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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1921 PGA Championship
Date: September 26 - 01, 1921
Site: Inwood Country Club
Champion: Walter Hagen
Purse: $2,580.00
Field: 32
Cut at:
Par: 0 - 0 - 0 (00 yards)
Players Advanced: 0

Qualifying for Match Play: The field for match play was selected on a basis of the best 31 finishers in the U.S. Open, with last year's Champion, Jock Hutchison, becoming the 32nd person. All matches played at 36 holes. Early Matches: The surprise in the early rounds was the defeat of defending PGA Champion and newly-crowned British Open winner Jock Hutchison in the second round by a 19-year-old youngster named Gene Sarazen. A former caddie, Sarazen had Hutchison 8-down after the first 18 holes, thanks in part to a brilliant 69. It was only a matter of time before Sarazen won the match, 8 and 6. Hutchison, who had been hitting the ball erratically since his return from the British Open, showed signs that he wasn't going to repeat his performance of the previous year when it took three extra holes to decide his first round match with Pat O'Hara. In the third round, Sarazen came back down to earth when he shot a morning round 80 against Cyril Walker, and went down to defeat, 5 and 4. Emmet French defeated George McLean, 5 and 3; Walter Hagen clobbered Jack Golden, 8 and 7; and Jim Barnes, the U.S. Open winner, rolled along to an 11 -and-9 victory over 1919 runner-up Fred McLeod. The semifinals were contested in miserable weather conditions with a terrific rainstorm putting a halt to the French-Barnes match, with Bames winning, 5 and 3. In the other semifinal match, Walter Hagen offered to postpone their match, but Cyril Walker refused and they went on to the bitter end with Hagen winning, 5 and 4. In the finals, it was a perfect match-up of two players at the peak of their games. Barnes, who in previous matches had four rounds under 70, was unable to hold Hagen. Hagen had a 69 to finish the morning round 1-up. In the afternoon, Hagen continued his brilliant all-around game and putted spectacularly with a front nine 4-under 33 to go 4-up. Hagen closed the match at the 34th hole, winning the match, 3 and 2.

Road to the Finals
Walter Hagen beatRoundJim Barnes beat
Clarence Hackney,  3 and 2 Jack Forrester ,  6 and 4 First Round
(18 Holes)
Bobby Cruickshank,  8 and 7 Tom Boyd,  6 and 5 Second Round
(18 Holes)
Fred Mc Lead,  11 and 9 John Golden ,  8 and 7 Quarter Final
(36 Holes)
Emmett French,  5 and 4 Cyril Walker,  5 and 4 Semi Final
(36 Holes)
Fred Canausa     Mc Lead
1-up (37)
Fred Mc Lead    
Jack Gordon     Gordon
8 and 7
Bill Leach     
Bobby Cruickshank     Cruickshank
4 and 3
Charlie Thom    
Jim Barnes     Barnes
3 and 2
Clarence Hackney    
Tom Kerrigan     McLean
2 and 1
George McLean    
Jack Pirie     West
1-up (37)
James West    
Charles Clarke     Clarke
1-up
Peter O'Hara    
Emmett French     French
8 and 7
Joe Sylvester     
Emil Loeffler     Walker
1-up (37)
Cyril Walker    
Johnny Farrell     Mathersele
1-up (40)
Ch. Mathersele    
Harry Hampton     Sarazen
4 and 3
Gene Sarazen    
Jack Hutchison     Hutchison
1-up (39)
Pat O'Hara     
Tom Boyd     Boyd
by default
Eddie Towns    
Jack Forrester      Hagen
6 and 4
Walter Hagen    
Laurie Ayton     Ayton
7 and 6
F.J. Raieppi    
Robert Barnett     Golden
5 and 3
John Golden     
 
Mc Lead
4 and 2
 
 
Barnes
8 and 7
 
 
McLean
8 and 7
 
 
French
8 and 7
 
 
Walker
4 and 2
 
 
Sarazen
8 and 7
 
 
Hagen
6 and 5
 
 
Golden
1-up
 
Barnes
11 and 9
French
5 and 3
Walker
5 and 4
Hagen
8 and 7
 
Barnes
5 and 4
 
 
Hagen
5 and 4
 
Hagen
3 and 2