My Golf Museum

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.