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1960 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1960 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

There were two PGA champions in the Hebert family after the 1961 PGA Championship. Lionel Hebert won the 1957 PGA, and big brother Jay Hebert won this one.

It was tough scoring at the 1961 PGA, with only 13 sub-par rounds recorded. Arnold Palmer opened with a 67 to take the lead, but faded with middle rounds of 75-74 and finished tied for seventh.

After three rounds, Doug Sanders was the leader, with Jay Hebert and 1947 PGA Championship winner Jim Ferrier one stroke behind. On the challenging Firestone Country Club course, no member of that trio surged in the final round. But Hebert came out on top with an even-par 70 to Ferrier's 71 and Sanders' 73.

Jay Hebert won seven times during his PGA Tour career, and this was the fifth of those seven victories. It was his only major; in fact, Hebert had only one other Top 5 finish in a major.

1960 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1960 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio:

Jay Hebert 72-67-72-70--281 $11,000
Jim Ferrier 71-74-66-71--282 $5,500
Doug Sanders 70-71-69-73--283 $3,350
Sam Snead 68-73-70-72--283 $3,350
Don January 70-70-72-72--284 $2,800
Wes Ellis Jr. 72-72-72-69--285 $2,500
Doug Ford 75-70-69-72--286 $2,125
Arnold Palmer 67-74-75-70--286 $2,125
Ken Venturi 70-72-73-72--287 $1,900
Fred Hawkins 73-69-72-74--288 $1,750
Dave Marr 75-71-69-73--288 $1,750
Bill Collins 71-75-71-73--290 $1,500
Ted Kroll 73-71-72-74--290 $1,500
Mike Souchak 73-73-70-74--290 $1,500
Pete Cooper 73-74-70-74--291 $1,250
Dow Finsterwald 73-73-69-76--291 $1,250
Johnny Pott 75-72-72-72--291 $1,250
Paul Harney 69-78-73-72--292 $1,050
Lionel Hebert 75-72-70-75--292 $1,050
Gene Littler 74-70-75-73--292 $1,050
Tom Nieporte 72-74-74-72--292 $1,050
Dave Ragan 75-75-68-75--293 $875
Mason Rudolph 72-71-76-74--293 $875
Julius Boros 76-73-72-73--294 $660
Walter Burkemo 72-77-73-72--294 $660
Billy Casper 73-75-75-71--294 $660
Billy Maxwell 74-77-72-71--294 $660
Ernie Vossler 71-77-74-72--294 $660
Jack Burke Jr. 73-72-78-72--295 $450
Cary Middlecoff 73-74-73-75--295 $450
Bo Wininger 73-77-71-74--295 $450
Jerry Barber 76-72-73-75--296 $247
Bob Goalby 72-79-72-73--296 $247
Chick Harbert 78-72-71-75--296 $247
Bob Harris 71-76-77-72--296 $247
Shelley Mayfield 73-73-75-75--296 $247
Henry Picard 77-73-73-73--296 $247
Jim Turnesa 76-73-72-75--296 $247
Al Besselink 71-74-73-79--297 $200
James Clark 74-71-78-74--297 $200
Don Fairfield 70-75-74-78--297 $200
Tony Holguin 76-72-72-77--297 $200
Bud Holscher 77-73-74-73--297 $200
Dick Lundahl 76-73-75-73--297 $200
Art Wall 75-74-72-76--297 $200
Bill Bisdorf 72-74-74-78--298 $200
Dick Knight 74-75-73-76--298 $200
Milon Marusic 74-77-73-74--298 $200
Frank Stranahan 75-75-74-75--299 $200
Fred Wampler 73-72-79-75--299 $200
George Bayer 71-73-76-80--300 $200
Joe Greer 76-73-72-79--300 $200
Dick Stranahan 76-72-74-78--300 $200
Buddy Sullivan 75-73-73-79--300 $200
Frank Harned 75-74-74-78--301 $200
Herb Marcussen 77-72-74-78--301 $200
Tommy Bolt 72-72-78-81--303 $200
Dick Shoemaker 74-76-74-79--303 $200
John O'Donnell 71-71-82-81--305 $200
Sonny Rouse 74-75-75-82--306 $200

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