1982 PGA Championship

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1982 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 5–8, 1982
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Course(s) Southern Hills Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,862 yards (6,275 m)[1]
Field 150 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut 145 (+5)
Prize fund $450,000
Winner's share $65,000
Champion
United States Raymond Floyd
272 (–8)
Southern Hills Country Club is located in United States
Southern Hills Country Club
Southern Hills Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1982 PGA Championship was the 64th PGA Championship, held August 5–8 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Raymond Floyd won his second PGA Championship, three strokes ahead of runner-up Lanny Wadkins, the 1977 champion.[2] A few weeks shy of age 40, Floyd shot an opening round 63 (–7) and led wire-to-wire to secure the third of his four major titles.[3] He won his first PGA Championship thirteen years earlier, in 1969.[4]

Temperatures exceeded 100 °F (38 °C) during the first two rounds and after a third round 68 (–2), Floyd was at 200 (–10), five shots ahead of Greg Norman and Jay Haas.[5] At the end of a lackluster final round, Floyd had an opportunity to break the PGA's 72-hole record of 271, set 18 years earlier by Bobby Nichols in 1964, but double-bogeyed the final hole.[4][6] The record lasted a dozen more years, until broken by Nick Price in 1994.

The winner's share of $65,000 was the last in five figures at the PGA Championship. It rose over 50% to $100,000 the following year and to $125,000 in 1984, nearly doubling in just two years.

This was the fourth major for Southern Hills, which previously hosted the PGA Championship in 1970 and the U.S. Open in 1958 and 1977. The PGA Championship returned in 1994 and 2007 and the U.S. Open in 2001.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Raymond Floyd  United States 1969 63 69 68 72 272 –8 1
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 71 68 69 67 275 –5 2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
74 70 72 67 283 +3 T16
Bobby Nichols  United States 1964 73 69 74 71 287 +7 T34
John Mahaffey  United States 1978 74 70 72 72 288 +8 T42
David Graham  Australia 1979 68 71 74 76 289 +9 T49

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Dave Stockton  United States 1970, 1976 73 73 146 +6
Gary Player  South Africa 1962, 1972 76 70 146 +6
Don January  United States 1967 73 73 146 +6
Larry Nelson  United States 1981 74 75 149 +9
Al Geiberger  United States 1966 75 75 150 +10

Source:[7]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, August 8, 1982

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Raymond Floyd  United States 63-69-68-72=272 –8 65,000
2 Lanny Wadkins  United States 71-68-69-67=275 –5 45,000
T3 Fred Couples  United States 67-71-72-66=276 –4 27,500
Calvin Peete  United States 69-70-68-69=276
T5 Jay Haas  United States 71-66-68-72=277 –3 16,000
Greg Norman  Australia 66-69-70-72=277
Jim Simons  United States 68-67-73-69=277
8 Bob Gilder  United States 66-68-72-72=278 –2 11,000
T9 Lon Hinkle  United States 70-68-71-71=280 E 7,919
Tom Kite  United States 73-70-70-67=280
Jerry Pate  United States 72-69-70-69=280
Tom Watson  United States 72-69-71-68=280

Source:[7]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4
United States Floyd –10 –10 –9 –9 –8 –8 –8 –9 –8 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –9 –10 –10 –8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1982 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Pomerantz, Gary (August 9, 1982). "When Floyd talks, he listens". Toledo Blade. p. 15. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jenkins, Dan (August 16, 1982). "He beat the heat by catching fire". Sports Illustrated: 26. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Floyd wins 2nd PGA title". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. August 9, 1982. p. 1-part 2. 
  5. ^ "Floyd charges to five-shot lead in PGA". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. August 8, 1982. p. sec D. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 9, 1982). "Floyd survives final round to win PGA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 13. 
  7. ^ a b "1982 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Pomerantz, Gary (August 9, 1982). "Winning Floyd shows he can't lose his cool". Milwaukee Journal. (Washington Post). p. 1-part 3. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1982 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1983 Masters

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