1986 PGA Championship

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1986 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 7–11, 1986
Location Toledo, Ohio
Course(s) Inverness Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,982 yards (6,384 m)[1][2]
Field 150 players, 72 after cut[3]
Cut 146 (+4)
Prize fund $800,000
Winner's share $140,000
Champion
United States Bob Tway
276 (−8)
InvernessClub is located in the US
InvernessClub
Inverness
Club
Location in the United States
InvernessClub is located in Ohio
InvernessClub
Inverness
Club
Location in Ohio

The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th PGA Championship, held August 7–11 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Bob Tway won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman, the 54-hole leader.

Heavy rains on Sunday stopped play for the day in mid-afternoon. In the final group, Norman and Tway completed just one hole of their final round and resumed play on Monday afternoon.[4]

Norman started the round with a four-shot lead and held that margin through the front nine. After a double bogey at 11 and a bogey at 14, the two were tied. They halved the next three holes at par and were tied at the 72nd tee. Tway put his approach shot in a greenside bunker, while Norman was just off the green on the fringe, 25 feet (8 m) out. Tway improbably holed out for birdie[5] and Norman's attempt to tie missed, as did his par-saving putt. Norman led all four majors in 1986 after the third round, but won only the Open.[6]

Entering the championship, Norman was the leading money winner on the PGA Tour in 1986, with Tway in second place.[7]

This was the fifth major championship at Inverness, which hosted the U.S. Open in 1920, 1931, 1957, and 1979, and was the first in which the winning score was under-par; the previous best was even-par in 1979 by Hale Irwin.[8] The PGA Championship returned in 1993.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Inverness Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 398 385 190 466 401 211 452 528 420 3,451 363 378 162 523 448 458 409 431 354 3,531 6,982
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 36 71

Source:[1]

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
David Graham  Australia 1979 75 69 71 67 282 −2 T7
Lee Trevino  United States 1974, 1984 71 74 69 70 284 E T11
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 71 75 70 68 284 E T11
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
70 68 72 75 285 +1 T16
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 73 71 70 72 286 +2 T21
Hubert Green  United States 1985 75 70 74 71 290 +6 T41
Dave Stockton  United States 1970, 1976 70 75 74 73 292 +8 T53

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Raymond Floyd  United States 1969, 1982 76 71 147 +5
Larry Nelson  United States 1981 74 74 148 +6
John Mahaffey  United States 1978 71 78 149 +7

Source:[9]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 7, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 65 −6
T2 Phil Blackmar  United States 67 −4
Craig Stadler  United States
T4 Ronnie Black  United States 68 −3
Wayne Grady  Australia
Peter Jacobsen  United States
Gary Koch  United States
Wayne Levi  United States
T9 Fred Couples  United States 69 −2
Bob Gilder  United States
Jay Haas  United States
Mike Hulbert  United States
Bruce Lietzke  United States
Larry Mize  United States
Bruce Lietzke  United States
Gene Sauers  United States
Bobby Wadkins  United States

Source:[10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 8, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 65-68=133 −9
T2 Mike Hulbert  United States 69-68=137 −5
Payne Stewart  United States 70-67=137
T3 Peter Jacobsen  United States 68-70=138 −4
Jack Nicklaus  United States 70-68=138
Jim Thorpe  United States 71-67=138
6 Ronnie Black  United States 68-71=139 −3
T3 Phil Blackmar  United States 67-73=140 −2
Bruce Lietzke  United States 69-71=140
Scott Simpson  United States 70-60=140

Source:[11]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 9, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 65-68-69=202 −11
2 Bob Tway  United States 72-70-64=206 −7
3 Peter Jacobsen  United States 68-70-70=208 −5
T4 Donnie Hammond  United States 70-71-68=209 −4
Payne Stewart  United States 70-67-72=209
T6 Bruce Lietzke  United States 69-71-70=210 −3
Jack Nicklaus  United States 70-68-72=210
T8 David Frost  South Africa 70-73-68=211 −2
Mike Hulbert  United States 69-68-74=211
Jim Thorpe  United States 71-67-73=211
D. A. Weibring  United States 71-72-68=211

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 10, 1986
Monday, August 11, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Bob Tway  United States 72-70-64-70=276 −8 140,000
2 Greg Norman  Australia 65-68-69-76=278 −6 80,000
3 Peter Jacobsen  United States 68-70-70-71=279 −5 60,000
4 D. A. Weibring  United States 71-72-68-69=280 −4 42,865
T5 Bruce Lietzke  United States 69-71-70-71=281 −3 32,500
Payne Stewart  United States 70-67-72-72=281
T7 David Graham  Australia 75-69-71-67=282 −2 20,833
Mike Hulbert  United States 69-68-74-71=282
Jim Thorpe  United States 71-67-73-71=282
10 Doug Tewell  United States 73-71-68-71=283 −1 15,000

Source:[9]

Scorecard[edit]

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Final round

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4
United States Tway −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8
Australia Norman −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −10 −10 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[2]

Video[edit]

  • YouTube – Bob Tway wins the 1986 PGA Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How they played Inverness: Greg Norman's card". Toledo Blade. Ohio. August 8, 1986. p. 17. 
  2. ^ a b "Scorecard for Tway, Norman". Toledo Blade. Ohio. August 12, 1986. p. 22. 
  3. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1986 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (August 11, 1986). "Downpour scores a birdie on Inverness field". Toledo Blade. Ohio. p. 20. 
  5. ^ "The shot that won the PGA". Toledo Blade. Ohio. August 12, 1986. p. 1. 
  6. ^ McDermott, Barry (August 18, 1986). "Out of a bunker into history". Sports Illustrated. p. 20. 
  7. ^ "PGA Tour Statistics". Toledo Blade. Ohio. August 5, 1986. p. 21. 
  8. ^ Shanahan, Hal (August 12, 1986). "Members smiling, though Inverness par now sub-par". Toledo Blade. Ohio. p. 22. 
  9. ^ a b "1986 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "A record round one for Norman". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. August 8, 1986. p. 1D. 
  11. ^ "Norman in charge but Nicklaus close". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. August 9, 1986. p. 1D. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1986 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1987 Masters

Coordinates: 41°39′07″N 83°39′04″W / 41.652°N 83.651°W / 41.652; -83.651