1920 PGA Championship

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1920 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 17–21, 1920
Location Flossmoor, Illinois
Course(s) Flossmoor Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 5 rounds
Statistics
Field 32 players
Prize fund $2,580[1]
Winner's share $500[2]
Champion
Scotland Jock Hutchison
Def. James Douglas Edgar, 1 up
FlossmoorCountry Club is located in United States
FlossmoorCountry Club
Flossmoor
Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1920 PGA Championship was the third PGA Championship, which is now considered one of golf's major championships. It was played from August 17–21 at the Flossmoor Country Club outside Flossmoor, Illinois, a suburb south of Chicago. The field of 32 golfers qualified by sectional tournaments.[1] They competed in 36-hole match play rounds[1] in a single-elimination tournament.[3][4][5][6] Jock Hutchison defeated James Douglas Edgar, 1 up, in the final.[2]

Two-time defending champion Jim Barnes lost in the second round. to Clarence Hackney, 5 & 4.

Past champion in the field[edit]

Player Country Years won Record Advanced to Finish
Jim Barnes  England 1916, 1919 1–1 Second round T9

Bracket 1[edit]

  Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                           
   Jock Hutchison 5&3  
 Eddie Loos  
   Jock Hutchison 5&3  
   Laurie Ayton, Snr  
 Laurie Ayton, Snr 39th
   Charles Hoffner  
     Jock Hutchison 6&5
   Louis Tellier
   Louis Tellier 10&9  
 Joe Roseman  
   Louis Tellier 4&2
   Charles Mayo  
 Charles Mayo 2&1
   Lloyd Gullickson  

Bracket 2[edit]

  Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                           
   James Douglas Edgar 1 up  
 Pat O'Hara  
   James Douglas Edgar 11&9  
   Joe Sylvester  
 Joe Sylvester 4&3
   Tom Boyd  
     James Douglas Edgar 5&4
   Bob MacDonald
   Bob MacDonald 4&3  
 Leo Diegel  
   Bob MacDonald 1 up
   Bill Mehlhorn  
 Bill Mehlhorn 3&2
   Wallie Nelson  

Bracket 3[edit]

  Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                           
   Harry Hampton 6&5  
 Jack Gordon  
   Harry Hampton 5&4  
   George Thompson  
 George Thompson 3&2
   Isaac Mackie  
     Harry Hampton 4&3
   Clarence Hackney
   Clarence Hackney 3&2  
 Phil Hesler  
   Clarence Hackney 5&4
   Jim Barnes  
 Jim Barnes 4&3
   George Bowden  

Bracket 4[edit]

  Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                           
   George McLean 6&5  
 George Sayers  
   George McLean 8&7  
   Tom Kennett  
 Tom Kennett 2&1
   Al Hackbarth  
     George McLean 38th
   Peter O'Hara
   Peter O'Hara 1 up  
 Pat Doyle  
   Peter O'Hara 5&4
   Alex Cunningham  
 Alex Cunningham 2&1
   Willie Macfarlane  

Final four[edit]

Semi-finals
August 20
Finals
August 21
           
Jock Hutchison 4&3
Harry Hampton
Jock Hutchison 1 up
James Douglas Edgar
James Douglas Edgar 8&7
George McLean

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tournament Info for: 1920 PGA Championship". PGA Media Guide. PGA of America. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Hutchison Victor Over Edgar, 1 Up". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 22, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pro Golfers Begin Five-Day Struggle". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 18, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Barnes Eliminated In Pro Golf Play". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 19, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "M'Lean Pulls Golf Match From Fire". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 20, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hutchison Reaches Final In Pro Golf". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 21, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 41°32′06″N 87°40′23″W / 41.535°N 87.673°W / 41.535; -87.673