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1978 PGA Championship

 

The 1978 PGA Championship was the 60th time the tournament was played.

Winner: John Mahaffey, 276

Where it was played: Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Tournament dates: August 3-6, 1978

Leader after first round: Tom Watson, 67

Leader after second round: Tom Watson, 136

Leader after third round: Tom Watson, 203

Notable Notes: Tom Watson probably should have won this tournament. He led the first three rounds, and had a 5-stroke advantage going into the fourth. But he shot 73 in that final round, opening the door for others. John Mahaffey and Jerry Pate took advantage, tying Watson with rounds of 66 and 68, respectively. (Pate could have won it with a 4-foot putt on the 72nd hole, but missed.) The trio went into a sudden-death playoff, and Mahaffey won it with a birdie on the second extra hole. Watson never won a PGA Championship.

Final Scores
John Mahaffey 75-67-68-66--276
Jerry Pate 72-70-66-68--276
Tom Watson 67-69-67-73--276
Tom Weiskopf 73-67-69-71--280
Gil Morgan 76-71-66-67--280
Craig Stadler 70-74-67-71--282
Andy Bean 72-72-70-70--284
Lee Trevino 69-73-70-72--284
Graham Marsh 72-74-68-70--284
Fuzzy Zoeller 75-69-73-68--285
Joe Inman 72-68-69-77--286
Hale Irwin 73-71-73-70--287
John Schroeder 76-69-70-72--287
Larry Nelson 76-71-70-70--287
Billy Kratzert 70-77-73-67--287
Grier Jones 70-73-71-74--288
Ben Crenshaw 69-71-75-73--288
Phil Hancock 70-73-70-75--288
Bob Gilder 74-71-70-74--289
Dave Stockton 68-75-74-72--289
Wally Armstrong 71-73-75-70--289
Don January 73-72-75-69--289
Bobby Nichols 75-67-73-74--289
Kermit Zarley 75-71-67-76--289
George Burns 79-68-70-72--289
Peter Oosterhuis 73-72-72-73--290
Bob Shearer 73-73-71-73--290
Hubert Green 71-71-74-74--290
Bob Zender 73-69-74-74--290
George Cadle 74-74-74-68--290
Greg Powers 75-70-75-70--290
Gary Player 76-72-71-71--290
Rod Curl 76-71-73-70--290
Jim Dent 74-74-70-73--291
Mike Sullivan 70-75-73-73--291
Lanny Wadkins 70-73-72-76--291
Victor Regalado 76-71-70-74--291
Keith Fergus 71-74-72-75--292
Danny Edwards 74-73-70-75--292
Morris Hatalsky 77-71-69-75--292
Johnny Miller 69-72-72-79--292
Bill Rogers 72-74-73-74--293
Dave Eichelberger 74-73-74-72--293
Lee Elder 71-76-73-73--293
Leonard Thompson 72-76-74-71--293
Andy North 76-71-73-73--293
Mike Morley 70-73-73-77--293
Dewitt Weaver 75-69-72-77--293
Rod Funseth 70-73-72-78--293
Tommy Aycock 74-72-75-73--294
Dave Hill 69-76-75-74--294
Raymond Floyd 76-72-73-73--294
Jack Newton 73-71-71-79--294
Bobby Cole 75-73-73-74--295
Bobby Wadkins 74-74-71-76--295
Bob Murphy 71-75-71-78--295
Tom Purtzer 72-70-78-75--295
Mike McCullough 76-71-75-74--296
Jay Haas 73-71-77-75--296
Curtis Strange 72-74-71-79--296
George Archer 76-67-77-77--297
Bruce Lietzke 75-72-73-78--298
Lon Hinkle 73-73-74-79--299
Laurie Hammer 74-72-77-77--300
Gary Koch 74-72-77-77--300
Howard Twitty 75-72-77-76--300
Ed Sneed 76-72-73-79--300
Jerry Heard 76-71-72-81--300
Jim Colbert 74-74-73-80--301
Bill Hall 76-72-77-78--303

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