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Olin Dutra (January 17, 1901 - May 5, 1983) was a professional golfer born in Monterey, California. Dutra joined the pro tour in 1924, leaving a job at a hardware store to do so. He played on golf's PGA Tour in the late 1920s and 1930s, winning 19 tournaments in all. He was most prominent in the early 1930s, winning the 1932 PGA Championship, the 1934 U.S. Open at Merion and playing in the 1933 and 1935 Ryder Cup matches. In the 1932 PGA Championship, Dutra played 196 holes and finished an astounding 19 under par, including finishing as low qualifier and winning his matches 9 & 8, 5 & 3, 5 & 4, 3 & 2, and 4 & 3. January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ... Nickname: The Cradle of History, Californias First City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...

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Olin Dutra, Golf Star in 30's; Won the United States Open - New York Times (184 words)
Olin Dutra, one of the top touring golfers of the 1930's and the winner of the United States Open in 1934, died Thursday at his home here after a long illness.
Dutra, a native of Monterey, Calif., was a teaching professional after his tournament-playing career, which also included a victory in the Professional Golfers' Association Championship in 1932.
Dutra won the 1932 P.G.A. at Keller Golf Club in St. Paul, Minn., by beating Frank Walsh, 4 and 3, in the final of that match-play event.
Knowle Golf Club/history (1043 words)
Hagen and Dutra made a most admirable combination, each in his distinctive way, and their match against S Easterbrook and F. Jewell treated the spectators to a ding-dong struggle that lasted right up to the last hole, which the Americans won with an "eagle" each to make the result 2 up in their favour.
Dutra's tee shot at the 6th lying in the ditch, which he luckily holed out for a 2.
The 'Press" eulogiums and the verbal expressions of congratulations that have been conveyed to the Club are all a testimony to the Club members who so willingly worked hard at their various allotted tasks to make "July 16th, 1933" an outstanding date in the history of the Club.
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