On this day, In 1931 Tom Creavy won the PGA Championship 2 and 1 over Denny Shute

Tom Creavy

Tom Creavy won his sole major championship 85 years ago today!

Published September 19th, 2016 – It was on this day that Tom Creavy captured his sole major championship late in September at Wannamoisett Country Club.  He defeated Denny Shute in the final but the twenty year old Creavy didn’t have an easy draw in the match play format.  In the quarterfinals he faced the 1924 U.S. Open winner and slowest golfer ever, Cyril Walker who he defeated 3 & 1.  Next he faced the highly decorated former champion, Gene Sarazen who he beat 5 & 3. After these two upsets he moved on to the final and faced a 27 year old seasoned Denny Shute.  Shute was deemed an expert not he greens but they could not hold a candle to Creavy’s creativity and chipping.  Creavy only had to putt once on 15 out of the 54 holes during the entire match.  In the end Creavy took home the coveted first prize, $1,000 and more success after this confidence boosting win.

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