1920 PGA Championship

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1920 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 17–21, 1920
Location Flossmoor, Illinois
Course(s) Flossmoor Country Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 5 rounds
Statistics
Field 32 players
Prize fund $2,580[1]
Winner's share $500[2]
Champion
Scotland Jock Hutchison
def. James Douglas Edgar, 1 up
FlossmoorCountry Club is located in the US
FlossmoorCountry Club
Flossmoor
Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1920 PGA Championship was the third PGA Championship, which is now considered one of golf's major championships. It was played from August 17–21 at the Flossmoor Country Club outside Flossmoor, Illinois, a suburb south of Chicago. The field of 32 golfers qualified by sectional tournaments.[1] They competed in 36-hole match play rounds[1] in a single-elimination tournament.

Harry Hampton made a surprising run by winning three consecutive matches before finally succumbing to Jock Hutchison in a semi-final match 4 and 3. James Douglas Edgar won the other semi-final over George McLean by a resounding 8 and 7 margin.[3][4][5][6] Hutchison defeated Edgar, 1 up, in the final.[2]

Two-time defending champion Jim Barnes lost in the second round to Clarence Hackney, 5 and 4.

Past champion in the field[edit]

Player Country Years won Record Advanced to Finish
Jim Barnes  England 1916, 1919 1–1 Second round T9

Bracket 1[edit]

Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                 
Jock Hutchison 5&3
Eddie Loos
Jock Hutchison 5&3
Laurie Ayton, Snr
Laurie Ayton, Snr 39th
Charles Hoffner
Jock Hutchison 6&5
Louis Tellier
Louis Tellier 10&9
Joe Roseman
Louis Tellier 4&2
Charles Mayo
Charles Mayo 2&1
Lloyd Gullickson

Bracket 2[edit]

Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                 
James Douglas Edgar 1 up
Pat O'Hara
James Douglas Edgar 11&9
Joe Sylvester
Joe Sylvester 4&3
Tom Boyd
James Douglas Edgar 5&4
Bob MacDonald
Bob MacDonald 4&3
Leo Diegel
Bob MacDonald 1 up
Bill Mehlhorn
Bill Mehlhorn 3&2
Wallie Nelson

Bracket 3[edit]

Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                 
Harry Hampton 6&5
Jack Gordon
Harry Hampton 5&4
George Thompson
George Thompson 3&2
Isaac Mackie
Harry Hampton 4&3
Clarence Hackney
Clarence Hackney 3&2
Phil Hesler
Clarence Hackney 5&4
Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes 4&3
George Bowden

Bracket 4[edit]

Round 1
August 17
Round 2
August 18
Quarter-finals
August 19
                 
George McLean 6&5
George Sayers
George McLean 8&7
Tom Kennett
Tom Kennett 2&1
Otto Hackbarth
George McLean 38th
Peter O'Hara
Peter O'Hara 1 up
Pat Doyle
Peter O'Hara 5&4
Alex Cunningham
Alex Cunningham 2&1
Willie Macfarlane

Final four[edit]

Semi-finals
August 20
Finals
August 21
           
Jock Hutchison 4&3
Harry Hampton
Jock Hutchison 1 up
James Douglas Edgar
James Douglas Edgar 8&7
George McLean

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tournament Info for: 1920 PGA Championship". PGA Media Guide. PGA of America. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Hutchison Victor Over Edgar, 1 Up". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 22, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pro Golfers Begin Five-Day Struggle". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 18, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Barnes Eliminated In Pro Golf Play". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 19, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "M'Lean Pulls Golf Match From Fire". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 20, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hutchison Reaches Final In Pro Golf". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 21, 1920. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 41°32′06″N 87°40′23″W / 41.535°N 87.673°W / 41.535; -87.673