1991 PGA Championship

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1991 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 8–11, 1991
Location Carmel, Indiana
Course(s) Crooked Stick Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,289 yards (6,665 m)
Field 151 players, 77 after cut[1]
Cut 147 (+3)
Prize fund $1,350,000
Winner's share $230,000
Champion
United States John Daly
276 (–12)
Crooked Stick Golf Club is located in United States
Crooked Stick Golf Club
Crooked Stick Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1991 PGA Championship was the 73rd PGA Championship, held August 8–11 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb north of Indianapolis. John Daly won the first of his two major titles, three strokes ahead of runner-up Bruce Lietzke.[2]

Daly was quite arguably the most unforeseen major championship winner in modern history. He was the ninth alternate who only qualified after several others pulled out of the tournament. Nick Price withdrew for the birth of his first child and Daly hired his caddy, Jeff "Squeaky" Medlen. Daly's outgoing personality and "grip it and rip it" style of play made him an instant fan favorite. The PGA Championship was his first tour victory.[3][4]

A spectator was killed after being struck by lightning during a weather delay in the first round. It was the second fatality at a major championship in 1991. Two months earlier at the U.S. Open in Minnesota, six people were hit by lightning with one fatality.[5]

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, 1982 69 74 72 69 284 –4 T7
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 74 67 72 71 284 –4 T7
Payne Stewart  United States 1989 74 70 71 70 285 –3 T13
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
71 72 73 71 287 –1 T23
Wayne Grady  Australia 1990 72 70 71 77 290 +2 T43
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 71 74 72 73 290 +2 T43
David Graham  Australia 1979 72 73 73 74 292 +4 T52
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 73 73 74 74 294 +6 T61
Bob Tway  United States 1986 73 71 78 74 296 +8 T66

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Dave Stockton  United States 1970, 1976 71 77 148 +4
John Mahaffey  United States 1978 77 74 151 +7
Hubert Green  United States 1985 73 78 151 +7
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 75 77 152 +8

Source:[6]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, August 11, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 John Daly  United States 69-67-69-71=276 –12 230,000
2 Bruce Lietzke  United States 68-69-72-70=279 –9 140,000
3 Jim Gallagher, Jr.  United States 70-72-72-67=281 –7 95,000
4 Kenny Knox  United States 67-71-70-74=282 –6 75,000
T5 Bob Gilder  United States 73-70-67-73=283 –5 60,000
Steven Richardson  England 70-72-72-69=283
T7 David Feherty  Northern Ireland 71-74-71-68=284 –4 38,000
Raymond Floyd  United States 69-74-72-69=284
John Huston  United States 70-72-70-72=284
Steve Pate  United States 70-75-70-69=284
Craig Stadler  United States 68-71-69-76=284
Hal Sutton  United States 74-67-72-71=284

Source:[6]

Television[edit]

After a quarter century with ABC Sports, the PGA Championship returned to CBS Sports in 1991.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1991 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (August 12, 1991). "Daly knocks out PGA field". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Garrity, John (August 19, 1991). "Over drive". Sports Illustrated: 18. 
  4. ^ Saylor, Jack (August 12, 1991). "Daly comes long way to reach the top". Spokesman-Review. (Knight-Ridder Newspapers). p. C1. 
  5. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (August 9, 1991). "Lightning kills spectator at PGA Championship". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 15. 
  6. ^ a b "1991 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Television". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 28, 1990. p. 30. 
  8. ^ "CBS locks up PGA Championship rights through 2011". ESPN. September 11, 2005. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ Sandomir, Richard (August 6, 1991). "TV sports; If it's action you want, CBS says you'll have it". New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1991 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1992 Masters

Coordinates: 39°56′53″N 86°11′38″W / 39.948°N 86.194°W / 39.948; -86.194