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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1981 PGA Championship
Date: August 06 - 09, 1981
Site: Atlanta Athletic Club
Champion: Larry Nelson
Purse: $401,600.00
Field: 147
Cut at: 69
Par: 35 - 35 - 70 (7,070 yards)
Players Advanced: 147

Residing less than a half-hour from Atlanta Athletic Club, Larry Nelson leaped into the lead with his second straight 66 in the third round and cruised on to a four-stroke triumph over Fuzzy Zoeller. The 33-year-old one-time aircraft plant draftsman and Vietnam veteran began the final round with a four-stroke lead and was never challenged with his closing 1-over-par 71.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderLarry Nelson
Round 1: 73.73 11 14 120 66 Bob Murphy 66 Bob Murphy 70
Round 2: 73.77 17 10 116 66 Larry Nelson 135 Bob Murphy 136
Round 3: 71.74 16 11 51 66 Bill Rogers, Isao Aoki, Larry Nelson 202 Larry Nelson 202
Round 4: 72.15 20 7 51 66 Bob Gilder, Curtis Strange, Tommy Valentine 273 Larry Nelson 273
Totals: 73.11 64 42 338