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1924 PGA Championship

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Dates  September 15–20, 1924
Organized by  PGA of America
Par  72
Location  French Lick, Indiana
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1924 PGA Championship
Course(s)  French Lick Springs Golf Club

The 1924 PGA Championship was the seventh PGA Championship, held September 15–20 at the French Lick Springs Golf Club in French Lick, Indiana. Walter Hagen, the 1921 champion, defeated Jim Barnes in the finals, 2 up. It was the sixth of Hagen's eleven major titles.

The victory ran Hagen's match record at the PGA Championship in the 1920s to 15–1 (.938), falling only to Gene Sarazen in 38 holes in the 1923 finals. It was the first of Hagen's four consecutive PGA Championships; through 2013, no other player was won more than two consecutive titles. Barnes had won the first two titles in 1916 and 1919.

The field of 32 for match play was determined by the 36-hole stroke play qualifier on Monday, September 15. All matches were 36 holes, in a five-round single-elimination tournament. Two-time defending champion Sarazen lost in the second round to semifinalist Larry Nabholtz, 2 & 1.

Opened in 1917, the course was designed by Donald Ross. It is currently known as The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort, and underwent a $4.5 million renovation in 2006.


The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1924 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in six days:

  • Monday - 36-hole stroke play qualifier
  • top 32 professionals advanced to match play
  • Tuesday - first round - 36 holes
  • Wednesday - second round - 36 holes
  • Thursday - quarterfinals - 36 holes
  • Friday - semifinals - 36 holes
  • Saturday - final - 36 holes
  • References

    1924 PGA Championship Wikipedia

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