51st PGA Championship
Raymond Floyd survived an outburst of social turbulence focused on Gary Player, and a gritty stretch drive by the South African, to win the 51st PGA Championship by one stroke. Floyd took a one-stroke lead in the second round and extended it to five strokes on Saturday, the same day a group of militant protesters erupted onto the golf course while Player was preparing to putt on the 10th green. Player, however, staged a rally in the final round, carrying him within a stroke of Floyd, after Floyd bogeyed the 13th and 15th holes. Player bogeyed the 16th, while Floyd ran in a 35-foot birdie putt. Player’s birdie at the 17th fell short of catching Floyd, who posted a winning 276.