Senior PGA Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
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News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event

 Dates: Thursday, May 26th through Sunday, May 29th
 Site: Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, Pennsylvania
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson (1958), Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay (1980s-present)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,107
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 390 yds   10 - Par 4 432 yds
               2 - Par 4 387 yds   11 - Par 5 605 yds
               3 - Par 5 534 yds   12 - Par 4 447 yds
               4 - Par 4 430 yds   13 - Par 4 432 yds
               5 - Par 3 208 yds   14 - Par 3 158 yds
               6 - Par 5 524 yds   15 - Par 4 375 yds
               7 - Par 4 388 yds   16 - Par 4 437 yds
               8 - Par 3 221 yds   17 - Par 3 183 yds
               9 - Par 4 441 yds   18 - Par 5 515 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,523 yds         36 3,584 yds
 
 Annual: 66th

 Defending Champion: Hale Irwin
 Runner-Up: Jay Haas
 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: 64 (Orville Moody, 1989 - US Senior Open)
 Total Purse: $2,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $360,000; 2nd Place - $216,000; 3rd Place - $136,000
 

 
                      Past Senior PGA Championship Winners
                      ------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2004  Hale Irwin (276) -- Jay Haas
 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

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