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Harrison Requa "Jimmy" Johnston (August 31, 1896 – November 18, 1969) was an American amateur golfer.

Jimmy Johnston
Personal information
Full nameHarrison Requa Johnston
NicknameJimmy
Born(1896-08-31)August 31, 1896
St. Paul, Minnesota
DiedNovember 18, 1969(1969-11-18) (aged 73)
Palm Beach County, Florida
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality United States
Career
StatusAmateur
Professional wins2
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT19: 1927
The Open ChampionshipDNP
U.S. AmateurWon: 1929
British AmateurT5: 1930[1]

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Early lifeEdit

Johnston was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on August 31, 1896.[1] He was the son of architect Clarence H. Johnston Sr. and Mary "May" Johnston (née Thurston).

Golf careerEdit

Johnston won the Minnesota Amateur title seven straight years (1921–27)[2] and won the Minnesota State Open twice (1927–28).[1] He was elected to the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.[3]

1929 U.S. AmateurEdit

Johnston's biggest win came at the 1929 U.S. Amateur where he beat Oscar Willing, 4 & 3, at Pebble Beach Golf Links.[4]

Walker CupEdit

Johnston played on four winning Walker Cup teams: 1923, 1924, 1928, and 1930. He was also a member of the 1932 team but did not play in any matches.

1927 U.S. OpenEdit

Johnston led the 1927 U.S. Open after two rounds but slipped to tie for 19th after a third round 87.[5][6]

Military serviceEdit

Johnston served in the Army in both World War I[1] and World War II.

DeathEdit

Johnston died on November 18, 1969 in Palm Beach County, Florida. He was buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1921 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1922 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1923 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1924 Western Amateur, Minnesota Amateur
  • 1925 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1926 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1927 Minnesota Amateur
  • 1929 U.S. Amateur

Professional winsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Jerris, Rand (March 18, 2010). "Museum Moment: Jimmy Johnston's Spade Mashie". USGA. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 105. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  3. ^ "Section Award Winners – MGA-PGA Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame". PGA of America – Minnesota Section. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "1929 U.S. Amateur". USGA. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Jim Johnston Leads Parade In Open Golf". Berkeley Daily Gazette. United Press. June 15, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "1927 U.S. Open". about.com. Retrieved November 9, 2012.