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1986 PGA Championship

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Dates  August 7–11, 1986
Course(s)  Inverness Club
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Toledo, Ohio
Organized by  PGA of America
Par  71
1986 PGA Championship

The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th PGA Championship, held August 7–11 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Bob Tway won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman, the 54-hole leader.


Heavy rains on Sunday stopped play for the day in mid-afternoon. In the final group, Norman and Tway completed just one hole of their final round and resumed play on Monday afternoon.

Norman started the round with a four-shot lead and held that margin through the front nine. After a double bogey at 11 and a bogey at 14, the two were tied. They halved the next three holes at par and were tied at the 72nd tee. Tway put his approach shot in a greenside bunker, while Norman was just off the green on the fringe, 25 feet (8 m) out. Tway improbably holed out for birdie and Norman's attempt to tie missed, as did his par-saving putt. Norman led all four majors in 1986 after the third round, but won only the Open.

Entering the championship, Norman was the leading money winner on the PGA Tour in 1986, with Tway in second place.

This was the fifth major championship at Inverness, which hosted the U.S. Open in 1920, 1931, 1957, and 1979, and was the first in which the winning score was under-par; the previous best was even-par in 1979 by Hale Irwin. The PGA Championship returned in 1993.

Course layout


Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Missed the cut


First round

Thursday, August 7, 1986


Second round

Friday, August 8, 1986


Third round

Saturday, August 9, 1986

Final round

Sunday, August 10, 1986
Monday, August 11, 1986



Final round

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


  • YouTube – Bob Tway wins the 1986 PGA Championship
  • References

    1986 PGA Championship Wikipedia

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