1946 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1946 PGA Championship was the 28th time this major was played, and this was the occasion of Ben Hogan's first win in a major.

Winner: Ben Hogan

Where it was played: Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon

Tournament dates: Aug. 19-25, 1946

Notable notes: Ben Hogan defeated Ed "Porky" Oliver in the championship match by a 6-and-4 score. It was the first of Hogan's nine career major championship wins, although he had already won 30 times in "regular" PGA Tour tournaments. ... Hogan roared back in the afternoon 18 against Oliver after trailing 3-down following the morning 18. ... To reach the final, Hogan defeated Charles Weisner, Bill Heinlein, Art Bell, Frank Moore and Jimmy Demaret. ... Defending champ Byron Nelson fell to Oliver 1-down in the quarterfinals. This was the last time Nelson played the PGA Championship.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (36 holes)
Byron Nelson def. Herman Barron, 3 and 2
Ed Oliver def. Chandler Harper, 5 and 4
Jug McSpaden def. Dutch Harrison, 4 and 3
Chuck Congdon def. George Schneiter, 2 and 1
Jimmy Demaret def. Jim Ferrier, 3 and 2
Jim Turnesa def. Dick Shoemaker, 5 and 4
Ben Hogan def. Arthur Bell, 5 and 4
Frank Moore def. Harry Bassler, 4 and 3

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Ben Hogan def. Frank Moore, 5 and 4
Jimmy Demaret def. Jim Turnesa, 6 and 5
Ed Oliver def. Byron Nelson, 1-up
Jug McSpaden def. Chuck Congdon, 5 and 3

Semifinals (36 holes)
Ben Hogan def. Jimmy Demaret, 10 and 9
Ed Oliver def. Jug McSpaden, 6 and 5

Championship Match (36 holes)
Ben Hogan def. Ed Oliver, 6 and 4

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