1967 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1967 PGA Championship was the 49th edition of this major, staged by the PGA of America. The winner was decided in an 18-hole playoff.

Winner: Don January, 281

Where it was played: Columbine Country Club in Columbine Valley, Colorado

Tournament dates: July 20-24, 1967

Leader after first round: Dave Hill, 66

Leader after second round: Tommy Aaron, 135

Leader after third round: Dan Sikes, 209

What Happened in the 1967 PGA Championship

The last 18-hole playoff to take place in a PGA Championship happened here, and it was Don January who emerged the winner. January and Don Massengale tied for the 72-hole lead at 281, one stroke better than Jack Nicklaus and third-round leader Dan Sikes. In the playoff, January won by two strokes with a 69.

This was the 10th PGA Championship played using stroke play (it was a match play tournament prior to 1958). And in those 10 years there were two 18-hole playoffs, and January was involved in both. At the 1961 PGA Championship, however, January lost that playoff. In the years after the 1967 playoff, the PGA of America switched to a sudden-death format, which was used for the first time at the next playoff in 1977.

January was eight strokes off the lead after 36 holes, and started the final round four strokes behind third-round leader Dan Sikes. Massengale was six strokes behind Sikes. Jack Nicklaus was two behind Sikes, and caught him with a 71 to Sikes' 73. But January (68) and Massengale (66) blew by both to finish at 7-under 281 and force the playoff.

The victory was the sixth of January's 10 PGA Tour wins, and his only win in a major. Massengale won twice on tour in 1966, but then never won again on the PGA Tour.

The golf course in 1967 was Columbine Country Club in Colorado. At an elevation of 5,300 feet above sea level, Columbine played 7,436 yards during this tournament — the longest golf course in major championship history to this point.

1967 PGA Championship Final Scores

Don January 71-72-70-68—281
Don Massengale 70-75-70-66—281
Jack Nicklaus 67-75-69-71—282
Dan Sikes 69-70-70-73—282
Julius Boros 69-76-70-68—283
Al Geiberger 73-71-69-70—283
Frank Beard 71-74-70-70—285
Don Bies 69-70-76-70—285
Bob Goalby 70-74-68-73—285
Gene Littler 73-72-71-69—285
Billy Farrell 75-72-69-70—286
Dave Hill 66-73-74-73—286
Ken Venturi 73-74-71-68—286
Sam Carmichael 75-71-69-72—287
Lionel Hebert 75-71-70-71—287
Bobby Nichols 75-75-67-70—287
Arnold Palmer 70-71-72-74—287
R.H. Sikes 72-71-71-73—287
Billy Casper 75-70-75-68—288
Tommy Aaron 70-65-76-78—289
Bill Bisdorf 72-71-77-69—289
Dick Crawford 76-73-73-67—289
Raymond Floyd 74-69-74-72—289
Mike Souchak 70-73-70-76—289
Wes Ellis Jr. 76-71-72-71—290
Bruce Crampton 71-77-74-69—291
Earl Stewart 77-70-72-72—291
Gay Brewer 75-74-71-72—292
Gardner Dickinson 75-72-69-76—292
Phil Rodgers 71-76-72-73—292
Mason Rudolph 72-73-73-74—292
Doug Sanders 72-71-76-73—292
Dave Marr 75-72-71-75—293
Tom Nieporte 73-73-73-74—293
Jerry Pittman 72-78-69-74—293
Ernie Vossler 72-74-73-74—293
Dudley Wysong 73-70-76-74—293
Bill Martindale 73-76-74-71—294
Ken Still 73-74-76-71—294
Fred Wampler 73-75-74-72—294
Bob Zimmerman 76-74-76-68—294
Frank Boynton 71-76-73-75—295
Jack Burke Jr. 73-78-71-73—295
John Berry 76-70-78-72—296
Pete Cooper 77-70-78-71—296
Dale Douglass 74-73-72-77—296
Babe Lichardus 75-75-71-75—296
Larry Mancour 75-76-72-73—296
Dm McBeath 74-72-75-75—296
Robert Stone 74-74-75-73—296
Fred Haas Jr. 74-72-79-72—297
Skee Riegel 76-75-74-72—297
Bob Toski 72-76-71-78—297
Jimmy Wright 73-74-77-73—297
George Archer 74-76-75-73—298
Paul Harney 75-75-74-74—298
Davis Love Jr. 69-79-76-74—298
Bobby Mitchell 76-74-70-78—298
James Stamps 77-74-73-74—298
Dow Finsterwald 74-75-74-76—299
Dick Hart 73-75-75-76—299
Mac Hunter 72-75-71-81—299
Johnny Bulla 78-73-76-73—300
Clare Emery 73-76-79-73—301
Jim Ferrier 74-75-75-77—301
Pat Schwab 75-76-75-75—301
Gene Bone 72-74-78-78—302
Chick Harbert 73-76-77-76—302
Tommy Jacobs 74-74-76-78—302
Robert Erickson 76-75-80-72—303
Roland Stafford 74-76-78-76—304
Rich Bassett 70-80-86-69—305
Glenn Teal 77-74-77-80—308

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