1929 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1929 PGA Championship was the 12th time this major was played.

Winner: Leo Diegel

Where it was played: Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, California

Tournament dates: Dec. 2-7, 1929

Notable notes: Defending champ Leo Deigel made it back-to-back titles with a 6-and-4 win over Johnny Farrell in the championship match. ... Also for the second consecutive year, Diegel's road to the trophy went through both Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen. This year, he defeated them both by 3-and-2 scores. ... Hagen, a 5-time PGA champion, won only two more matches in the tournament for the rest of his career, and none in the 1930s. ... This wasn't just the first major championship in California, but the first played anywhere in the western part of the United States.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Gene Sarazen def. Fred Morrison, 3 and 2
Leo Diegel def. Herman Barron, 10 and 9
Walter Hagen def. Charles Guest, 1-up
Tony Manero def. Eddie Schultz, 6 and 5
Johnny Farrell def. Henry Ciuci, 2 and 1
Craig Wood def. Neil Christian, 3 and 2
Al Espinosa def. Bill Mehlhorn, 1-up (40 holes)
Al Watrous def. Larry Nabholtz, 9 and 7

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Leo Diegel def. Gene Sarazen, 3 and 2
Walter Hagen def. Tony Manero, 6 and 5
Johnny Farrell def. Craig Wood, 1-up (37 holes)
Al Watrous def. Al Espinosa, 2-up

Semifinals (36 holes)
Leo Diegel def. Walter Hagen, 3 and 2
Johnny Farrell def. Al Watrous, 6 and 5

Championship Match (36 holes)
Leo Diegel def. Johnny Farrell, 6 and 4

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