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SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES







DATES:  Thursday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 25th
SITE:  Oak Hill Country Club (East Course), Rochester, New York
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Donald Ross (1923), Tom Fazio with Tom Marzolf (2001)
PAR:  70
YARDAGE:  7,001
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 452 yds 10 - Par 4 429 yds
2 - Par 4 401 yds 11 - Par 3 188 yds
3 - Par 3 214 yds 12 - Par 4 372 yds
4 - Par 5 570 yds 13 - Par 5 598 yds
5 - Par 4 428 yds 14 - Par 4 323 yds
6 - Par 3 170 yds 15 - Par 3 181 yds
7 - Par 4 461 yds 16 - Par 4 439 yds
8 - Par 4 428 yds 17 - Par 4 460 yds
9 - Par 4 418 yds 18 - Par 4 469 yds
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35 3,542 yds 35 3,459 yds
Annual: 69th
Defending Champion: Denis Watson
Runner-Up: Eduardo Romero
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 (Buck White, 1961; Arnold Palmer, 1984 - PGA National, FL)
Course Record: 64 (Ben Hogan, 1942)
Total Purse: $2,000,000
Shares: 1st Place - $360,000; 2nd Place - $216,000; 3rd Place - $136,000
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Denis Watson 279 Brad Bryant 287
Eduardo Romero 281 Tom Kite 288
Nick Price 282 Craig Stadler 288
Joe Ozaki 284 Jay Haas 289
Tim Simpson 286 Hajime Meshiai 289
Past Senior PGA Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Denis Watson (279) -- Eduardo Romero
2006 *Jay Haas (279) -- Brad Bryant
2005 *Mike Reid (280) -- Jerry Pate, Dana Quigley
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 Raymond 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
Note: Formerly called PGA Seniors' Championship (1937-2000).



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