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Jock Hutchison
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Personal information
Full name Jack Falls Hutchison
Nickname Jock
Born (1884-06-06)June 6, 1884
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Died September 27, 1977(1977-09-27) (aged 93)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Scotland
Spouse Maire
Status Professional
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 14
Other 5
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
The Masters Tournament 43rd: 1941
U.S. Open 2nd/T2: 1916, 1920
The Open Championship Won: 1921
PGA Championship Won: 1920
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2011

Jack Falls "Jock" Hutchison (June 6, 1884 – September 27, 1977) was a Scottish professional golfer.

Hutchison was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the son of William and Helen (née Falls). His name was registered as John Waters Hutchison, Waters being the maiden name of William's mother. He appears in the 1901 census as John Hutchison, golf caddie. He had an older brother who was also a golf player, Tom Hutchinson. Hutchison later moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1920. He was known there as Jack Falls Hutchison or John Falls Hutchison. He won two major championships, the PGA Championship in 1920 and the Open Championship at St Andrews in 1921. His 1921 victory was the first by a U.S.-based player; the following year Walter Hagen became the first U.S.-born winner.

In 1937, Hutchison won the inaugural PGA Seniors' Championship at Augusta National Golf Club, and in 1947 he won that event for a second time.

Beginning in 1963, Hutchison was one of the two men who served as honorary starters for The Masters (along with 1908 U.S. Open champion Fred McLeod), until ailments prevented him from hitting one of the honorary tee shots in 1973. His death on September 27, 1977 came just two days before Masters co-founder Clifford Roberts' own death.

Hutchison died at the age of 93 in Evanston, Illinois. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.

Professional wins

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Hutchison with The Open Championship trophy in 1921

PGA Tour wins (14)

  • 1918 (1) Florida West Coast Open
  • 1920 (4) West Baden Springs Hotel, Illinois Open, Western Open, PGA Championship
  • 1921 (3) White Sulphur Springs Open, The Open Championship, North and South Open
  • 1922 (2) Columbia Country Club Open, Northern California Open
  • 1923 (1) Western Open
  • 1925 (1) Illinois PGA Championship
  • 1926 (1) Illinois PGA Championship
  • 1928 (1) Florida West Coast Open

Other wins

  • 1916 Pennsylvania Open Championship
  • 1921 Kinghorn Tournament
  • 1923 Illinois PGA Championship

Senior wins

  • 1937 PGA Seniors' Championship
  • 1947 PGA Seniors' Championship

Major championships

Wins (2)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1920 PGA Championship n/a 1 up England James Douglas Edgar
1921 The Open Championship 4 shot deficit 72-75-79-70=296 Playoff1 England Roger Wethered

1 Hutchison defeated Wethered in a 36-hole playoff by nine strokes: Hutchison 74-6=150; Wethered 77-82=159.
Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958

Results timeline

Tournament 1908 1909
U.S. Open T8 T23
The Open Championship
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open T8 T5 T23 T16 WD T8 2 NT NT T3
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T2 T18 T8 3 T31 T27 CUT 23 T41 CUT
The Open Championship 1 4
PGA Championship 1 R16 QF R32 QF
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T51 WD WD WD
U.S. Open WD T45
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament NT NT NT
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship NT
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1960 1961 1962
Masters Tournament WD WD WD
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship

     Win      Top 10      Did not play NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

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