1916 PGA Championship

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1916 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates October 10–14, 1916
Location Bronxville, New York
Course(s) Siwanoy Country Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 5 rounds
Statistics
Field 32 players
Prize fund $3,000[1]
Winner's share $500[2]
Champion
England Jim Barnes
Def. Jock Hutchison, 1 up
Siwanoy CC is located in the US
Siwanoy CC
Siwanoy CC
Location in the United States

The 1916 PGA Championship was the first PGA Championship, which is now considered one of golf's major championships. It was played from October 10–14 at the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York,[2][3][4][5][6] just north of New York City.

The field of 32 golfers qualified by sectional tournaments.[1] They competed in 36-hole match play rounds in a single-elimination tournament. In the Saturday final, Jim Barnes defeated Jock Hutchison, 1 up.[2] Walter Hagen and Willie Macfarlane were the other semifinalists.

Barnes and Hutchison had arrived at the final hole level. Both players were short of the green with their second shots and both hit their chip shots to within five feet of the hole. A measurement was needed to determine who was away and Barnes was one inch closer. Hutchison missed his putt and Barnes calmly holed his to become the first PGA of America champion.[7]

Bracket 1[edit]

Round 1
October 10
Round 2
October 11
Quarter-finals
October 12
                 
Jim Barnes 8&7
George Fotheringham
Jim Barnes 8&7
Alex Smith
Alex Smith 4&2
James Ferguson
Jim Barnes 3&1
Tom Kerrigan
Tom Kerrigan 6&4
Charles G. Adams
Tom Kerrigan 2&1
George McLean
George McLean 6&5
Tom McNamara

Bracket 2[edit]

Round 1
October 10
Round 2
October 11
Quarter-finals
October 12
                 
Jock Hutchison 11&9
Joe Mitchell
Jock Hutchison 11&9
William Brown
William Brown Def.
F. Clarkson
Jock Hutchison 4&3
Cyril Walker
Cyril Walker 4&2
Louis Tellier
Cyril Walker 5&4
Jack Hobens
Jack Hobens Def.
Mike Sherman

Bracket 3[edit]

Round 1
October 10
Round 2
October 11
Quarter-finals
October 12
                 
Walter Hagen 7&6
J. R. Thomson
Walter Hagen 3&2
Bob MacDonald
Bob MacDonald 3&2
Jim Donaldson
Walter Hagen 10&9
J. J. O'Brien
J. J. O'Brien 1 up
Wilfrid Reid
J. J. O'Brien 3&2
George Simpson
George Simpson 6&5
Walter Fovargue

Bracket 4[edit]

Round 1
October 10
Round 2
October 11
Quarter-finals
October 12
                 
Willie Macfarlane 10&9
Robert McNulty
Willie Macfarlane 3&2
Mike Brady
Mike Brady 7&6
James West
Willie Macfarlane 2&1
Jack Dowling
Jack Dowling
Bye
Jack Dowling 37th
Emmet French
Emmet French 3&1
Eddie Towns

Final four[edit]

Semi-finals
October 13
Finals
October 14
           
Jim Barnes 6&5
Willie Macfarlane
Jim Barnes 1 up
Jock Hutchison
Jock Hutchison 2 up
Walter Hagen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1916 PGA Championship". PGA Media Guide. PGA of America. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jim Barnes Gets Wanamaker Trophy". The New York Times. New York, New York. October 15, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pro Golfers Meet In Title Matches". The New York Times. New York, New York. October 11, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brady Put Out Of Pro Golf Tourney". The New York Times. New York, New York. October 12, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hagen Winner By Lop-Sided Score". The New York Times. New York, New York. October 13, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hagen Defeated By Doughty Scot". The New York Times. New York, New York. October 14, 1916. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ Trenham, Peter C. "A Chronicle of the Philadelphia Section PGA and its Members" (PDF). Philadelphia Section PGA. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 40°56′28″N 73°48′47″W / 40.941°N 73.813°W / 40.941; -73.813