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1985 PGA Championship

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Dates  August 8–11, 1985
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Organized by  PGA of America
Par  71
1985 PGA Championship
Location  Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
Course(s)  Cherry Hills Country Club

The 1985 PGA Championship was the 67th PGA Championship, held August 8–11 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, a suburb south of Denver. Hubert Green won his second major title, two strokes ahead of defending champion Lee Trevino. It was Green's 19th and final victory on the PGA Tour.


Trevino led after 36 holes at 134 (−8), but a 75 (+4) on Saturday allowed Green to take the lead at 206 (−7), three strokes ahead. An eagle on Sunday at the fifth hole gave the 45-year-old Trevino a one stroke lead, but four three-putts produced an even-par round with six bogeys. The two were tied as late as the 15th tee; Green continued making pars, while Trevino bogeyed 15 and 17. Trevino admitted that the $50 heavy putter which helped him win in 1984 on wetter, softer greens in Alabama hurt him on the drier, faster greens in Colorado, especially on Sunday.

This was the fifth major championship at Cherry Hills, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1941 and the U.S. Open in 1938, 1960, and 1978. The average elevation of the course exceeds 5,300 feet (1,620 m) above sea level.

Held 32 years ago, this is the most recent major played in the Mountain Time Zone, with none scheduled through 2023.

Course layout


Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

  • 7,083 yards (6,477 m), par 71 - 1978 U.S. Open
  • 7,004 yards (6,404 m), par 71 - 1960 U.S. Open
  • 6,888 yards (6,298 m), par 71 - 1941 PGA Championship
  • 6,888 yards (6,298 m), par 71 - 1938 U.S. Open
  • Missed the cut


    First round

    Thursday, August 8, 1985


    Second round

    Friday, August 9, 1985


    Third round

    Saturday, August 10, 1985


    Final round

    Sunday, August 11, 1985



    Final round

    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


    1985 PGA Championship Wikipedia