The 2004 Senior PGA Championship
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On the fifth day, Irwin wins his fourth
Senior PGA crown

Hale Irwin Wins
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May 31, 2004 — After weather woes for more than four days, the fifth day of the 65th Senior PGA Championship turned into a scintillating battle between Hale Irwin, at 58 the most accomplished player in senior golf history, and Jay Haas, making his very first senior start at age 50. Irwin captured his fourth Senior PGA crown on the final hole, making birdie to edge Haas by a single shot.
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Nebraska's White claims low PGA club professional honors

Nebraska's White claims low PGA club professional honors

May 31, 2004 — Jim White of Lincoln, Neb., made up for missing the cut in two previous Senior PGA Championships by closing with an eye-popping three consecutive birdies Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club to capture low PGA Professional honors.

Irwin leads midway through third round of Senior PGA

Irwin leads midway through third round of Senior PGA

May 29, 2004 — Saturday was moving day in a big way at Valhalla, as the Senior PGA Championship made up lots of ground in its quest to overcome the weather delays of the first two days. At nightfall, midway through the third round, Hale Irwin, at 6-under through eight holes, holds a one-shot lead over Dave Barr, who is 5-under through nine holes.

Nearly one-third of 34 PGA club professionals make cut

Nearly one-third of 34 PGA club professionals make cut

May 29, 2004 — Of the 34 PGA of America club professionals who began the 65th Senior PGA Championship, 10, including three from the Tri-State PGA Section and past PGA Senior Club Professional Champion Mike San Filippo, made the 36-hole cut Saturday at Valhalla Golf Club.

Hale in position to inch closer to Jack's major mark

Hale in position to inch closer to Jack's major mark

May 29, 2004 — A victory in the 65th Senior PGA Championship would give Hale Irwin seven career senior majors, one behind Jack Nicklaus, who holds the record with eight.

Proven champs claw their way to the front at Valhalla GC

Proven champs claw their way to the front at Valhalla GC

May 28, 2004 — Wayne Levi, Jay Haas, Gil Morgan, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson and Craig Stadler each fought their way into the top 10 at Valhalla Golf Club by the time second-round play was halted by darkness Friday night.

Friday Notes: 20 years since 4 shared 1st-round lead

Friday Notes: 20 years since 4 shared 1st-round lead

May 28, 2004 — In 1984, Arnold Palmer was one of four players tied for the first-round lead at the Senior PGA Championship before holding on the defeat Don January by two shots.

Jenkins uses free time to conduct impromptu clinic

Jenkins uses free time to conduct impromptu clinic

May 28, 2004 — Champions Tour player Tom Jenkins took a break from practicing Friday at the weather-delayed Senior PGA Championship to help some 200 grateful fans with their short games.

Haas makes marathon senior debut a dandy

Haas makes marathon senior debut a dandy

May 28, 2004 — Senior rookie Jay Haas entered the 65th Senior PGA Championship as one of the favorites and he didn't disappoint, shooting a rain-interrupted 67 to tie Tom Watson, Hale Irwin and Gil Morgan for the first-round lead.

Round 1 Notebook: Dill rebounds from triple with ace

Round 1 Notebook: Dill rebounds from triple with ace

May 27, 2004 — Terry Dill must have been really mad after making triple-bogey on his first hole Thursday at the 65th Senior PGA Championship, because the Champions Tour veteran responded with an ace at the par-3 11th hole.

Play begins at 65th Senior PGA Championship

Play begins at 65th Senior PGA Championship

May 27, 2004 — After a two-hour delay, first-round play got under way Thursday morning at the rain-ravaged 65th Senior PGA Championship. More than 3 inches of rain have fallen on Valhalla Golf Club since Monday -- including more than an inch early Thursday morning -- and the field will play lift, clean and place rules in the fairways.

Ocean Course awarded 2007 Senior PGA Championship

Ocean Course awarded 2007 Senior PGA Championship

May 27, 2004 — The Ocean Course of Kiawah Island, S.C., the site of a dramatic Ryder Cup has been selected to host the 68th Senior PGA Championship, May 24-27, 2007.

Dye given PGA's First Lady of Golf Award

Dye given PGA's First Lady of Golf Award

May 27, 2004 — Alice Dye, the wife of renowned architect Pete Dye and the first lady of golf architecture in the United States, was honored by the PGA of America on Wednesday night with the First Lady in Golf Award.

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The 65th Senior PGA Championship
Final
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1Hale Irwin-8FE
2Jay Haas-7F-1
3Craig Stadler-5F-2
4Dave Barr-2F+3
4Mark James-2F-2
Photo Gallery — Take in some of the soggy sights from Valhalla Golf Club during this week.

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Video: Sunday Review — Round three action from Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Video: Saturday Review — More action from Valhalla Golf Club during round one of the 65th Sr. PGA Championship.

YearCourseLocationDates
2005 Laurel Valley Ligonier, PA May 23-29
2006 TBD TBD TBD
2007 Ocean Course Kiawah Island, S.C. May 24-27
Memorable Moments in Senior PGA History
Memorable Moments Dec. 2, 1937
Jock Hutchison of Golf, Ill., wins the inaugural Senior PGA Championship over George Rumford. Alfred S. Bourne, a member of Augusta National GC, contributed $1,500 for the purchase and endowment of the Championship trophy that bears his name.
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