1965 U.S. Open: It's Player In a Playoff

The 1965 U.S. Open was the 65th time the tournament was played. It was decided in an 18-hole playoff.

Winner: Gary Player, 282

Where it was played: Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri

Tournament dates: June 17-21, 1965

Leader after first round: Kel Nagle, 68

Leader after second round: Gary Player, 140

Leader after third round: Gary Player, 201

Notable Notes: South African Gary Player and Australian Kel Nagle tied at 282 and played an 18-hole playoff. Player dominated the playoff, taking a 5-stroke lead after just eight holes before winning 71 to 74. Afterward, Player donated his entire winner's check to cancer research and junior golf programs.

Final Scores

Gary Player 70-70-71-71—282
Kel Nagle 68-73-72-69—282
Frank Beard 74-69-70-71—284
Julius Boros 72-75-70-70—287
Al Geiberger 70-76-70-71—287
Bruce Devlin 72-73-72-71—288
Raymond Floyd 72-72-76-68—288
Tony Lema 72-74-73-70—289
Gene Littler 73-71-73-72—289
Dudley Wysong 72-75-70-72—289
a-Deane Beman 69-73-76-72—290
Mason Rudolph 69-72-73-76—290
Doug Sanders 77-73-69-71—290
Billy Maxwell 76-73-71-71—291
Steve Oppermann 72-77-73-70—292
Gay Brewer 72-74-71-76—293
Billy Casper 73-73-76-72—294
Charles Huckaby 73-74-73-74—294
George Knudson 80-69-73-72—294
Bob Verwey 73-74-75-72—294
Gardner Dickinson 77-73-71-74—295
Eric Monti 76-71-75-73—295
Lou Graham 70-77-76-73—296
Wes Ellis 73-76-77-71—297
Labron Harris Jr. 74-76-74-73—297
Ted Kroll 76-74-72-75—297
Sam Snead 75-71-77-74—297
Dutch Harrison 78-72-72-76—298
Tommy Jacobs 76-71-74-77—298
Dean Refram 71-79-72-76—298
Terry Wilcox 74-73-73-78—298
Miller Barber 72-76-74-77—299
Bruce Crampton 74-76-72-77—299
Gordon Jones 71-74-75-79—299
Jack Nicklaus 78-72-73-76—299
Duff Lawrence 73-73-75-79—300
Dan Sikes 72-78-75-75—300
Bob Rosburg 73-75-75-78—301
a-Ed Tutwiler 77-73-76-75—301
Rex Baxter 70-75-79-78—302
Chi Chi Rodriguez 78-72-77-75—302
Dick Hendrickson 74-76-72-80—302
Tom Weiskopf 76-72-77-77—302
Dick Hart 74-75-80-74—303
Jack Lumpkin 74-74-74-81—303
Bill Ogden 75-73-79-76—303
Sam Carmichael 76-74-76-78—304
Paul Kelly 75-74-78-78—305
Robert Reith 73-76-73-83—305
Franklin Keller 77-73-79-78—307

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