1956 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1956 PGA Championship was the 38th time this major was played.

Winner: Jack Burke Jr.

Where it was played: Blue Hill Golf and Country Club in Massachusetts

Tournament dates: July 20-25, 1956

Notable notes: It was the second major win of the year for Jack Burke Jr., who earlier won The Masters. Here, he defeated Ted Kroll in the final match by a 3-and-2 score over 36 holes. ... It was only the second time a golfer won both The Masters and PGA Championship in the same year. (The first to do so was Sam Snead in 1949.) ... Burke went into semi-retirement following this victory with 16 total PGA Tour wins. ... Kroll, who finished his career with eight tour wins, led 1-up after 19 holes. But Burke then won five of the next seven holes to take control.

Late-Round Match Scores

Round of 16 (18 holes)
Jack Burke Jr. def. Chandler Harper, 3 and 2
Fred Hawkins def. Lionel Hebert, 4 and 2
Jimmy Johnson def. Toby Lyons, 1-up (19 holes)
Ed Furgol def. Robert Kay, 4 and 3
William Johnston def. Walter Burkemo, 5 and 3
Henry Ransom def. Lew Worsham, 2-up
Sam Snead def. Gene Sarazen, 5 and 4
Ted Kroll def. Jim Turnesa, 1-up

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Jack Burke Jr. def. Fred Hawkins, 4 and 2
Ed Furgol def. Jimmy Johnson, 1-up
William Johnston def. Henry Ransom, 3 and 2
Ted Kroll def. Sam Snead, 2 and 1

Semifinals (36 holes)
Jack Burke Jr. def. Ed Furgol, 1-up (37 holes)
Ted Kroll def. William Johnston, 10 and 8

Championship Match (36 holes)
Jack Burke Jr. def. Ted Kroll, 3 and 2

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