1980 PGA Championship: Fifth for Nicklaus

The 1980 PGA Championship was the 62nd time the tournament was played, and the fifth time it was won by the Bear.

Winner: Jack Nicklaus, 274

Where it was played: Oak Hill Country Club (East Course) in Rochester, New York

Tournament dates: August 7-10, 1980

Leader after first round: Craig Stadler, 67

Leader after second round: Gil Morgan, 138

Leader after third round: Jack Nicklaus, 205

Notable Notes: Jack Nicklaus hovered around the lead the first two rounds, then took the lead with a 66 in the third round. And ran away with the lead in the final round to win by seven strokes, at the time the PGA Championship record for largest margin of victory.

Nicklaus was considered in decline by golf media at the start of 1980, then he won two majors: first the U.S. Open, then this one. In winning the PGA, he tied Walter Hagen's record of five PGA Championship trophies. It was Nicklaus' 17th win in a major, his second-to-last.

Final Scores

Jack Nicklaus 70-69-66-69—274
Andy Bean 72-71-68-70—281
Gil Morgan 68-70-73-72—283
Lon Hinkle 70-69-69-75—283
Curtis Strange 68-72-72-72—284
Howard Twitty 68-74-71-71—284
Lee Trevino 74-71-71-69—285
Bill Rogers 71-71-72-72—286
Bobby Walzel 68-76-71-71—286
Tom Weiskopf 71-73-72-72—288
Jerry Pate 72-73-70-73—288
Peter Jacobsen 71-73-74-70—288
Tom Watson 75-74-72-67—288
Terry Diehl 72-72-68-76—288
Andy North 72-70-73-74—289
John Mahaffey 71-77-69-72—289
George Archer 70-73-75-72—290
Joe Inman 72-71-75-72—290
Raymond Floyd 70-76-71-73—290
Rod Curl 74-71-75-71—291
Tom Kite 73-70-76-72—291
Bob Murphy 68-80-72-71—291
Jack Newton 72-73-73-73—291
Rex Caldwell 73-70-73-75—291
Alan Tapie 74-75-69-73—291
David Graham 69-75-73-75—292
Lee Elder 70-75-74-73—292
Leonard Thompson 71-75-73-73—292
Gary Player 72-74-71-75—292
Scott Simpson 74-74-74-71—293
Bruce Lietzke 71-75-74-73—293
Bob Eastwood 72-73-73-75—293
Doug Tewell 73-71-75-74—293
Hale Irwin 69-76-74-74—293
Artie McNickle 71-71-76-75—293
Mike Sullivan 71-74-76-72—293
David Edwards 73-76-73-71—293
Lanny Wadkins 76-72-72-73—293
Bruce Devlin 76-73-71-73—293
Jim Colbert 73-75-77-68—293
John Fought 72-72-76-74—294
Dana Quigley 73-76-73-72—294
Fuzzy Zoeller 76-73-71-74—294
Ben Crenshaw 69-74-78-73—294
Charles Coody 73-71-79-71—294
Don Pooley 74-75-75-71—295
Mike Morley 71-73-76-75—295
D.A. Weibring 76-73-71-75—295
Gary Koch 71-71-78-75—295
Jay Haas T72-74-75-75—296
Keith Fergus 74-73-75-74—296
Billy Kratzert 74-73-75-74—296
J.C. Snead 74-74-78-70—296
Mark Pfeil 75-72-78-71—296
Bob Gilder 70-77-77-73—297
Mike Reid 74-73-78-72—297
Ed Sneed 80-68-72-77—297
Craig Stadler 67-75-74-81—297
Mark Hayes 73-75-75-75—298
Danny Edwards 73-73-75-77—298
Toru Nakamura 70-76-78-74—298
Bobby Wadkins 75-74-71-78—298
Morris Hatalsky 70-73-74-81—298
Ron Streck 75-71-70-82—298
Buddy Gardner T74-75-75-75—299
Miller Barber 74-75-73-77—299
Dave Eichelberger 72-70-79-78—299
Hubert Green 74-75-75-76—300
Gibby Gilbert 71-73-79-77—300
Johnny Miller 70-71-80-79—300
Brad Bryant 78-70-74-79—301
George Cadle 73-75-78-76—302
Arnold Palmer 74-74-78-76—302
Dewitt Weaver 75-73-77-78—303
Tommy Valentine 73-71-82-79—305
Victor Regalado 75-74-79-78—306
Bob Byman 74-72-79-82—307

Popular posts from this blog

The Vijay Singh Cheating Incident Explained

What Ever Happened to Danielle Amiee of 'The Big Break'?