
Art Doering 73-78-77-79—307
Dennis Lavender 76-77-78-76—307
Lawson Little 78-75-79-75—307
Jimmy Clark 77-73-73-85—308
a-Robert Roos Jr. 75-78-78-77—308
a-Sam Urzetta 77-74-82-75—308
Buck White 77-75-78-78—308
Jack Fleck 76-76-77-80—309
a-John Garrison 73-77-79-80—309
Dick Mayer 77-76-76-82—311
a-Billy Joe Patton 80-73-77-81—311
Charles Bassler 78-73-83-78—312
Errie Ball 76-74-84-79—313
Willie Goggin 77-74-88-77—316
Ed "Porky" Oliver 79-74-87-76—316

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