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1923 PGA Championship

The 1923 PGA Championship was the sixth PGA Championship, held September 24–29 in New York at Pelham Country Club in Pelham Manor, Westchester County. The field of 64 qualified by sectional tournaments, and competed in six rounds of match play, all at 36 holes[2] in a single-elimination tournament.[3][4][5][6][7]

1923 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates September 24–29, 1923
Location Pelham Manor, New York
Course(s) Pelham Country Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Match play - 6 rounds
Statistics
Par 74[1]
Length 6,419 yards (5,870 m)[1]
Field 64 players to match play
Prize fund $3,600[2]
Champion
United States Gene Sarazen
def. Walter Hagen, 38 holes
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Location in the United States
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Pelham CC 
Location in New York
Pelham CC  is located in New York City
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Location near New York City

In the final match on Saturday, defending champion Gene Sarazen met 1921 winner Walter Hagen, who had skipped the event the previous year.[8][9] Sarazen won in 38 holes for his second consecutive PGA Championship and the third of his seven major titles.

Even in strokes (77) and holes after the morning round, Sarazen was two up with three holes to play, but consecutive bogeys left them all square and the 36th hole was halved with par fours.[10] Both birdied the first extra hole with fours and the next was a driveable par four, a short downhill dogleg, and both went for the green. Hagen's tee shot was only twenty feet (6 m) from the cup but in a bunker, while Sarazen was in the rough and fifty feet (15 m) out. Hagen failed to exit the sand with his second shot, while Sarazen pitched to four feet (1.2 m) and sank it for a birdie to win.[10] Hagen rebounded and won the next four PGA Championships (19241927).

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Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Gene Sarazen   United States 1922 6–0 Champion 1
Walter Hagen   United States 1921 5–1 Finals 2
Jim Barnes   England 1916, 1919 3–1 Quarterfinals T5

Bracket 1Edit

Bracket 2Edit

Bracket 3Edit

Bracket 4Edit

Final fourEdit

Semi-finals
Friday, September 28
Finals
Saturday, September 29
      
Gene Sarazen 7&5
Bobby Cruickshank
Gene Sarazen 38h
Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen 12&11
George McLean

Final match scorecardsEdit

Morning

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 5 4
  Sarazen 4 5 5 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 6 5 5 3 5 3
  Hagen 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 6 4 3 5 5
Leader S1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1

Afternoon

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 5 4
  Sarazen 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 6 4
  Hagen 5 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4
Leader S1 S1 S2 S2 S3 S3 S3 S3 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S1

Extra holes

Hole  1   2 
Par 5 4
  Sarazen 4 3
  Hagen 4 4
Leader S1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Leading American Pro Meet in Play for Title". Lewiston Evening Journal. (Maine). September 24, 1923. p. 6. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1923 PGA Championship". PGA Media Guide. PGA of America. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Favored Win in Pro Meet". Milwaukee Journal. September 25, 1923. p. 18. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Kirkwood Feature Pelham Manor Golf". Lewiston Daily Sun. (Maine). September 26, 1923. p. 7. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Sensational Golf in Pro. Tourney". Montreal Gazette. September 27, 1923. p. 14. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "Sarazen Eliminates Jim Barnes By Marvelous Golf Exhibition". Providence News. (Rhode Island). September 28, 1923. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Sarazen And Hagen Are Golf Finalists". Lewiston Daily Sun. (Maine). September 29, 1923. p. 8. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "Sarazen Retains Golf Supremacy". Ludington Daily News. (Michigan). Associated Press. September 30, 1923. p. 5. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  9. ^ "Wee Gene and Hagen meet for pro title today". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 29, 1923. p. 13.
  10. ^ a b c Fullerton, Hugh (September 30, 1923). "Sarazen wins against Hagen at 38th hole". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, sec. 1.

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