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1931 PGA Championship

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Dates  September 14–19, 1931
Organized by  PGA of America
Format  Match play - 5 rounds
Location  Rumford, Rhode Island
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1931 PGA Championship
Course(s)  Wannamoisett Country Club

The 1931 PGA Championship was the 14th PGA Championship, held September 14–19 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island, northeast of Providence. Then a match play championship, Tom Creavy, age 20, defeated Gene Sarazen 5 & 3 in the semifinals and Denny Shute 2 & 1 in the finals.

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This was the first year the defending champion was exempt from qualifying; Tommy Armour lost in the quarterfinals to Shute, 3 & 1.

Through 2012, Sarazen remains the youngest winner of a modern major title at age 20 (in 1922) and Creavy was just 2 months older. Finalist Shute won consecutive titles in 1936 and 1937.

Format

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1931 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in six days:

  • Monday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier
  • defending champion Tommy Armour and top 31 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, September 19, 1931

    References

    1931 PGA Championship Wikipedia


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