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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1973 PGA Championship
Date: August 09 - 12, 1973
Site: Canterbury Golf Club
Champion: Jack Nicklaus
Purse: $225,000.00
Field: 148
Cut at: 74
Par: 36 - 35 - 71 (6,852 yards)
Players Advanced: 149

Jack Nicklaus made the 56th PGA Championship a memorable one by making it his 14th major championship, erasing Bobby Jones' record which had stood for 43 years. Nicklaus opened with a 72, which left him tied for 22nd, but a pair of 68s made him the third-round leader. A closing 69 gave Nicklaus a 277 and a four-shot victory over runner-up Bruce Crampton.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderJack Nicklaus
Round 1: 75.52 11 10 127 67 Al Geiberger, Don Iverson 67 Al Geiberger, Don Iverson 72
Round 2: 74.38 20 13 112 68 Charles Coody, Dan Sikes, Jack Nicklaus 139 Don Iverson, Mason Rudolph 140
Round 3: 72.71 17 12 46 67 Bruce Crampton, Buddy Allin, Denny Lyons 208 Jack Nicklaus 208
Round 4: 72.57 21 10 44 67 Lee Trevino 277 Jack Nicklaus 277
Totals: 74.17 69 45 329