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1959 PGA Championship

 

The 1959 PGA Championship was the 41st edition of this major, staged by the PGA of America.

Winner: Bob Rosburg, 277

Where it was played: Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Tournament dates: July 30-Aug. 2, 1959

Leader after first round: Billy Casper, Chuck Klein, Dick Hart, Gene Littler, Jackson Bradley, Jerry Barber, Mike Krak, Mike Souchak and Walter Burkemo, 69

Leader after second round: Jerry Barber, 134

Leader after third round: Jerry Barber, 205

Notable Notes: Bob Rosburg won his only major championship by one stroke over Jerry Barber and Doug Sanders. Rosburg did it by coming from six shots off the lead in the final round, shooting 66 to the 73 of third-round leader Barber.

Final Scores
Bob Rosburg 71-72-68-66--277
Jerry Barber 69-65-71-73--278
Doug Sanders 72-66-68-72--278
Dow Finsterwald 71-68-71-70--280
Bob Goalby 72-69-72-68--281
Mike Souchak 69-67-71-74--281
Ken Venturi 70-72-70-69--281
Cary Middlecoff 72-68-70-72--282
Sam Snead 71-73-68-70--282
Gene Littler 69-70-72-73--284
Doug Ford 71-73-71-70--285
Billy Maxwell 70-76-70-69--285
Ed Oliver 75-70-69-71--285
Paul Harney 74-71-71-70--286
Tommy Jacobs 73-71-68-74--286
Arnold Palmer 72-72-71-71--286
Tommy Bolt 76-69-68-74--287
Jack Burke Jr. 70-73-72-72--287
Walter Burkemo 69-72-73-73--287
Billy Casper 69-71-73-74--287
Pete Cooper 78-70-68-71--287
Buster Cupit 70-72-72-73--287
Babe Lichardus 71-73-72-71--287
Ernie Vossler 75-71-72-69--287
Jay Hebert 72-70-69-77--288
Ted Kroll 72-74-71-71--288
Art Wall 70-72-73-73--288
Clare Emery 74-74-72-69--289
Chick Harbert 73-71-71-74--289
Fred Hawkins 72-69-72-76--289
Jackson Bradley 69-74-73-74--290
Don Fairfield 70-73-75-72--290
Lionel Hebert 71-69-75-75--290
Eric Monti 74-72-71-73--290
John McMullin 76-71-69-75--291
Dave Ragan 74-69-74-74--291
Dick Stranahan 74-70-72-75--291
Bob Crowley 73-75-71-73--292
Jim Ferree 74-72-71-75--292
Jim Ferrier 73-71-72-76--292
Claude Harmon 73-73-72-74--292
Jim Turnesa 73-72-74-73--292
Don Whitt 71-77-72-72--292
Julius Boros 72-74-73-74--293
Wes Ellis Jr. 76-74-70-73--293
Scudday Horner 74-71-76-72--293
Denny Shute 75-73-70-75--293
Henry Williams 74-73-74-72--293
Don January 73-74-74-73--294
Mac Main 75-70-73-76--294
Bill Ogden 73-69-76-76--294
Bo Wininger 77-73-71-73--294
Al Feminelli 70-77-73-75--295
Bob Gajda 74-71-74-76--295
Frank Stranahan 74-72-70-79--295
Bill Ezinicki 77-67-76-76--296
George Fazio 74-76-69-77--296
John Barnum 75-73-72-77--297
Bud Williamson 72-75-72-78--297
Mickey Homa 71-74-75-78--298
Don Waryan 72-76-72-79--299
Wayne Otis 74-74-73-79--300
Leonard Wagner 72-73-75-85--305

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