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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1922 PGA Championship
Date: August 12 - 18, 1922
Site: Oakmont Country Club
Champion: Gene Sarazen
Purse: $2,580.00
Field: 64
Cut at:
Par: 36 - 35 - 71 (00 yards)
Players Advanced: 0

Qualifying for Match Play: The field for match play was 64 players who qualified in local districts. All first matches were played at 18 holes with the rest of the matches played at 36 holes. Early Matches: The early surprise of the Championship was that Walter Hagen would not defend his title due to exhibition engagements. In the first three rounds there were no upsets except for last year's runner-up, Jim Barnes, losing to Johnny Farrell by one hole in the second round. Farrell then was eliminated by his former mentor, Tom Kerrigan, 4 and 3. Going into the quarter-finals. Jock Hutchison was given a chance to avenge his loss in the 1921 PGA Championship when he met Gene Sarazen, the U.S. Open winner. The match went to the 35th hole, with Sarazen winning, 3 and 1, after trailing Hutchison through the morning half and the greater part of the afternoon. In the semifinals, Sarazen met Bobby Cruickshank in what was called the battle of the midgets, but Sarazen came out on top with a 3-and-2 victory. In the other match, Emmet French handily disposed of John Golden, 8 and 7. The first 18 was nip and tuck with the match going to lunch all square. After 26 holes the match was still even, but Sarazen won the 27th, 28th and 29th holes. They halved the 30th but Sarazen won the 31st. With halves at the 32nd and 33rd holes, Sarazen won the match, 4 and 3. The 20-year-old Italian youngster had reached a new milestone in golf, as he became the first player to hold the U.S. Open and PGA Championship titles at the same time.

Road to the Finals
Gene Sarazen beatRoundEmmett French beat
Tom Mahan,  3 and 2 First Round
(18 Holes)
George Gordon,  4 and 2
Willie Ogg,  2 and 1 Second Round
(18 Holes)
Mike Brady,  7-up
Frank Sprogell,  9 and 7 Third Round
(18 Holes)
R.S. Miner,  8 and 7
Jock Hutchison,  3 and 1 Quarter Final
(36 Holes)
Emil Loeffler,  4 and 2
Bobby Cruickshank,  3 and 2 Semi Final
(36 Holes)
John Golden ,  8 and 7
Fred Brand     Brand
by default
Chas Clarke    
Francis Gallett     Gallett
6 and 4
Wilfred Reid    
George Sargent     Watrous
1-up
Al Watrous    
Bobby Cruickshank     Cruickshank
7 and 6
George Underwood    
Dave McKay     Walsh
2 and 1
Peter Walsh    
Jack Burgess     Burgess
4 and 3
A.J. Chapman    
Tom Boyd     Boyd
5 and 4
John Edmundson    
William Robinson     Rowe
1-up
Chas Rowe    
Willie Hunter     Sprogell
3 and 1
Frank Sprogell    
Dan Kenny     Kenny
2-up
Earl Rowly    
Tom Mahan     Sarazen
3 and 2
Gene Sarazen    
Clarence Hackney     Ogg
2-up
Willie Ogg    
Dan Gass     Gass
6 and 5
N. Zimmerman    
L. Goldbeck     Hutchison
6 and 5
Jock Hutchison    
Charles Hoffner     Hoffner
3 and 1
lorry Nabholtz    
Jack Gordon     Hampton
3 and 2
Harry Hampton    
Tom Kerrigan     Kerrigan
5 and 4
Archie Loeffler    
George Dernback     Hilgendorf
5 and 4
Chos Hilgendorf    
Jock Campbell     Farrell
6 and 5
Johnny Farrell    
Jim Barnes     Barnes
2 and 1
George McLean    
Frank Coltart     Golden
4 and 3
John Golden     
PJ. Gaudin     Gaudin
3 and 2
T.K. Minley    
Al Ciuci     Ciuci
2 and-up
Carl Giehler    
John Rogers     Stark
1up (20)
George Stark    
Wolter Leoffler     Loeffler
4 and 3
Emil Loeffler    
Tom McNamara     Robertson
3 and 2
Dove Robertson    
Laurie Ayton     Duffy
by default
Matt Duffy    
Tom Harmon     Towns
by default
Eddie Towns    
Fred Baroni     Baroni
4 and 3
John Rowe    
Jim Carberry     Miner
by default
R.S. Miner    
Emmett French     French
4 and 2
George Gordon    
Mike Brady     Brady
1-up
Gil Nichols    
Gallett
5 and 4
Cruickshank
3 and 2
Burgess
3 and 2
Rowe
3 and 1
Sprogell
4 and 3
Sarazen
2 and 1
Hutchison
3 and 2
Hampton
3 and 2
Kerrigan
5 and 4
Farrell
1-up
Golden
8 and 7
Ciuci
4 and 2
Loeffler
4 and 3
Towns
1-up
Miner
1-up (19)
French
7-up
Cruickshank
7 and 6
Rowe
6 and 5
Sarazen
9 and 7
Hutchison
4 and 3
Kerrigan
4 and 3
Golden
3 and 2
Loeffler
2 and 1
French
8 and 7
Cruickshank
3 and 2
Sarazen
3 and 1
Golden
4 and 3
French
4 and 2
 
Sarazen
3 and 2
 
 
French
8 and 7
 
Sarazen
4 and 3