Senior PGA Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event

 Dates: Thursday, May 27th through Sunday, May 30th
 Site: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1986)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 6,990
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 446 yds   10 - Par 5 557 yds
               2 - Par 4 455 yds   11 - Par 3 168 yds
               3 - Par 3 199 yds   12 - Par 4 458 yds
               4 - Par 4 350 yds   13 - Par 4 349 yds
               5 - Par 4 425 yds   14 - Par 3 208 yds
               6 - Par 4 401 yds   15 - Par 4 430 yds
               7 - Par 5 586 yds   16 - Par 4 440 yds
               8 - Par 3 166 yds   17 - Par 4 402 yds
               9 - Par 4 415 yds   18 - Par 5 535 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,443 yds         36 3,547 yds
 
 Annual: 65th

 Defending Champion: John Jacobs
 Runner-Up: Bobby Wadkins
 Tournament Record: 268 (Sam Snead, 1973)
 54-Hole Record: 199 (Sam Snead, 1973)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Sam Snead, 1973; Arnold Palmer, 1984;
                      Jack Nicklaus, 1991)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Arnold Palmer, 1984; Buck White, 1961 - PGA National, FL)
 Course Record: 63 (Jose Maria Olazabal, 2000)
 Total Purse: $2,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $360,000; 2nd Place - 216,000; 3rd Place - 136,000
 
                              Key Players to Watch
                              --------------------
 
                                   Finish Last Ten Years
 Player              1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003
 ------              ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 John Jacobs         dnp   dnp   T-31  mc    T-13  T-8   T-38  T-40  T-64  Won
 Bobby Wadkins       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-2   2nd
 Fuzzy Zoeller       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   Won   T-3
 Bruce Lietzke       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-45  T-3
 Doug Tewell         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   Won   T-8   T-18  T-5
 Des Smyth           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-5
 Gil Morgan          dnp   dnp   dnp   T-15  3rd   T-11  T-32  dnp   T-6   T-7
 Allen Doyle         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   Won   T-17  4th   T-15  T-7
 Vicente Fernandez   dnp   dnp   3rd   T-35  T-6   2nd   T-6   T-25  mc    T-7
 Bruce Fleisher      dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-3   T-38  7th   T-6   T-10
 Larry Nelson        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   2nd   T-43  T-2   T-27  T-6   T-10
 Bob Gilder          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   3rd   T-10  T-10
 Tom Kite            dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-2   T-23  T-15  T-10
 Mark McCumber       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-64  T-10
 Craig Stadler       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-15
 Wayne Levi          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-6   T-17
 Dana Quigley        dnp   dnp   dnp   T-40  T-6   T-5   T-2   T-15  T-10  T-17
 Ray Floyd           T-3   Won   19th  T-35  15th  T-24  T-51  T-40  T-15  T-17
 Tom Watson          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-17  Won   T-18  T-17
 Jay Sigel           13th  T-30  T-11  T-40  T-6   T-22  T-12  dnp   T-57  T-17
 Jose M. Canizares   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-35  T-22  T-3   T-38  T-61  T-18  T-26
 Morris Hatalsky     dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-10  T-28
 Stewart Ginn        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-25  T-5   T-69  T-28
 Tom Wargo           T-10  T-30  T-15  mc    T-11  T-39  74th  T-20  mc    T-34
 Mike McCullough     dnp   dnp   T-25  T-46  T-13  T-24  T-17  T-65  wd    T-34
 Ed Dougherty        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-11  T-12  T-49  T-32  T-40
 Andy North          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-46  mc    T-72  T-50
 Lanny Wadkins       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-54  T-15  T-27  T-53
 Dave Eichelberger   dnp   38th  mc    mc    mc    T-67  mc    T-40  mc    T-57
 Jim Thorpe          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-34  T-32  2nd   T-4   T-60
 Jim Colbert         2nd   9th   T-41  T-32  T-44  31st  T-54  T-36  T-27  62nd
 Roy Vucinich        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-54  T-55  73rd  T-36  T-4   T-70
 Hale Irwin          dnp   dnp   Won   Won   Won   T-11  T-2   T-5   T-2   mc
 Walter Hall         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-47  T-43  T-17  T-10  T-10  mc
 Jim Ahern           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-8   T-40  T-18  mc
 Bob Charles         T-10  T-5   T-15  T-7   T-29  T-32  T-44  T-59  T-18  mc
 J.C. Snead          T-15  T-16  T-20  26th  T-36  T-8   T-28  dnp   T-27  mc
 Ben Crenshaw        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-27  mc
 Hubert Green        dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    mc    T-39  T-6   T-27  T-41  mc
 Gary Player         T-19  T-60  T-31  T-20  T-39  T-43  T-46  T-8   T-45  mc
 Bruce Summerhays    dnp   T-26  T-37  T-23  T-47  T-5   T-25  T-10  T-45  mc
 Joe Inman           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-11  T-54  T-20  T-57  mc
 Isao Aoki           T-5   T-5   2nd   T-20  T-44  T-15  T-62  T-20  mc    mc
 Jim Albus           T-38  T-10  dnp   T-27  T-39  T-39  T-51  79th  mc    mc
 Arnold Palmer       mc    mc    mc    mc    mc    mc    mc    mc    mc    mc
 Jack Nicklaus       9th   8th   T-22  T-2   T-6   dnp   T-12  12th  wd    mc
 Graham Marsh        T-24  T-5   T-15  T-20  T-18  T-18  T-38  T-27  wd    mc
 Jay Haas            dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp
 
 mc  - Missed Cut.
 wd  - Withdrew.
 dnp - Did Not Play.
 
                      Past Senior PGA Championship Winners
                      ------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2003  John Jacobs (276) -- Bobby Wadkins
 2002  Fuzzy Zoeller (278) -- Hale Irwin, Bobby Wadkins
 2001  Tom Watson (274) -- Jim Thorpe
 2000  #Doug Tewell (201) -- Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Dana Quigley, Larry Nelson
 1999  Allen Doyle (274) -- Vicente Fernandez
 1998  Hale Irwin (275) -- Larry Nelson
 1997  Hale Irwin (274) -- Dale Douglass, Jack Nicklaus
 1996  Hale Irwin (280) -- Isao Aoki
 1995  Ray Floyd (277) -- Lee Trevino, John Paul Cain, Larry Gilbert
 1994  Lee Trevino (279) -- Jim Colbert
 1993  *Tom Wargo (275) -- Bruce Crampton
 1992  Lee Trevino (278) -- Mike Hill
 1991  Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Bruce Crampton
 1990  Gary Player (281) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1989  Larry Mowry (281) -- Miller Barber, Al Geiberger
 1988  Gary Player (284) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1987  Chi Chi Rodriguez (282) -- Dale Douglass
 1986  Gary Player (281) -- Lee Elder
 1985  Not Held
 1984  Peter Thomson (286) -- Don January
 1984  Arnold Palmer (282) -- Don January
 1983  Not Held
 1982  Don January (288) -- Julius Boros
 1981  Miller Barber (281) -- Arnold Palmer
 1980  *Arnold Palmer (289) -- Paul Harney
 1979  Don January (270) -- George Bayer
 1979  *Jack Fleck (289) -- Bob Erickson, Bill Johnston
 1978  Joe Jimenez (286) -- Joe Cheves, Manuel de la Torre
 1977  Julius Boros (283) -- Fred Haas, Jr.
 1976  Pete Cooper (283) -- Fred Wampler
 1975  Charlie Sifford (280) -- Fred Wampler
 1974  Roberto De Vicenzo (273) -- Julius Boros, Art Wall
 1973  Sam Snead (268) -- Julius Boros
 1972  Sam Snead (286) -- Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros
 1971  Julius Boros (285) -- Tommy Bolt
 1970  Sam Snead (290) -- Fred Haas, Jr.
 1969  Tommy Bolt (278) -- Pete Fleming
 1968  Chandler Harper (279) -- Sam Snead
 1967  Sam Snead (279) -- Bob Hamilton
 1966  Fred Haas, Jr. (286) -- John Barnum, Dutch Harrison
 1965  Sam Snead (278) -- Joe Lopez, Sr.
 1964  Sam Snead (279) -- John Barnum
 1963  Herman Barron (272) -- John Barnum
 1962  Paul Runyan (278) -- Errie Ball, Dutch Harrison, Joe Brown
 1961  Paul Runyan (278) -- Jimmy Demaret
 1960  Dick Metz (284) -- Tony Longo, Paul Runyan
 1959  Willie Goggin (284) -- Leland Gibson, Paul Runyan, Denny Shute
 1958  Gene Sarazen (288) -- Charles Sheppard
 1957  *Al Watrous (210) -- Bob Stupple
 1956  Pete Burke (215) -- Ock Willoweit
 1955  Mortie Dutra (213) -- Mike Murra, Gene Sarazen, Denny Shute
 1954  Gene Sarazen (214) -- Perry Del Vecchio, Al Watrous
 1953  Harry Schwab (142) -- Charles McKenna, Gene Sarazen
 1952  Ernie Newnham (146) -- Al Watrous
 1951  *Al Watrous (142) -- Jock Hutchison
 1950  Al Watrous (142) -- Bill Jelliffe
 1949  Marshall Crichton (145) -- Louis Chiapetta, Jock Hutchison, George Smith
 1948  Charles McKenna (141) -- Ben Richter
 1947  Jock Hutchison (145) -- Ben Richter
 1946  Eddie Williams (146) -- Jock Hutchison
 1945  Eddie Williams (148) -- Jock Hutchison
 1944  Not Held due to World War II
 1943  Not Held due to World War II
 1942  Eddie Williams (138) -- Jock Hutchison
 1941  Jack Burke, Sr. (142) -- Eddie Williams
 1940  Otto Hackbarth (146) -- Jock Hutchison
 1939  Not Held
 1938  *Fred McLeod (154) -- Otto Hackbarth
 1937  Jock Hutchison (223) -- George Gordon
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 

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