1986 PGA Championship: Hole-Out for the Win

The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th edition of the tournament. A famous hole-out produced the champion.

Winner: Bob Tway, 276

Where it was played: Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio

Tournament dates: August 7-11, 1986

Leader after first round: Greg Norman, 65

Leader after second round: Greg Norman, 133

Leader after third round: Greg Norman, 202

Notable Notes: Greg Norman led after each of the first three rounds, but Bob Tway led at the finish line. Tway trailed Norman by seven after Round 1 and six after Round 2. Even after a third-round 64, Tway was still four strokes behind Norman beginning the final round.

But as Norman struggled to a closing 76, Tway motored along with a solid 70. "Solid" became "spectacular," though, when Tway holed out a bunker shot on the final hole for birdie, sealing his victory.

Final Scores

Bob Tway 72-70-64-70—276
Greg Norman 65-68-69-76—278
Peter Jacobsen 68-70-70-71—279
D.A. Weibring 71-72-68-69—280
Bruce Lietzke 69-71-70-71—281
Payne Stewart 70-67-72-72—281
Jim Thorpe 71-67-73-71—282
Mike Hulbert 69-68-74-71—282
David Graham 75-69-71-67—282
Doug Tewell 73-71-68-71—283
Ben Crenshaw 72-73-72-67—284
Lonnie Nielsen 73-69-72-70—284
Lee Trevino 71-74-69-70—284
Donnie Hammond 70-71-68-75—284
Lanny Wadkins 71-75-70-68—284
Tom Watson 72-69-72-72—285
Tony Sills 71-72-69-73—285
Chip Beck 71-73-71-70—285
Don Pooley 71-74-69-71—285
Jack Nicklaus 70-68-72-75—285
Corey Pavin 71-72-70-73—286
Hal Sutton 73-71-70-72—286
Ronnie Black 68-71-74-73—286
David Frost 70-73-68-75—286
Wayne Grady 68-76-71-71—286
Ken Green 71-72-71-73—287
Tom Kite 72-73-71-71—287
Dan Pohl 71-71-74-71—287
Hale Irwin 76-70-73-68—287
Craig Stadler 67-74-73-74—288
Calvin Peete 72-73-69-74—288
Ian Woosnam 72-70-75-71—288
Wayne Levi 68-73-71-76—288
Gene Sauers 69-73-70-76—288
Jeff Sluman 70-71-76-71—288
Brett Upper 71-73-72-73—289
Buddy Gardner 72-73-71-73—289
Isao Aoki 73-69-74-73—289
Fred Couples 69-73-72-75—289
Mark Lye 72-71-70-76—289
Jodie Mudd 72-73-73-72—290
Scott Simpson 70-70-75-75—290
Scott Hoch 72-70-75-73—290
Hubert Green 75-70-74-71—290
Mike Reid 71-73-70-76—290
Bobby Wadkins 69-74-70-77—290
Dave Barr 71-73-73-74—291
Roger Maltbie 73-70-74-74—291
Mike Donald 74-69-73-75—291
Tommy Nakajima 71-73-71-76—291
Davis Love III 70-72-72-77—291
Mark Wiebe 75-67-72-77—291
Mike Sullivan 72-73-74-73—292
Joey Sindelar 74-72-73-73—292
Bob Gilder 69-75-73-75—292
Dave Stockton 70-75-74-73—292
John Cook 71-72-75-74—292
Larry Mize 69-76-75-72—292
Clarence Rose 73-71-72-76—292
Andy Bean 74-70-72-76—292
Steve Pate 76-69-71-76—292
Jay Haas 69-77-74-72—292
Phil Blackmar 67-73-79-73—292
Mark McCumber 71-74-68-79—292
James Blair 72-74-72-75—293
Gary Koch 68-77-74-75—294
Lennie Clements 71-75-72-77—295
David Edwards 72-69-76-79—296
Bob Murphy 73-73-74-77—297
Ken Brown 73-73-72-80—298
Denis Watson 71-74-77-77—299
J.C. Snead 70-76-75-79—300

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