1923 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1923 PGA Championship was the sixth time this major was played, and the battle of titans in the championship match did not disappoint.

Winner: Gene Sarazen

Where it was played: Pelham Country Club in Pelham Manor, New York

Tournament dates: Sept. 24-29, 1923

Notable notes: Gene Sarazen defeated Walter Hagen in the championship by a score of 1-up on the 38th hole of the scheduled 36-hole match. It was the second consecutive win for Sarazen. Hagen won in 1921, but skipped the tournament in 1922. Hagen went on to win the next four PGAs played, 1924-27. ... In the final, Sarazen led Hagen 2-up with three holes to play. But two straight bogeys by Sarazen let Hagen square the match, then they halved the 36th hole. On the first extra hole, both birdied. Then, on the 38th hole, Hagen needed two tries to get out of a greenside bunker, while Sarazen birdied for the win. ... This was the first championship match to go extra holes at the PGA.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Bobby Cruickshank def. Ray Derr, 1-up
Willie Macfarlane def. Jack Stait, 9 and 8
Jim Barnes def. Cyril Walker, 7 and 5
Gene Sarazen def. Alec Campbell, 3 and 2
Fred McLeod def. Clarence Hackney, 1-up
Walter Hagen def. Johnny Golden, 4 and 3
Joe Kirkwood def. Johnny Farrell, 1-up
George McLean def. Willie Ogg, 1-up (38 holes)

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Gene Sarazen def. Jim Barnes, 1-up
Bobby Cruickshank def. Willie Macfarlane, 1-up (39 holes)
Walter Hagen def. Fred McLeod, 5 and 4
George McLean def. Joe Kirkwood, 5 and 4

Semifinals (36 holes)
Gene Sarazen def. Bobby Cruickshank, 6 and 5
Walter Hagen def. George McLean, 12 and 11

Championship Match (36 holes)
Gene Sarazen def. Walter Hagen, 1-up (38 holes)

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