1960 U.S. Open: Famous Comeback by Arnie

The 1960 U.S. Open was the 60th time the tournament was played, and it boasted an all-time great comeback by Arnie.

Winner: Arnold Palmer, 280

Where it was played: Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Tournament dates: June 16-18, 1960

Leader after first round: Mike Souchak, 68

Leader after second round: Mike Souchak, 135

Leader after third round: Mike Souchak, 208

Notable Notes: Arnold Palmer staged one of the great comebacks of his career, winning the championship despite starting the final round seven shots behind the leader. Palmer began the final round by birdying six of the first seven holes, shooting 30 on the front nine. He played the back nine with one birdie and eight pars, scoring 65 total. Others who started the round closer to the lead — including amateur Jack Nicklaus plus Ben Hogan — were unable to capitalize on the struggles of third-round leader Mike Souchak.

Final Scores

Arnold Palmer 72-71-72-65—280
a-Jack Nicklaus 71-71-69-71—282
Julius Boros 73-69-68-73—283
Dow Finsterwald 71-69-70-73—283
Jack Fleck 70-70-72-71—283
Dutch Harrison 74-70-70-69—283
Ted Kroll 72-69-75-67—283
Mike Souchak 68-67-73-75—283
Jerry Barber 69-71-70-74—284
a-Don Cherry 70-71-71-72—284
Ben Hogan 75-67-69-73—284
George Bayer 72-72-73-69—286
Billy Casper 71-70-73-72—286
Paul Harney 73-70-72-71—286
Bob Harris 73-71-71-72—287
Johnny Pott 75-68-69-75—287
Dave Marr 72-73-70-73—288
Donald Whitt 75-69-72-72—288
Jackson Bradley 73-73-69-74—289
Bob Goalby 73-70-72-74—289
Gary Player 70-72-71-76—289
Sam Snead 72-69-73-75—289
Al Feminelli 75-71-71-73—290
Lloyd Mangrum 72-73-71-74—290
Bob Rosburg 72-75-71-72—290
Ken Venturi 71-73-74-72—290
Claude Harmon Sr. 73-73-75-70—291
Lionel Hebert 73-72-71-75—291
Robert Shave Jr. 72-71-71-77—291
Richard Stranahan 70-73-73-75—291
Chick Harbert 72-74-69-77—292
Harold Kneece 76-71-71-74—292
Rex Baxter 79-67-76-71—293
Frank Boynton 73-72-75-73—293
Dave Douglas 75-71-76-71—293
Doug Ford 73-72-70-78—293
Huston Laclair 70-74-76-73—293
Bruce Crampton 70-71-75-78—294
Stan Dudas 71-74-73-76—294
Al Mengert 75-71-74-74—294
David Ragan 71-72-78-73—294
Bill Johnston 73-74-73-75—295
Cary Middlecoff 77-70-72-77—296
Henry Ransom 69-76-73-78—296
Art Wall 72-73-78-73—296
Doug Sanders 70-68-77-82—297
Charlie Sifford 74-70-77-76—297
Jim Turnesa 76-71-72-78—297
Walter Burkemo 74-72-72-80—298
Howie Johnson 72-75-74-77—298
Sam Penecale 73-73-77-75—298
Frank Stranahan 72-73-74-79—298
Bob Verwey 75-72-79-75—301
Robert Watson 72-73-73-84—302
Bob Goetz 73-74-74-85—306

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