1922 PGA Championship

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1922 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 14–18, 1922
Location Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Oakmont Country Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 6 rounds
Statistics
Par 74[1]
Length 6,707 yards (6,133 m)[1]
Field 64 players
Prize fund $2,580[2]
Winner's share $500[3]
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
def. Emmet French, 4 & 3
Oakmont CC is located in the US
Oakmont CC
Oakmont CC
Location in the United States

The 1922 PGA Championship was the fifth PGA Championship, held August 14–18 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, a suburb northeast of Pittsburgh. The match play field of 64 competitors qualified by sectional tournaments.[2] This was the first PGA Championship with a field of 64 in the bracket; the previous four had fields of 32 players. In the Friday final, Gene Sarazen defeated Emmet French, 4 & 3.[3]

Sarazen, age 20, also won the U.S. Open a month earlier near Chicago. Defending champion Walter Hagen did not enter this year due to exhibition engagements; the two champions met the following year in the finals, won by Sarazen.

This was the first of eleven major championships at Oakmont; three PGA Championships and eight U.S. Opens through 2013. It has hosted the U.S. Amateur five times and the U.S. Women's Open twice. The PGA Championship returned in 1951 and 1978.

Sarazen was the first of four players in history to win the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the same calendar year. He was followed by Ben Hogan in 1948 and Jack Nicklaus in 1980. Through 2012, Tiger Woods is the last to win both, in 2000, part of his Tiger Slam of four consecutive majors.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Oakmont Country Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 482 363 428 516 371 172 370 233 462 3,397 461 365 601 164 349 420 226 282 442 3,310 6,707
Par 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 37 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 37 74

Source:[4]

Format[edit]

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1922 called for 10 rounds (180 holes) in five days. The first two rounds were 18-hole matches, contested in the morning and afternoon of the first day, which reduced the field to sixteen players. The third round, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals were 36-hole matches played on the final four days, Tuesday through Friday.[2][4][5][6][7]

  • Monday - first two rounds, 18 holes each
  • Tuesday - third round, 36 holes each
  • Wednesday - quarterfinals - 36 holes
  • Thursday - semifinals - 36 holes
  • Friday - final - 36 holes

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Jock Hutchison  Scotland 1920 3–1 Quarterfinals T5
Jim Barnes  England 1916, 1919 1–1 Second round T17

Bracket 1[edit]

Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
               
Gene Sarazen 3&2
Tom Mahan
Gene Sarazen 2&1
Willie Ogg
Willie Ogg 2 up
Clarence Hackney
Gene Sarazen 9&7
Frank Sprogell
Frank Sprogell 3&1
Willie Hunter
Frank Sprogell 4&3
Dan Kenny
Dan Kenny 2 up
Earl Rowley
Gene Sarazen 3&1
Jock Hutchison
Jock Hutchison 6&5
L. Goldbeck
Jock Hutchison 6&4
Dan Goss
Dan Goss 6&5
Nelson Zimmerman
Jock Hutchison 4&3
Harry Hampton
Harry Hampton 3&2
Jack Gordon
Harry Hampton 3&2
Charles Hoffner
Charles Hoffner 3&1
Larry Nabholtz

Bracket 2[edit]

Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
               
Emmet French 4&2
George Gordon
Emmet French 3&1
Mike Brady
Mike Brady 1 up
Gilbert Nicholls
Emmet French 8&7
R. S. Miner
R. S. Miner Def.
Jim Carberry
R. S. Miner 19h
Fred Baroni
Fred Baroni 4&3
John Rowe
Emmet French 4&2
Emil Loeffler
Emil Loeffler 4&3
Walter Loeffler
Emil Loeffler 4&3
Dave Robertson
Dave Robertson 3&2
Tom McNamara
Emil Loeffler 2&1
Eddie Towns
Eddie Towns Def.
Tom Harmon
Eddie Towns 1 up
Matt Duffy
Matt Duffy Def.
Laurie Ayton, Snr

Bracket 3[edit]

Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
               
Bobby Cruickshank 7&6
George Underwood
Bobby Cruickshank 3&2
Al Watrous
Al Watrous 1 up
George Sargent
Bobby Cruickshank 7&6
Francis Gallett
Francis Gallett 6&4
Wilfrid Reid
Francis Gallett 5&4
Fred Brand
Fred Brand Def.
Charles Clarke
Bobby Cruickshank 3&2
Charles Rowe
Charles Rowe 1 up
William Robinson
Charles Rowe 3&1
Tom Boyd
Tom Boyd 5&4
John Edmundson
Charles Rowe 6&5
Jack Burgess
Jack Burgess 4&3
A. J. Chapman
Jack Burgess 3&2
Peter Walsh
Peter Walsh 2&1
Dave McKay

Bracket 4[edit]

Round 1
August 14
Round 2
August 14
Round 3
August 15
Quarter-finals
August 16
               
Johnny Golden 4&3
Frank Coltart
Johnny Golden 8&7
Phil Gaudin
Phil Gaudin 3&2
T. K. Manley
Johnny Golden 3&2
Al Ciuci
Al Ciuci 2 up
Carl Giehler
Al Ciuci 4&2
George Stark
George Stark 20h
John Rogers
Johnny Golden 4&3
Tom Kerrigan
Tom Kerrigan 5&4
Archie Loeffler
Tom Kerrigan 5&4
Charles Hilgendorf
Charles Hilgendorf 5&4
George Dernbach
Tom Kerrigan 4&3
Johnny Farrell
Johnny Farrell 6&5
Jack Campbell
Johnny Farrell 1 up
Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes 2&1
George McLean

Final four[edit]

Semi-finals
August 17
Finals
August 18
           
Gene Sarazen 3&2
Bobby Cruickshank
Gene Sarazen 4&3
Emmet French
Emmet French 8&7
Johnny Golden

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "P.G.A. Tourney Will Open Today". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 14, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tournament Info for: 1922 PGA Championship". PGA Media Guide. PGA of America. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Sarazen Is Victor Over Emmet French". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 19, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Tom Kerrigan Puts Out Farrell, 4-3". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 16, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pro Golfing Stars Beaten At Oakmont". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 15, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sarazen Once More Defeats Hutchison". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 17, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sarazen Wins From Bobby Cruickshank". The New York Times. New York, New York. August 18, 1922. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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