1990 PGA Championship

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1990 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 9–12, 1990
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Course(s) Shoal Creek Golf
and Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,145 yards (6,533 m)
Field 152 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut 151 (+9)
Prize fund $1.35 million
Winner's share $225,000
Champion
Australia Wayne Grady
282 (–6)
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Shoal CreekG & CC
Shoal Creek
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Location in the United States

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.[2][3][4]

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.[2][4]

Grady became the third Australian-born player to win the PGA Championship, preceded by Jim Ferrier in 1947 and David Graham in 1979. It was Grady's second and final win on the PGA Tour.[4]

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.[5]

Venue[edit]

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.

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 410 417 516 456 190 540 448 173 437 3,587 421 516 451 195 379 405 215 530 446 3,558 7,145
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Source:[6][7]

Previous course lengths for major championships

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

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
David Graham  Australia 1979 75 75 75 79 304 +16 T66

Missed the cut[edit]

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
78 74 152 +8
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

Source:[8]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, August 12, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Wayne Grady  Australia 72-67-72-71=282 –6 225,000
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
T8 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 74-72-75-71=292 +4 34,375
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

Source:[3][8]

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 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
Australia Grady –6 –5 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –6 –7 –7 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6
United States Couples –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –7 –6 –5 –4 –3 –3 –3
United States Morgan –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –3 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –2
United States Stewart –3 –2 –2 –2 –1 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1990 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Garrity, John (August 20, 1990). "Grade A". Sports Illustrated: 20. 
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Sally (August 13, 1990). "Grady staggers home in PGA with a victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1C. 
  4. ^ a b c Parascenzo, Marino (August 13, 1990). "Aussie Grady wins PGA, sheds also-ran label". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 15. 
  5. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 13, 1990). "Sponsors' exits may cost ABC $2 million". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 21. 
  6. ^ "Scoreboard, Golf: PGA Hole-by-hole". Tuscaloosa News. August 8, 1990. p. 2B. 
  7. ^ "Scoreboard, Golf: PGA Par and Yardage". Tuscaloosa News. August 9, 1990. p. 2C. 
  8. ^ a b "1990 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "PGA Leaderboard". Tuscaloosa News. (photo). August 13, 1990. p. 4B. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1990 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1991 Masters

Coordinates: 33°26′17″N 86°36′43″W / 33.438°N 86.612°W / 33.438; -86.612