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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1972 PGA Championship
Date: August 03 - 06, 1972
Site: Oakland Hills Country Club
Champion: Gary Player
Purse: $224,087.00
Field: 138
Cut at: 73
Par: 35 - 35 - 70 (7,054 yards)
Players Advanced: 150

It was a "miracle" 9-iron shot from an almost impossible position that brought the Championship to Gary Player for a second time. Player bogeyed the 14th and 15th holes in the final round and seemingly ended his chances when he pushed his tee shot far to the right on the 16th hole. Unable to see the flag, Player lofted the ball over a menacing willow tree and pond to within four feet of the hole. Player birdied the hole, and went on to score a two-stroke victory over Tommy Aaron and Jim Jamieson.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderGary Player
Round 1: 75.14 7 6 125 68 Buddy Allin, Stan Thirsk 68 Buddy Allin, Stan Thirsk 71
Round 2: 75.5 4 6 123 68 Lanny Wadkins 139 Jerry Heard 142
Round 3: 72.84 9 8 60 67 Billy Casper, Gary Player, Larry Wise 209 Gary Player 209
Round 4: 75.1 2 4 71 69 George Archer, Sam Snead 281 Gary Player 281
Totals: 74.83 22 24 379