| Minneapolis Golf Club|
| PGA of America|
| July 30 – August 2, 1959|
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
The 1959 PGA Championship was the 41st PGA Championship played from July 30 to August 2 at Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a suburb west of Minneapolis.
Six strokes back at the start of the final round, Bob Rosburg shot a 66 (−4) to win his only major championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Jerry Barber and Doug Sanders. Rosburg had managed only five birdies in the first three rounds, but had five in the first nine on Sunday to go out in 30, then a record.
Barber shot a 65 on Friday and was the 36-hole and 54-hole leader at 205 (−5), with Sanders a stroke back. Barber won the title two years later, in a Monday playoff in 1961.
This was the second year of stroke play at the PGA Championship, a match play event through 1957. Daily admission was three dollars on Thursday and Friday, and five dollars per day on the weekend.
1959 PGA Championship Wikipedia
Thursday, July 30, 1959
Friday, July 31, 1959
Saturday, August 1, 1959
Sunday, August 2, 1959
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par