40th PGA Championship





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Llanerch Country Club was the site of the first four-day, 72-hole stroke play contest in PGA Championship history, and the first Championship covered by television. CBS broadcast three holes and the winner’s award ceremony. On the first day, 28-year-old Dow Finsterwald led with a 3-under-par 67. After 36 holes, he shared the lead with Jay Hebert at 139. Sam Snead went ahead after 54 holes with 207. Going into the final round, Finsterwald was two back and shot a 31 on the front nine, on his way to posting a 67 for a two-stroke victory over Billy Casper.

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