1. Sports
1964 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1964 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

Sixty-four in '64, that's how Bobby Nichols started the 1964 PGA Championship. He opened with a round of 64, the first 64 ever posted in the PGA Championship.

And Nichols never stopped, winning wire-to-wire with a total of 271. The 271 was also a new record for this event, and it was so good that it took 30 years for anyone to better it. Not until Nick Price won with a 269 in 1994 was Nichols' 72-hole PGA Championship scoring record broken.

Nichols led by one over Arnold Palmer after three rounds. Palmer was solid in Round 4 with a 69, but Nichols carded a 67. That left Palmer tied for runner-up with defending champion Jack Nicklaus, who closed by matching the 18-hole record of 64 that Nichols had established a few days earlier.

It was the first of three runner-up finishes in the PGA for Palmer, who never won this championship. For Nichols, it was the fourth PGA Tour win of his career. He eventually finished with 11 wins on the PGA Tour, but this remained Nichols' only win in a major.

1964 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1964 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio:

Bobby Nichols 64-71-69-67--271 $18,000
Jack Nicklaus 67-73-70-64--274 $9,000
Arnold Palmer 68-68-69-69--274 $9,000
Mason Rudolph 73-66-68-69--276 $5,000
Tom Nieporte 68-71-68-72--279 $3,850
Ken Venturi 72-65-73-69--279 $3,850
Bo Wininger 69-68-73-70--280 $3,200
Gay Brewer 72-71-71-67--281 $2,900
Billy Casper 68-72-70-72--282 $2,300
Jon Gustin 69-76-71-66--282 $2,300
Ben Hogan 70-72-68-72--282 $2,300
Tony Lema 71-68-72-71--282 $2,300
Ed Furgol 71-69-72-71--283 $1,650
Billy Maxwell 72-71-70-70--283 $1,650
Gary Player 70-71-71-71--283 $1,650
Mike Souchak 67-73-71-72--283 $1,650
Walter Burkemo 70-71-72-71--284 $1,350
Jacky Cupit 72-71-72-69--284 $1,350
Bob Charles 68-71-73-73--285 $1,175
Al Geiberger 73-72-72-68--285 $1,175
Tommy Aaron 72-74-70-70--286 $1,075
Julius Boros 70-73-71-72--286 $1,075
Gardner Dickinson 74-74-68-71--287 $930
Mike Fetchick 74-73-74-66--287 $930
Ted Kroll 72-73-72-70--287 $930
Ed Kroll 75-72-72-68--287 $930
Dick Rhyan 71-72-71-73--287 $930
Bill Bisdorf 73-72-73-70--288 $800
Jim Ferree 70-72-75-71--288 $800
Dick Hart 73-73-72-70--288 $800
George Knudson 76-69-72-71--288 $800
Doug Sanders 71-73-76-68--288 $800
Frank Beard 72-72-71-74--289 $662
Al Besselink 71-73-72-73--289 $662
Pete Brown 71-75-73-70--289 $662
Paul Haviland 68-73-73-75--289 $662
Gene Littler 75-72-74-68--289 $662
Dave Ragan 73-71-74-71--289 $662
Don Bies 76-66-76-72--290 $526
Joe Campbell 73-72-71-74--290 $526
Bruce Devlin 70-73-76-71--290 $526
Bob Keller 69-75-72-74--290 $526
Jack Rule 74-71-72-73--290 $526
George Bayer 71-74-76-70--291 $402
Jack Burke Jr. 74-72-73-72--291 $402
Chi Chi Rodriguez 71-74-71-75--291 $402
Joe Conrad 69-72-74-76--291 $402
John Cook 75-72-70-74--291 $402
Chick Harbert 74-75-68-74--291 $402
Babe Lichardus 72-74-73-72--291 $402
Fred Wampler 74-73-71-73--291 $402
Pete Cooper 77-71-73-71--292 $318
J.C. Goosie 72-74-74-72--292 $318
Bob Hill 72-70-75-75--292 $318
Don Spears 73-71-76-72--292 $318
Bruce Crampton 72-74-74-73--293 $270
Jim Ferrier 73-72-76-72--293 $270
Furman Hayes 74-72-74-73--293 $270
Huston Leclair 73-74-72-74--293 $270
Bob Rosburg 72-75-71-75--293 $270
Bill Ogden 73-76-71-74--294 $240
Jim Browning 71-72-77-75--295 $220
Jimmy Johnson 71-74-72-78--295 $220
Jim Turnesa 76-72-73-74--295 $220
Dave Marr 72-73-74-77--296 $200

1963 PGA Championship | 1965 PGA Championship

Back to list of PGA Championship Winners

Related Articles
Masters Winners
U.S. Open Winners
British Open Winners

More on the PGA Championship
PGA Championship Records
PGA Championship Index on About.com

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.