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US PGA Championship

US PGA Championship


A Brief History Of US PGA Championship

The USPGA championship is different from every other major as it has never allowed amateur golfers to compete.
Played in August, it is the final major of the year, and boasts the strongest field in golf.

But there has been more than one instance of the rank outsider winning the title.

The first USPGA was held in 1916 - the same year the Professional Golfers Association of America was founded.

New York salesman Rodman Wannamaker created the tournament and the winners' trophy is named after him.

The competition began life as a matchplay event and was only switched to a strokeplay format in 1958.

The first USPGA was held at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York and was won by a British-born golfer, Jim Barnes.

However, there have not been too many European successes in the history of the event.

The last came as far back as 1930, when Scotsman Tommy Armour lifted the trophy.

Up until last year one of the most surprising results of all time was the victory by John Daly in 1991. He turned up to the event as a ninth reserve!

But perhaps even topping that was Shaun Micheel in 2003 with a victory that no-one could have predicted.

It was a different story during the 1920's, the USPGA was dominated by American Walter Hagen.

He was the only player in the 20th century to win the same major in four consecutive years, from 1924-27.
US PGA Championship Honours
Most Victories
5 byWalter Hagen (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927)
5 by Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980)
Second-Place Finishes
Largest Margin of Victory
7 shots, by Jack Nicklaus in 1980
Lowest Winning Scores
265 (15 under) by David Toms (66-65-65-69) in 2001
Lowest Rounds
63 (7 under) by Bruce Crampton (31-32) second round, 1975
Oldest Winners
Julius Boros (48 years, 4 months, 18 days), 1968
Youngest Winners
Most Consecutive Wins
Most Top-5 Finishes
14 by Jack Nicklaus
Wire-to-Wire Winners
Previous Winners Of US PGA Championship

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Venue
Atlanta Athl. Club
Whistling Straits
Hazeltine Nat'l G.C
Oakland Hills
Southern Hills
Medinah
Baltusrol
Whistling Straits
Oak Hill CC
Hazeltine Nat'l GC
Atlanta Athl. Club
Valhalla GC
Medinah CC
Sahalee GC
Winged Foot
Valhalla GC
Riviera CC
Southern Hills CC
Inverness Club
Bellerive CC
Crooked Stick GC
Shoal Creek CC
Kemper Lakes GC
Oak Tree GC
PGA National
Inverness Club
Cherry Hills CC
Shoal Creek CC
Riviera CC
Southern Hills CC
Atlanta Athl. Club
Oak Hill CC
Oakland Hills GC
Oakmont CC
Pebble Beach GL
Congressional CC
Firestone CC
Tanglewood GC
Canterbury GC
Oakland Hills CC
PGA National GC
Southern Hills CC
NCR CC
Pecan Valley CC
Columbine CC
Firestone CC
Laurel Valley CC
Columbus CC
Dallas Athl. Club
Aronimink GC
Olympia Fields CC
Firestone CC
Minneapolis GC
Llanerch CC
Miami Valley CC
Blue Hill CC
Meadowbrook CC
Keller GC
Birmingham CC
Big Spring CC
Oakmont CC
Scioto CC
Hermitage CC
Norwood Hills CC
Plum Hollow GC
Portland GC
Moraine CC
Manito G. & CC
Winner




Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Vijay Singh
Shaun Micheel
Rich Beem
David Toms
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Vijay Singh
Davis Love III
Mark Brooks
Steve Elkington
Nick Price
Paul Azinger
Nick Price
John Daly
Wayne Grady
Payne Stewart
Jeff Sluman
Larry Nelson
Bob Tway
Hubert Green
Lee Trevino
Hal Sutton
Raymond Floyd
Larry Nelson
Jack Nicklaus
David Graham
John Mahaffey
Lanny Wadkins
Dave Stockton
Jack Nicklaus
Lee Trevino
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jack Nicklaus
Dave Stockton
Ray Floyd
Julius Boros
Don January
Al Geiberger
Dave Marr
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jerry Barber
Jay Hebert
Bob Rosburg
Dow Finsterwald
Lionel Hebert
Jack Burke
Doug Ford
Chick Harbert
Walter Burkemo
Jim Turnesa
Sam Snead
Chandler Harper
Sam Snead
Ben Hogan
Jim Ferrier
Ben Hogan
Byron Nelson
Bob Hamilton
1943 The US PGA suspended due to World War Two
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Seaview CC
Cherry Hills CC
Hershey CC
Pomonok CC
Shawnee CC
Pittsburgh F.C.
Pinehurst CC
Twin Hills CC
Park CC
Blue Mound CC
Keller GC
Wannamoisett CC
Fresh Meadows CC
Hillcrest CC
Five Farms CC
Cedar Crest CC
Salisbury G. L.
Olympia Fields CC
French Lick Spgs.
Pelham CC
Oakmont CC
Inwood CC
Flossmoor CC
Engineers CC
Sam Snead
Vic Ghezzi
Byron Nelson
Henry Picard
Paul Runyan
Denny Shute
Denny Shute
Johnny Revolta
Paul Runyan
Gene Sarazen
Olin Dutra
Tom Creavy
Tommy Armour
Leo Diegel
Leo Diegel
Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
Gene Sarazen
Gene Sarazen
Walter Hagen
Jock Hutchison
James M. Barnes
1917/1918 The US PGA suspended due to World War One
1916
Siwanoy CC
James M. Barnes