| October 10–14, 1916|
Siwanoy Country Club
| Bronxville, New York|
PGA of America
Match play - 5 rounds
1916 PGA Championship Wikipedia
The 1916 PGA Championship was the first PGA Championship, which is now considered one of golf's major championships. It was played from October 10–14 at the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York, just north of New York City.
The field of 32 golfers qualified by sectional tournaments. They competed in 36-hole match play rounds in a single-elimination tournament. In the Saturday final, Jim Barnes defeated Jock Hutchison, 1 up. Walter Hagen and Willie Macfarlane were the other semifinalists.
Barnes and Hutchison had arrived at the final hole level. Both players were short of the green with their second shots and both hit their chip shots to within five feet of the hole. A measurement was needed to determine who was away and Barnes was one inch closer. Hutchison missed his putt and Barnes calmly holed his to become the first PGA of America champion.