1984: Trevino's last regular tour surge

Champion: Lee Trevino, Jupiter Island, Fla.
Site: Shoal Creek Country Club, Birmingham, Ala.
Date: Aug. 16-19
Purse: $700,300
Par: 36-36 - 72 (7,145 yards)
Field: 148 Cut at 148 (70 players advanced)

Three "rejuvenated" warriors - Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Lanny Wadkins - waged one of the most exciting Championships in PGA history. Trevino emerged from the fray thanks to some advice from his wife, who told him, "Even though you are 44, your clubs don't know your age." That, along with a new putter he purchased on a trip to Holland, carried Trevino to his second PGA Championship. His 15-under-par performance earned him a four stroke victory over Player and Wadkins. Trevino capped his big week by making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole, becoming the first PGA Champion to win with four rounds in the 60s (69-68-67-69). Trevino accomplished the same feat in the 1968 U.S. Open. "To me, the 1984 PGA Championship was probably my favorite championship," Trevino said.

For the 48-year-old Player, one year and nine weeks shy of qualifying for the Senior PGA Tour, it was the last regular tour event he was in contention to win. Though Trevino would be in contention again, the PGA Championship was his 27th and last victory before joining the Senior PGA Tour.

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