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1932 PGA Championship

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Location  Maplewood, Minnesota
Organized by  PGA of America
Format  Match play - 5 rounds
Course(s)  Keller Golf Course
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1932 PGA Championship
Dates  August 30 – September 4, 1932

The 1932 PGA Championship was the 15th PGA Championship, held August 30 to September 4 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb north of Saint Paul. Then a match play championship, Olin Dutra won the first of his two major titles, defeating Frank Walsh 4 & 3. Dutra was also the medalist in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier on Tuesday.


Defending champion Tom Creavy lost in the semifinals to Walsh in 38 holes. Keller Golf Course, a public facility owned and operated by Ramsey County, hosted the PGA Championship again in 1954.


The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1932 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in six days:

  • Tuesday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier
  • defending champion Tom Creavy and top 31 professionals advanced to match play
  • Wednesday – first round – 36 holes
  • Thursday – second round – 36 holes
  • Friday – quarterfinals – 36 holes
  • Saturday – semifinals – 36 holes
  • Sunday – final – 36 holes
  • Failed to qualify

    Armour did not advance in the eight-way playoff for the final two spots in the match play field.

    Final results

    Sunday, September 4, 1932


    1932 PGA Championship Wikipedia

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