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1935 PGA Championship

The 1935 PGA Championship was the 18th PGA Championship, held October 17–23 at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Then a match play championship, Johnny Revolta won his only major title, defeating Tommy Armour 5 & 4.[4][5]

1935 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesOctober 17–23, 1935
LocationOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Course(s)Twin Hills Golf & Country Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatMatch play - 6 rounds
Statistics
Par70[1]
Length6,280 yards (5,742 m)[1]
Field112 players,
64 to match play[3]
Cut154 (+14), playoff
Prize fund$7,820[2]
Winner's share$1,000
Champion
United States Johnny Revolta
def. Tommy Armour, 5 & 4
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Oklahoma City is located in the United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
City
Location in the United States
Twin Hills G&CC is located in Oklahoma
Twin Hills G&CC
Twin Hills G&CC
Location in Oklahoma

The match play field was increased in 1935 to 64 players, with the first two rounds at 18 holes each, played on the first day, Friday. Weather caused a one-day delay in the schedule and the finals were held on Wednesday.

Defending champion Paul Runyan lost 3 & 2 in the quarterfinals to Al Zimmerman of Portland, Oregon.[6][7] Five-time champion Walter Hagen, age 42, was the medalist in qualifying with 139 (−1),[8] but lost in the first round to Revolta, 1 up.[9]

FormatEdit

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1935 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in six days:[2]

  • Thursday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier (continued on Friday)
    • defending champion Paul Runyan and top 63 professionals advanced to match play
  • Friday – first two rounds, 18 holes each (continued on Saturday)
  • Saturday – third round – 36 holes (played on Sunday)
  • Sunday – quarterfinals – 36 holes (played on Monday)
  • Monday – semifinals – 36 holes (played on Tuesday)
  • Tuesday – final – 36 holes (played on Wednesday)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States
1930 5–1 Finals 2
Paul Runyan   United States 1934 3–1 Quarterfinals T5
Gene Sarazen   United States 1922, 1923, 1933 1–1 Second round T17
Walter Hagen   United States 1921, 1924,
1925, 1926, 1927
0–1 First round T33

Failed to qualifyEdit

Player Country Years won R1 R2 Total To par
Leo Diegel   United States 1928, 1929 81 76 157 +17

Source:[2][8]

Final resultsEdit

Wednesday, October 23, 1935

Place Player Country Money ($)
1 Johnny Revolta   United States 1,000
2 Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States
500
T3 Al Watrous   United States 250
Al Zimmerman   United States
T5 Ed Dudley   United States 200
Paul Runyan   United States
Eddie Schultz   United States
Horton Smith   United States

Final eight bracketEdit

Quarter-finals
October 21
Semi-finals
October 22
Finals
October 23
         
Johnny Revolta 4&2
Eddie Schultz
Johnny Revolta 4&3
Al Zimmerman
Al Zimmerman 3&2
Paul Runyan
Johnny Revolta 5&4
Tommy Armour
Tommy Armour 39h
Ed Dudley
Tommy Armour 2&1
Al Watrous
Al Watrous 1up
Horton Smith

Final match scorecardsEdit

Morning

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4
  Revolta 3 4 4 3 5 4 2 4 4 4 3 5 4 2 5 6 4 4
   Armour 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 5 5
Leader R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 R2 R3 R4 R3 R2 R3 R4

Afternoon

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4
  Revolta 5 4 4 2 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 6 3 Revolta wins
5 & 4
   Armour 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 3
Leader R3 R3 R3 R4 R5 R5 R5 R6 R6 R6 R6 R6 R5 R5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Golfers Tee Off For P.G.A. Qualifying". Miami Daily News. United Press. October 17, 1935. p. 10. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Tournament Info for: 1935 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Hagen Cops Medal in P.G.A. Tourney". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. International News Service. October 18, 1935. p. 32. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Yarbrough, Tom (October 24, 1935). "Revolta Beats Armour, Brings Wisconsin First National Title". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. p. 4-part 2. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (October 24, 1935). "Revolta wins title; beats Armour, 5 and 4". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 21.
  6. ^ "Portland pro ousts champ". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 22, 1935. p. 12.
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (October 22, 1935). "Runyan loses to Zimmerman in pro golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 17.
  8. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (October 18, 1935). "Hagen's 139 leads PGA qualifying scores". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 33.
  9. ^ Bartlett, Charles (October 19, 1935). "Revolta beats Hagen in P.G.A. tournament, 1 up". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 25.

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