1936 PGA Championship

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1936 PGA Championship
Pinehurst No. 2.JPG
Tournament information
Dates November 16–22, 1936
Location Pinehurst, North Carolina
Course(s) Pinehurst Resort
No. 2 Course[1]
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 6 rounds
Statistics
Par 72
Field 113 players,
64 to match play[3]
Cut 156 (+12), playoff
Prize fund $9,200[2]
Winner's share $1,000
Champion
United States Denny Shute
def. Jimmy Thomson, 3 & 2
Pinehurst  is located in the US
Pinehurst 
Pinehurst 
Location in the United States
 Pinehurst is located in North Carolina
 Pinehurst
 Pinehurst
Location in North Carolina

The 1936 PGA Championship was the 19th PGA Championship, held November 16–22 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Then a match play championship, Denny Shute won the first of his consecutive PGA Championships, defeating Jimmy Thomson 3 & 2 on the No. 2 Course.[4][1][5]

It was Shute's second major title; his first was at the British Open in 1933 at St. Andrews. He previously made the finals at the PGA Championship in 1931.

Fay Coleman was the medalist in the stroke play qualifier at 143 (–1). Five-time champion Walter Hagen and two-time winner Leo Diegel both shot 157 (+13), one stroke out of the playoff.[6] Defending champion Johnny Revolta lost in the second round to Harold "Jug" McSpaden in 19 holes.

Shute repeated as champion less than seven months later in May 1937. He was the last to successfully defend his title at the PGA Championship until Tiger Woods won consecutive titles twice, in 19992000 and 20062007.

This was the first major played at Pinehurst and Course No. 2, which had sand greens until 1935.[7] While the PGA Championship has yet to return, the U.S. Open was held at the course in 1999, 2005, and 2014. It hosted the Ryder Cup in 1951 and the U.S. Women's Open was also here in 2014.

Format[edit]

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1936 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in seven days:[2]

  • Monday and Tuesday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier, 18 holes per day;
    • defending champion Johnny Revolta and top 63 professionals advanced to match play
  • Wednesday – first two rounds, 18 holes each
  • Thursday – third round – 36 holes
  • Friday – quarterfinals – 36 holes
  • Saturday – semifinals – 36 holes
  • Sunday – final – 36 holes

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Johnny Revolta  United States 1935 1–1 Second round T17
Tommy Armour  Scotland
 United States
1930 0–1 First round T33
Paul Runyan  United States 1934 0–1 First round T33
Gene Sarazen  United States 1922, 1923, 1933 0–1 First round T33

Failed to qualify[edit]

Player Country Years won R1 R2 Total To par
Leo Diegel  United States 1928, 1929 79 78 157 +13
Walter Hagen  United States 1921, 1924,
1925, 1926, 1927
77 80 157 +13

Source:[2][8]

Final results[edit]

Sunday, November 22, 1936

Place Player Country Money ($)
1 Denny Shute  United States 1,000
2 Jimmy Thomson  Scotland
 United States
500
T3 Bill Mehlhorn  United States 250
Craig Wood  United States
T5 Jimmy Hines  United States 200
Tony Manero  United States
Harold "Jug" McSpaden  United States
Horton Smith  United States

Final eight bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals
November 20
Semi-finals
November 21
Finals
November 22
                 
Denny Shute 3&2
Horton Smith
Denny Shute 1up
Bill Mehlhorn
Bill Mehlhorn 4&2
Jimmy Hines
Denny Shute 3&2
Jimmy Thomson
Jimmy Thomson 1up
Jug McSpaden
Jimmy Thomson 4&3
Craig Wood
Craig Wood 5&4
Tony Manero

Final match scorecards[edit]

Morning

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4
United States Shute 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 5 5 4 5 4 2 5 3 4
ScotlandUnited States Thomson 5 4 5 6 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 3 4
Leader S1 S1 S2 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1

Afternoon

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4
United States Shute 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 5 2 6 3 4 4 4 3 3
ScotlandUnited States Thomson 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 6 4 4 4 4 3 5
Leader S1 S2 S2 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McLemore, Henry (November 22, 1936). "Shute, Thomson meet in P.G.A. finals today". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. p. 1-sports. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tournament Info for: 1936 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Coleman, Ex-Amateur Golfer, Paces Shotmakers In Play". The Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. Associated Press. November 17, 1936. p. 9. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (November 23, 1936). "Shute wins U.S. pro golf title, 3 and 2". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 19. 
  5. ^ "Shute wins title, beating Thomson". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. November 23, 1936. p. 17. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Coleman's 143 win's P.G.A. medal". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 18, 1936. p. 17. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (November 16, 1936). "Pro golf stars open play foe U.S. title today". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 19. 
  8. ^ "National P.G.A. scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 18, 1936. p. 17. 

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