Jock Hutchison (1 Open, 1 USPGA)

1884 - 1977

Jack Falls "Jock" Hutchison (June 6, 1884[2] – September 27, 1977) was a Scottish-American professional golfer.

Hutchison was born in St AndrewsFifeScotland, the son of William and Helen (née Falls). His name was registered as John Waters Hutchison,[2] Waters being the maiden name of William's mother. He appears in the 1901 census as John Hutchison, golf caddie.[3] Hutchison later moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1920.[4] He was known there as Jack Falls Hutchison[5] or John Falls Hutchison.[6] 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;[7] 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.