1927 PGA Championship
|Dates||October 31 –
November 5, 1927
|Course(s)||Cedar Crest Country Club|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Format||Match play - 5 rounds|
32 to match play
|Cut||154 (+12), playoff|
|def. Joe Turnesa, 1 up|
The 1927 PGA Championship was the 10th PGA Championship, held October 31 to November 5 in Texas at Cedar Crest Country Club in Dallas. Then a match play championship, Walter Hagen defeated Joe Turnesa 1 up in the finals to win his fourth consecutive PGA Championship, his fifth and final overall, and the ninth of his eleven major titles.
The victory ran Hagen's match record at the PGA Championship in the 1920s to 30–1 (.968), falling only to Gene Sarazen in 38 holes in the 1923 finals. With his fourth consecutive title, his winning streak stood at twenty matches. Hagen, age 34, was also the medalist in the 36-hole qualifier on Monday at 141 (–1).
The course, south of downtown Dallas, was designed by A. W. Tillinghast and opened in 1919. It hosted the Dallas Open less than two years earlier in January 1926, won by Macdonald Smith. The country club closed in 1929 and the course was purchased by the City of Dallas in 1946 and it continues as a public facility.
At the time, this was the furthest west and south that a major championship had been held. The western limit had been Illinois for multiple majors, and the southern-most venues had been Indiana for the PGA Championship in 1924 and Maryland for the U.S. Open in 1921. Two years later in 1929, the PGA Championship was played in Los Angeles, California.
- Monday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier
- top 32 professionals advanced to match play
- Tuesday – first round – 36 holes
- Wednesday – second round – 36 holes
- Thursday – quarterfinals – 36 holes
- Friday – semifinals – 36 holes
- Saturday – final – 36 holes
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Years won||Record||Advanced to||Finish|
|Walter Hagen||United States||1921, 1924,
|Gene Sarazen||United States||1922, 1923||2–1||Quarterfinals||T5|
Saturday, November 5, 1927
|1||Walter Hagen||United States|
|2||Joe Turnesa||United States|
|T3||Al Espinosa||United States|
|Johnny Golden||United States|
|T5||Tommy Armour||United States|
|Mortie Dutra||United States|
|Francis Gallett||United States|
|Gene Sarazen||United States|
Final eight bracket
- "Tournament Info for: 1927 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
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- "Hagen, Turnesa fight today for golf pro title". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. November 5, 1927. p. 23.
- "Hagen defeats Turnesa, one up; keeps pro title". Chicago Sunday Tribune. Associated Press. November 6, 1927. p. 8, sec. 2.
- "Hagen retains his pro crown". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 6, 1927. p. 1-sec 3. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
- "Mac Smith snares Dallas Open title". New York Times. Associated Press. January 26, 1926. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- "Smith is winner of Dallas Open". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. January 25, 1926. p. 18.
- PGA Media Guide 2012
- About.com – 1927 PGA Championship
- PGA.com – 1927 PGA Championship
- Cedar Crest Golf Course