1991 PGA Championship

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1991 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
DatesAugust 8–11, 1991
LocationCarmel, Indiana
39°56′53″N 86°11′38″W / 39.948°N 86.194°W / 39.948; -86.194Coordinates: 39°56′53″N 86°11′38″W / 39.948°N 86.194°W / 39.948; -86.194
Course(s)Crooked Stick Golf Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,289 yards (6,665 m)
Field151 players, 77 after cut[1]
Cut147 (+3)
Prize fund$1.35 million
Winner's share$230,000
Champion
United States John Daly
276 (−12)
Location Map
1991 PGA Championship is located in the United States
1991 PGA Championship
Location in the United States
1991 PGA Championship is located in Indiana
1991 PGA Championship
Location in Indiana
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The 1991 PGA Championship was the 73rd PGA Championship, held August 8–11 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb north of Indianapolis. John Daly won the first of his two major titles, three strokes ahead of runner-up Bruce Lietzke.[2][3]

Daly, age 25, was quite arguably the most unforeseen major champion in modern history. He was the ninth alternate who only qualified after several others pulled out of the tournament. Nick Price withdrew for the birth of his first child and Daly hired his caddy, Jeff "Squeaky" Medlin. Daly's outgoing personality and "grip it and rip it" style of play made him an instant fan favorite. The PGA Championship was his first tour victory.[4][5]

A spectator, Thomas Weaver, died after being struck by lightning during a weather delay in the first round. It was the second fatality at a major championship in 1991. Two months earlier at the U.S. Open in Minnesota, six people were hit by lightning with one fatality.[6] Daly donated $30,000 to Weaver's family for a college fund. Both daughters went on to graduate from college and one is now a doctor.[7]

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 343 432 196 457 600 195 441 438 525 3,627 453 533 395 180 468 507 469 212 445 3,662 7,289
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

Source:[8]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 8, 1991

Kenny Knox shot an opening round 67 to take the 18-hole lead alongside reigning Masters champion Ian Woosnam.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Kenny Knox  United States 67 −5
Ian Woosnam  Wales
T3 Ken Green  United States 68 −4
Bruce Lietzke  United States
Sandy Lyle  Scotland
Tom Sieckmann  United States
Craig Stadler  United States
T8 Billy Ray Brown  United States 69 −3
John Daly  United States
Raymond Floyd  United States
Jim Hallet  United States
Andrew Magee  United States
Tom Purtzer  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 9, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
1 John Daly  United States 69-67=136 −8
2 Bruce Lietzke  United States 68-69=137 −7
3 Kenny Knox  United States 67-71=138 −6
T4 Nick Faldo  England 70-69=139 −5
Craig Stadler  United States 68-71=139
Ian Woosnam  Wales 67-72=139
7 Fred Funk  United States 71-69=140 −4
T8 Fred Couples  United States 74-67=141 −3
Ken Green  United States 68-73=141
Gil Morgan  United States 70-71=141
Hal Sutton  United States 74-67=141
Howard Twitty  United States 70-71=141

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 10, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
1 John Daly  United States 69-67-69=205 −11
T2 Kenny Knox  United States 67-71-70=208 −8
Craig Stadler  United States 68-71-69=208
4 Bruce Lietzke  United States 68-69-72=209 −7
T5 Nick Faldo  England 70-69-71=210 −6
Bob Gilder  United States 73-70-67=210
Andrew Magee  United States 69-73-68=210
T8 Fred Funk  United States 71-69-72=212 −4
Ken Green  United States 68-73-71=212
John Huston  United States 70-72-70=212

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 11, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 John Daly  United States 69-67-69-71=276 −12 230,000
2 Bruce Lietzke  United States 68-69-72-70=279 −9 140,000
3 Jim Gallagher Jr.  United States 70-72-72-67=281 −7 95,000
4 Kenny Knox  United States 67-71-70-74=282 −6 75,000
T5 Bob Gilder  United States 73-70-67-73=283 −5 60,000
Steven Richardson  England 70-72-72-69=283
T7 David Feherty  Northern Ireland 71-74-71-68=284 −4 38,000
Raymond Floyd  United States 69-74-72-69=284
John Huston  United States 70-72-70-72=284
Steve Pate  United States 70-75-70-69=284
Craig Stadler  United States 68-71-69-76=284
Hal Sutton  United States 74-67-72-71=284

Source:[9]

Scorecard[edit]

Eagle 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 5 3 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4
United States Daly −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −12 −12
United States Lietzke −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9
United States Gallagher −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −4 −5 −6 −6 −6 −7
United States Knox −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −6 −6 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[3]

Television[edit]

After a quarter century with ABC Sports, the PGA Championship returned to CBS Sports in 1991.[10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1991 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (August 12, 1991). "Daly knocks out PGA field". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  3. ^ a b Bunch, Ken (August 12, 1991). "Daly drives his way to easy PGA victory". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1B.
  4. ^ Garrity, John (August 19, 1991). "Over drive". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
  5. ^ Saylor, Jack (August 12, 1991). "Daly comes long way to reach the top". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (Knight-Ridder Newspapers). p. C1.
  6. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (August 9, 1991). "Lightning kills spectator at PGA Championship". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 15.
  7. ^ Ushe, Naledi (May 18, 2021). "John Daly Set Up College Fund for Daughters of Man Killed by Lightning During PGA Championship". People. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "1991 PGA Championship: map and card". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. August 8, 1991.
  9. ^ "1991 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Television". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 28, 1990. p. 30.
  11. ^ "CBS locks up PGA Championship rights through 2011". ESPN. September 11, 2005. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  12. ^ Sandomir, Richard (August 6, 1991). "TV sports; If it's action you want, CBS says you'll have it". New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2013.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1991 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1992 Masters