1947 PGA Championship
|Dates||June 18–24, 1947|
|Location||Southfield, Michigan, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Plum Hollow Country Club|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Format||Match play - 6 rounds|
|Length||6,922 yards (6,329 m)|
64 to match play
|Cut||149 (+5), playoff|
|Prize fund||$17,700 |
|def. Chick Harbert, 2 & 1|
The 1947 PGA Championship was the 29th PGA Championship, held June 18–24 at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb northwest of Detroit. Jim Ferrier won the match play championship, 2 & 1 over Chick Harbert in the Tuesday final; the winner's share was $3,500 and the runner-up's was $1,500. The match was tied after the first round, and again after 22 holes. Ferrier won the next three and local resident Harbert could get no closer than two holes down for the rest of the match. It was the only major title for Ferrier, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Australia.
Defending champion Ben Hogan was defeated 3 & 1 in the first round by Toney Penna, who was seven-under for the 17 holes, but then lost in the next round. Jimmy Demaret earned $250 as the medalist in the stroke play qualifier at 137 (–7), but was also eliminated in the first round. Sam Snead lost in the second round to three-time champion Gene Sarazen. Hogan regained the title the next year.
The last three majors were held within several weeks in 1947: the U.S. Open was concluded several days earlier in St. Louis, Missouri. Lew Worsham defeated Sam Snead by a stroke in an 18-hole playoff on Sunday, June 15. The British Open was played the first week of July in England.
- Wednesday and Thursday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier, 18 holes per day;
- defending champion Ben Hogan and top 63 professionals advanced to match play
- Friday – first two rounds, 18 holes each
- Saturday – third round – 36 holes
- Sunday – quarterfinals – 36 holes
- Monday – semifinals – 36 holes
- Tuesday – final – 36 holes
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||Record||Advanced to||Finish|
|Vic Ghezzi||United States||1941||4–1||Semifinals||T3|
|Gene Sarazen||United States||1922, 1923, 1933||2–1||Third round||T9|
|Sam Snead||United States||1942||1–1||Second round||T17|
|Bob Hamilton||United States||1944||0–1||First round||T33|
|Ben Hogan||United States||1946||0–1||First round||T33|
|Johnny Revolta||United States||1935||0–1||First round||T33|
Failed to qualify
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Paul Runyan||United States||1934, 1938||76||73||149||+5|
|Denny Shute||United States||1936, 1937||76||75||151||+7|
Tuesday, June 24, 1947
|2||Chick Harbert||United States||1,500|
|T3||Art Bell||United States||750|
|Vic Ghezzi||United States|
|T5||Leland Gibson||United States||500|
|Ky Laffoon||United States|
|Lloyd Mangrum||United States|
|Lew Worsham||United States|
Final eight bracket
Final match scorecards
- "Hogan late arrival for PGA tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 18, 1947. p. 15.
- "Tournament Info for: 1947 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- "Clarence Doser leads PGA qualifiers with 67". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. United Press. June 19, 1947. p. 15.
- "Ferrier defeats Harbert in PGA final round, 2-1". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 25, 1947. p. 15.
- "Harbert, Ferrier are even after first 18 holes of P.G.A. title match". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. June 24, 1947. p. 13.
- Bartlett, Charles (June 25, 1947). "Ferrier's putting wins P.G.A. title, 2 and 1". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 29.
- Bartlett, Charles (June 21, 1947). "Sarazen wins twice in day of P.G.A. upsets". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 17.
- "Worsham moves into third round of PGA play". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 21, 1947. p. 11.
- "Demaret sets pace in PGA meet". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. June 20, 1947. p. 11.
- "Jim Demaret posts 69 score today to lead P.G.A. qualifying with 137". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. June 19, 1947. p. 18.