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Joe Louis champ at last; beats Braddock

1937


Ralph Guldahl

Ralph Guldahl, an unattached professional from Chicago, who had just missed four years earlier, made short work of Manero's record at the Oakland Hills country Club. with another great finish, he completed a score of 71-69-72-69-281, seven under par. He beat Sam Snead, playing in his first Open, by two strokes. In all, five players were under par for the four rounds. The entry increased again to a new high of 1,402.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 16

Best Finish - Winner 1937, '38

Rds - 62

Cuts Made - 15

Top 3 - 3

Top 5 - 4

Top 10 - 7

Top 25 - 9

Avg. - 74.50

Scores In 60s - 3

Rds Under Par - 11

Earnings - $4,053.75