The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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History

Senior PGA Championship Records

Best First-Round Score
63(9 Under)by Buck White in 1961
64(8 Under)by Bob Charles 1988

Best Second-Round Score
639 Under)Arnold PalmerJan. 1984
648 Under)Ernie Ball1963
648 Under)Lee Trevino1992
648 Under)Tom Weiskopf1993

Best Third-Round Score
64(8 Under)Chandler Harper1968
65(7 Under)Larry Mowry1989
65(7 Under)Gary Player1990
65(7 Under)Bob Charles1992

Best Fourth-Round Score
64(8 Under)Allen Doyle1999
65(7 Under)Tom Wargo1994
65(5 under)Seiji Ebihara2002
66(6 Under)Sam Snead1967
66(6 Under)Roberto De Vicenzo1974
66(6 Under)Chi Chi Rodriguez1990
66(6 Under)Bruce Crampton1993
66(6 Under)Isao Aoki1994

Best 72-Hole Score
268(20 Under)Sam Snead(66-66-67-69)1973
270(18 Under)Don January(68-68-67-67)Dec. 79
271(17 Under)Jack Nicklaus(66-66-69-70)1991

Winning Senior PGA Championship on First Attempt
Jock Hutchison1937
Jack Burke Sr.1941
Charles McKenna1948
Al Watrous1950
Pete Burke1956
Sam Snead1964
Fred Haas Jr.1966
Tommy Bolt1969
Julius Boros1971
Roberto De Vicenzo1974
Charles Sifford1975
Don January1979
Arnold Palmer1980
Miller Barber1981
Gary Player1986
Tom Wargo1993
Hale Irwin1996
Allen Doyle1999
Doug Twell2000
Fuzzy Zoeller2002

Largest Winning Margin
15 shotsSam Snead1973
12 shotsHale Irwin1997
9 shotsSam Snead1967
8 shotsDon January1979
7 shotsHale Irwin1998
7Doug Tewell (201*)2000
6 shotsEddie Williams1942
6 shotsJack Nicklaus1991
(Championship was reduced to 54 holes due to weather)

Most Championships Won
6Sam Snead1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1972,1973
3Hale Irwin1996, 1997, 1998
3Gary Player1986, 1988, 1990
3Eddie Williams1942, 1945, 1946
3Al Watrous1950, 1951, 1957
2Jock Hutchison1937, 1947
2Gene Sarazen1954, 1958
2Paul Runyan1961, 1962
2Julius Boros1971, 1977
2Arnold Palmer1980, 1984
2Don January1979, 1982
2Lee Trevino1992, 1994

Most Rounds Under Par
33Sam Snead
24Julius Boros
23Jack Nicklaus
21Bob Charles
21Gary Player
20Hale Irwin
20Chi Chi Rodriguez
20Dale Douglass
19Isao Aoki

Most Times Runner-Up
6Jock Hutchison (1940, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1951)
4Julius Boros (1972, 1973, 1974, 1982)
3John Barnum (1963, 1964, 1966)

Most Top 3 Finishes
11Jock Hutchison
9Sam Snead
6Don January
6Julius Boros
5Hale Irwin
5Al Watrous

Most Top 5 Finishes
12Jock Hutchison
11Sam Snead
10Julius Boros
7Chi Chi Rodriguez
7Fred Haas
6Hale Irwin
6Don January
6Eddie Williams
6Pete Cooper

Most Top 10 Finishes
15Sam Snead
12Jock Hutchison
11Pete Cooper
11Julius Boros
11Joe Lopez Sr.

Most Top 25 Finishes
17Sam Snead
16Fred Haas
15Joe Lopez Sr.
13Pete Cooper
12Jock Hutchison
12Jack Isaacs

Wire To Wire Winners
(After 1958 When Championship Was 72 Holes)
Sam Snead1964
Sam Snead1973
Don JanuaryDec. 1979
Arnold PalmerJan. 1884
Peter ThomsonDec. 1984
Gary Player1986
Jack Nicklaus1991
Doug Tewell2000*
*Reduced to 54 holes due to weather.

Oldest Winner
62 Years Old, Jock Hutchison1947

Youngest Winner
50 Years, 26 Days, Don January1979

Players Who Have Won Both the
PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship
PlayerPGA ChampionshipSr.PGA Championship
Raymond Floyd1969,'821995
Lee Trevino1974,'841992,'94
Jack Nicklaus1963,'71,'73,'75,'801991
Gary Player1962,' 721986,'88,'90
Don January1967Dec. 1979,'82
Julius Boros19681971,'77
Sam Snead1942,'49,'511964,'65,'67,'70,'72,'73
Chandler Harper19501968
Paul Runyan1934,'381961,'62
Gene Sarazen1922,'23,'331954,'58
Jock Hutchison19201937,'47
Purses Through the Years*
Purses Through the Years (1954 through 2002)
YearPurseWinner's Share
1954$5,000$1,000
1955$5,000$1,000
1956$6,500$1,000
1957$8,000$1,000
1958$10,000$1,200
1959$10,000$1,200
1960$15,000$1,500
1961$15,000$1,500
1962$25,000$2,000
1963$30,000$2,500
1964$30,000$2,500
1965$35,000$3,000
1966$35,000$3,000
1967$40,000$4,000
1968$40,000$4,000
1969$40,000$4,000
1970$40,000$4,000
1971$40,000$4,000
1972$40,000$4,000
1973$40,000$4,000
1974$40,000$4,000
1975$50,000$7,500
1976$50,000$7,500
1977$50,000$7,500
1978$50,000$8,000
Feb. '79$50,000$8,000
Dec. '79$100,000$15,000
1980$125,000$20,000
1981$125,000$20,000
1982$150,000$25,000
Jan. '84$200,000$25,000
Dec. '84$225,000$40,000
1986$250,000$45,000
1987$260,000$47,000
1988$355,000$63,000
1989$400,000$72,000
1990$450,000$75,000
1991$550,000$85,000
1992$700,000$100,000
1993$800,000$110,000
1994$850,000$115,000
1995$1,000,000$180,000
1996$1,100,000$198,000
1997$1,200,000$216,000
1998$1,500,000$270,000
1999$1,500,000$315,000
2000$1,800,000$324,000
2001$2,000,000$360,000
2002$2,000,000$360,000
* 1937-53: official purses unavailable
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