Golf - PGA Championship

 

One of golfings majors, the PGA Championship represents golf at its finest. The golfers of the world have competed for over 80 years for the the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy. Even changes in golf equipment over the years has not made the selected courses any easier.

Other golf majors include the British Open, the US Open and The Masters.

Golf - PGA Championship

Golf - PGA Championship

Year  

Winner  

Site  

2009

Y.E. Yang

Hazeltine National, Chaska, Minn

2008

Padraig Harrington

Oakland Hills Country Club, Birmingham, Mich

2007

Tiger Woods

Southern Hills, Tulsa, Okla

2006

Tiger Woods

Medinah CC, Medinah, IL

2005

Phil Mickelson

Baltusrol, Springfield, NJ

2004

Vijay Singh 

Whistling Straits, WI

2003

Shaun Micheel

Oak Hill, Rochester NY

2002

Rich Beem

Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minneapolis, Mn

2001 

David Toms 

Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga. 

2000 

Tiger Woods 

Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky. 

1999 

Tiger Woods 

Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Ill.  

1998 

Vijay Singh 

Sahalee, Redmond, Wash.  

1997 

Davis Love III 

Winged Foot, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 

1996 

Mark Brooks 

Valhalla, Louisville, Ky. 

1995 

Steve Elkington 

Riviera, Los Angeles, Calif. 

1994 

Nick Price 

Southern Hills, Tulsa, Okla. 

1993 

Paul Azinger 

Inverness, Toledo, Ohio 

1992 

Nick Price 

Bellerive, St. Louis 

1991 

John Daly 

Crooked Stick, Carmel, Ind. 

1990 

Wayne Grady 

Shoal Creek, Birmingham, Ala. 

1989 

Payne Stewart 

Kemper Lakes, Hawthorn Woods, Ill. 

1988 

Jeff Sluman 

Oak Tree, Edmond, Okla. 

1987 

Larry Nelson 

PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 

1986 

Bob Tway 

Inverness, Toledo, Ohio 

1985 

Hubert Green 

Cherry Hills, Denver 

1984 

Lee Trevino 

Shoal Creek, Birmingham, Ala. 

1983 

Hal Sutton 

Riviera, Pacific Palisades, Calif. 

1982 

Raymond Floyd 

Southern Hills, Tulsa, Okla. 

1981 

Larry Nelson 

Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga. 

1980 

Jack Nicklaus 

Oak Hill, Rochester, N.Y. 

1979 

David Graham 

Oakland Hills, Birmingham, Mich. 

1978 

John Mahaffey 

Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa. 

1977 

Lanny Wadkins 

Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, Calif. 

1976 

Dave Stockton 

Congressional, Bethesda, Md. 

1975 

Jack Nicklaus 

Firestone, Akron, Ohio 

1974 

Lee Trevino 

Tanglewood, Winston-Salem, N.C. 

1973 

Jack Nicklaus 

Canterbury, Cleveland 

1972 

Gary Player 

Oakland Hills, Birmingham, Ala. 

1971 

Jack Nicklaus 

PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 

1970 

Dave Stockton 

Southern Hills, Tulsa, Okla. 

1969 

Ray Floyd 

NCR, Dayton, Ohio 

1968 

Julius Boros 

Pecan Valley, San Antonio, Texas 

1967 

Don January 

Columbine, Littleton, Colo. 

1966 

Al Geiberger 

Firestone, Akron, Ohio 

1965 

Dave Marr 

Laurel Valley, Ligonier, Pa. 

1964 

Bobby Nichols 

Columbus, Columbus, Ohio 

1963 

Jack Nicklaus 

Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas 

1962 

Gary Player 

Aronomink, Newtown Square, Pa. 

1961 

Jerry Barber 

Olympia Fields, Olympia Fields, Ill. 

1960 

Jay Hebert 

Firestone, Akron, Ohio  

1959 

Bob Rosburg 

Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Minn. 

1958 

Dow Finsterwald 

Llanerch, Havertown, Pa. 

1957 

Lionel Hebert 

Miami Valley, Dayton, Ohio 

1956 

Jack Burke 

Blue Hill, Boston 

1955 

Doug Ford 

Meadowbrook, Detroit 

1954 

Chick Harbert 

Keller, St. Paul, Minn. 

1953 

Walter Burkemo 

Birmingham, Birmingham, Mich. 

1952 

Jim Turnesa 

Big Spring, Louisville, Ky. 

1951 

Sam Snead 

Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa. 

1950 

Chandler Harper 

Scioto, Columbus, Ohio 

1949 

Sam Snead 

Hermitage, Richmond, Va. 

1948 

Ben Hogan 

Norwood Hills, St. Louis 

1947 

Jim Ferrier 

Plum Hollow, Detroit 

1946 

Ben Hogan 

Portland, Portland, Ore. 

1945 

Byron Nelson 

Morraine, Dayton, Ohio  

1944 

Bob Hamilton 

Manito, Spokane, Wash.  

1943 

No championship played 

  

1942 

Sam Snead 

Seaview, Atlantic City, N.J. 

1941 

Vic Ghezzi 

Cherry Hills, Denver 

1940 

Byron Nelson 

Hershey, Hershey, Pa. 

1939 

Henry Picard 

Pomonok, Flushing, N.Y. 

1938 

Paul Runyan 

Shawnee, Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa. 

1937 

Denny Shute 

Pittsburgh, Aspinwall, Pa. 

1936 

Denny Shute 

Pinehurst, Pinehurst, N.C. 

1935 

Johnny Revolta 

Twin Hills, Okla. City, Okla. 

1934 

Paul Runyan 

Park, Williamsville, N.Y. 

1933 

Gene Sarazen 

Blue Mound, Milwaukee 

1932 

Olin Dutra 

Keller, St. Paul, Minn. 

1931 

Tom Creavy 

Wannamoisett, Rumford, R.I. 

1930 

Tommy Armour 

Fresh Meadow, Flushing, N.Y. 

1929 

Leo Diegel 

Hillcrest, Los Angeles 

1928 

Leo Diegel 

Five Farms, Baltimore 

1927 

Walter Hagen 

Cedar Crest, Dallas 

1926 

Walter Hagen 

Salisbury, Westbury, N.Y. 

1925 

Walter Hagen 

Olympia Fields, Olympia Fields, Ill. 

1924 

Walter Hagen 

French Lick, French Lick, Ind. 

1923 

Gene Sarazen 

Pelham, Pelham, N.Y. 

1922 

Gene Sarazen 

Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa. 

1921 

Walter Hagen 

Inwood, Far Rockaway, N.Y. 

1920 

Jock Hutchison 

Flossmoor, Flossmoor, Ill. 

1919 

James M. Barnes 

Engineers, Roslyn, N.Y. 

1918 

No championship played 

  

1917 

No championship played 

  

1916 

James M. Barnes 

Siwanoy, Bronxville, N.Y. 

 

PGA Championship - History

At the exploratory meeting of The Professionals Golfers' Association of America on January 17, 1916, the idea for a national championship was conceived. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker, who hosted the meeting, would provide a trophy for the competition, as well as an initial purse of $2,580 for the match-play event.

The first PGA Championship was played in 1916 at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, N.Y. England's Jim Barnes won the inaugural Championship, but the event was interrupted for two years by World War I. Barnes came back in 1919 to capture his second consecutive Championship and began his own era of domination. Hagen would go on to post his record-tying five PGA Championships in the 1920s. Gene Sarazen would claim victories in 1922, '23 and '33. Denny Shute captured the PGA Championship title in 1936 and 1937, becoming the first back-to-back winner before Tiger Woods in 2000. In 1958, the format of the PGA Championship was changed from match play to stroke play. In 1963, Jack Nicklaus won his first of a record-tying five PGA Championships. Over the past eight decades, the PGA Championship has developed into one of the premier sporting events in the world.