1994 PGA Championship

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1994 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 11–14, 1994
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Course(s) Southern Hills Country Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,834 yards (6,249 m)
Field 151 players, 76 after cut[1]
Cut 145 (+5)
Prize fund $1,750,000
Winner's share $310,000
Champion
Zimbabwe Nick Price
269 (−11)
Southern Hills Country Club is located in the US
Southern Hills Country Club
Southern Hills Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1994 PGA Championship was the 76th PGA Championship, held August 11–14 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nick Price led wire-to-wire (he shared the first round lead and then led on his own after every other round) and won his third and final major title, six strokes ahead of runner-up Corey Pavin.[2] It was Price's second consecutive major and second PGA Championship in three years.[3] Following this win, he moved to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.[4]

Price became the first to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship in the same year in seven decades, last by Walter Hagen in 1924. Greg Norman had just missed the previous year, losing in a playoff; it was later accomplished by Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2006 and Pádraig Harrington in 2008.

Price's 269 was a record for the event, passing the 271 of Bobby Nichols set thirty years earlier in 1964.[5] It lasted just a year, lowered to 267 in 1995 at Riviera by Steve Elkington and Colin Montgomerie.[6] (It was further lowered in 2001 by David Toms' 265.)

This was the fifth major held at Southern Hills; it previously hosted the PGA Championship in 1970 and 1982 and the U.S. Open in 1958 and 1977. It later hosted the U.S. Open in 2001 and the PGA Championship in 2007.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1992 67 65 70 67 269 −11 1
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 70 72 66 75 283 +3 T25
Wayne Grady  Australia 1990 75 68 71 70 284 +4 T30
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 76 69 72 72 289 +9 T55
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 69 73 73 75 290 +10 T61
Raymond Floyd  United States 1969, 1982 69 76 73 72 290 +10 T61
Payne Stewart  United States 1989 72 73 72 74 291 +11 T66

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 75 71 146 +6
John Mahaffey  United States 1978 72 74 146 +6
John Daly  United States 1991 73 73 146 +6
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 75 74 149 +9
Bob Tway  United States 1986 77 72 149 +9
David Graham  Australia 1979 75 74 149 +9
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
79 71 150 +10
Hubert Green  United States 1985 74 76 150 +10

Source:[7]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 11, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 67 −3
Nick Price  Zimbabwe
T3 Fred Couples  United States 68 −2
Ernie Els  South Africa
Phil Mickelson  United States
Ian Woosnam  Wales
T7 Raymond Floyd  United States 69 −1
David Gilford  England
Loren Roberts  United States
Sam Torrance  Scotland
Lanny Wadkins  United States
Tom Watson  United States
D. A. Weibring  United States
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 12, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 67-65=132 −8
T2 Ben Crenshaw  United States 70-67=137 −3
Jay Haas  United States 71-66=137
Corey Pavin  United States 70-67=137
T5 John Cook  United States 71-67=138 −2
Blaine McCallister  United States 74-64=138
José María Olazábal  Spain 72-66=138
T8 Glen Day  United States 70-69=139 −1
Ernie Els  South Africa 68-71=139
Phil Mickelson  United States 68-71=139
Gil Morgan  United States 71-68=139
Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 72-67=139
Craig Parry  Australia 70-69=139

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 13, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 67-65-70=202 −8
2 Jay Haas  United States 71-66-68=205 −5
T3 Corey Pavin  United States 70-67-69=206 −4
Phil Mickelson  United States 68-71-67=206
T5 John Cook  United States 71-67-69=207 −3
Ben Crenshaw  United States 70-67-70=207
Greg Norman  Australia 71-69-67=207
T8 Ernie Els  South Africa 68-71-69=208 −2
José María Olazábal  Spain 72-66-70=208
Loren Roberts  United States 69-72-67=208
Jeff Sluman  United States 70-72-66=208
Tom Watson  United States 69-72-67=208

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 14, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 67-65-70-67=269 −11 310,000
2 Corey Pavin  United States 70-67-69-69=275 −5 160,000
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 68-71-67-70=276 −4 110,000
T4 John Cook  United States 71-67-69-70=277 −3 76,667
Nick Faldo  England 73-67-71-66=277
Greg Norman  Australia 71-69-67-70=277
T7 Steve Elkington  Australia 73-70-66-69=278 −2 57,500
José María Olazábal  Spain 72-66-70-70=278
T9 Ben Crenshaw  United States 70-67-70-72=279 −1 41,000
Tom Kite  United States 72-68-69-70=279
Loren Roberts  United States 69-72-67-71=279
Tom Watson  United States 69-72-67-71=279
Ian Woosnam  Wales 68-72-73-66=279

Source:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1994 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dorman, Larry (August 15, 1994). "Price dominant from start to finish". Eugene Register-Guard. (New York Times). p. 1D. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Rick (August 22, 1994). "Price Control". Sports Illustrated. p. 34. 
  4. ^ "Price is seventh No. 1". Toledo Blade. August 15, 1994. p. 19. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 15, 1994). "Price is a major force". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. B1. 
  6. ^ "How low can they go?". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 14, 1995. p. C-3. 
  7. ^ a b "1994 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1994 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1995 Masters

Coordinates: 36°04′12″N 95°56′46″W / 36.070°N 95.946°W / 36.070; -95.946