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1968 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1968 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

The 1968 PGA Championship was the 50th PGA Championship played and a golfer almost as old as the tournament won it. It was the runner-up who garnered many of the headlines, however.

That's because the runner-up was Arnold Palmer. The PGA Championship proved to be the only one of the four majors that Arnie never won, and his finish here was one of three second-place showings in this tournament for the King.

He nearly pulled out the tournament, despite battling putting problems throughout the final round. Palmer, Bob Charles and Julius Boros began the final round two strokes off the lead shared by Frank Beard and Marty Fleckman. Beard and Fleckman melted in the scorching Texas summer, but the other three didn't.

Palmer reached the final hole needing birdie to take the lead, then hooked his tee shot into the rough and among the trees left of the fairway. He had 230 yards uphill to a two-tiered green, but striped a 3-wood to 12 feet from the cup. And then missed the birdie putt.

Arnie still got in the clubhouse at 281, tied with Charles - the 1963 British Open winner - for the clubhouse lead.

But Boros was still on the course. And he reached the final hole one stroke ahead of Palmer and Charles. That lead appeared in danger, however, when Boros missed the green on his approach. But he pitched to within a few feet and rolled in the par putt for the victory.

Boros was 48 years and four months old, the oldest winner of the PGA Championship and still the oldest winner of any major championship. It was Boros' third win in a major, and the second in his 40s. At age 43, he won the 1963 U.S. Open.

While the 48-year-old Boros handled the head, the 20-years-younger Jack Nicklaus didn't. Nicklaus shot 71-79 and missed the cut in a PGA Championship for the first time in his career.

1968 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1968 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Pecan Valley Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas:

Julius Boros 71-71-70-69--281 $25,000
Bob Charles 72-70-70-70--282 $12,500
Arnold Palmer 71-69-72-70--282 $12,500
George Archer 71-69-74-69--283 $7,500
Marty Fleckman 66-72-72-73--283 $7,500
Frank Beard 68-70-72-74--284 $5,750
Billy Casper 74-70-70-70--284 $5,750
Miller Barber 70-70-72-73--285 $3,405
Frank Boynton 70-73-72-70--285 $3,405
Charles Coody 70-77-70-68--285 $3,405
Al Geiberger 70-73-71-71--285 $3,405
Bob Goalby 73-72-70-70--285 $3,405
Lou Graham 73-70-70-72--285 $3,405
Doug Sanders 72-67-73-73--285 $3,405
Dan Sikes 70-72-73-70--285 $3,405
Kermit Zarley 72-75-68-70--285 $3,405
Dave Hill 72-74-69-71--286 $2,050
Mason Rudolph 69-75-70-72--286 $2,050
Dave Stockton 75-71-68-72--286 $2,050
Gay Brewer 71-72-72-72--287 $1,700
Al Mengert 71-73-70-73--287 $1,700
Dick Rhyan 72-72-68-75--287 $1,700
Bruce Crampton 71-75-70-72--288 $1,400
Lee Trevino 69-71-72-76--288 $1,400
Bert Yancey 75-71-70-72--288 $1,400
Tommy Aaron 73-73-73-70--289 $1,062
Don Bies 69-73-74-73--289 $1,062
Dick Crawford 71-75-73-70--289 $1,062
Steve Reid 73-73-71-72--289 $1,062
Gardner Dickinson 74-69-76-71--290 $862
Lionel Hebert 75-71-70-74--290 $862
Gene Littler 73-74-74-69--290 $862
Bob Lunn 72-75-72-71--290 $862
Johnny Pott 70-70-75-76--291 $775
Sam Snead 75-71-72-73--291 $775
Terry Wilcox 74-73-71-73--291 $775
Mac Hunter 71-72-73-76--292 $686
John Lively 74-74-72-72--292 $686
Jerry Pittman 74-71-74-73--292 $686
Bill Sporre 73-73-76-70--292 $686
Tim Debaufre 72-75-73-73--293 $586
Raymond Floyd 79-70-73-71--293 $586
Earl Jacobson 73-74-74-72--293 $586
Tom Shaw 76-71-77-69--293 $586
Harold Henning 73-74-76-71--294 $535
Robert Stone 74-72-72-76--294 $535
Larry Wise 75-71-74-74--294 $535
Al Chandler 72-74-77-72--295 $483
Dow Finsterwald 71-75-75-74--295 $483
Ken Venturi 74-71-75-75--295 $483
Tommy Aycock 73-74-71-78--296 $445
Sam Carmichael 73-73-78-72--296 $445
Don January 78-71-75-72--296 $445
Jim Mooney 75-74-73-75--297 $415
Stan Mosel 76-73-77-71--297 $415
Don Whitt T75-71-74-77--297 $415
Laurie Hammer 70-78-78-72--298 $395
Bobby Nichols 75-72-76-75--298 $395
Ross Coon 72-76-76-75--299 $369
Bob Hamilton 78-71-74-76--299 $369
Bobby Mitchell 74-75-72-78--299 $369
Horace Moore 72-76-77-74--299 $369
Charles Sifford 73-74-77-75--299 $369
Bob Benning 76-71-79-74--300 $365
Bill Collins 76-73-74-77--300 $365
Pat Rea 76-73-76-75--300 $365
Joe Cardenas 73-74-80-75--302 $365
Bob Crowley 77-71-77-77--302 $365
Jim Picard 77-70-77-79--303 $365
Gene Mitchell 75-70-82-79--306 $365
Robert Schoener 79-70-79-78--306 $365
Gene Webb 76-73-79-78--306 $365
Manuel De La Torre 73-76-80-78--307 $365
Larry Ziegler 75-73-76-83--307 $365

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