1922 PGA Championship

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1922 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 14–18, 1922
Location Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Oakmont Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 6 rounds
Statistics
Par 74[1]
Length 6,707 yards (6,133 m)[1]
Field 64 players
Prize fund $2,580[2]
Winner's share $500[3]
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
def. Emmet French, 4 & 3
Oakmont CC is located in United States
Oakmont CC
Oakmont CC
Location in the United States

The 1922 PGA Championship was the fifth PGA Championship, held August 14–18 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, a suburb northeast of Pittsburgh. The match play field of 64 competitors qualified by sectional tournaments.[2] This was the first PGA Championship with a field of 64 in the bracket, the previous four had fields of 32 players. In the Friday final, Gene Sarazen defeated Emmet French, 4 & 3.[3]

Sarazen, age 20, also won the U.S. Open a month earlier near Chicago. Defending champion Walter Hagen did not enter this year due to exhibition engagements; the two champions met the following year in the finals, won by Sarazen.

This was the first of eleven major championships at Oakmont; three PGA Championships and eight U.S. Opens through 2013. It has hosted the U.S. Amateur five times and the U.S. Women's Open twice. The PGA Championship returned in 1951 and 1978.

Sarazen was the first of four players in history to win the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the same calendar year. He was followed by Ben Hogan in 1948 and Jack Nicklaus in 1980. Through 2012, Tiger Woods is the last to win both, in 2000, part of his Tiger Slam of four consecutive majors.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Oakmont Country Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 482 363 428 516 371 172 370 233 462 3,397 461 365 601 164 349 420 226 282 442 3,310 6,707
Par 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 37 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 37 74

Source:[4]

Format[edit]

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1922 called for 10 rounds (180 holes) in five days. The first two rounds were 18-hole matches, contested in the morning and afternoon of the first day, which reduced the field to sixteen players. The third round, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals were 36-hole matches played on the final four days, Tuesday through Friday.[2][4][5][6][7]

  • Monday - first two rounds, 18 holes each
  • Tuesday - third round, 36 holes each
  • Wednesday - quarterfinals - 36 holes
  • Thursday - semifinals - 36 holes
  • Friday - final - 36 holes

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Jock Hutchison  Scotland 1920 3–1 Quarterfinals T5
Jim Barnes  England 1916, 1919 1–1 Second round T17

Bracket 1[edit]

  Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
                             
 Gene Sarazen 3&2  
 Tom Mahan  
   Gene Sarazen 2&1  
 
   Willie Ogg  
 Willie Ogg 2 up
 Clarence Hackney  
   Gene Sarazen 9&7  
   Frank Sprogell  
 Frank Sprogell 3&1  
 Willie Hunter  
   Frank Sprogell 4&3
 
   Dan Kenny  
 Dan Kenny 2 up
 Earl Rowley  
   Gene Sarazen 3&1
   Jock Hutchison
 Jock Hutchison 6&5  
 L. Goldbeck  
   Jock Hutchison 6&4
 
   Dan Goss  
 Dan Goss 6&5
 Nelson Zimmerman  
   Jock Hutchison 4&3
   Harry Hampton  
 Harry Hampton 3&2  
 Jack Gordon  
   Harry Hampton 3&2
 
   Charles Hoffner  
 Charles Hoffner 3&1
 Larry Nabholtz  

Bracket 2[edit]

  Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
                             
 Emmet French 4&2  
 George Gordon  
   Emmet French 3&1  
 
   Mike Brady  
 Mike Brady 1 up
 Gilbert Nicholls  
   Emmet French 8&7  
   R. S. Miner  
 R. S. Miner Def.  
 Jim Carberry  
   R. S. Miner 19h
 
   Fred Baroni  
 Fred Baroni 4&3
 John Rowe  
   Emmet French 4&2
   Emil Loeffler
 Emil Loeffler 4&3  
 Walter Loeffler  
   Emil Loeffler 4&3
 
   Dave Robertson  
 Dave Robertson 3&2
 Tom McNamara  
   Emil Loeffler 2&1
   Eddie Towns  
 Eddie Towns Def.  
 Tom Harmon  
   Eddie Towns 1 up
 
   Matt Duffy  
 Matt Duffy Def.
 Laurie Ayton, Snr  

Bracket 3[edit]

  Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
                             
 Bobby Cruickshank 7&6  
 George Underwood  
   Bobby Cruickshank 3&2  
 
   Al Watrous  
 Al Watrous 1 up
 George Sargent  
   Bobby Cruickshank 7&6  
   Francis Gallett  
 Francis Gallett 6&4  
 Wilfrid Reid  
   Francis Gallett 5&4
 
   Fred Brand  
 Fred Brand Def.
 Charles Clarke  
   Bobby Cruickshank 3&2
   Charles Rowe
 Charles Rowe 1 up  
 William Robinson  
   Charles Rowe 3&1
 
   Tom Boyd  
 Tom Boyd 5&4
 John Edmundson  
   Charles Rowe 6&5
   Jack Burgess  
 Jack Burgess 4&3  
 A. J. Chapman  
   Jack Burgess 3&2
 
   Peter Walsh  
 Peter Walsh 2&1
 Dave McKay  

Bracket 4[edit]

  Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
                             
 Johnny Golden 4&3  
 Frank Coltart  
   Johnny Golden 8&7  
 
   P. J. Gaudin  
 P. J. Gaudin 3&2
 T. K. Manley  
   Johnny Golden 3&2  
   Al Ciuci  
 Al Ciuci 2 up  
 Carl Giehler  
   Al Ciuci 4&2
 
   George Stark  
 George Stark 20h
 John Rogers  
   Johnny Golden 4&3
   Tom Kerrigan
 Tom Kerrigan 5&4  
 Archie Loeffler  
   Tom Kerrigan 5&4
 
   Charles Hilgendorf  
 Charles Hilgendorf 5&4
 George Dernbach  
   Tom Kerrigan 4&3
   Johnny Farrell  
 Johnny Farrell 6&5  
 Jack Campbell  
   Johnny Farrell 1 up
 
   Jim Barnes  
 Jim Barnes 2&1
 George McLean  

Final four[edit]

Semi-finals
August 17
Finals
August 18
           
Gene Sarazen 3&2
Bobby Cruickshank
Gene Sarazen 4&3
Emmet French
Emmet French 8&7
Johnny Golden

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "P.G.A. Tourney Will Open Today". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 14, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tournament Info for: 1922 PGA Championship". PGA Media Guide. PGA of America. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Sarazen Is Victor Over Emmet French". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 19, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Tom Kerrigan Puts Out Farrell, 4-3". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 16, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pro Golfing Stars Beaten At Oakmont". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 15, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sarazen Once More Defeats Hutchison". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 17, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sarazen Wins From Bobby Cruickshank". The New York Times (New York, New York). August 18, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 

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