1990 PGA Championship
|Dates||August 9–12, 1990|
|Course(s)||Shoal Creek Golf
and Country Club
|Length||7,145 yards (6,533 m)|
|Field||152 players, 74 after cut|
|Prize fund||$1.35 million|
The 1990 PGA Championship was the 72nd PGA Championship, held August 9–12 at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Wayne Grady won his only major championship, three strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Couples.
In the final round, Couples led by a stroke after a birdie at the 12th hole, but then had four consecutive bogeys, while Grady shot par for the rest of the round. Defending champion Payne Stewart was in the final pairing with Grady, but was two-over par on the front nine. On the par-5 11th hole, he put his third shot into the water and fell from contention with a triple bogey.
Concerns about racial discrimination in the club's membership caused many sponsors to pull their network television advertising, including IBM. This was the final year that ABC carried the broadcast, replaced by CBS in 1991.
This was the second PGA Championship at Shoal Creek, which hosted six years earlier in 1984. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1977. It has been the venue for the Regions Tradition, a senior major championship, since 2011.
Previous course lengths for major championships
- 7,145 yards (6,533 m) – par 72, 1984 PGA Championship
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Payne Stewart||United States||1989||71||72||70||79||284||+4||T8|
|Jeff Sluman||United States||1988||74||74||73||76||297||+9||T31|
|John Mahaffey||United States||1978||75||72||76||75||298||+10||T40|
|Bob Tway||United States||1986||72||76||73||78||299||+11||T45|
|Raymond Floyd||United States||1969, 1982||72||77||74||77||300||+12||T49|
|Hal Sutton||United States||1983||72||74||78||76||300||+12||T49|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Larry Nelson||United States||1981, 1987||77||75||152||+8|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
|Lee Trevino||United States||1974, 1984||77||75||152||+8|
|Hubert Green||United States||1985||74||79||153||+9|
|Lanny Wadkins||United States||1977||74||81||155||+11|
|Dave Stockton||United States||1970, 1976||80||77||157||+13|
Sunday, August 12, 1990
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|2||Fred Couples||United States||69-71-73-72=285||–3||135,000|
|3||Gil Morgan||United States||77-72-65-72=286||–2||90,000|
|4||Bill Britton||United States||72-74-72-71=289||+1||73,500|
|T5||Chip Beck||United States||71-70-78-71=290||+2||51,667|
|Billy Mayfair||United States||70-71-75-74=290|
|Loren Roberts||United States||73-71-70-76=290|
|Don Pooley||United States||75-74-71-72=292|
|Tim Simpson||United States||71-73-75-73=292|
|Payne Stewart||United States||71-72-70-79=292|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
- "Tournament Info for: 1990 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- Garrity, John (August 20, 1990). "Grade A". Sports Illustrated: 20.
- Jenkins, Sally (August 13, 1990). "Grady staggers home in PGA with a victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1C.
- Parascenzo, Marino (August 13, 1990). "Aussie Grady wins PGA, sheds also-ran label". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 15.
- Parascenzo, Marino (August 13, 1990). "Sponsors' exits may cost ABC $2 million". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 21.
- "Scoreboard, Golf: PGA Hole-by-hole". Tuscaloosa News. August 8, 1990. p. 2B.
- "Scoreboard, Golf: PGA Par and Yardage". Tuscaloosa News. August 9, 1990. p. 2C.
- "1990 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
- "PGA Leaderboard". Tuscaloosa News. (photo). August 13, 1990. p. 4B.
- About.com: 1990 PGA Championship
- PGA.com – 1990 PGA Championship
- Yahoo! Sports: 1990 PGA Championship leaderboard
1990 Open Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by