Oakland Open

The Oakland Open was a golf tournament in California on the PGA Tour from 1937 to 1944. It was played in Oakland at the Claremont Country Club in 1937 and at the Sequoyah Country Club from 1938 to 1944.[2]

Oakland Open
Tournament information
LocationOakland, California
Course(s)Sequoyah Country Club
Length5,912 yards (5,406 m)[1]
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Prize fund$7,500
Final year1944
Final champion
Australia Jim Ferrier
Oakland is located in the United States

At age 25, Ben Hogan was nearly broke and on the verge of quitting the tour in early 1938; he finished sixth at the Oakland Open in late January and continued.



  1. ^ a b "Cinderella man Ferrier wins Oakland Open". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. United Press. December 11, 1944. p. 16.
  2. ^ The Oakland Open - Sequoyah Country Club
  3. ^ "Oakland Open won by Ferrier". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 11, 1944. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Nelson out at Oakland". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 31, 1938. p. 14.

37°45′58″N 122°08′02″W / 37.766°N 122.134°W / 37.766; -122.134