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1976 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1976 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

In America's bicentennial year, the 1976 PGA Championship was played at the Washington, D.C.-area Congressional Country Club. For the first time in the tournament's history, rain delays forced it back to a Monday finish.

Charles Coody, the 1971 Masters champion, held the lead after three rounds. Jack Nicklaus and Gil Morgan were two behind. But Coody crashed in Round 4, shooting 77. Morgan carded a 75 and Nicklaus uncharacteristically failed to take advantage, shooting 74.

Dave Stockton, Don January and Raymond Floyd all did take advantage, however, move up the leaderboard throughout the day. January and Floyd were in the clubhouse tied at 282 when Stockton, who started the day four behind Coody, reached the final green. Stockton needed a par to win, and that's what he got when he sank a 10-foot putt.

The victory was Stockton's second in this tournament - he also won the 1970 PGA Championship - and proved to be his last win on the PGA Tour. Stockton's 281 total was, at the time, the highest winning score in the PGA Championship's stroke-play era.

1976 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1976 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland:

Dave Stockton 70-72-69-70--281 $45,000
Don January 70-69-71-72--282 $20,000
Raymond Floyd 72-68-71-71--282 $20,000
David Graham 70-71-70-72--283 $9,750
John Schlee 72-71-70-70--283 $9,750
Jerry Pate 69-73-72-69--283 $9,750
Jack Nicklaus 71-69-69-74--283 $9,750
Jerry McGee 68-72-72-72--284 $6,000
Tom Weiskopf 65-74-73-72--284 $6,000
Ben Crenshaw 71-69-74-70--284 $6,000
Gil Morgan 66-68-75-75--284 $6,000
Charles Coody 68-72-67-77--284 $6,000
Tom Kite 66-72-73-75--286 $4,350
Gary Player 70-69-72-75--286 $4,350
Mark Hayes 69-72-73-73--287 $3,400
Mike Hill 72-70-73-72--287 $3,400
Mike Morley 69-72-72-74--287 $3,400
Tom Watson 70-74-70-73--287 $3,400
J.C. Snead 74-71-70-72--287 $3,400
Lee Elder 68-74-70-75--287 $3,400
Arnold Palmer 71-76-68-72--287 $3,400
Don Massengale 71-74-73-70--288 $2,064
Joe Inman 72-69-74-73--288 $2,064
Jerry Heard 72-74-69-73--288 $2,064
Leonard Thompson 73-69-72-74--288 $2,064
Lou Graham 74-70-70-74--288 $2,064
Gene Littler 71-69-73-75--288 $2,064
Dave Hill 76-66-75-71--288 $2,064
Joe Porter 72-71-70-76--289 $1,550
Rik Massengale 71-72-73-74--290 $1,425
Hubert Green 73-70-73-74--290 $1,425
Grier Jones 71-70-75-74--290 $1,425
Bob Zender 69-71-73-77--290 $1,425
Larry Nelson 75-71-74-71--291 $1,225
Bill Collins 70-70-76-75--291 $1,225
Hale Irwin 69-73-77-72--291 $1,225
Gibby Gilbert 70-78-72-71--291 $1,225
Howard Twitty 73-71-74-74--292 $1,000
Bruce Crampton 74-71-75-72--292 $1,000
Peter Oosterhuis 75-73-73-71--292 $1,000
Tommy Aaron 72-72-72-76--292 $1,000
Bruce Lietzke 75-73-68-76--292 $1,000
John Lister 74-72-73-74--293 $725
Kermit Zarley 71-73-74-75--293 $725
Rod Funseth 71-75-73-74--293 $725
Roger Maltbie 76-72-73-72--293 $725
Pat Fitzsimons 77-71-73-72--293 $725
Don Padgett 71-71-72-79--293 $725
Wally Armstrong 74-75-69-76--294 $525
Andy North 72-73-79-70--294 $525
Billy Casper 75-74-72-74--295 $450
Don Bies 76-71-72-76--295 $450
George Cadle 71-70-77-77--295 $450
Dennis Tiziani 77-68-75-75--295 $450
Bert Weaver 73-70-78-74--295 $450
Miller Barber 79-70-73-73--295 $450
Ed Sneed 71-76-76-73--296 $450
Tom Ulozas 73-76-74-73--296 $450
Jim Colbert 72-72-75-77--296 $450
Gene Borek 73-76-72-76--297 $450
Jim Simons 75-73-72-77--297 $450
Jimmy Wright 77-72-72-76--297 $450
Jack Keifer 72-71-75-79--297 $450
Lyn Lott 70-72-76-80--298 $450
Bob Dickson 74-73-77-75--299 $450
Mac McLendon 77-72-76-74--299 $450
Forrest Fezler 72-75-73-79--299 $450
Labron Harris Jr. 73-73-80-75--301 $450
Clayton Cole 75-74-78-76--303 $450
Bob Gilder 75-74-79-75--303 $450
Don Iverson 73-76-81-75--305 $450
Stan Thirsk 76-71-76-82--305 $450
Mal Galletta 74-74-78-81--307 $450

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