Class of 1927
Inducted in 1998
Johnny was inducted into the Packer Sports Greats in 1998.
Johnny Goodman is one of only 5 golfers to have won both a US Amateur and a US Open. His greatest achievement was winning the US Open as an amateur - and he was the last to win as an amateur. This still holds true 90 years later in 2023. He was considered on of the best golfers of his generation.
Goodman not only is the last amateur to win one of the four current majors, he joined an elite group at North Shore in 1933 by winning the "professional" championship before winning the "amateur" championship.
He tied the U.S. Open record with a 66 in the second round to take the lead, and he was never seriously challenged after that. He followed with a 70 in the third round to take a six-shot lead over Ralph Guldahl. He closed with a 76 for a one-shot victory.
Goodman won the U.S. Amateur four years later. The only other amateurs to win the U.S. Open before they won a U.S. Amateur were Francis Ouimet, Chick Evans and Bobby Jones.