1973 PGA Championship Goes to Nicklaus

The 1973 PGA Championship was the 55th time the tournament was played. It produced a milestone victory for Jack Nicklaus.

Winner: Jack Nicklaus, 277

Where it was played: Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio

Tournament dates: August 9-12, 1973

Leader after first round: Al Geiberger and Don Iverson, 67

Leader after second round: Don Iverson and Mason Rudolph, 139

Leader after third round: Jack Nicklaus, 208

Notable Notes: Jack Nicklaus shot three sub-70 rounds after opening with a 72, took the lead in the third round, and gradually pulled ahead in the fourth. At the end, Nicklaus had a 4-stroke victory over Bruce Crampton (one of four times Crampton finished second to Nicklaus in a major). This was Nicklaus' third PGA Championship win, and his 12th win in a professional major. Including his two U.S. Amateur wins, it was his 14th major combined (amateur plus pro), breaking Bobby Jones' record.

Final Scores

Jack Nicklaus 72-68-68-69—277
Bruce Crampton 71-73-67-70—281
Mason Rudolph 69-70-70-73—282
Lanny Wadkins 73-69-71-69—282
J.C. Snead 71-74-68-69—282
Tom Weiskopf 70-71-71-71—283
Dan Sikes Jr. 72-68-72-71—283
Don Iverson 67-72-70-74—283
Sam Snead 71-71-71-71—284
Kermit Zarley 76-71-68-69—284
Hale Irwin 76-72-68-68—284
Bob Brue 70-72-73-70—285
Larry Hinson 73-70-71-71—285
Jim Colbert 72-70-69-74—285
Dave Stockton 72-69-75-69—285
Denny Lyons 73-70-67-75—285
Tom Watson 75-70-71-69—285
Gibby Gilbert 70-70-73-73—286
Jim Jamieson 71-73-71-71—286
Johnny Miller 72-71-74-69—286
Bob Goalby 75-70-71-70—286
Al Geiberger 67-76-74-69—286
Lee Trevino 76-70-73-67—286
Miller Barber 73-73-70-71—287
Chi Chi Rodriguez 72-71-74-70—287
Bruce Devlin 73-70-74-70—287
Bert Yancey 74-72-69-72—287
Mike Hill 69-73-75-70—287
Lee Elder 71-76-70-70—287
Orville Moody 73-74-70-71—288
Lou Graham 74-71-73-70—288
Don Bies 70-72-71-75—288
John Mahaffey 75-71-72-70—288
Bud Allin 71-78-67-73—289
Dick Hendrickson 73-72-72-73—290
Raymond Floyd 70-73-73-74—290
Ed Sneed 73-70-73-74—290
Billy Casper 74-72-72-72—290
Bob Murphy 74-73-71-72—290
Leonard Thompson 72-75-70-73—290
Rod Funseth 73-73-75-69—290
Jerry Pittman 73-70-76-71—290
Charles Coody 75-68-77-70—290
Tommy Aaron 73-73-70-75—291
Jim Wiechers 75-70-71-75—291
Chuck Courtney 73-71-74-74—292
Babe Hiskey 74-73-71-74—292
Frank Beard 73-74-70-75—292
Tony Jacklin 70-71-76-75—292
Dave Marr 76-72-73-71—292
Grier Jones 75-72-72-75—294
Bobby Nichols 73-76-72-73—294
George Archer 72-71-74-77—294
Deane Beman 72-77-73-72—294
Gary Player 73-72-71-78—294
Jack Burke Jr. 73-73-76-73—295
Doug Ford 73-76-73-73—295
George Knudson 71-77-76-71—295
Ken Still 77-72-73-73—295
Gene Bone 71-74-76-75—296
Dwight Nevil 76-70-76-74—296
John Schlee 74-71-77-74—296
Jerry Breaux 77-72-73-74—296
Allen Miller 74-73-77-73—297
Gay Brewer 77-70-73-77—297
Bob Bruno 76-71-77-74—298
Jerry Steelsmith 77-72-76-73—298
Bob Rosburg 71-76-73-78—298
Jerry Heard 72-75-78-73—298
Jerry McGee 74-73-72-79—298
Bob Dickson 69-78-75-78—300
Phil Rodgers 79-69-76-76—300
Mike Joyce 76-73-79-75—303
Babe Lichardus 73-72-76-82—303
Mal Galletta 72-77-84-73—306

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