1991 PGA Championship
|Dates||August 8–11, 1991|
|Course(s)||Crooked Stick Golf Club|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Length||7,289 yards (6,665 m)|
|Field||151 players, 77 after cut|
|Prize fund||$1.35 million|
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.
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.
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. Daly donated $30,000 to Weaver's family for a college fund. Both daughters went on to graduate from college and one is now a doctor.
Thursday, August 8, 1991
|T1||Kenny Knox||United States||67||−5|
|T3||Ken Green||United States||68||−4|
|Bruce Lietzke||United States|
|Tom Sieckmann||United States|
|Craig Stadler||United States|
|T8||Billy Ray Brown||United States||69||−3|
|John Daly||United States|
|Raymond Floyd||United States|
|Jim Hallet||United States|
|Andrew Magee||United States|
|Tom Purtzer||United States|
Friday, August 9, 1991
|1||John Daly||United States||69-67=136||−8|
|2||Bruce Lietzke||United States||68-69=137||−7|
|3||Kenny Knox||United States||67-71=138||−6|
|Craig Stadler||United States||68-71=139|
|7||Fred Funk||United States||71-69=140||−4|
|T8||Fred Couples||United States||74-67=141||−3|
|Ken Green||United States||68-73=141|
|Gil Morgan||United States||70-71=141|
|Hal Sutton||United States||74-67=141|
|Howard Twitty||United States||70-71=141|
Saturday, August 10, 1991
|1||John Daly||United States||69-67-69=205||−11|
|T2||Kenny Knox||United States||67-71-70=208||−8|
|Craig Stadler||United States||68-71-69=208|
|4||Bruce Lietzke||United States||68-69-72=209||−7|
|Bob Gilder||United States||73-70-67=210|
|Andrew Magee||United States||69-73-68=210|
|T8||Fred Funk||United States||71-69-72=212||−4|
|Ken Green||United States||68-73-71=212|
|John Huston||United States||70-72-70=212|
Sunday, August 11, 1991
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|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|
|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|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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- PGA.com – 1991 PGA Championship