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1969 PGA Championship

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Dates  August 14–17, 1969
Organized by  PGA of America
Par  71
Location  Kettering, Ohio
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1969 PGA Championship
Course(s)  NCR Country Club, South Course

The 1969 PGA Championship was the 51st PGA Championship, played August 14–17 at the South Course of NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb south of Dayton. Raymond Floyd, age 26, won the first of his four major titles, one stroke ahead of runner-up Gary Player.

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Floyd held a five-shot lead after the third round, at 202 (−11), and carded a 74 (+3) on Sunday.

During the tournament's third round, demonstrators tried to disrupt the play of Player and Jack Nicklaus. Ice was thrown in Player's face and one spectator yelled while Nicklaus prepared to putt. Security was stepped up for the final round on Sunday.

This was the first PGA Championship after the formation of the "Tournament Players Division" in December 1968, later renamed the PGA Tour. It also marked the permanent move of the PGA Championship to August, excluding 1971, which was played in Florida in February. Except for 1965, it had been played in July in the 1960s; five times during the decade it was held the week immediately after The Open Championship in Britain, including 1968. The new scheduling allowed more players to participate in both majors, cementing the concept of the modern grand slam.

The attendance on Sunday was 23,543 and a new record was set for the four days at 80,847; including practice days, the week's attendance was 106,043.

Missed the cut

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First round

Thursday, August 14, 1969

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Second round

Friday, August 15, 1969

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Third round

Saturday, August 16, 1969

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Final round

Sunday, August 17, 1969

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References

1969 PGA Championship Wikipedia


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