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1958 PGA Championship

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Dates  July 17–20, 1958
Organized by  PGA of America
Format  Stroke play
Course(s)  Llanerch Country Club
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1958 PGA Championship
Location  Havertown, Pennsylvania

The 1958 PGA Championship was the 40th PGA Championship, played July 17–20 at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown, Pennsylvania, a suburb west of Philadelphia. It was the first PGA Championship held in its current stroke play format, 72 holes over four days, ending on Sunday. The previous editions were at match play, with the two most recent ones at seven rounds over five days, the final two rounds at 36 holes per match. The announcement of the change was made eight months earlier in November.

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Dow Finsterwald, the runner-up in 1957, shot a final round 67 to win his only major title, two shots ahead of runner-up Billy Casper. Finsterwald's round-by-round scores were 67-72-70-67=276, 4-under-par on the par-70 course. Sam Snead led after 54 holes in pursuit of a fourth title, but faded to third with a final round 73 (+3).

Made both cuts

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Missed the second cut

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Missed the first cut

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Round summaries

Thursday, July 17, 1958

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Second round

Friday, July 18, 1958

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Third round

Saturday, July 19, 1958

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Final round

Sunday, July 20, 1958

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References

1958 PGA Championship Wikipedia


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