1926 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1926 PGA Championship was the ninth time this major was played.

Winner: Walter Hagen

Where it was played: Salisbury Golf Club in East Meadow, New York

Tournament dates: Sept. 20-25, 1926

Notable notes: Walter Hagen defeated Leo Diegel in the championship match by a 5-and-3 final score. It was Hagen's third consecutive PGA Championship victory and his fourth overall. Hagen was the first — and he remains the only — back-to-back-to-back winner of this major. ... Diegel got his revenge later in the decade: He won the PGA in 1928 and 1929, going through Hagen both times. ... The host course, Salisbury Golf Club on Long Island, is today called the Red Course at Eisenhower Park, part of a public facility.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Pat Doyle def. Marshall Crichton, 3 and 2
Walter Hagen def. Dick Grout, 7 and 6
Johnny Farrell def. Dick Linnars, 6 and 5
Harry Hampton def. Tom Harmon Jr., 6 and 5
Abe Espinosa def. Mike Brady, 1-up
Leo Diegel def. Neal McIntyre, 6 and 5
Johnny Golden def. Gene Sarazen, 4 and 3
George Christ def. Bill Leach, 1-up (38 holes)

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Walter Hagen def. Pat Doyle, 6 and 5
Johnny Farrell def. Harry Hampton, 3 and 1
Leo Diegel def. Abe Espinosa, 3 and 2
Johnny Golden def. George Crist, 7 and 6

Semifinals (36 holes)
Walter Hagen def. Johnny Farrell, 6 and 5
Leo Diegel def. Johnny Golden, 1-up

Championship Match (36 holes)
Walter Hagen def. Leo Diegel, 4 and 3

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