1965 PGA Championship

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1965 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesAugust 12–15, 1965
LocationLigonier, Pennsylvania
Course(s)Laurel Valley Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par71
Length7,090 yards (6,483 m)
Field165 players, 77 after cut
Cut150 (+8)
Prize fund$149,700[1]
Winner's share$25,000
Champion
United States Dave Marr
280 (−4)
 
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1965 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesAugust 12–15, 1965
LocationLigonier, Pennsylvania
Course(s)Laurel Valley Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par71
Length7,090 yards (6,483 m)
Field165 players, 77 after cut
Cut150 (+8)
Prize fund$149,700[1]
Winner's share$25,000
Champion
United States Dave Marr
280 (−4)
Laurel Valley Golf Club is located in United States
Laurel Valley Golf Club
Location in United States

The 1965 PGA Championship was the 47th PGA Championship, played August 12–15 at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, a suburb southeast of Pittsburgh. Dave Marr won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus.[2][3]

Marr was the co-leader after 54 holes with Tommy Aaron, a stroke ahead of Gardner Dickinson and two shots ahead of major champions Nicklaus and Casper.[4] Aaron shot 78 and Dickinson 74 on Sunday, while Marr matched an even-par 71 with Nicklaus and Casper.[5]

Not far from his hometown of Latrobe, Laurel Valley was co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1959,[6][7] who had another disappointing major in his home state and finished 14 strokes back, tied for 33rd. Three years earlier, he lost an 18-hole playoff to Nicklaus in the U.S. Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh, then finished tied for 17th five weeks later at the PGA Championship at Aronimink, outside Philadelphia. (Palmer won the other two majors of 1962, the Masters and the Open Championship.)

This was the final PGA Championship appearance for two-time champion Ben Hogan, age 53, who finished tied for 15th place. After his near-fatal auto accident in early 1949, Hogan's legs could not withstand the grueling match play schedule and he did not play again in the championship until it became a stroke play event. He missed the 54-hole cut by a stroke in 1960 and tied for ninth place in 1964. Hogan won the title as a match play event in 1946 and 1948. Twenty former champions were in the field and twelve made the cut.

A decade later, Laurel Valley hosted the Ryder Cup in 1975, the last Ryder Cup held in the U.S. without players from continental Europe.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2R3R4TotalTo parFinish
Jack Nicklaus United States196369707271282−2T2
Sam Snead United States1942, 1949, 195168757072285+1T6
Jack Burke, Jr. United States195675717269287+3T8
Ben Hogan United States1946, 194872757072289+5T15
Doug Ford United States195573707772292+8T20
Gary Player South Africa196274727474294+10T33
Walter Burkemo United States195372777373295+11T41
Vic Ghezzi United States194173777474298+14T49
Lionel Hebert United States195773737676298+14T49
Jay Hebert United States196072737877300+16T54
Bobby Nichols United States196474757774300+16T54
Dow Finsterwald United States195873787775303+19T63

Missed the cut[edit]

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2TotalTo par
Jim Ferrier Australia19477973152+10
Chick Harbert United States19547676152+10
Jim Turnesa United States19527478152+10
Jerry Barber United States19617677153+11
Henry Picard United States19397581156+14
Bob Rosburg United States19597879157+15
Denny Shute United States1936, 19378281163+21
Paul Runyan United States1934, 193884WD

Source:[1]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, August 15, 1965

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo parMoney ($)
1Dave Marr United States70-69-70-71=280−425,000
T2Billy Casper United States70-70-71-71=282−212,500
Jack Nicklaus United States69-70-72-71=282
4Bo Wininger United States73-72-72-66=283−18,000
5Gardner Dickinson United States67-74-69-74=284E7,000
T6Bruce Devlin Australia68-75-72-70=285+15,750
Sam Snead United States68-75-70-72=285
T8Tommy Aaron United States66-71-72-78=287+34,040
Jack Burke, Jr. United States75-71-72-69=287
Jacky Cupit United States72-76-70-69=287
Rod Funseth United States75-72-69-71=287
Bob McCallister United States76-68-70-73=287

Television[edit]

This was the first PGA Championship televised by the ABC network, which retained the broadcast rights through 1990, when it was succeeded by CBS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1965 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil (August 16, 1965). "Dave Marr Wins PGA With 280". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). pp. 1, 30. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wright, Alfred (August 23, 1965). "Diary Of A Career In Turmoil". Sports Illustrated: 24. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dapper David ties tiring Tom as PGA leader". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 15, 1965. p. 3B. 
  5. ^ "Confidence top prize". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 16, 1965. p. 3B. 
  6. ^ Bires, Mike (July 9, 2004). "Big time: Laurel Valley stands out". Beaver County Times (Beaver, Pennsylvania). p. C8. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil (August 12, 1965). "Jack Nicklaus PGA 'Pick' in Palmerland". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). p. 28. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1965 Open Championship
Major ChampionshipsSucceeded by
1966 Masters

Coordinates: 40°13′44″N 79°14′10″W / 40.229°N 79.236°W / 40.229; -79.236