1984 PGA Championship

The 1984 PGA Championship was the 66th PGA Championship, held August 16–19 at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Lee Trevino shot four rounds in the 60s to win his second PGA Championship and sixth and final major title, four strokes ahead of runners-up Gary Player and Lanny Wadkins.[2]

1984 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesAugust 16–19, 1984
LocationBirmingham, Alabama
Course(s)Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,145 yards (6,533 m)
Field150 players, 70 after cut[1]
Cut148 (+4)
Prize fund$700,000
Winner's share$125,000
Champion
United States Lee Trevino
273 (−15)
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Shoal Creek  G & CC is located in the United States
Shoal Creek  G & CC
Shoal Creek 
G & CC
Location in the United States
Shoal Creek G & CC is located in Alabama
Shoal Creek G & CC
Shoal Creek
G & CC
Location in Alabama

Trevino, age 44, was tied for the lead after two rounds at 137 (−7) with Player and Wadkins.[3] Despite a double bogey at 18 on Saturday, Trevino carded a 67 (−5) for 204 (−12) and a one shot lead.[4] A 69 on Sunday led to a total of 273 (−15), which set a new record for under-par by five strokes for the championship,[5] which was later broken by Steve Elkington in 1995.

Shoal Creek hosted the PGA Championship again in 1990 and the Regions Tradition, a senior major championship, from 2011 through 2015.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lee Trevino   United States 1974 69 68 67 69 273 −15 1
Gary Player   South Africa 1962, 1972 74 63 69 71 277 −11 T2
Lanny Wadkins   United States 1977 68 69 68 72 277 −11 T2
Hal Sutton   United States 1983 74 73 64 69 280 −8 T6
Raymond Floyd   United States 1969, 1982 68 71 69 74 282 −6 T13
John Mahaffey   United States 1978 72 72 72 70 286 −2 T20
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
77 70 71 69 287 −1 T25
Dave Stockton   United States 1970, 1976 73 74 71 73 291 +3 T39
David Graham   Australia 1979 71 72 80 69 292 +4 T48

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Larry Nelson   United States 1981 72 77 149 +5
Bobby Nichols   United States 1964 77 76 153 +9
Al Geiberger   United States 1966 77 76 153 +9
Dow Finsterwald   United States 1958 82 84 166 +22

Source:[6]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, August 16, 1984
Friday, August 17, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Raymond Floyd   United States 68 −4
Mike Reid   United States
Lanny Wadkins   United States
T4 Dave Barr   United States 69 −3
Andy Bean   United States
Chip Beck   United States
Scott Bess   United States
Nick Faldo   England
Gary Hallberg   United States
Victor Regalado   Mexico
Scott Simpson   United States
Lee Trevino   United States

Source:[7][8]

Second roundEdit

Friday, August 17, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Gary Player   South Africa 74-63=137 −7
Lee Trevino   United States 69-68=137
Lanny Wadkins   United States 68-69=137
T4 Victor Regalado   Mexico 69-69=138 −6
Scott Simpson   United States 69-69=138
T6 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 70-69=139 −5
Raymond Floyd   United States 68-71=139
Jay Haas   United States 70-69=139
Donnie Hammond   United States 70-69=139
T10 Gary Hallberg   United States 69-71=140 −4
Larry Mize   United States 71-69=140
Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 72-68=140
Mike Reid   United States 68-72=140

Source:[8]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, August 18, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Trevino   United States 69-68-67=204 −12
2 Lanny Wadkins   United States 68-69-68=205 −11
3 Gary Player   South Africa 74-63-69=206 −10
T4 Larry Mize   United States 71-69-67=207 −9
Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 72-68-67=207
T6 Raymond Floyd   United States 68-71-69=208 −8
Gary Hallberg   United States 69-71-68=208
8 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 70-69-70=209 −7
T9 Hubert Green   United States 70-74-66=210 −6
Donnie Hammond   United States 70-69-71=210
Calvin Peete   United States 71-70-69=210
Scott Simpson   United States 69-69-72=210

Source:[9]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, August 19, 1984

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lee Trevino   United States 69-68-67-69=273 −15 125,000
T2 Gary Player   South Africa 74-63-69-71=277 −11 62,500
Lanny Wadkins   United States 68-69-68-72=277
4 Calvin Peete   United States 71-70-69-68=278 −10 35,000
5 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 70-69-70-70=279 −9 25,000
T6 Gary Hallberg   United States 69-71-68-72=280 −8 17,125
Larry Mize   United States 71-69-67-73=280
Scott Simpson   United States 69-69-72-70=280
Hal Sutton   United States 74-73-64-69=280
T10 Russ Cochran   United States 73-68-73-67=281 −7 12,083
Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 72-68-67-74=281
Victor Regalado   Mexico 69-69-73-70=281

Source:[1][6]

ScorecardEdit

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

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[10]

Birdie Bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1984 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  2. ^ McDermott, Barry (August 27, 1984). "It's an old man's game after all". Sports Illustrated. p. 28.
  3. ^ "Player dazzles PGA field". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. August 18, 1984. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Trevino falters, but keeps PGA lead". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. August 19, 1985. p. E-1.
  5. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 20, 1984). "Trevino, at 44, wins PGA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 21.
  6. ^ a b "1984 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  7. ^ Asher, Mark (August 17, 1984). "Floyd keeps it straight, leads PGA". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1D.
  8. ^ a b Asher, Mark (August 18, 1984). "Player sets PGA record with his 63". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  9. ^ Asher, Mark (August 19, 1984). "Trevino pays up for 'greedy' shot". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  10. ^ "PGA leader cards". Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Associated Press. August 20, 1984. p. 12.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1984 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1985 Masters

Coordinates: 33°26′17″N 86°36′43″W / 33.438°N 86.612°W / 33.438; -86.612