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1959 PGA Championship

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Course(s)  Minneapolis Golf Club
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Organized by  PGA of America
Format  Stroke play
1959 PGA Championship
Dates  July 30 – August 2, 1959
Location  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.

First round

Thursday, July 30, 1959


Second round

Friday, July 31, 1959


Third round

Saturday, August 1, 1959


Final round

Sunday, August 2, 1959



Final round

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


1959 PGA Championship Wikipedia

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