1950 PGA Championship

The 1950 PGA Championship was the 32nd PGA Championship, held June 21–27 at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio, a suburb northwest of Columbus. Chandler Harper won the match play championship, 4 & 3 over Henry Williams, Jr. in the Tuesday final;[3] the winner's share was $3,500 and the runner-up's was $1,500.[4] It was Harper's only major title; his next best finish in a major was a tie for eighth at the Masters in 1947.

1950 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJune 21–27, 1950
LocationColumbus, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s)Scioto Country Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatMatch play - 6 rounds
Statistics
Par72
Length7,032 yards (6,430 m)[1]
Field129 players,[1]
64 to match play
Cut153 (+11), playoff
Prize fund$17,700[2]
Winner's share$3,500
Champion
United States Chandler Harper
def. Henry Williams, Jr., 4 & 3
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Columbus is located in the United States
Columbus
Columbus
Location in the United States
Scioto CC is located in Ohio
Scioto CC
Scioto CC
Location in Ohio

Defending champion Sam Snead won $250 as the medalist in the stroke play qualifier at 140 (−4),[5] but lost in the second round.[6] He regained the title, his third, in 1951 at age 39.

The last three majors were held within several weeks in 1950. The U.S. Open was concluded less than two weeks earlier near Philadelphia where Ben Hogan defeated Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio in an 18-hole playoff on Sunday, June 11. The British Open was played the first week of July in Scotland.

FormatEdit

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1950 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in seven days:[2]

  • Wednesday and Thursday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier, 18 holes per day;
    • defending champion Sam Snead and top 63 professionals advanced to match play
  • Friday – first two rounds, 18 holes each
  • Saturday – third round – 36 holes
  • Sunday – quarterfinals – 36 holes
  • Monday – semifinals – 36 holes
  • Tuesday – final – 36 holes

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Henry Picard   United States 1939 4–1 Semifinals T3
Denny Shute   United States 1936, 1937 2–1 Third round T9
Jim Ferrier   Australia 1947 1–1 Second round T17
Sam Snead   United States 1942, 1949 1–1 Second round T17
Vic Ghezzi   United States 1941 0–1 First round T33
Paul Runyan   United States 1934, 1938 0–1 First round T33

Final resultsEdit

Tuesday, June 27, 1950

Place Player Country Money ($)
1 Chandler Harper   United States 3,500
2 Henry Williams, Jr.   United States 1,500
T3 Jimmy Demaret   United States 750
Henry Picard   United States
T5 Dave Douglas   United States 500
Ray Gafford   United States
Lloyd Mangrum   United States
Johnny Palmer   United States

Final eight bracketEdit

Quarter-finals
June 25
Semi-finals
June 26
Finals
June 27
         
Chandler Harper 1up
Lloyd Mangrum
Chandler Harper 2&1
Jimmy Demaret
Jimmy Demaret 5&4
Ray Gafford
Chandler Harper 4&3
Henry Williams, Jr.
Henry Williams, Jr. 1up
Dave Douglas
Henry Williams, Jr. 38h
Henry Picard
Henry Picard 10&8
Johnny Palmer

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 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5
  Harper 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 5 4 4
  Williams 5 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 5 3 5
Leader H1 H2 H3 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 H4 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H2 H3

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 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5
  Harper 5 4 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 Harper
wins
4 & 3
  Williams 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 6 4 3 4
Leader H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 H4 H4 H3 H4

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Snead starts defense of PGA Championship". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 21, 1950. p. 17.
  2. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1950 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (June 28, 1950). "Harper wins P.G.A. title, 4 and 3". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, sec. 3.
  4. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil, Jr. (June 28, 1950). "Chandler beats Williams for PGA title, 4-3". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 23.
  5. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil, Jr. (June 23, 1950). "Snead's 140 wins PGA medal". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19.
  6. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil, Jr. (June 24, 1950). "Snead dethroned by Eddie Burke in second round". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 11.

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