10th PGA Championship
A 36-hole qualifying round was conducted the Monday before the Championship. Walter Hagen was the low qualifier of 32 players with 141. A score of 154 made it into match play, with six players tying for the last five spots, forcing a playoff which Leonard Loos lost. Notable players who didn’t make it to match play were James Foulis (156) and Harold McSpaden (157). All matches played at 36 holes.
On the second shot to the final green, Espinosa was 25 feet away, with Hagen over the green. It seemed certain that Hagen was going to lose, because he didn’t have any chance to make the birdie he needed. He hit a great chip shot and was conceded his four. Espinosa had two putts for the victory. He looked very uncomfortable over the situation and left his approach putt a yard short. He then missed the match-winning putt. The match went into extra holes and, on the first hole, Espinosa again repeated his three-putt, and Hagen won the match. In the finals, Turnesa got off to a good start when he shot a 71 in the morning round to Hagen’s 77. Despite the six-shot difference, he went to lunch with only a 2-up lead. Turnesa added another hole at the 19th, but then the tide started to turn, as five-footers that were no problem in his earlier matches became a struggle for Turnesa. On the 29th hole, Hagen made a birdie to square the match, and with a Turnesa bogey at the 31st hole, Hagen took a 1-up lead. On the last six holes, Turnesa nervously missed short and easy putts. At the final hole, Turnesa had a putt which would have sent the match into overtime, but he left the putt short on the lip and gave the match to Hagen, 1-up.