1960 PGA Championship
|Dates||July 21–24, 1960|
|Course(s)||Firestone Country Club
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Length||7,165 yards (6,552 m)|
95 after 1st cut
60 after 2nd cut
|Cut||151 (+11) (1st cut)
224 (+14) (2nd cut)
The 1960 PGA Championship was the 42nd PGA Championship played July 21–24 at the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Jay Hebert won his only major championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Jim Ferrier, the 1947 champion. Only one player broke par in the final round; Wes Ellis shot 69 (−1) and finished in sixth place. Hebert's younger brother Lionel won the title in 1957, the last PGA Championship contested in match play format.
Third round leader Doug Sanders shot 73 (+3) on Sunday and finished two strokes back in a tie for third.
Two-time champion Ben Hogan played in the PGA Championship for the first time since his match play victory in 1948. A third round 78 (+8) left him at 225 (+15) and he missed the 54-hole cut by one stroke.
Attendance figures were 14,141 for Sunday's final round, with a four-day total of 53,509.
This was the first of three PGA Championships at the South Course, which later hosted in 1966 and 1975. It is the current venue for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which began in 1976 as the "World Series of Golf" on the PGA Tour.
Past champions in the field
Made both cuts
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Sam Snead||United States||1942, 1949, 1951||68||73||70||72||283||+3||T3|
|Doug Ford||United States||1955||75||70||69||72||286||+6||T7|
|Dow Finsterwald||United States||1958||73||73||69||76||291||+11||T15|
|Lionel Hebert||United States||1957||75||72||70||75||292||+12||T18|
|Walter Burkemo||United States||1953||72||77||73||72||294||+14||T24|
|Jack Burke, Jr.||United States||1956||73||72||78||72||295||+15||T29|
|Chick Harbert||United States||1954||78||72||71||75||296||+16||T32|
|Henry Picard||United States||1939||77||73||73||73||296||+16||T32|
|Jim Turnesa||United States||1952||76||73||72||75||296||+16||T32|
Missed the second cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||Total||To par|
|Ben Hogan||United States||1946, 1948||74||74||78||225||+15|
|Bob Rosburg||United States||1959||74||75||77||226||+16|
Missed the first cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Chandler Harper||United States||1950||76||76||152||+12|
|Vic Ghezzi||United States||1941||76||79||155||+15|
|Denny Shute||United States||1936, 1937||78||80||158||+18|
Sunday, July 24, 1960
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Jay Hebert||United States||72-67-72-70=281||+1||11,000|
|T3||Doug Sanders||United States||70-71-69-73=283||+3||3,350|
|Sam Snead||United States||68-73-70-72=283|
|5||Don January||United States||70-70-72-72=284||+4||2,800|
|6||Wes Ellis||United States||72-72-72-69=285||+5||2,500|
|T7||Doug Ford||United States||75-70-69-72=286||+6||2,125|
|Arnold Palmer||United States||67-74-75-70=286|
|9||Ken Venturi||United States||70-72-73-72=287||+7||1,900|
|T10||Fred Hawkins||United States||73-69-72-74=288||+8||1,750|
|Dave Marr||United States||75-71-69-73=288|
- Gundelfinger, Phil (July 25, 1960). "Jay Hebert Rallies to Win PGA With 281". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). pp. 20, 23. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- "Tournament Info for: 1960 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- Wright, Alfred (August 1, 1960). "Mr. 'A-Bear' Makes It". Sports Illustrated: 12. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- "Jay Hebert wins PGA Championship". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. July 25, 1960. p. 17.
- "Sanders fires 67 (69) for lead in PGA as Palmer falters". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 24, 1960. p. 1B.
1960 Open Championship
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