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1979 PGA Championship

 

The 1979 PGA Championship was the 61st time the tournament was played.

Winner: David Graham, 272

Where it was played: Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course) in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Tournament dates: August 2-5, 1979

Leader after first round: Tom Watson, 66

Leader after second round: Ben Crenshaw, 136

Leader after third round: Rex Caldwell, 203

Notable Notes: David Graham double-bogied the final hole, which is too bad because had he parred he would have shot 63 to win, and his round would be remembered as one of the best ever. But he still shot 65 to tie Ben Crenshaw for the lead, and then beat Crenshaw in the sudden-death playoff. Graham won the playoff by birdying the third extra hole. Also of note this year: Sam Snead, who was 67 years old, made the cut - the oldest golf to make a cut in a major.

Final Scores
David Graham 69-68-70-65--272
Ben Crenshaw 69-67-69-67--272
Rex Caldwell 67-70-66-71--274
Ron Streck 68-71-69-68--276
Jerry Pate 69-69-69-71--278
Gibby Gilbert 69-72-68-69--278
Don January 69-70-71-69--279
Jay Haas 68-69-73-69--279
Howard Twitty 70-73-69-67--279
Gary Koch 71-71-71-67--280
Lou Graham 69-74-68-69--280
Jerry McGee 73-69-71-68--281
Tom Watson 66-72-69-74--281
Jack Renner 71-74-66-70--281
Andy Bean 76-69-68-68--281
Graham Marsh 69-70-71-72--282
Hubert Green 69-70-72-71--282
Bruce Lietzke 69-69-71-73--282
Gene Littler 71-71-67-73--282
Bob Gilder 73-71-68-70--282
John Schroeder 72-72-70-69--283
Bob Byman 73-72-69-69--283
Frank Conner 70-73-69-72--284
Gary Player 73-70-70-71--284
Peter Jacobsen 70-74-67-73--284
Rod Funseth 70-69-76-69--284
Alan Tapie 73-65-76-70--284
Gil Morgan 72-73-70-70--285
Miller Barber 73-72-69-71--285
Artie McNickle 69-70-72-74--285
George Burns 71-74-67-73--285
Larry Nelson 70-75-70-70--285
Mark McCumber 75-68-70-72--285
Ed Sneed 77-67-70-71--285
Lee Elder 70-71-73-73--287
Bill Rogers 70-72-73-72--287
Lee Trevino 70-73-72-72--287
Lynn Janson 73-71-72-71--287
Jim Masserio 69-73-71-74--287
Tom Kite 72-72-69-74--287
Dave Stockton 70-75-72-70--287
Sam Snead 73-71-71-73--288
Jimmy Wright 72-69-72-75--288
Kermit Zarley 73-69-71-75--288
Calvin Peete 75-71-70-72--288
Jim Colbert 73-73-72-71--289
Chi Chi Rodriguez 71-72-72-74--289
Tommy Aaron 73-73-69-74--289
Don Padgett 71-75-73-70--289
Jim Simons 76-68-73-72--289
Rod Curl 72-72-73-73--290
John Mahaffey 72-74-71-73--290
Bob Mann 71-73-71-75--290
Dewitt Weaver 73-73-71-74--291
Wally Armstrong 74-71-73-73--291
Fuzzy Zoeller 70-75-75-71--291
Jim Dent 70-72-76-73--291
Dave Barber 74-69-71-77--291
Leonard Thompson 72-67-78-74--291
Barry Jaeckel 71-73-75-73--292
Keith Fergus 73-70-73-76--292
Rocky Thompson 72-72-73-76--293
Mark Hayes 71-73-77-72--293
Raymond Floyd 74-70-77-72--293
Scott Bess 73-72-75-74--294
Al Geiberger 76-70-73-75--294
Lon Hinkle 73-72-71-78--294
Jack Nicklaus 73-72-78-71--294
Austin Straub 73-70-72-79--294
Lanny Wadkins 71-75-73-76--295
Bobby Wadkins 77-68-75-76--296
Dean Refram 75-69-79-75--298
Ronald Smoak 72-74-78-79--303
Dennis Coscina 76-70-74-83--303

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