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The PGA Championship by Numbers

By: Golfshake Editor | Mon 17 May 2021 | Comments


Since it was first contested in 1916, the PGA Championship has enjoyed a long and colourful history, crowning legendary names such as Nicklaus, Hagen, Woods, Hogan, Trevino, McIlroy and Mickelson, while surprise winners like John Daly, Rich Beem and Shaun Micheel have only added to the intrigue of this event.

But what are the key facts and figures that tell its story? Here are some standouts:

9 - Number of golfers who have won on debut

5 - Most wins, Jack Nicklaus, Walter Hagen

4 - Most runner-up finishes, Nicklaus 

48 - Oldest winner, Julius Boros  in 1968 (48 years, 142 days)

20 - Youngest winner: Gene Sarazen in 1922 (20 years, 174 days)

8 - Biggest winning margin, Rory McIlroy in 2012

264 - Lowest 72-hole score, Brooks Koepka  (69-63-66-66), 2018

-20 - Lowest 72-hole score in relation to par, Jason Day (68-67-66-67=268) in 2015

63 - Lowest 18-hole score: Bruce Crampton, 2nd round, 1975; Ray Floyd, 1st, 1982; Gary Player, 2nd, 1984; Vijay Singh, 2nd, 1993; Michael Bradley, 1st, 1995; Brad Faxon, 4th, 1995; Jose Maria Olazabal, 3rd, 2000; Mark O'Meara, 2nd, 2001; Thomas Bjorn, 3rd, 2005; Tiger Woods, 2nd, 2007; Steve Stricker, 1st, 2011; Jason Dufner, 2nd, 2013; Hiroshi Iwata, 2nd, 2015; Robert Streb, 2nd, 2016; Brooks Koepka, 2nd, 2018; Charl Schwartzel 2nd, 2018; Brooks Koepka, 1st, 2019.

Most Frequent Venues:

4 PGA Championships: Southern Hills – 1970, 1982, 1994, 2007, (2022, 2030 planned).

3 PGA Championships: Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course – 1981, 2001, 2011.

3 PGA Championships: Firestone, South Course – 1960, 1966, 1975.

3 PGA Championships: Oakland Hills, South Course – 1972, 1979, 2008.

3 PGA Championships: Oakmont – 1922, 1951, 1978.

3 PGA Championships: Oak Hill, East Course – 1980, 2003, 2013, (2023 planned).

3 PGA Championships: Valhalla – 1996, 2000, 2014, (2024 planned).

3 PGA Championships: Whistling Straits, Straits Course – 2004, 2010, 2015.


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