Jerome Travers
— Golfer —
Travers playing in the 1915 U.S. Open
Personal information
Full name Jerome Dunstan Travers
Nickname Jerry
Born (1887-05-19)May 19, 1887
New York, New York
Died March 29, 1951(1951-03-29) (aged 63)
East Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality  United States
Status Professional
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 5)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open Won: 1915
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur Won: 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913
British Amateur T129: 1909, 1914
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1976 (member page)

Jerome Dunstan "Jerry" Travers (May 19, 1887 – March 29, 1951) was one of the leading amateur golfers of the early 20th century. He won the U.S. Amateur in 1907, 1908, 1912 and 1913, the New Jersey Amateur three times, and the Metropolitan Amateur (New York) five times. He was regarded as one of the finest match play golfers of his time and had a famous rivalry with Walter Travis.

In 1915 Travers won the U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club, making him the second of the five amateurs to win the event. It was his only top ten finish in four appearances at the U.S. Open - he never entered the tournament again once he had won it.

Although all of Travers' notable victories came as an amateur, he later became a teaching professional and gave exhibitions. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1976.[1]

Tournament wins

Major championships

Jerome Travers

Professional wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1915 U.S. Open 1 shot lead +1 (76-72-73-76=297) 1 stroke Tom McNamara

Amateur wins (4)

Year Championship Winning Score Runner-up
1907 U.S. Amateur 6 & 5 Archibald Graham
1908 U.S. Amateur 8 & 7 Max H. Behr
1912 U.S. Amateur 7 & 6 Chick Evans
1913 U.S. Amateur 5 & 4 John G. Anderson

Results timeline

Note: Travers played in only the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, and the British Amateur.

Tournament 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
U.S. Amateur R64 R32 R32 QF 1 1 DNP
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R256
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Amateur DNP QF 1 1 2 R16 DNP NT NT R32
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP R256 NT NT NT NT NT

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Source for U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database

Source for 1909 British Amateur: The American Golfer, July, 1909, pg. 9.

Source for 1914 British Amateur: Golf Illustrated, July, 1914, pg. 25.


  1. ^ "Jerry Travers". World Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 

External links

  • World Golf Hall of Fame profile