History

1976: Rain causes a Championship filibuster

Champion: Dave Stockton, Mentone, Calif.
Site: Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.
Date: Aug. 12-16
Purse: $250,950
Par: 35-35 - 70 (7,054 yards)
Field: 138 Cut at 149 (76 players advanced)

For the first time in history, rain pushed the final round of a PGA Championship to Monday. In an effort to avoid a playoff with Don January and Raymond Floyd, Dave Stockton knocked home a 10-foot par putt on the 72nd hole. His rounds of 70-72-69-70 - 281 matched the highest winning total in the Championship at the time. It was Stockton's second PGA Championship, but it came the hard way. He hit only nine greens during the Monday round - three on the final nine holes - and kept his driver in the bag on the back nine to manage an even-par 70 on Congressional's 7,054-yard layout.






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