1935: Taking a bite out of the chill

Champion: Johnny Revolta, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Site: Twin Hills Country Club, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Date: Oct. 18-23
Purse: $7,820

It was destined to be Johnny Revolta's week. He opened the Championship by defeating medalist and five-time champion Walter Hagen 1-up. Revolta saved par on the 15th and 16th holes, getting up and down from greenside bunkers. He bogeyed the 18th hole, but Hagen missed a par putt that would have sent the match into extra holes.

Frigid northern gusts numbed the hands of both finalists in the finals. Revolta, a 24-year-old from Wisconsin, was accustomed to handling the cold easier than former champion Tommy Armour. Revolta headed to lunch after opening a four-hole lead. Revolta's putting was the difference throughout the match, as he didn't have a three-putt green and one-putted 13 times.

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