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The 1982 PGA Championship was the 64th PGA Championship, held August 5–8 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Raymond Floyd won his second PGA Championship, three strokes ahead of runner-up Lanny Wadkins, the 1977 champion.[2] A few weeks shy of age 40, Floyd shot an opening round 63 (−7) and led wire-to-wire to secure the third of his four major titles.[3] He won his first PGA Championship thirteen years earlier, in 1969.[4]

1982 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesAugust 5–8, 1982
LocationTulsa, Oklahoma
Course(s)Southern Hills Country Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length6,862 yards (6,275 m)[1]
Field150 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut145 (+5)
Prize fund$450,000
Winner's share$65,000
Champion
United States Raymond Floyd
272 (−8)
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Southern Hills Country Club is located in the United States
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Location in the United States
Southern Hills Country Club is located in Oklahoma
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Southern Hills Country Club
Location in Oklahoma

Temperatures exceeded 100 °F (38 °C) during the first two rounds and after a third round 68 (−2), Floyd was at 200 (−10), five shots ahead of Greg Norman and Jay Haas.[5][6] At the end of a lackluster final round, Floyd had an opportunity to break the PGA's 72-hole record of 271, set 18 years earlier by Bobby Nichols in 1964, but double-bogeyed the final hole.[4][7] The record lasted a dozen more years, until broken by Nick Price in 1994.

The winner's share of $65,000 was the last in five figures at the PGA Championship. It rose over 50% to $100,000 the following year and to $125,000 in 1984, nearly doubling in just two years.

This was the fourth major for Southern Hills, which previously hosted the PGA Championship in 1970 and the U.S. Open in 1958 and 1977. The PGA Championship returned in 1994 and 2007 and the U.S. Open in 2001.

Floyd's win marked the 10th and, to this date (April 2019), last time that all four major championships were won by Americans in a calendar year.

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Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Raymond Floyd   United States 1969 63 69 68 72 272 −8 1
Lanny Wadkins   United States 1977 71 68 69 67 275 −5 2
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
74 70 72 67 283 +3 T16
Bobby Nichols   United States 1964 73 69 74 71 287 +7 T34
John Mahaffey   United States 1978 74 70 72 72 288 +8 T42
David Graham   Australia 1979 68 71 74 76 289 +9 T49

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Dave Stockton   United States 1970, 1976 73 73 146 +6
Gary Player   South Africa 1962, 1972 76 70 146 +6
Don January   United States 1967 73 73 146 +6
Larry Nelson   United States 1981 74 75 149 +9
Al Geiberger   United States 1966 75 75 150 +10

Source:[8]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, August 5, 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 63 −7
T2 Bob Gilder   United States 66 −4
Greg Norman   Australia
T4 Rex Caldwell   United States 67 −3
Fred Couples   United States
Nick Faldo   England
T7 Rex Caldwell   United States 68 −2
David Graham   Australia
Vance Heafner   United States
John Jackson   United States
Mark Pfeil   United States
Jim Simons   United States

Source:[9]

Second roundEdit

Friday, August 6, 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 63-69=132 −8
2 Bob Gilder   United States 66-68=134 −6
T3 Greg Norman   Australia 66-69=135 −5
Jim Simons   United States 68-67=135
T5 Nick Faldo   England 67-70=137 −3
Jay Haas   United States 71-66=137
T7 Fred Couples   United States 67-71=138 −2
Lon Hinkle   United States 70-68=138
T9 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-68=139 −1
David Graham   Australia 68-71=139
Vance Heafner   United States 68-71=139
Calvin Peete   United States 69-70=139
Lanny Wadkins   United States 71-68=139

Source:[10]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, August 7, 1982

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 63-69-68=200 −10
T2 Jay Haas   United States 71-66-68=205 −5
Greg Norman   Australia 66-69-70=205
4 Bob Gilder   United States 66-68-72=206 −4
5 Calvin Peete   United States 69-70-68=207 −3
T6 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-68-69=208 −2
Jim Simons   United States 68-67-73=208
Lanny Wadkins   United States 71-68-69=208
9 Lon Hinkle   United States 70-68-71=209 −1
T10 Fred Couples   United States 67-71-72=210 E
Danny Edwards   United States 71-71-68=210
Nick Faldo   England 67-70-73=210
Gil Morgan   United States 76-66-68=210
Hal Sutton   United States 72-68-70=210

Source:[5][6]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, August 8, 1982

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 63-69-68-72=272 −8 65,000
2 Lanny Wadkins   United States 71-68-69-67=275 −5 45,000
T3 Fred Couples   United States 67-71-72-66=276 −4 27,500
Calvin Peete   United States 69-70-68-69=276
T5 Jay Haas   United States 71-66-68-72=277 −3 16,000
Greg Norman   Australia 66-69-70-72=277
Jim Simons   United States 68-67-73-69=277
8 Bob Gilder   United States 66-68-72-72=278 −2 11,000
T9 Lon Hinkle   United States 70-68-71-71=280 E 7,919
Tom Kite   United States 73-70-70-67=280
Jerry Pate   United States 72-69-70-69=280
Tom Watson   United States 72-69-71-68=280

Source:[8]

ScorecardEdit

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Final round

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4
  Floyd −10 −10 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −9 −8 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1982 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Pomerantz, Gary (August 9, 1982). "When Floyd talks, he listens". Toledo Blade. Ohio. p. 15. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Dan (August 16, 1982). "He beat the heat by catching fire". Sports Illustrated. p. 26. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Floyd wins 2nd PGA title". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. August 9, 1982. p. 1-part 2.
  5. ^ a b "It's Floyd by five with 18 left". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire reports. August 8, 1982. p. 1C.
  6. ^ a b "Floyd charges to five-shot lead in PGA". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. August 8, 1982. p. sec D. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
  7. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 9, 1982). "Floyd survives final round to win PGA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 13.
  8. ^ a b "1982 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ Pomerantz, Gary (August 6, 1982). "In the heat, only Floyd stays cool". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  10. ^ Pomerantz, Gary (August 7, 1982). "Gilder closes gap on Floyd". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  11. ^ Pomerantz, Gary (August 9, 1982). "Winning Floyd shows he can't lose his cool". Milwaukee Journal. (Washington Post). p. 1-part 3.

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