Jack Falls "Jock" Hutchison (June 6, 1884 – September 27, 1977) was a Scottish-American 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. 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 elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and inducted in May 2011.
PGA Tour wins (14)
1 Hutchison defeated Wethered in a 36-hole playoff by nine strokes: Hutchison 74-76=150; Wethered 77-82=159.
Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
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
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
- ↑ "Jim Barnes Gets Wanamaker Trophy". The New York Times. New York, New York. October 15, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- 1 2 "Births in the United District of St Andrews abd St Leonards in the County of Fife". Statutory Births 453/00 0101. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved February 17, 2015. (subscription required (help)).
- ↑ "Census of Scotland 1901 - registration district 453, enumeration district 5, schedule 153". Census 1901 453/00 005/00 031. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved February 17, 2015. (subscription required (help)).
- ↑ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKGM-7Q1
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- ↑ "1921 Jock Hutchison". The Open. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
- ↑ "2011 Hall of Fame class: Els, Ford, Bush, Hutchison". PGA Tour. September 22, 2010.
- ↑ "Golf – Kinghorn tournament – Hutchison's easy win". The Glasgow Herald. June 16, 1921. p. 11.