List of PGA Championship champions

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Walter Hagen, five-time PGA Championship champion (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927). He holds the record for most wins in match play competition.

The PGA Championship is an annual golf competition held in mid-August. It was established in 1916 and is one of the four major championships played each year which include the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship (British Open).[1] In addition, this championship is conducted by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). Due to World War I and II, the competition was not held from 1917 to 1918 and in 1943, respectively.

The reigning champion of the competition is automatically invited to play in the other three majors for the next five years, and is exempt from qualifying for the PGA Championship for life. The champion also receives membership on the PGA Tour for the following five years and invitations to The Players Championship for five years. The prize of the tournament is the Wanamaker Trophy, which the champion keeps until the following year's competition. The PGA Championship was originally a match play event; however, in 1958 it was changed to a stroke play event.[2]

Walter Hagen (match play) and Jack Nicklaus (stroke play) hold the record for the most victories; both men have won the competition five times. Hagen holds the record for most consecutive wins in match play with four (1924–27), and Tiger Woods holds the record for most consecutive wins in stroke play with two, which he did twice (1999–2000, 2006–07). Julius Boros is the oldest winner of the PGA Championship; he was 48 years, 142 days old when he won in 1968. The youngest winner of the PGA Championship is Gene Sarazen, who was 20 years, 174 days old when he won in 1922. David Toms holds the record for the lowest score over 72 holes, which is 265.[3]

Jason Day holds the record for most strokes under par for 72 holes, 20, when he won the 2015 PGA Championship. This is the record under par score in all major championships.[4] The PGA Championship has had three wire-to-wire champions: Bobby Nichols in 1964, Raymond Floyd in 1982, and Hal Sutton in 1983.[5] Four others have led wire-to-wire if ties after a round are counted: Floyd in 1969, Nick Price in 1994, Woods in 2000 and Mickelson in 2005.[5]

Champions[edit]

Match play[edit]

Gene Sarazen, three-time PGA Championship champion (1922, 1923, and 1933). He is the youngest player to ever win the tournament.
Sam Snead, three-time PGA Championship champion (1942, 1949, and 1951).
PGA Championship champions in match play format
Year Country Champion Margin[6] Runner-up Course Location
1916  England Jim Barnes 1 up Jock Hutchison Siwanoy Country Club Bronxville, New York
1917 &
None[a] &
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1918 &
None &
None &
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1919  England Jim Barnes 6 & 5 Fred McLeod Engineers Country Club Roslyn Harbor, New York
1920  United States Jock Hutchison 1 up James Douglas Edgar Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor, Illinois
1921  United States Walter Hagen 3 & 2 Jim Barnes Inwood Country Club Inwood, New York
1922  United States Gene Sarazen 4 & 3 Emmet French Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania
1923  United States Gene Sarazen 38 holes Walter Hagen Pelham Country Club Pelham Manor, New York
1924  United States Walter Hagen 2 up Jim Barnes French Lick Springs Resort French Lick, Indiana
1925  United States Walter Hagen 6 & 5 Bill Mehlhorn Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois
1926  United States Walter Hagen 5 & 3 Leo Diegel Salisbury Country Club East Meadow, New York
1927  United States Walter Hagen 1 up Joe Turnesa Cedar Country Club Dallas, Texas
1928  United States Leo Diegel 6 & 5 Al Espinosa Baltimore Country Club Baltimore, Maryland
1929  United States Leo Diegel 6 & 4 Johnny Farrell Hillcrest Country Club Los Angeles, California
1930  United States Tommy Armour 1 up Gene Sarazen Fresh Meadow Country Club Great Neck, New York
1931  United States Tom Creavy 2 & 1 Denny Shute Wannamoisett Country Club Rumford, Rhode Island
1932  United States Olin Dutra 4 & 3 Frank Walsh Keller Golf Course Maplewood, Minnesota
1933  United States Gene Sarazen 5 & 4 Willie Goggin Blue Mound Golf & Country Club Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
1934  United States Paul Runyan 38 holes Craig Wood The Park Country Club Williamsville, New York
1935  United States Johnny Revolta 5 & 4 Tommy Armour Twin Hills Golf & Country Club Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1936  United States Denny Shute 3 & 2 Jimmy Thomson Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, North Carolina
1937  United States Denny Shute 37 holes Harold McSpaden Pittsburgh Field Club Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
1938  United States Paul Runyan 8 & 7 Sam Snead The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania
1939  United States Henry Picard 37 holes Byron Nelson Pomonok Country Club Flushing, New York
1940  United States Byron Nelson 1 up Sam Snead Hershey Country Club Hershey, Pennsylvania
1941  United States Vic Ghezzi 38 holes Byron Nelson Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
1942  United States Sam Snead 2 & 1 Jim Turnesa Seaview Country Club Atlantic City, New Jersey
1943 &
None[b] &
None &
&
1944  United States Bob Hamilton 1 up Byron Nelson Manito Golf and Country Club Spokane, Washington
1945  United States Byron Nelson 1 up Sam Byrd Moraine Country Club Dayton, Ohio
1946  United States Ben Hogan 6 & 4 Ed Oliver Portland Golf Club Portland, Oregon
1947  Australia Jim Ferrier 2 & 1 Chick Harbert Plum Hollow Country Club Southfield, Michigan
1948  United States Ben Hogan 7 & 6 Mike Turnesa Norwood Hills Country Club St. Louis, Missouri
1949  United States Sam Snead 3 & 2 Johnny Palmer Hermitage Country Club Richmond, Virginia
1950  United States Chandler Harper 4 & 3 Henry Williams Jr. Scioto Country Club Columbus, Ohio
1951  United States Sam Snead 7 & 6 Walter Burkemo Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania
1952  United States Jim Turnesa 1 up Chick Harbert Big Spring Country Club Louisville, Kentucky
1953  United States Walter Burkemo 2 & 1 Felice Torza Birmingham Country Club Birmingham, Michigan
1954  United States Chick Harbert 4 & 3 Walter Burkemo Keller Golf Course Maplewood, Minnesota
1955  United States Doug Ford 4 & 3 Cary Middlecoff Meadowbrook Country Club Detroit, Michigan
1956  United States Jack Burke Jr. 3 & 2 Ted Kroll Blue Hill Country Club Canton, Massachusetts
1957  United States Lionel Hebert 1 up Dow Finsterwald Miami Valley Golf Club Dayton, Ohio

Stroke play[edit]

Jack Nicklaus, five-time PGA Championship champion (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, and 1980). He holds the record for most wins in stroke play competition.
Tiger Woods, four-time PGA Championship champion (1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007). He is the only golfer to win the PGA Championship back-to-back in stroke play competition, accomplishing this twice. He is one of four champions to win wire-to-wire with his victory in 2000.
Key
Tournament won in a playoff Tournament won in a playoff
PGA Championship champions in stroke play format
Year Country Champion Course Location Total score To par[a]
1958  United States Dow Finsterwald Llanerch Country Club Havertown, Pennsylvania 276 −4
1959  United States Bob Rosburg Minneapolis Golf Club Minneapolis, Minnesota 277 −3
1960  United States Jay Hebert Firestone Country Club Akron, Ohio 281 +1
1961  United States Jerry Barber Tournament won in a playoff[d] Olympia Fields Olympia Fields, Illinois 277 −3
1962  South Africa Gary Player Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 278 −2
1963  United States Jack Nicklaus Dallas Athletic Club, Blue Course Dallas, Texas 279 −5
1964  United States Bobby Nichols Columbus Country Club Columbus, Ohio 271 −9
1965  United States Dave Marr Laurel Valley Golf Club Ligonier, Pennsylvania 280 −4
1966  United States Al Geiberger Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 280 E
1967  United States Don January Tournament won in a playoff[e] Columbine Country Club Columbine Valley, Colorado 281 −7
1968  United States Julius Boros Pecan Valley Golf Club San Antonio, Texas 281 +1
1969  United States Raymond Floyd NCR Country Club, South Course Dayton, Ohio 276 −8
1970  United States Dave Stockton Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 279 −1
1971  United States Jack Nicklaus PGA National Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 281 −7
1972  South Africa Gary Player Oakland Hills, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 +1
1973  United States Jack Nicklaus Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 277 −7
1974  United States Lee Trevino Tanglewood Park, Championship Course Clemmons, North Carolina 276 −4
1975  United States Jack Nicklaus Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 276 −4
1976  United States Dave Stockton Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Maryland 281 +1
1977  United States Lanny Wadkins Tournament won in a playoff[f] Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California 282 −6
1978  United States John Mahaffey Tournament won in a playoff[g] Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 276 −8
1979  Australia David Graham Tournament won in a playoff[h] Oakland Hills, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 272 −8
1980  United States Jack Nicklaus Oak Hill, East Course Rochester, New York 274 −6
1981  United States Larry Nelson Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia 273 −7
1982  United States Raymond Floyd Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 272 −8
1983  United States Hal Sutton Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California 274 −10
1984  United States Lee Trevino Shoal Creek Birmingham, Alabama 273 −15
1985  United States Hubert Green Cherry Hill Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 278 −6
1986  United States Bob Tway Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 276 −8
1987  United States Larry Nelson Tournament won in a playoff[i] PGA National Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 287 −1
1988  United States Jeff Sluman Oak Tree Edmond, Oklahoma 272 −12
1989  United States Payne Stewart Kemper Lakes Long Grove, Illinois 276 −12
1990  Australia Wayne Grady Shoal Creek Birmingham, Alabama 282 −6
1991  United States John Daly Crooked Stick Carmel, Indiana 276 −12
1992  Zimbabwe Nick Price Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri 278 −6
1993  United States Paul Azinger Tournament won in a playoff[j] Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 272 −12
1994  Zimbabwe Nick Price Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 269 −11
1995  Australia Steve Elkington Tournament won in a playoff[k] Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California 267 −17
1996  United States Mark Brooks Tournament won in a playoff[l] Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky 277 −11
1997  United States Davis Love III Winged Foot, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 269 −11
1998  Fiji Vijay Singh Sahalee Country Club Sammamish, Washington 271 −9
1999  United States Tiger Woods Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 277 −11
2000  United States Tiger Woods Tournament won in a playoff[m] Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky 270 −18
2001  United States David Toms Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia 265 −15
2002  United States Rich Beem Hazeltine National Chaska, Minnesota 278 −10
2003  United States Shaun Micheel Oak Hill, East Course Rochester, New York 276 −4
2004  Fiji Vijay Singh Tournament won in a playoff[n] Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin 280 −8
2005  United States Phil Mickelson Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 276 −4
2006  United States Tiger Woods Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 270 −18
2007  United States Tiger Woods Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma 272 −8
2008  Ireland Pádraig Harrington Oakland Hills, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 277 −3
2009  South Korea Yang Yong-eun Hazeltine National Chaska, Minnesota 280 −8
2010  Germany Martin Kaymer Tournament won in a playoff[o] Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin 277 −11
2011  United States Keegan Bradley Tournament won in a playoff[p] Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia 272 −8
2012  Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Ocean Course Kiawah Island, South Carolina 275 −13
2013  United States Jason Dufner Oak Hill, East Course Rochester, New York 270 −10
2014  Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky 268 −16
2015  Australia Jason Day Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin 268 −20
2016  United States Jimmy Walker Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 266 −14
2017  United States Justin Thomas Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina 276 −8
2018  United States Brooks Koepka Bellerive Country Club Town and Country, Missouri 264 −16

Multiple champions[edit]

Multiple PGA Championship champions
Golfer Total Years
 Walter Hagen (USA) 5 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
 Jack Nicklaus (USA) 5 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980
 Tiger Woods (USA) 4 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007
 Gene Sarazen (USA) 3 1922, 1923, 1933
 Sam Snead (USA) 3 1942, 1949, 1951
 Jim Barnes (USA) 2 1916, 1919
 Leo Diegel (USA) 2 1928, 1929
 Denny Shute (USA) 2 1936, 1937
 Paul Runyan (USA) 2 1934, 1938
 Byron Nelson (USA) 2 1940, 1945
 Ben Hogan (USA) 2 1946, 1948
 Gary Player (RSA) 2 1962, 1972
 Dave Stockton (USA) 2 1970, 1976
 Raymond Floyd (USA) 2 1969, 1982
 Lee Trevino (USA) 2 1974, 1984
 Larry Nelson (USA) 2 1981, 1987
 Nick Price (ZIM) 2 1992, 1994
 Vijay Singh (FIJ) 2 1998, 2004
 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 2 2012, 2014

By nationality[edit]

PGA Championship champions by nationality
Nationality Wins Winners
 United States 80 58
 Australia 5 5
 England 2 1
 South Africa 2 1
 Zimbabwe 2 1
 Fiji 2 1
 Northern Ireland 2 1
 Ireland 1 1
 South Korea 1 1
 Germany 1 1

Notes[edit]

  • a The PGA Championship was not held from 1917 to 1918 because of World War I.
  • b The 1943 PGA Championship was not held because of World War II.
  • c Par is a predetermined number of strokes that a golfer should require to complete a hole, a round (the sum of the total pars of the played holes), or a tournament (the sum of the total pars of each round). E stands for even, which means the tournament was completed in the predetermined number of strokes.[6]
  • d Jerry Barber won in a playoff against Don January.
  • e Don January won in a playoff against Don Massengale.
  • f Lanny Wadkins won in a playoff against Gene Littler.
  • g John Mahaffey won in a playoff against Tom Watson and Jerry Pate.
  • h David Graham won in a playoff against Ben Crenshaw.
  • i Larry Nelson won in a playoff against Lanny Wadkins.
  • j Paul Azinger won in a playoff against Greg Norman.
  • k Steve Elkington won in a playoff against Colin Montgomerie.
  • l Mark Brooks won in a playoff against Kenny Perry.
  • m Tiger Woods won in a playoff against Bob May.
  • n Vijay Singh won in a playoff against Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard.
  • o Martin Kaymer won in a playoff against Bubba Watson.
  • p Keegan Bradley won in a playoff against Jason Dufner.

References[edit]

General

  • "PGA Championship". PGA Media Center. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

Specific

  1. ^ "PGA Championship History". PGA Championship. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  2. ^ "History of the USPGA". BBC Sport. August 10, 2001. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  3. ^ "Championship Record Book". PGA Championship. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "Jason Day wins US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits". BBC Sport. August 17, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "PGA Championship record details - wire-to-wire winners". PGA Championship. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Scoring". BBC Sport. September 16, 2005. Retrieved September 23, 2008.

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