1970 PGA Championship

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1970 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 13–16, 1970
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Course(s) Southern Hills Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,962 yards (6,366 m)[1]
Field 136 players, 80 after cut[3]
Cut 150 (+10)
Prize fund $200,000[2]
Winner's share $40,000
Champion
United States Dave Stockton
279 (−1)
Southern Hills Country Club is located in United States
Southern Hills Country Club
Southern Hills Country Club
Location in United States

The 1970 PGA Championship was the 52nd PGA Championship, played August 13–16 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dave Stockton won the first of his two PGA Championships at 279 (−1), two strokes ahead of runners-up Bob Murphy and Arnold Palmer.[4] It was Palmer's third runner-up finish at the only major he never won,[5] and was his last time in contention in the final round of a PGA Championship. Stockton won his second PGA Championship six years later in 1976.

The third round was played in 101 °F (38 °C) heat, and Stockton led by three strokes after 54 holes at 206 (−4). Defending champion Raymond Floyd carded a 65 (−5) on Saturday and was in second place at 209 (−1) entering the final round, and Palmer was alone in third place at 211 (+1).[1]

It was the second major championship at Southern Hills, which hosted the U.S. Open in 1958. It later hosted the U.S. Open in 1977 and 2001 and the PGA Championship in 1982, 1994, and 2007.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963 68 76 73 66 283 +3 T6
Raymond Floyd  United States 1969 71 73 65 75 284 +4 T8
Gary Player  South Africa 1962 74 68 74 70 286 +6 T12
Don January  United States 1967 73 71 73 69 286 +6 T12
Sam Snead  United States 1942, 1949, 1951 70 75 68 73 286 +6 T12
Al Geiberger  United States 1966 72 74 71 71 288 +8 T16
Bobby Nichols  United States 1964 71 76 72 72 291 +11 T26
Julius Boros  United States 1968 72 71 72 76 291 +11 T26
Dave Marr  United States 1965 76 71 74 72 293 +13 T35
Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 1956 74 74 74 73 295 +15 T45
Bob Rosburg  United States 1959 72 75 74 81 302 +22 63

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Walter Burkemo  United States 1953 76 75 151 +11
Lionel Hebert  United States 1957 76 75 151 +11
Doug Ford  United States 1955 78 76 154 +14
Dow Finsterwald  United States 1958 73 81 154 +14
Jerry Barber  United States 1961 80 79 159 +19
Denny Shute  United States 1936, 1937 85 76 161 +21
Vic Ghezzi  United States 1941 79 WD

Source:[3][6]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, August 16, 1970

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Dave Stockton  United States 70-70-66-73=279 −1 40,000
T2 Bob Murphy  United States 71-73-71-66=281 +1 18,500
Arnold Palmer  United States 70-72-69-70=281
T4 Larry Hinson  United States 69-71-74-68=282 +2 8,800
Gene Littler  United States 72-71-69-70=282
T6 Bruce Crampton  Australia 73-75-68-67=283 +3 6,800
Jack Nicklaus  United States 68-76-73-66=283
T8 Raymond Floyd  United States 71-73-65-75=284 +4 5,650
Dick Lotz  United States 72-70-75-67=284
T10 Billy Maxwell  United States 72-71-73-69=285 +5 4,800
Mason Rudolph  United States 71-70-73-71=285

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stockton gets three-stroke PGA lead". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 16, 1970. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ "PGA of America - PGA Championships - history - total purses and first prize money". Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1970 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stockton prevails over Arnie – and his army". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 17, 1970. p. 3B. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jenkins, Dan (August 24, 1970). "The one that got away again". Sports Illustrated: 12. 
  6. ^ a b "1970 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1970 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1971 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 36°04′12″N 95°56′46″W / 36.070°N 95.946°W / 36.070; -95.946