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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1961 PGA Championship
Date: July 27 - 31, 1961
Site: Olympia Fields Country Club
Champion: Jerry Barber
Purse: $64,800.00
Field: 161
Cut at: 84
Par: 35 - 35 - 70 (6,722 yards)
Players Advanced: 148

In the final round, 31-year-old Don January led 45-year-old Jerry Barber by four shots with three holes remaining. However, Barber sank putts of 20 feet for a birdie, 40 feet for a par, and 60 feet for a birdie on the last three holes to match January's 277. In the 18-hole playoff, Barber again trailed January by two strokes on two different occasions but rallied to finish with a 67, a one-stroke edge over January.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderJerry Barber
Round 1: 75.36 6 7 148 67 Art Wall 67 Art Wall 69
Round 2: 75.13 6 2 148 66 Don January 136 Jerry Barber 136
Round 3: 73.2 7 2 55 67 Don January, Johnny Pott 205 Don January 207
Round 4: 72.97 9 4 51 66 Doug Ford 277 Don January, Jerry Barber 277
Totals: 74.62 28 15 402