The PGA Championship...A Celebration of golfs major championships

The PGA Championship is one of the four major championships and is hosted by the Pro Golfers Association of America.  The first PGA Championship was played around 100 years ago in 1916 at Siwonoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York and was won by up and coming golf star Jim Barnes.  The tournament hit a bit of a snag the next to years being obsolete until 1919 when Jim Barnes successfully defended his title.  World War I was the reason the 1917 & 1918 tournaments weren't held.  War would punish the tournament once more in 1943 due to World War II.

PGA Championship–Match play format

Year Country Champion Margin Runner-up Course Location
1916  England Jim Barnes 1 up Jock Hutchison Siwanoy Country Club Bronxville, New York
1917 None None
1918 None None
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 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

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