1976 PGA Championship

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1976 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 12–16, 1976
Location Bethesda, Maryland
Course(s) Congressional Country Club
Blue Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,054 yards (6,450 m)[1]
Field 138 players, 76 after cut[2]
Cut 149 (+9)
Prize fund $250,950
Winner's share $45,000
Champion
United States Dave Stockton
281 (+1)
Congressional Country Club is located in United States
Congressional Country Club
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Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1976 PGA Championship was the 58th PGA Championship, played August 12–16 at Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dave Stockton, the 1970 champion, sank a 15-foot (5 m) foot putt to save par on the 72nd hole to win his second PGA Championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Raymond Floyd and Don January.[3] The final round was delayed to Monday for the first time, due to weather.[2] Stockton's final putt averted the first sudden-death playoff in major championship history,[4][5] which came a year later at the 1977 PGA Championship.

Defending champion Jack Nicklaus uncharacteristically shot a final round 74 (+4) and finished two strokes back, in a tie for fourth. Third round leader Charles Coody shot 77 and fell into a tie for eighth.[3]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Dave Stockton  United States 1970 70 72 69 70 281 +1 1
Raymond Floyd  United States 1969 72 68 71 71 282 +2 T2
Don January  United States 1967 70 69 71 72 282 +2 T2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973, 1975
71 69 69 74 283 +3 T4
Gary Player  South Africa 1962, 1972 70 69 72 75 286 +6 T13

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Lee Trevino  United States 1974 70 80 150 +10
Doug Ford  United States 1955 77 73 150 +10
Al Geiberger  United States 1966 78 72 150 +10
Lionel Hebert  United States 1957 77 73 150 +10
Julius Boros  United States 1968 72 79 151 +11
Sam Snead  United States 1942, 1949, 1951 75 76 151 +11
Bobby Nichols  United States 1964 74 79 153 +13
Jay Hebert  United States 1960 83 76 159 +19
Jerry Barber  United States 1961 80 83 163 +23

Final leaderboard[edit]

Monday, August 16, 1976

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Dave Stockton  United States 70-72-69-70=281 +1 45,000
T2 Raymond Floyd  United States 72-68-71-71=282 +2 20,000
Don January  United States 70-69-71-72=282
T4 David Graham  Australia 70-71-70-72=283 +3 9,750
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-69-69-74=283
Jerry Pate  United States 69-73-72-69=283
John Schlee  United States 72-71-70-70=283
T8 Charles Coody  United States 68-72-67-77=284 +4 6,000
Ben Crenshaw  United States 71-69-74-70=284
Jerry McGee  United States 68-72-72-72=284
Gil Morgan  United States 66-68-75-75=284
Tom Weiskopf  United States 65-74-73-72=284

Source:[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grim Jack set for PGA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. August 12, 1976. p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1976 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Stockton snatches PGA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. August 17, 1976. p. 12. 
  4. ^ Jenkins, Dan (August 23, 1976). "Swinging in the rain". Sports Illustrated: 8. 
  5. ^ a b "Stockton anticipated PGA win". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 17, 1976. p. D1. 
  6. ^ "1976 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1976 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1977 Masters

Coordinates: 38°59′46″N 77°10′34″W / 38.996°N 77.176°W / 38.996; -77.176