1990 PGA Championship

The 1990 PGA Championship was the 72nd PGA Championship, held August 9–12 at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Wayne Grady won his only major championship, three strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Couples.[2][3][4]

1990 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesAugust 9–12, 1990
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)
Field152 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut151 (+7)
Prize fund$1.35 million
Winner's share$225,000
Champion
Australia Wayne Grady
282 (−6)
← 1989
1991 →
Shoal Creek G & CC is located in the United States
Shoal Creek G & CC
Shoal Creek
G & CC
Location in the United States

In the final round, Couples led by a stroke after a birdie at the 12th hole, but then had four consecutive bogeys, while Grady shot par for the rest of the round. Defending champion Payne Stewart was in the final pairing with Grady, but was two-over par on the front nine. On the par-5 11th hole, he put his third shot into the water and fell from contention with a triple bogey.[2][4]

Grady became the third Australian-born player to win the PGA Championship, preceded by Jim Ferrier in 1947 and David Graham in 1979. It was Grady's second and final win on the PGA Tour.[4]

Concerns about racial discrimination in the club's membership caused many sponsors to pull their network television advertising, including IBM. This was the final year that ABC carried the broadcast, replaced by CBS in 1991.[5]

VenueEdit

This was the second PGA Championship at Shoal Creek, which hosted six years earlier in 1984. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1977. It has been the venue for the Regions Tradition, a senior major championship, since 2011.

Course layoutEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 410 417 516 456 190 540 448 173 437 3,587 421 516 451 195 379 405 215 530 446 3,558 7,145
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Source:[6][7]

Previous course lengths for major championships

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Payne Stewart   United States 1989 71 72 70 79 292 +4 T8
Jeff Sluman   United States 1988 74 74 73 76 297 +9 T31
John Mahaffey   United States 1978 75 72 76 75 298 +10 T40
Bob Tway   United States 1986 72 76 73 78 299 +11 T45
Raymond Floyd   United States 1969, 1982 72 77 74 77 300 +12 T49
Hal Sutton   United States 1983 72 74 78 76 300 +12 T49
David Graham   Australia 1979 75 75 75 79 304 +16 T66

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Larry Nelson   United States 1981, 1987 77 75 152 +8
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
78 74 152 +8
Lee Trevino   United States 1974, 1984 77 75 152 +8
Hubert Green   United States 1985 74 79 153 +9
Lanny Wadkins   United States 1977 74 81 155 +11
Dave Stockton   United States 1970, 1976 80 77 157 +13

Source:[8]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, August 9, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bobby Wadkins   United States 68 −4
T2 Fred Couples   United States 69 −3
Mark O'Meara   United States
T4 Billy Mayfair   United States 70 −2
Scott Verplank   United States
T6 Chip Beck   United States 71 −1
Nick Faldo   England
Robert Gamez   United States
Mike Hulbert   United States
Steve Pate   United States
Mike Reid   United States
Tim Simpson   United States
Payne Stewart   United States
Brian Tennyson   United States
Stan Utley   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, August 10, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Wayne Grady   Australia 72-67=139 −5
T2 Fred Couples   United States 69-71=140 −4
Larry Mize   United States 72-68=140
T4 Chip Beck   United States 71-70=141 −3
Billy Mayfair   United States 70-71=141
T6 Payne Stewart   United States 71-72=143 −1
Stan Utley   United States 71-72=143
Bobby Wadkins   United States 68-75=143
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 72-71=143
T10 Ben Crenshaw   United States 74-70=144 E
John Huston   United States 72-72=144
Davis Love III   United States 72-72=144
Loren Roberts   United States 73-71=144
Tim Simpson   United States 71-73=144

Third roundEdit

Saturday, August 11, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Wayne Grady   Australia 72-67-72=211 −5
T2 Fred Couples   United States 69-71-73=213 −3
Payne Stewart   United States 71-72-70=213
T4 Gil Morgan   United States 77-72-65=214 −2
Loren Roberts   United States 73-71-70=214
T6 Billy Mayfair   United States 70-71-75=216 E
Larry Mize   United States 72-68-76=216
8 Steve Pate   United States 71-75-71=217 +1
9 Bill Britton   United States 72-74-72=218 +2
T10 Chip Beck   United States 71-70-78=219 +3
Bob Boyd   United States 74-74-71=219
David Frost   South Africa 76-74-69=219
Hale Irwin   United States 77-72-70=219
Tim Simpson   United States 71-73-75=219
Brian Tennyson   United States 71-77-71=219
Scott Verplank   United States 70-76-73=219
Ian Woosnam   Wales 74-75-70=219
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 72-71-76=219

Final roundEdit

Sunday, August 12, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Wayne Grady   Australia 72-67-72-71=282 −6 225,000
2 Fred Couples   United States 69-71-73-72=285 −3 135,000
3 Gil Morgan   United States 77-72-65-72=286 −2 90,000
4 Bill Britton   United States 72-74-72-71=289 +1 73,500
T5 Chip Beck   United States 71-70-78-71=290 +2 51,667
Billy Mayfair   United States 70-71-75-74=290
Loren Roberts   United States 73-71-70-76=290
T8 Mark McNulty   Zimbabwe 74-72-75-71=292 +4 34,375
Don Pooley   United States 75-74-71-72=292
Tim Simpson   United States 71-73-75-73=292
Payne Stewart   United States 71-72-70-79=292

Source:[3][8]

ScorecardEdit

Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple 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 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4
  Grady −6 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6
  Couples −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −6 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3
  Morgan −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2
  Stewart −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1990 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Garrity, John (August 20, 1990). "Grade A". Sports Illustrated. p. 20.
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Sally (August 13, 1990). "Grady staggers home in PGA with a victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1C.
  4. ^ a b c Parascenzo, Marino (August 13, 1990). "Aussie Grady wins PGA, sheds also-ran label". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 15.
  5. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 13, 1990). "Sponsors' exits may cost ABC $2 million". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 21.
  6. ^ "Scoreboard, Golf: PGA Hole-by-hole". Tuscaloosa News. August 8, 1990. p. 2B.
  7. ^ "Scoreboard, Golf: PGA Par and Yardage". Tuscaloosa News. August 9, 1990. p. 2C.
  8. ^ a b "1990 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "PGA Leaderboard". Tuscaloosa News. (photo). August 13, 1990. p. 4B.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1990 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1991 Masters

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