History

1920: From alternate to champion

Champion: Jock Hutchison, Glenview, Ill.
Site: Flossmoor Country Club, Chicago, Ill.
Date: Aug. 17-21
Purse: $2,580

Today's golf fan remembers John Daly's improbable tale of being the ninth alternate for a PGA Championship berth and going on to victory. Daly isn't the only late-hour addition to become PGA Champion. Jock Hutchison Sr. of Glenview, Illinois got the honor after George Fotheringham - a PGA Charter Member and the first chairman of the PGA Annual Meeting - and Arthur Clarkson were unable to attend. Hutchison, who failed initially in sectional qualifying, was a terror in the four matches he played before the finals.

He defeated Eddie Loos and Laurie Ayton by identical 5 and 3 scores; Louis Tellier, 6 and 5; and downed Harry Hampton in the semifinals, 4 and 3. Hutchison then had a battle, escaping Douglas Edgar with a 1-up decision in the 36-hole finale.

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