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1981 PGA Championship

 

The 1981 PGA Championship was the 63rd time the tournament was played.

Winner: Larry Nelson, 273

Where it was played: Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) in Duluth, Georgia

Tournament dates: August 6-9, 1981

Leader after first round: Bob Murphy, 66

Leader after second round: Bob Murphy, 135

Leader after third round: Larry Nelson, 202

Notable Notes: Larry Nelson, who lived near the course, trailed the 36-hole leader by one stroke, but outplayed everyone on the weekend. Nelson seized the tournament with a 66 in the third round, then followed with a solid 71 to close. His margin of victory was four strokes. It was the first of Nelson's three career wins in majors.

Final Scores
Larry Nelson 70-66-66-71--273
Fuzzy Zoeller 70-68-68-71--277
Dan Pohl 69-67-73-69--278
Bruce Lietzke 70-70-71-68--279
Jack Nicklaus 71-68-71-69--279
Keith Fergus 71-71-69-68--279
Tom Kite 71-67-69-72--279
Greg Norman 73-67-68-71--279
Bob Gilder 74-69-70-66--279
Isao Aoki 75-68-66-70--279
Jerry Pate 71-68-70-71--280
Vance Heafner 68-70-70-72--280
Andy North 68-69-70-73--280
Tommy Valentine 73-70-71-66--280
J.C. Snead 70-71-70-70--281
David Edwards 71-69-70-72--282
Hale Irwin 71-74-68-69--282
Bob Murphy 66-69-73-75--283
Don January 70-72-70-72--284
Raymond Floyd 71-70-71-72--284
Tom Purtzer 70-70-73-71--284
John Cook 72-69-70-73--284
Joe Inman 73-71-67-73--284
Gil Morgan 70-69-74-71--284
Jay Haas 73-68-74-69--284
Don Pooley 74-70-69-71--284
Tom Weiskopf 71-72-72-70--285
Hubert Green 71-74-71-69--285
Curtis Strange 73-72-74-66--285
Peter Jacobsen 74-71-71-69--285
Bill Rogers 72-75-66-72--285
Bobby Clampett 75-71-70-69--285
Seve Ballesteros 71-73-72-70--286
Ed Fiori 73-73-67-73--286
Mark Hayes 70-74-68-74--286
Greg Powers 70-70-74-72--286
Lanny Wadkins 70-71-74-71--286
Bob Eastwood 67-69-72-78--286
Jim Thorpe 71-72-72-72--287
D.A. Weibring 71-74-74-68--287
Terry Diehl 72-74-71-70--287
Lon Hinkle 69-76-69-73--287
Calvin Peete 74-71-74-69--288
Howard Twitty 74-71-74-69--288
Dave Stockton 70-75-70-73--288
Bruce Fleisher 73-72-68-75--288
Rod Curl 75-72-69-72--288
David Graham 75-69-74-70--288
Jack Renner 74-70-73-72--289
Wayne Levi 70-71-73-75--289
Gary Player 75-72-71-71--289
Lee Elder 75-71-74-69--289
Ron Streck 69-77-75-68--289
Rex Caldwell 68-72-71-78--289
Doug Tewell 71-73-76-70--290
Tom Jenkins 73-73-73-72--291
Mark McCumber 70-74-73-74--291
Mike Sullivan 70-72-74-75--291
Jim Colbert 72-75-71-73--291
Mark Lye 67-76-74-74--291
Don Padgett 74-71-73-74--292
Leonard Thompson 75-72-71-74--292
Roger Maltbie 69-78-76-69--292
Mike Morley 72-71-71-78--292
Danny Edwards 73-71-70-78--292
John Fought 74-71-78-69--292
Bobby Wadkins 73-74-72-74--293
Al Geiberger 73-74-77-69--293
Barry Jaeckel 72-74-69-78--293
George Burns 74-71-74-75--294
Ed Sneed 71-75-72-76--294
Mark O'Meara 72-71-74-77--294
George Cadle 74-72-74-75--295
Charles Coody 69-74-78-75--296
John Jackson 75-70-76-76--297
Arnold Palmer 74-73-74-77--298
Bruce Summerhays 73-74-75-80--302
David Glenz 72-73-77-84--306

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