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1927 PGA Championship

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Location  Dallas, Texas
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Organized by  PGA of America
Format  Match play - 5 rounds
1927 PGA Championship
Dates  October 31 – November 5, 1927
Course(s)  Cedar Crest Country Club

The 1927 PGA Championship was the 10th PGA Championship, held October 31 to November 5 at Cedar Park Country Club in Dallas, Texas. Then a match play championship, Walter Hagen defeated Joe Turnesa 1 up in the finals to win his fourth consecutive PGA Championship, his fifth and final overall, and the ninth of his eleven major titles.

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The victory ran Hagen's match record at the PGA Championship in the 1920s to 30–1 (.968), falling only to Gene Sarazen in 38 holes in the 1923 finals. With his fourth consecutive title, his winning streak stood at twenty matches. Hagen, age 34, was also the medalist in the 36-hole qualifier on Monday at 141 (–1).

The course south of downtown Dallas was designed by A. W. Tillinghast and opened in 1919. The country club closed in 1929 and the course was purchased by the City of Dallas in 1946 and it continues as a public facility.

At the time, this was the furthest west and south that a major championship had been held. The western limit had been Illinois for multiple majors, and the southern-most venues had been Indiana for the PGA Championship in 1924 and Maryland for the U.S. Open in 1921.

Format

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1927 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
  • Final results

    Saturday, November 5, 1927

    References

    1927 PGA Championship Wikipedia


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