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1927


Tommy Armour

Tommy Armour, a Scot who had recently turned professional, holed a 10-footer for a birdie on the last green to tie Harry Cooper at the Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club in June. Cooper had three-putted the 71st green but still had seemed a winner. Their scores of 301 were 31 over par and the highest of modern times, in testimony to the terrors of the course. Amour, representing the Congressional Country Club, near Washington, D.C., won the playoff, 76 to 79; his first four rounds were 788-71-76-76.

Jones made his poorest showing with a 309 that left him tied for eleventh. Again the entry rose, this time to 898. The professional competition for the Ryder Cup was played in this country for the first time, at Worcester, and the British team participated in this Championship. Archie Compston made the best showing, typing for seventh with 308.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 24

Best Finish - Winner 1927

Rds - 81

Cuts Made - 16

Top 3 - 1

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 5

Top 25 - 12

Avg. - 76.01

Scores In 60s - 2

Rds Under Par - 7

Earnings - $1,850.00