1958 U.S. Open Tournament Winner and Scores

The 1958 U.S. Open was the 58th time the tournament was played. The champion was a golfer whose nickname was "Terrible Tommy."

Winner: Tommy Bolt, 283

Where it was played: Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tournament dates: June 12-14, 1958

Leader after first round: Dick Metz, Julius Boros and Tommy Bolt, 71

Leader after second round: Tommy Bolt, 142

Leader after third round: Tommy Bolt, 211

What Happened at the 1958 U.S. Open

Gary Player made his U.S. Open debut in 1958 at Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma. And Player almost made the most of it before settling for second place.

The winner was "Terrible" Tommy Bolt, the player with the sweet swing and sometimes sour disposition. Bolt earned his nickname by virtue of his frequent club-throwing on the course. Bolt was a native Oklahoman, so winning at Southern Hills must have been extra special for him. This was his only major championship win among his 15 PGA Tour victories.

Bolt took the lead following the second round at 142, one stroke ahead of Player, who had won his first PGA Tour event about two months earlier at the Kentucky Derby Open. A third-round 69 put Bolt three clear of second-place Gene Littler and five ahead of Player. Bolt shot a solid 72 in the final round for the four-stroke victory (Littler faded with a 76).

In his second U.S. Open start, Jack Nicklaus made the cut for the first time. Nicklaus, 18 years old, finished 41st. The 1958 U.S. Open is the first one to feature all three of the future "Big 3." Arnold Palmer tied for 23rd.

At the other end of his career was Gene Sarazen, winner of the 1922 and 1932 U.S. Opens. Sarazen shot 84-80 and missed the cut in his final appearance in this tournament. Three-time Masters winner Jimmy Demaret also played his final U.S. Open this year, withdrawing after a third-round 81.

This was the first professional major played at Southern Hills. As it often does during its years hosting majors, Southern Hills played very tough in scorching Tulsa heat. Bolt was the only player in the field not to post at least one round of 75 or higher. Sam Snead shot a second-round 80 and missed the cut for the first time in a U.S. Open.

1958 U.S. Open Final Scores

Tommy Bolt 71-71-69-72—283
Gary Player 75-68-73-71—287
Julius Boros 71-75-72-71—289
Gene Littler 74-73-67-76—290
Walter Burkemo 75-74-70-72—291
Bob Rosburg 75-74-72-70—291
Jay Hebert 77-76-71-69—293
Don January 79-73-68-73—293
Dick Metz 71-78-73-71—293
Ben Hogan 75-73-75-71—294
Tommy Jacobs 76-75-71-72—294
Frank Stranahan 72-72-75-75—294
Billy Casper 79-70-75-71—295
a-Charlie Coe 75-71-75-74—295
Marty Furgol 75-74-74-72—295
Bob Goetz 75-75-77-69—296
Tom Nieporte 75-73-74-75—297
a-Jerry Pittman 75-77-71-74—297
Jerry Barber 79-73-73-73—298
Bruce Crampton 73-75-74-76—298
Jim Ferree 76-74-73-75—298
Jerry Magee 76-77-75-70—298
Dutch Harrison 76-76-73-74—299
Dick Mayer 76-74-71-78—299
Arnold Palmer 75-75-77-72—299
Earl Stewart Jr. 75-74-77-73—299
Stan Dudas 76-73-76-75—300
Don Fairfield 78-75-72-75—300
Mike Fetchick 78-76-73-73—300
Labron Harris Jr. 74-72-77-77—300
Billy Maxwell 78-76-76-70—300
Cary Middlecoff 75-79-75-71—300
Bo Wininger 78-74-74-74—300
Doug Ford 78-75-73-75—301
Ken Venturi 79-73-75-75—302
Buck White 76-77-71-78—302
Paul Harney 77-77-72-77—303
Lloyd Mangrum 72-78-75-78—303
Bud Ward 78-76-74-75—303
a-Harvie Ward 74-80-79-70—303
a-Jack Nicklaus 79-75-73-77—304
Sam Penecale 77-77-76-74—304
Joe Campbell 77-74-76-79—306
Bob Crowley 78-76-75-77—306
Joe Jimenez 76-76-80-75—307
Lew Worsham 77-72-77-81—307
Babe Lichardus 76-76-73-83—308
Mike Pavella 75-79-79-75—308
Pat Schwab 75-75-79-80—309
Herman Barron 78-76-79-77—310
Ted Gwin 76-78-81-75—310
Chick Harbert 75-78-78-80—311
a-Bobby Nichols 79-75-84-73—311

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