1960 PGA Championship

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1960 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates July 21–24, 1960
Location Akron, Ohio
Course(s) Firestone Country Club
South Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,165 yards (6,552 m)[1]
Field 183 players,
95 after 1st cut
60 after 2nd cut
Cut 151 (+11) (1st cut)
224 (+14) (2nd cut)
Prize fund $63,130[2]
Winner's share $11,000
Champion
United States Jay Hebert
281 (+1)

The 1960 PGA Championship was the 42nd PGA Championship played July 21–24 at the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Jay Hebert won his only major championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Jim Ferrier, the 1947 champion.[3] Only one player broke par in the final round; Wes Ellis shot 69 (−1) and finished in sixth place.[4] Hebert's younger brother Lionel won the title in 1957, the last PGA Championship contested in match play format.

Third round leader Doug Sanders shot 73 (+3) on Sunday and finished two strokes back in a tie for third.

Two-time champion Ben Hogan played in the PGA Championship for the first time since his match play victory in 1948. A third round 78 (+8) left him at 225 (+15) and he missed the 54-hole cut by one stroke.[5]

Attendance figures were 14,141 for Sunday's final round, with a four-day total of 53,509.[1]

This was the first of three PGA Championships at the South Course, which later hosted in 1966 and 1975. It is the current venue for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which began in 1976 as the "World Series of Golf" on the PGA Tour.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Firestone CC is located in United States
Firestone CC
Firestone CC
Location in the United States

Made both cuts[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jim Ferrier  Australia 1947 71 74 66 71 282 +2 2
Sam Snead  United States 1942, 1949, 1951 68 73 70 72 283 +3 T3
Doug Ford  United States 1955 75 70 69 72 286 +6 T7
Dow Finsterwald  United States 1958 73 73 69 76 291 +11 T15
Lionel Hebert  United States 1957 75 72 70 75 292 +12 T18
Walter Burkemo  United States 1953 72 77 73 72 294 +14 T24
Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 1956 73 72 78 72 295 +15 T29
Chick Harbert  United States 1954 78 72 71 75 296 +16 T32
Henry Picard  United States 1939 77 73 73 73 296 +16 T32
Jim Turnesa  United States 1952 76 73 72 75 296 +16 T32

Missed the second cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Ben Hogan  United States 1946, 1948 74 74 78 225 +15
Bob Rosburg  United States 1959 74 75 77 226 +16

Missed the first cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Chandler Harper  United States 1950 76 76 152 +12
Vic Ghezzi  United States 1941 76 79 155 +15
Denny Shute  United States 1936, 1937 78 80 158 +18

Source:[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 24, 1960

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jay Hebert  United States 72-67-72-70=281 +1 11,000
2 Jim Ferrier  Australia 71-74-66-71=282 +2 5,500
T3 Doug Sanders  United States 70-71-69-73=283 +3 3,350
Sam Snead  United States 68-73-70-72=283
5 Don January  United States 70-70-72-72=284 +4 2,800
6 Wes Ellis  United States 72-72-72-69=285 +5 2,500
T7 Doug Ford  United States 75-70-69-72=286 +6 2,125
Arnold Palmer  United States 67-74-75-70=286
9 Ken Venturi  United States 70-72-73-72=287 +7 1,900
T10 Fred Hawkins  United States 73-69-72-74=288 +8 1,750
Dave Marr  United States 75-71-69-73=288

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gundelfinger, Phil (July 25, 1960). "Jay Hebert Rallies to Win PGA With 281". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). pp. 20, 23. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1960 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wright, Alfred (August 1, 1960). "Mr. 'A-Bear' Makes It". Sports Illustrated: 12. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jay Hebert wins PGA Championship". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. July 25, 1960. p. 17. 
  5. ^ "Sanders fires 67 (69) for lead in PGA as Palmer falters". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 24, 1960. p. 1B. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1960 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1961 Masters

Coordinates: 41°00′29″N 81°30′29″W / 41.008°N 81.508°W / 41.008; -81.508