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The PGA Championship  is the golf season’s final major, played in mid-August right after The Open Championship.   It was originally a match play tournament when created, however, in 1958 it changed over to a stroke play format.  It is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour.  The champion walks away with the infamous Wanamaker Trophy, $1.44 million and 600 Fed Ex Cup points.  They are also automatically invited to play in the other three majors  for the next five years.  Not to mention they are also exempted from qualifying for the PGA Championship for life.

 

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

VENUE CHANGES FROM YEAR TO YEAR

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STORY OF THE WANAMAKER TROPHY: 

The trophy was named after Rodman Wanamaker.   In 1928, Walter Hagen lost the original Wanamaker Trophy but then recovered  in 1930 in a cellar of the L.A. Young & Company by a janitor cleaning out the cellar.  Now, a replica of the original is presented to the winner, who gets to keep it for a year (returning it at the following year’s tournament).  However, the winner also receives a smaller replica to keep permanently.

 

 

NOTABLE RECORDS:

  • AGGREGATE SCORE: 265, David Toms (2005)
  • MOST WINS: 4,  Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Willie Anderson
  • LOWEST ROUND SCORE: 63,  Bruce Crampton (1975)

 

 

WINNERS

 

STROKE PLAY FORMAT:

 

Year Champion Final Score Earnings ($)
2013 Jason Dufner -10 1,445,000
2012 Rory McIlroy -13 1,445,000
2011 Keegan Bradley -8 1,445,000
2010 Martin Kaymer -11 1,350,000
2009 Yang Yong-eun -8 1,350,000
2008 Pádraig Harrington -3 1,350,000
2007 Tiger Woods -8 1,260,000
2006 Tiger Woods -18 1,224,000
2005 Phil Mickelson -4 1,170,000
2004 Vijay Singh -8 1,125,000
2003 Shaun Micheel -4 1,080,000
2002 Rich Beem -10 990,000
2001 David Toms -15 936,000
2000 Tiger Woods -18 900,000
1999 Tiger Woods -11 630,000
1998 Vijay Singh -9 540,000
1997 Davis Love III -11 470,000
1996 Mark Brooks -11 430,000
1995 Steve Elkington -17 360,000
1994 Nick Price -11 310,000
1993 Paul Azinger -12 300,000
1992 Nick Price -6 280,000
1991 John Daly -12 230,000
1990 Wayne Grady -6 225,000
1989 Payne Stewart -12 200,000
1988 Jeff Sluman -12 160,000
1987 Larry Nelson -1 150,000
1986 Bob Tway -8 145,000
1985 Hubert Green -6 125,000
1984 Lee Trevino -15 125,000
1983 Hal Sutton -10 100,000
1982 Raymond Floyd -8 65,000
1981 Larry Nelson -7 60,000
1980 Jack Nicklaus -6 60,000
1979 David Graham -8 60,000
1978 John Mahaffey -8 50,000
1977 Lanny Wadkins -6 45,000
1976 Dave Stockton 1 45,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus -4 45,000
1974 Lee Trevino -4 45,000
1973 Jack Nicklaus 7 45,000
1972 Gary Player 1 45,000
1971 Jack Nicklaus -7 40,000
1970 Dave Stockton -1 40,000
1969 Raymond Floyd -8 35,000
1968 Julius Boros 1 25,000
1967 Don January -7 25,000
1966 Al Geiberger E 25,000
1965 Dave Marr -4 25,000
1964 Bobby Nichols -9 18,000
1963 Jack Nicklaus -5 13,000
1962 Gary Player -2 13,000
1961 Jerry Barber[18] -3 11,000
1960 Jay Hebert 1 11,000
1959 Bob Rosburg -3 8,250
1958 Dow Finsterwald -4 5,500

 

MATCH PLAY FORMAT

Year Champion Earnings ($)
1957 Lionel Hebert 8,000
1956 Jack Burke, Jr. 5,000
1955 Doug Ford 5,000
1954 Chick Harbert 5,000
1953 Walter Burkemo 5,000
1952 Jim Turnesa 3,500
1951 Sam Snead 3,500
1950 Chandler Harper 3,500
1949 Sam Snead 3,500
1948 Ben Hogan 3,500
1947 Jim Ferrier 3,500
1946 Ben Hogan 3,500
1945 Byron Nelson 3,750
1944 Bob Hamilton 3,500
1943 NO TOURNAMENT
1942 Sam Snead 1,000
1941 Vic Ghezzi 1,100
1940 Byron Nelson 1,100
1939 Henry Picard 1,100
1938 Paul Runyan 1,100
1937 Denny Shute 1,000
1936 Denny Shute 1,000
1935 Johnny Revolta 1,000
1934 Paul Runyan 1,000
1933 Gene Sarazen 1,000
1932 Olin Dutra 1,000
1931 Tom Creavy 1,000
1930 Tommy Armour
1929 Leo Diegel
1928 Leo Diegel
1927 Walter Hagen
1926 Walter Hagen
1925 Walter Hagen
1924 Walter Hagen
1923 Gene Sarazen
1922 Gene Sarazen 500
1921 Walter Hagen 500
1920 Jock Hutchison 500
1919 Jim Barnes 500
1917-18 NO TOURNAMENT
1916 Jim Barnes 500

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