Daily Archives: August 12, 2011
OK. We’re having a party tonight. It’s one of my roommates’ birthday. Happy Birthday Tan!
So this is a quick one I owe all to wikipedia.org. It’s those golfers who have won the most PGA Championships. But, hey, I could still add some aperitif-infused observations. Let’s see…
Jack Nicklaus has five wins – the most of anyone in the modern stroke play era that began in 1958. Before that it was a match play event.
Walter Hagen (match), Tiger Woods (stroke), Gene Sarazen (match), Jim Barnes (match), Leo Diegel (match), Denny Shute (match) won the PGA back-to-back. That means Tiger Woods is the only player ever to win the PGA two years in a row under the current stroke play scoring system. Add that to the list.
Though he just missed the 2011 cut.
Four of the 11 non-Americans to win the PGA did it twice.
|1.||USA||Walter Hagen||5||1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927|
|1.||USA||Jack Nicklaus||5||1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980|
|3.||USA||Tiger Woods||4||1999, 2000, 2006, 2007|
|4.||USA||Gene Sarazen||3||1922, 1923, 1933|
|4.||USA||Sam Snead||3||1942, 1949, 1951|
|6.||ENG||Jim Barnes||2||1916, 1919|
|6.||USA||Leo Diegel||2||1928, 1929|
|6.||USA||Denny Shute||2||1936, 1937|
|6.||USA||Paul Runyan||2||1934, 1938|
|6.||USA||Byron Nelson||2||1940, 1945|
|6.||USA||Ben Hogan||2||1946, 1948|
|6.||ZAF||Gary Player||2||1962, 1972|
|6.||USA||Dave Stockton||2||1970, 1976|
|6.||USA||Raymond Floyd||2||1969, 1982|
|6.||USA||Lee Trevino||2||1974, 1984|
|6.||USA||Larry Nelson||2||1981, 1987|
|6.||ZIM||Nick Price||2||1992, 1994|
|6.||FIJ||Vijay Singh||2||1998, 2004|