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1970 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1970 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

Arnold Palmer never won the PGA Championship, the only one of golf's four majors that Palmer failed to conquer. He did finish second three times, and the 1970 PGA Championship was the last of those three runner-up finishes. It was also the last time Palmer finished in the Top 10 at a PGA Championship.

The winner was Dave Stockton. It was only Stockton's fourth career win on the PGA Tour. He was the co-leader after the second round, but took hold of the tournament with a third-round 66. Palmer fired a 69, but slipped to five behind Stockton, whose lead over the field was three.

Palmer played with Stockton in the final round, and Stockton showed the nerves of chasing his biggest win with an up-and-down 73. Stockton was most in danger when he put a ball in the water on the 13th hole, but a brilliant recovery shot allowed him to save bogey. Palmer outplayed Stockton in the final round, 70 to 73, but couldn't catch him.

Tying Palmer for second was Bob Murphy, who started the final round nine strokes behind Stockton but fired a 66.

1970 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1970 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma:

Dave Stockton 70-70-66-73--279 $40,000
Arnold Palmer 70-72-69-70--281 $18,500
Bob Murphy 71-73-71-66--281 $18,500
Gene Littler 72-71-69-70--282 $8,800
Larry Hinson 69-71-74-68--282 $8,800
Bruce Crampton 73-75-68-67--283 $6,800
Jack Nicklaus 68-76-73-66--283 $6,800
Raymond Floyd 71-73-65-75--284 $5,650
Dick Lotz 72-70-75-67--284 $5,650
Mason Rudolph 71-70-73-71--285 $4,800
Billy Maxwell 72-71-73-69--285 $4,800
Don January 73-71-73-69--286 $3,750
Gary Player 74-68-74-70--286 $3,750
Sam Snead 70-75-68-73--286 $3,750
Johnny Miller 68-77-70-71--286 $3,750
Mike Hill 71-70-74-73--288 $3,100
Al Geiberger 72-74-71-71--288 $3,100
Billy Casper 72-70-74-73--289 $2,500
Dan Sikes Jr. 74-70-75-70--289 $2,500
Bruce Devlin 75-70-71-73--289 $2,500
Al Mengert 76-72-70-71--289 $2,500
Bob Stanton 71-74-72-73--290 $1,825
Kermit Zarley 73-74-73-70--290 $1,825
Bert Yancey 74-69-75-72--290 $1,825
Lou Graham 75-68-74-73--290 $1,825
Bob Charles 74-73-72-72--291 $1,480
Terry Dill 72-71-75-73--291 $1,480
Bobby Nichols 71-76-72-72--291 $1,480
Julius Boros 72-71-72-76--291 $1,480
Lee Trevino 72-77-77-65--291 $1,480
Jim Wiechers 72-75-73-72--292 $1,225
Bob Menne 73-72-75-72--292 $1,225
Homero Blancas 70-74-72-76--292 $1,225
Hale Irwin 72-69-76-75--292 $1,225
Howie Johnson 71-72-76-74--293 $1,016
Bobby Mitchell 72-76-76-69--293 $1,016
Rod Funseth 76-70-74-73--293 $1,016
Dave Marr 76-71-74-72--293 $1,016
Bob E. Smith 77-73-72-71--293 $1,016
Charles Coody 69-79-73-72--293 $1,016
Doug Sanders 75-74-71-74--294 $750
Orville Moody 75-72-75-72--294 $750
Jacky Cupit 70-77-75-72--294 $750
Bob Lunn 74-69-70-81--294 $750
Jack Burke Jr. 74-74-74-73--295 $560
Tommy Aaron 71-74-75-75--295 $560
Larry Ziegler 71-73-79-72--295 $560
Bert Greene 73-73-74-76--296 $420
Phil Rodgers 74-74-76-72--296 $420
Hugh Royer Jr. 76-74-73-73--296 $420
Bill Collins 72-71-77-76--296 $420
Bob Stone 73-77-75-71--296 $420
Jerry Steelsmith 73-72-78-73--296 $420
Ross Coon 74-73-74-76--297 $400
Jimmy Wright 74-74-76-74--298 $400
Jim O'Hern 75-74-73-76--298 $400
Deane Beman 76-72-74-76--298 $400
Frank Beard 73-73-77-75--298 $400
Gibby Gilbert 73-74-77-74--298 $400
George Knudson 77-73-74-74--298 $400
Tommy Jacobs 77-70-75-77--299 $400
George Archer 77-71-75-76--299 $400
Bob Rosburg 72-75-74-81--302 $400
Dick Bury 75-74-77-78--304 $400
Gordon Jones 75-75-78-77--305 $400
Joe Jimenez 75-73-80-77--305 $400
Tommy Aycock 75-73-82-75--305 $400
Dave Hill 76-74-79-77--306 $400
Bob Hold 76-74-81-75--306 $400
Richard Crawford 74-76-80-79--309 $400

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