1988 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1988 PGA Championship was the 70th edition of the tournament. The winner earned his only major victory here, coming from three strokes off the lead at the start of the final round by shooting 65.

Winner: Jeff Sluman, 272

Where it was played: Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma

Tournament dates: August 11-14, 1988

Leader after first round: Bob Gilder, 66

Leader after second round: Paul Azinger, 133

Leader after third round: Paul Azinger, 204

What Happened at the 1988 PGA Championship

When the 1988 PGA Championship started, Jeff Sluman had never won on the PGA Tour. When it ended, he was a major championship winner.

Sluman began the final round three strokes behind leader Paul Azinger, in third place. He ended the final round three strokes ahead of Azinger, in first place. Sluman did it with a closing round of 65, compared to Azinger's 71. That included a hole-out from 100 yards for an eagle on the par-5 5th hole during the final round. (Azinger made a hole-in-one in the third round.)

Azinger was the second- and third-round leader. Azinger and Sluman had been college teammates at Florida State University. The second-place golfer entering the final round, Dave Rummells, shot 75 and fell into a tie for sixth place.

For Sluman, it was his first career win on the PGA Tour. He didn't win again on the PGA Tour for nearly 10 years, until 1997, although he finished with six total PGA Tour victories.

Azinger had a number of close calls in majors, but he finally broke through for his lone major championship victory at the 1993 PGA Championship.

1988 PGA Championship Final Scores

Jeff Sluman 69-70-68-65—272
Paul Azinger 67-66-71-71—275
Tommy Nakajima 69-68-74-67—278
Nick Faldo 67-71-70-71—279
Tom Kite 72-69-71-67—279
Bob Gilder 66-75-71-68—280
Dave Rummells 73-64-68-75—280
Dan Pohl 69-71-70-71—281
Mark O'Meara 70-71-70-71—282
Greg Norman 68-71-72-71—282
Steve Jones 69-68-72-73—282
Payne Stewart 70-69-70-73—282
Kenny Knox 72-69-68-73—282
Raymond Floyd 68-68-74-72—282
John Mahaffey 71-71-70-71—283
Craig Stadler 68-73-75-67—283
Mark Calcavecchia 73-69-70-72—284
David Graham 70-67-73-74—284
Ben Crenshaw 70-71-69-74—284
Richard Zokol 70-70-74-70—284
Mark McNulty 73-70-67-74—284
Nick Price 74-70-67-73—284
Corey Pavin 71-70-75-68—284
Jay Overton 68-66-76-74—284
Ronnie Black 71-71-70-73—285
Jay Don Blake 71-73-72-69—285
Scott Hoch 74-69-68-74—285
Lanny Wadkins 74-69-70-72—285
Blaine McCallister 73-67-75-70—285
David Edwards 71-69-77-68—285
Donnie Hammond 72-72-73-69—286
Curtis Strange 72-72-73-69—286
Chip Beck 67-72-73-74—286
Rocco Mediate 68-74-70-74—286
Tom Watson 72-68-74-72—286
Steve Elkington 73-70-74-69—286
Gary Koch 72-65-78-71—286
Isao Aoki 73-71-70-73—287
Jay Haas 73-71-71-72—287
Tommy Brannen 70-71-74-72—287
Jim Hallet 72-68-74-73—287
David Ishii 73-71-74-69—287
Calvin Peete 74-66-74-73—287
Mark Wiebe 74-68-73-72—287
Hale Irwin 74-70-72-71—287
Larry Nelson 70-71-76-70—287
Peter Jacobsen 73-68-75-72—288
Dave Stockton 70-69-75-75—289
John Cook 67-69-76-77—289
Bob Tway 71-71-70-77—289
Denis Watson 70-70-79-70—289
D.A. Weibring 72-72-73-73—290
Scott Bess 74-69-73-74—290
Ed Fiori 71-69-76-74—290
Rodger Davis 73-69-76-72—290
Jodie Mudd 70-73-77-70—290
Robert Wrenn 72-68-73-77—290
John Inman 73-69-75-74—291
Peter Senior 68-73-74-76—291
Don Pooley 72-69-73-77—291
Bob Makoski 69-72-72-78—291
Bruce Lietzke 70-72-76-74—292
Steve Pate 71-72-72-77—292
Mike Reid 68-71-79-75—293
Gibby Gilbert 72-72-74-76—294
Bobby Wadkins 75-69-76-75—295
Hal Sutton 69-74-75-77—295
Jim Carter 73-68-76-78—295
Andrew Magee 71-73-74-79—297
Doug Tewell 70-68-81-79—298
Dick Mast 71-72-72-85—300

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