Oldest Winners of the PGA Championship Tournament

The PGA Championship is the third-oldest of the four majors, first played in 1916. But what about old — or at least, older — champions? The tournament's history includes, so far, five golfers over the age of 40 who won. The oldest PGA Championship winner was nearly 50.

The Record-Holder: Julius Boros, Age 48

Julius Boros is not only the oldest PGA Championship winner, he's the oldest winner of any of the four majors of professional golf.

At the 1968 PGA Championship, Boros won four months past his 48th birthday. It was the 50th time the tournament was played. Boros never led prior to the final round, but shot 69 in Round 4 and beat runners-up Bob Charles and Arnold Palmer by one stroke.

List of Oldest PGA Championship Winners

At the time of Barber's win in 1961, he was only over-40 golfer to win this championship. And he held the record until Boros bested it in 1968. It was Barber's only win in a major.

The other four golfers on the list all have multiple wins in majors and are all members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Related article: List of youngest PGA Championship winners

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