1934 PGA Championship

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1934 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJuly 24–29, 1934
LocationWilliamsville, New York, U.S.
Course(s)Park Country Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatMatch play - 5 rounds
Statistics
Par72[1]
Length6,579 yards (6,016 m)[1]
Field107 players,
32 to match play[1]
Cut146 (+2), playoff
Prize fund$7,200[2]
Winner's share$1,000
Champion
United States Paul Runyan
def. Craig Wood, 38 holes
 
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1934 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJuly 24–29, 1934
LocationWilliamsville, New York, U.S.
Course(s)Park Country Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatMatch play - 5 rounds
Statistics
Par72[1]
Length6,579 yards (6,016 m)[1]
Field107 players,
32 to match play[1]
Cut146 (+2), playoff
Prize fund$7,200[2]
Winner's share$1,000
Champion
United States Paul Runyan
def. Craig Wood, 38 holes
Park CC is located in United States
Park CC
Location in the United States

The 1934 PGA Championship was the 17th PGA Championship, held July 24–29 at Park Country Club in Williamsville, New York, a suburb northeast of Buffalo. Then a match play championship, Paul Runyan won the first of his two PGA Championship titles, defeating Craig Wood in 38 holes.[3][4]

Defending champion Gene Sarazen lost 4 & 3 in the second round to Al Watrous.[5]

Format[edit]

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1934 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in six days:[2]

Final results[edit]

Sunday July 29, 1934

PlacePlayerCountryMoney ($)
1Paul Runyan United States1,000
2Craig Wood United States500
T3Gene Kunes United States250
Denny Shute United States
T5Bob Crowley United States200
Al Houghton United States
Dick Metz United States
Al Watrous United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Crowley paces qualifiers in P.G.A. tourney". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 25, 1934. p. 13. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1934 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Paul Runyan, 93, Winner Of 29 Events on PGA Tour". The New York Times. March 19, 2002. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Runyan beats Wood on 38th for pro title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 30, 1934. p. 14. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Watrous' sub-par golf defeats Sarazen". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 27, 1934. p. 15. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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