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Cary Middlecoff

Dr. Cary Middlecoff, a dentist who had left the amateur ranks two years previously, and Clayton Heafner came down the stretch together matching shot for shot. Middlecoff went ahead with a par on the 15th hole and completed 75-67-69-75-286, two over par, while Heafner missed a putt for a 33 on the last nine to tie but lost a stroke at the par-3 17th hole, where he needed three strokes to get down from just off the green.

He tied for second place with Heafner. Play was over the No. 3 course of the Medinah (Ill.) Country Club. Hogan had been severely injured in an automobile accident in February and could not compete.


Starts - 18

Best Finish - Winner 1949, '56

Rds - 60

Cuts Made - 12

Top 3 - 3

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 4

Top 25 - 10

Avg. - 73.90

Scores In 60s - 4

Rds Under Par - 5

Earnings - $14,471.15