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1976 PGA Championship

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Dates  August 12–16, 1976
Organized by  PGA of America
Par  70
Location  Bethesda, Maryland
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1976 PGA Championship
Course(s)  Congressional Country Club Blue Course

The 1976 PGA Championship was the 58th PGA Championship, played August 12–16 at Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Held six weeks following the United States Bicentennial, it was the second major at Congressional; the U.S. Open was conducted twelve years earlier in 1964.

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Dave Stockton, the 1970 champion, sank a 15-foot (5 m) foot putt to save par on the 72nd hole to win his second PGA Championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Raymond Floyd and Don January. The final round was delayed to Monday for the first time, due to weather. Stockton's final putt averted the first sudden-death playoff in major championship history, which came a year later at the 1977 PGA Championship.

Defending champion Jack Nicklaus uncharacteristically shot a final round 74 (+4) and finished two strokes back, in a tie for fourth. Third round leader Charles Coody shot 77 and fell into a tie for eighth.

Missed the cut

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First round

Thursday, August 12, 1976

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Second round

Friday, August 13, 1976

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Third round

Saturday, August 14, 1976
Sunday, August 15, 1976

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Final round

Sunday, August 15, 1976 (cancelled)
Monday, August 16, 1976

After the third round was completed on Sunday morning, the fourth round was begun but then scratched due to weather; the partial scores were cancelled with a fresh start on Monday.

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References

1976 PGA Championship Wikipedia


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