14th PGA Championship





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A 36-hole qualifying round was conducted the Monday before the Championship. Defending PGA Champion Tommy Armour was exempt from qualifying, and Gene Sarazen was low qualifier with 145. A score of 152 qualified for match play, and Johnny Farrell beat five other players for the last spot at 153. A notable player that didn’t make it to match play was Al Watrous. All matches played at 36 holes.

In the finals, Creavy, who was playing in his first national championship, was able to hold on to beat Denny Shute, 2 and 1. After the 30th hole, it looked like Creavy was going to be an easy winner, as he was 4-up with just six holes left, but Shute fought back. On the 31st hole Creavy made bogey, while Shute made par to get one back. Despite Shute hitting his drive into a water hazard at the 32nd hole, they still halved the hole. At the 33rd hole, Shute made a birdie to get another one back. When Creavy made a double-bogey at the 34th hole, it looked like he was folding. But that was as far as Shute was able to go, as he made bogey at the 35th hole to lose, 2 and 1. Creavy got a great thrill afterwards when his golfing hero, Bobby Jones, who was refereeing the match, told him, “It was one of the finest matches I think that was ever played.”

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