1945 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1945 PGA Championship was the 27th time this major was played, and it was the site of the final major win by "Lord Byron."

Winner: Byron Nelson

Where it was played: Moraine Country Club in Kettering, Ohio

Tournament dates: July 9-15, 1945

Notable notes: Byron Nelson defeated Sam Byrd in the championship match, 4 and 3. It was the ninth victory in Nelson's record streak of 11 consecutive wins in 1945. ... It was also the last of Nelson's five wins in majors; he was mostly retired from tournament golf from 1947 on. ... To get to the final, Nelson defeated Gene Sarazen, Mike Turnesa, Denny Shute and Claude Harmon. ... Byrd was a former major league baseball player who won five times on the PGA Tour.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Ky Laffoon def. Jack Grout, 1-up (38 holes)
Clarence Doser def. Toney Penna, 1-up (37 holes)
Sam Byrd def. Johnny Revolta, 2 and 1
Vic Ghezzi def. Herman Barron, 2-up
Byron Nelson def. Mike Turnesa, 1-up
Denny Shute def. Bob Kepler, 5 and 4
Ralph Hutchison def. Ted Johnson, 6 and 5
Claude Harmon def. Jim Turnesa, 8 and 7

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Byron Nelson def. Denny Shute, 3 and 2
Claude Harmon def. Ralph Hutchison, 4 and 3
Sam Byrd def. Vic Ghezzi, 7 and 6
Clarence Doser def. Ky Laffoon, 2 and 1

Semifinals (36 holes)
Byron Nelson def. Claude Harmon, 5 and 4
Sam Byrd def. Clarence Doser, 7 and 6

Championship Match (36 holes)
Byron Nelson def. Sam Byrd, 4 and 3

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