PGA Championship

PGA Championship

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PGA Championship

The PGA Championship. A Celebration of golfs major championships

The PGA Championship is one of the four major championships and is hosted by the Pro Golfers Association of America. The first PGA Championship was played around 100 years ago in 1916 at Siwonoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York and was won by up and coming golf star Jim Barnes.

The tournament hit a bit of a snag the next to years being obsolete until 1919 when Jim Barnes successfully defended his title.

World War I was the reason the 1917 & 1918 tournaments weren’t held. War would punish the tournament once more in 1943 due to World War II.

PGA Championship: Matchplay format

YearCountryChampionMarginRunner-upCourseLocation
1916 EnglandJim Barnes1 upJock HutchisonSiwanoy Country
Club
Bronxville, New York
1917β€”Noneβ€”Noneβ€”β€”
1918β€”Noneβ€”Noneβ€”β€”
1919 EnglandJim Barnes6 & 5Fred McLeodEngineers Country
Club
Roslyn Harbor,
New York
1920 United StatesJock Hutchison1 upJames Douglas EdgarFlossmoor Country
Club
Flossmoor, Illinois
1921 United StatesWalter Hagen3 & 2Jim BarnesInwood Country
Club
Inwood,
New York
1922 United StatesGene Sarazen4 & 3Emmet FrenchOakmont Country
Club
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
1923 United StatesGene Sarazen38 holesWalter HagenPelham Country
Club
Pelham Manor,
New York
1924 United StatesWalter Hagen2 upJim BarnesFrench Lick Springs
Resort
French
Lick,
Indiana
1925 United StatesWalter Hagen6 & 5Bill MehlhornOlympia Fields
Country
Club
Olympia Fields,
Illinois
1926 United StatesWalter Hagen5 & 3Leo DiegelSalisbury Country
Club
East
Meadow,
New York
1927 United StatesWalter Hagen1 upJoe TurnesaCedar
Country
Club
Dallas,
Texas
1928 United StatesLeo Diegel6 & 5Al EspinosaBaltimore Country
Club
Baltimore, Maryland
1929 United StatesLeo Diegel6 & 4Johnny FarrellHillcrest Country
Club
Los Angeles, 
California
1930 United StatesTommy Armour1 upGene SarazenFresh Meadow Country
Club
Great Neck,
New York
1931 United StatesTom Creavy2 & 1Denny ShuteWannamoisett Country
Club
Rumford,
Rhode Island
1932 United StatesOlin Dutra4 & 3Frank WalshKeller
Golf
Course
Maplewood, Minnesota
1933 United StatesGene Sarazen5 & 4Willie GogginBlue Mound Golf & Country ClubWauwatosa, Wisconsin
1934 United StatesPaul Runyan38 holesCraig WoodThe Park Country
Club
Williamsville,
New York
1935 United StatesJohnny Revolta5 & 4Tommy ArmourTwin Hills
Golf & Country
Club
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1936 United StatesDenny Shute3 & 2Jimmy ThomsonPinehurst ResortPinehurst,
North Carolina
1937 United StatesDenny Shute37 holesHarold McSpadenPittsburgh Field ClubFox Chapel, Pennsylvania
1938 United StatesPaul Runyan8 & 7Sam SneadThe Shawnee Inn &
Golf Resort
Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania
1939 United StatesHenry Picard37 holesByron NelsonPomonok Country
Club
Flushing,
New York
1940 United StatesByron Nelson1 upSam SneadHershey Country
Club
Hershey, Pennsylvania
1941 United StatesVic Ghezzi38 holesByron NelsonCherry Hills Country
Club
Cherry
Hills Village,
Colorado
1942 United StatesSam Snead2 & 1Jim TurnesaSeaview Country
Club
Atlantic
City,
New Jersey
1943β€”Noneβ€”Noneβ€”β€”
1944 United StatesBob Hamilton1 upByron NelsonManito
Golf and Country
Club
Spokane, Washington
1945 United StatesByron Nelson1 upSam ByrdMoraine Country
Club
Dayton,
Ohio
1946 United StatesBen Hogan6 & 4Ed OliverPortland Golf ClubPortland,
Oregon
1947 AustraliaJim Ferrier2 & 1Chick HarbertPlum Hollow Country
Club
Southfield, Michigan
1948 United StatesBen Hogan7 & 6Mike TurnesaNorwood Hills Country
Club
St. Louis,
Missouri
1949 United StatesSam Snead3 & 2Johnny PalmerHermitage Country
Club
Richmond, Virginia
1950 United StatesChandler Harper4 & 3Henry Williams, Jr.Scioto Country
Club
Columbus,
Ohio
1951 United StatesSam Snead7 & 6Walter BurkemoOakmont Country
Club
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
1952 United StatesJim Turnesa1 upChick HarbertBig Spring Country
Club
Louisville, Kentucky
1953 United StatesWalter Burkemo2 & 1Felice TorzaBirmingham Country
Club
Birmingham, Michigan
1954 United StatesChick Harbert4 & 3Walter BurkemoKeller Golf CourseMaplewood, Minnesota
1955 United StatesDoug Ford4 & 3Cary MiddlecoffMeadowbrook Country
Club
Detroit, Michigan
1956 United StatesJack Burke, Jr.3 & 2Ted KrollBlue Hill Country
Club
Canton, Massachusetts
1957 United StatesLionel Hebert1 upDow FinsterwaldMiami
Valley Golf Club
Dayton, Ohio

PGA Championship: Stroke-Play Format

YearCountryChampionCourseLocationOverall
1958United StatesDow FinsterwaldLlanerch Country ClubHavertown, Pennsylvania276βˆ’4
1959 United StatesBob RosburgMinneapolis Golf ClubMinneapolis, Minnesota277βˆ’3
1960 United StatesJay HebertFirestone Country ClubAkron, Ohio281+1
1961 United StatesJerry Barber Olympia FieldsOlympia Fields, Illinois277βˆ’3
1962 South AfricaGary PlayerAronimink Golf ClubNewtown Square, Pennsylvania278βˆ’2
1963 United StatesJack NicklausDallas Athletic Club, Blue CourseDallas, Texas279βˆ’5
1964 United StatesBobby NicholsColumbus Country ClubColumbus, Ohio271βˆ’9
1965 United StatesDave MarrLaurel Valley Golf ClubLigonier, Pennsylvania280βˆ’4
1966 United StatesAl GeibergerFirestone Country Club, South CourseAkron, Ohio280E
1967 United StatesDon January Columbine Country ClubColumbine Valley, Colorado281βˆ’7
1968 United StatesJulius BorosPecan Valley Golf ClubSan Antonio, Texas281+1
1969 United StatesRaymond FloydNCR Country Club, South CourseDayton, Ohio276βˆ’8
1970 United StatesDave StocktonSouthern HillsTulsa, Oklahoma279βˆ’1
1971 United StatesJack NicklausPGA NationalPalm Beach Gardens, Florida281βˆ’7
1972 South AfricaGary PlayerOakland Hills, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan281+1
1973 United StatesJack NicklausCanterbury Golf ClubBeachwood, Ohio277βˆ’7
1974 United StatesLee TrevinoTanglewood Park, Championship CourseClemmons, North Carolina276βˆ’4
1975 United StatesJack NicklausFirestone Country Club, South CourseAkron, Ohio276βˆ’4
1976 United StatesDave StocktonCongressional Country Club, Blue CourseBethesda, Maryland281+1
1977 United StatesLanny Wadkins Pebble BeachPebble Beach, California282βˆ’6
1978 United StatesJohn Mahaffey Oakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania276βˆ’8
1979 AustraliaDavid Graham Oakland Hills, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan272βˆ’8
1980 United StatesJack NicklausOak Hill, East CourseRochester, New York274βˆ’6
1981 United StatesLarry NelsonAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseDuluth, Georgia273βˆ’7
1982 United StatesRaymond FloydSouthern HillsTulsa, Oklahoma272βˆ’8
1983 United StatesHal SuttonRiviera Country ClubPacific Palisades, California274βˆ’10
1984 United StatesLee TrevinoShoal CreekBirmingham, Alabama273βˆ’15
1985 United StatesHubert GreenCherry HillCherry Hills Village, Colorado278βˆ’6
1986 United StatesBob TwayInverness ClubToledo, Ohio276βˆ’8
1987 United StatesLarry Nelson PGA NationalPalm Beach Gardens, Florida287βˆ’1
1988 United StatesJeff SlumanOak TreeEdmond, Oklahoma272βˆ’12
1989 United StatesPayne StewartKemper LakesLong Grove, Illinois276βˆ’12
1990 AustraliaWayne GradyShoal CreekBirmingham, Alabama282βˆ’6
1991 United StatesJohn DalyCrooked StickCarmel, Indiana276βˆ’12
1992 ZimbabweNick PriceBellerive Country ClubSt. Louis, Missouri278βˆ’6
1993 United StatesPaul Azinger Inverness ClubToledo, Ohio272βˆ’12
1994 ZimbabweNick PriceSouthern HillsTulsa, Oklahoma269βˆ’11
1995 AustraliaSteve ElkingtonRiviera Country ClubPacific Palisades, California267βˆ’17
1996 United StatesMark Brooks Valhalla Golf ClubLouisville, Kentucky277βˆ’11
1997 United StatesDavis Love IIIWinged Foot, West CourseMamaroneck, New York269βˆ’11
1998 FijiVijay SinghSahalee Country ClubSammamish, Washington271βˆ’9
1999 United StatesTiger WoodsMedinah Country Club, Course No. 3Medinah, Illinois277βˆ’11
2000 United StatesTiger Woods Valhalla Golf ClubLouisville, Kentucky270βˆ’18
2001 United StatesDavid TomsAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseDuluth, Georgia265βˆ’15
2002 United StatesRich BeemHazeltine NationalChaska, Minnesota278βˆ’10
2003 United StatesShaun MicheelOak Hill, East CourseRochester, New York276βˆ’4
2004 FijiVijay Singh Whistling Straits, Straits CourseKohler, Wisconsin280βˆ’8
2005 United StatesPhil MickelsonBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey276βˆ’4
2006 United StatesTiger WoodsMedinah Country Club, Course No. 3Medinah, Illinois270βˆ’18
2007 United StatesTiger WoodsSouthern HillsTulsa, Oklahoma272βˆ’8
2008 IrelandPΓ‘draig HarringtonOakland Hills, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan277βˆ’3
2009 South KoreaYang Yong-eunHazeltine NationalChaska, Minnesota280βˆ’8
2010 GermanyMartin Kaymer Whistling Straits, Straits CourseKohler, Wisconsin277βˆ’11
2011 United StatesKeegan BradleyAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseDuluth, Georgia272βˆ’8
2012 Northern IrelandRory McIlroyKiawah Island Golf Resort, The Ocean CourseKiawah Island, South Carolina275βˆ’13
2013 United StatesJason DufnerOak Hill, East CourseRochester, New York270βˆ’10
2014 Northern IrelandRory McIlroyValhalla Golf ClubLouisville, Kentucky268βˆ’16
2015 AustraliaJason DayWhistling Straits, Straits CourseKohler, Wisconsin268βˆ’20
2016 United StatesJimmy WalkerBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey266βˆ’14