Seventh PGA Championship
Walter Hagen began the most remarkable four-year win streak in major championship history, capturing his second overall PGA Championship at French Lick Springs in French Lick, Ind.
Barnes’ attempt to avenge a loss to Hagen in the finals of the 1921 Championship went awry due to a faulty putter. Barnes suffered four three-putt greens in the morning round, and each one cost him a hole, falling 4-down. In the afternoon, Barnes fought back with a front nine of 34 and, with a birdie on the 29th hole, trimmed Hagen’s lead to 1-up. The players traded wins at the 30th and 31st holes, but when Hagen won the 34th hole, Barnes was dormie two. On the 35th hole, Hagen took three putts, his second one missing from three feet. Going to the finishing hole, Barnes needed a win to send the match into overtime, but a bad drive followed by a shanked mashie niblick handed the match to Hagen, 2-up.