Third PGA Championship





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Jock Hutchison, runner-up in the inaugrual PGA Championship, nearly failed to get a berth in 1920, had not receiving a break prior to the first round. George Fotheringham and Arthur Clarkson were unable to attend, allowing Hutchinson into the field. He responded in typical form, cruising through four matches before facing Douglas Edgar in the finale.
Hutchison set up the final match by posted a 4 and 3 semifinal win over Harry Hampton.
Had it not been for a brilliant start and a couple of stymies, the match probably would have gone to the final hole. In the other semifinal, Edgar routed George McLean, 8 and 6. Edgar opened the final match with a two-hole advantage, but Hutchison rallied to go 1-up after the morning round, thanks to Edgar missing a three-footer at 16 and an 18-inch putt on the 17th hole. Hutchison then built a 3-up after nine holes in the afternoon.

He increased his lead with a win at the 28th hole, but Edgar won the 29th. Both players halved the next two holes and, with five holes left to play, Hutchison stood 3-up. Hutchison then suffered driving problems the next two holes and lost both of them. He was 1-up with three holes to play and again hit a bad tee shot into the rough, but made a wonderful shot to the green to earn a par-4. Edgar reached the green in regulation, only to three-putt, missing a five-footer. Owning a 2-up advantage on the 17th tee, Hutchison would lose the hole on a stymie. Edgar and Hutchison halved the 18th with fives, when Edgar hit his approach into a bunker and could not get up and down.

The Championship featured a second-round upset of two-time defending Champion Jim Barnes, who saw an 11-match win streak snapped, 5 and 4, by Clarence Hackney.

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