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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1966 PGA Championship
Date: July 21 - 24, 1966
Site: Firestone Country Club
Champion: Al Geiberger
Purse: $149,360.00
Field: 162
Cut at: 76
Par: 35 - 35 - 70 (7,180 yards)
Players Advanced: 151

The 1966 Championship was a triumph for 28-year-old Al Geiberger. Munching peanut butter sandwiches for stamina, the California native shared the first-round lead with Sam Snead. The lead bounced back and forth, but when Snead fired final rounds of 75 and 73, Geiberger won with four strokes to spare over Dudley Wysong, whose third-round 66 was the best of the Championship.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderAl Geiberger
Round 1: 76.41 5 1 156 68 Al Geiberger, Sam Snead 68 Al Geiberger, Sam Snead 68
Round 2: 75.78 0 5 148 70 Billy Farrell, Dow Finsterwald, Jr., Ernie Vossler, Gary Player, James Riggins 139 Sam Snead 140
Round 3: 74.03 6 5 65 66 Dudley Wysong 208 Al Geiberger 208
Round 4: 73.63 5 4 66 68 Arnold Palmer, Raymond Floyd 280 Al Geiberger 280
Totals: 75.36 16 15 435