1936 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1936 PGA Championship was the 19th time this major was played.

Winner: Denny Shute

Where it was played: Pinehurst Resort (No. 2 Course) in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Tournament dates: Nov. 16-22, 1936

Notable notes: Denny Shute defeated Jimmy Thomson in the championship match by a 3-and-2 score. It was the first of back-to-back PGA titles for Shute. ... Thomson was a noted long driver of his era, and routinely outdrove Shute by 60 yards in the final. But Shute was adept at scrambling, and got up-and-down from bunkers nine times during the final. ... To reach the final, Shute beat Alex Gerlak, Al Zimmerman, Will Burke and Bill Mehlhorn. ... Byron Nelson played the PGA Championship for the first time, but failed to advance out of the stroke-play qualifier.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Jug McSpaden def. Leo Walper, 4 and 3
Jimmy Thomson def. Henry Picard, 4 and 2
Craig Wood def. Harry Cooper, 2 and 1
Tony Manero def. Bobby Cruickshank, 4 and 2
Horton Smith def. Willie Goggin, 2 and 1
Denny Shute def. Billy Burke, 2 and 1
Bill Mehlhorn def. Ed Dudley, 6 and 4
Jimmy Hines def. Vic Ghezzi, 4 and 3

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Denny Shute def. Horton Smith, 3 and 2
Bill Mehlhorn def. Jimmy Hines, 4 and 2
Jimmy Thomson def. Jug McSpaden, 1-up
Craig Wood def. Tony Manero, 5 and 4

Semifinals (36 holes)
Denny Shute def. Bill Mehlhorn, 1-up
Jimmy Thomson def. Craig Wood, 4 and 3

Championship Match (36 holes)
Denny Shute def. Jimmy Thomson, 3 and 2

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