On This Day

Jock Hutchison

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
Scotland
Scottish

Why Famous: Won the PGA Championship in 1920 and the British Open in 1921.

Born: June 6, 1884
Birthplace: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 27, 1977 (aged 93)

Historical Events

  • 1916-06-30 US Open Men's Golf, Minikahda GC: Amateur Chick Evans leads wire-to-wire to set new Open scoring record and win his only Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jock Hutchison
  • 1916-10-14 1st PGA Championship Men's Golf, Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, NY: Englishman Jim Barnes defeats Jock Hutchison by 1 hole in the 36-hole final
  • 1920-08-13 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Isle of Jersey native Ted Ray pars the 18th, giving him a 1-stroke win over runners-up Harry Vardon, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel & Jack Burke Sr
  • 1920-08-21 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Flossmoor CC: American based Scotsman Jock Hutchison beats J. Douglas Edgar of England, 1-up; first of Hutchinson's 2 majors
  • 1921-06-25 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered

Famous Golfers