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1961 PGA Championship

 

The 1961 PGA Championship was the 43rd edition of this major, staged by the PGA of America.

Winner: Jerry Barber, 277

Where it was played: Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois

Tournament dates: July 27-31, 1961

Leader after first round: Art Wall, 67

Leader after second round: Jerry Barber, 136

Leader after third round: Don January, 205

Notable Notes: Jerry Barber made putts of 20, 40 and 60 feet over the final three holes of regulation to tie Don January - who had led by four strokes with three holes to play - and force a playoff. In the 18-hole playoff, Barber, age 45, beat the young January by one stroke, 67 to 68.

Final Scores
Jerry Barber 69-67-71-70--277
Don January 72-66-67-72--277
Doug Sanders 70-68-74-68--280
Ted Kroll 72-68-70-71--281
Wes Ellis Jr. 71-71-68-72--282
Doug Ford 69-73-74-66--282
Gene Littler 71-70-72-69--282
Arnold Palmer 73-72-69-68--282
Johnny Pott 71-73-67-71--282
Art Wall 67-72-73-70--282
Paul Harney 70-73-69-71--283
Cary Middlecoff 74-69-71-69--283
Jay Hebert 68-72-72-72--284
Walter Burkemo 71-71-73-70--285
Billy Casper 74-72-69-71--286
Bob Goalby 73-72-68-73--286
Ernie Vossler 68-72-71-75--286
Don Whitt 76-72-70-68--286
Gardner Dickinson 71-71-71-74--287
Jack Fleck 70-74-73-70--287
Bob Rosburg 70-71-73-73--287
George Bayer 73-71-72-72--288
Don Fairfield 70-71-74-73--288
Fred Hawkins 75-73-71-69--288
Dave Marr 72-74-73-69--288
Shelley Mayfield 70-74-72-72--288
Billy Maxwell 71-72-73-73--289
Sam Snead 72-71-71-75--289
Charles Bassler 73-73-72-72--290
Bob Keller 72-73-72-73--290
Al Mengert 72-74-72-72--290
Gary Player 72-74-71-73--290
Billy Farrell 75-72-72-72--291
Jon Gustin 75-72-75-69--291
Mac Hunter 74-71-73-73--291
Dave Ragan 73-72-73-73--291
Clarence Doser 71-75-73-73--292
Mason Rudolph 71-71-73-77--292
Ken Venturi 72-72-77-71--292
Lew Worsham 75-73-73-71--292
Manuel De La Torre 72-72-76-73--293
Dow Finsterwald 74-74-71-74--293
Bud Holscher 77-68-75-74--294
Jack McGowan 76-70-77-71--294
Buster Cupit 70-78-72-75--295
Jim Ferrier 73-73-77-72--295
Marty Furgol 71-74-72-78--295
Milon Marusic 75-73-74-73--295
Mike Souchak 72-72-74-77--295
Fred Haas Jr. 72-76-75-73--296
Charles Malchaski 72-73-77-74--296
Jack Burke Jr. 76-71-72-78--297
Chick Harbert 73-75-73-76--297
Tom Nieporte 75-72-75-75--297
Sam Bernardi 75-72-75-76--298
Pete Cooper 74-74-75-75--298
Johnny Bulla 74-73-77-76--300
Mike Krak 71-76-77-76--300
Sam Penecale 72-73-79-76--300
Bill Heinlein 69-77-79-76--301
Marshall Springer 74-71-77-80--302
J.L. McReynolds 73-74-79-78--304
Al Besselink 74-73-83-75--305
Leon Butler 75-72-77-84--308

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