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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1979 PGA Championship
Date: August 02 - 05, 1979
Site: Oakland Hills Country Club
Champion: David Graham
Purse: $350,600.00
Field: 150
Cut at: 72
Par: 35 - 35 - 70 (7,014 yards)
Players Advanced: 146

Native Australian David Graham fired a 5-under-par 65 over the final round, despite a 72nd hole double-bogey, to tie Ben Crenshaw at 8-under-par 272, the second lowest 72-hole total since the Championship switched to stroke play. Graham tied Crenshaw on the first two playoff holes with one putt of 18 feet for par on the first hole and 10 feet for birdie on the second hole. Graham won the Championship with a birdie on the third playoff hole.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderDavid Graham
Round 1: 74.01 15 11 124 66 Tom Watson 66 Tom Watson 69
Round 2: 73.13 18 12 119 65 Alan Tapie 136 Ben Crenshaw 137
Round 3: 71.57 19 9 46 66 Jack Renner, Rex Caldwell 203 Rex Caldwell 207
Round 4: 72.23 14 7 53 65 David Graham 272 Ben Crenshaw, David Graham 272
Totals: 73.01 66 39 342