| July 10–16, 1938|
PGA of America
Match play - 6 rounds
| Shawnee Country Club|
| Smithfield Township,
The 1938 PGA Championship was the 21st PGA Championship, held July 10–16 at Shawnee Country Club in Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania.
Then a match play championship, Paul Runyan won his second PGA Championship, defeating the favored Sam Snead 8 & 7. Nicknamed "Little Poison," Runyan was one of the shorter hitters on tour, while Snead was one of the longest. Runyan was five holes up after the morning round, then needed just eleven holes to finish off Snead, the largest victory margin ever in the match play finals of the PGA Championship. He won the title four years earlier in 1934.
Two-time defending champion Denny Shute lost in the third round to semifinalist Jimmy Hines.
The course is on an island in the Delaware River, east of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
1938 PGA Championship Wikipedia
The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1938 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in seven days:Sunday and Monday – 36-hole stroke play qualifier, 18 holes per day;
defending champion Denny Shute and top 63 professionals advanced to match play
Tuesday – first two rounds, 18 holes each
Wednesday – third round – 36 holes
Thursday – quarterfinals – 36 holes
Friday – semifinals – 36 holes
Saturday – final – 36 holes
Saturday, July 16, 1938
Source:You Tube – 1938 PGA Championship final