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Johnny Bulla

Personal information
NameJohnny Bulla
Full nameJohn Guthrie Bulla
NationalityUnited States
Current toursPGA Tour
Former toursPGA Tour
Professional wins16
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Other Major tour wins15
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT2: 1949
U.S. OpenT3: 1941
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1941
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1948, 1951

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John Guthrie Bulla (June 2, 1914 - December 7, 2003) was an American professional golfer.

Bulla was born in Newell, West Virginia. He played on the PGA Tour, winning the 1941 Los Angeles Open, and finished runner-up three times in the majors, including twice to Sam Snead at the 1946 British Open and 1949 Masters. His greatest moment might have been the 1939 British Open at St Andrews. In miserable conditions, he drove flawlessly and never missed a fairway. The driver is on display in the Royal & Ancient Golf Club Museum, but his name is missing from the Claret Jug. He finished early that day and was the leader in the clubhouse. He held the lead until Dick Burton, playing in the final group, caught him and won with a birdie on the last hole. Although he never won a major championship he finished in the top-10 12 times; twice each in the Masters and PGA Championship and four times each at the British Open and U.S. Open.

In January 2000, the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association inducted him into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame. He founded Arizona Airways.

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