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PGA Championship Records

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Jack Nicklaus at the 1984 PGA Championship

Jack Nicklaus (pictured at the 1984 PGA Championship) holds quite a few PGA Championship records.

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Here are various tournament records for the PGA Championship, one of the four major championships in men's golf:

Most PGA Championship Wins
5 - Walter Hagen (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927)
5 - Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980)
4 - Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007)
3 - Gene Sarazen (1922, 1923, 1933)
3 - Sam Snead (1942, 1949, 1951)

Most Second-Place Finishes
4 - Jack Nicklaus
3 - Byron Nelson
3 - Arnold Palmer
3 - Billy Casper
3 - Lanny Wadkins

Most Cuts Made
27 - Jack Nicklaus
27 - Raymond Floyd
25 - Tom Watson
24 - Hale Irwin
24 - Arnold Palmer
23 - Jay Haas
23 - Tom Kite

Most Starts in the Tournament
38 - Sam Snead
37 - Jack Nicklaus
37 - Arnold Palmer
31 - Raymond Floyd
31 - Gene Sarazen
31 - Tom Watson
29 - Denny Shute
28 - Vic Ghezzi
28 - Jay Haas
28 - Tom Kite
28 - Lanny Wadkins

Most Top 3 Finishes (stroke play only)
12 - Jack Nicklaus
6 - Tiger Woods
5 - Gary Player
5 - Lanny Wadkins
4 - Billy Casper
4 - Steve Elkington

Most Top 5 Finishes (stroke play only)
14 - Jack Nicklaus
7 - Tiger Woods
6 - Billy Casper
6 - Gary Player
5 - Steve Elkington
5 - Nick Price
5 - Greg Norman
5 - Lanny Wadkins

Most Top 10 Finishes (stroke play only)
15 - Jack Nicklaus
10 - Tom Watson
8 - Billy Casper
8 - Raymond Floyd
8 - Phil Mickelson
8 - Gary Player
8 - Sam Snead
8 - Tiger Woods

Most Top 25 Finishes
23 - Jack Nicklaus
19 - Tom Watson
17 - Raymond Floyd
13 - Arnold Palmer
13 - Billy Casper
12 - Don January
12 - Tom Kite
12 - Phil Mickelson
12 - Greg Norman
12 - Gary Player
12 - Lee Trevino

Oldest Winners
Julius Boros (48 years, 4 months, 18 days), 1968
Jerry Barber (45 years, 3 months, 6 days), 1961
Lee Trevino (44 years, 8 months, 18 days), 1984
Vijay Singh (41 years, 5 months, 21 days), 2004
Jack Nicklaus (40 years, 6 months, 20 days), 1980

Youngest Winners
Gene Sarazen (20 Years, 5 months, 22 days), 1922
Tom Creavy (20 years, 7 months, 17 days), 1931
Gene Sarazen (21 years, 7 months, 2 days), 1923
Rory McIlroy (23 years, 3 months, 8 days), 2012
Jack Nicklaus (23 years, 6 months), 1963
Tiger Woods (23 years, 7 months), 1999

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