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1980 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1980 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

There were some golf observers who, at the beginning of the 1980 season, thought Jack Nicklaus was washed up. Nicklaus was winless in 1979, the first time since turning pro that he failed to win a PGA Tour event in any given season.

But Nicklaus rebounded in 1980, winning the U.S. Open and then dominating this PGA Championship. He won by seven strokes over runner-up Andy Bean, and it was Nicklaus' fifth career win in the PGA. That tied the tournament record previously held alone by Walter Hagen.

It was also Nicklaus' 17th career professional major, extending his own record. Nicklaus would win only one more major, the 1986 Masters.

Nicklaus took the lead with a third-round 66. He led by three at the start of the final round, but with a 69 finished comfortably in front as the only golfer to finish under par (6-under 274). The 7-stroke victory set a tournament record for largest winning margin.

1980 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1980 PGA Championship golf tournament played on the par-70 East Course at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.:

Jack Nicklaus 70-69-66-69--274 $60,000
Andy Bean 72-71-68-70--281 $40,000
Gil Morgan 68-70-73-72--283 $22,500
Lon Hinkle 70-69-69-75--283 $22,500
Curtis Strange 68-72-72-72--284 $14,500
Howard Twitty 68-74-71-71--284 $14,500
Lee Trevino 74-71-71-69--285 $11,000
Bill Rogers 71-71-72-72--286 $8,500
Bobby Walzel 68-76-71-71--286 $8,500
Tom Weiskopf 71-73-72-72--288 $6,000
Jerry Pate 72-73-70-73--288 $6,000
Peter Jacobsen 71-73-74-70--288 $6,000
Tom Watson 75-74-72-67--288 $6,000
Terry Diehl 72-72-68-76--288 $6,000
Andy North 72-70-73-74--289 $4,375
John Mahaffey 71-77-69-72--289 $4,375
George Archer 70-73-75-72--290 $3,900
Joe Inman 72-71-75-72--290 $3,900
Raymond Floyd 70-76-71-73--290 $3,900
Rod Curl 74-71-75-71--291 $3,450
Tom Kite 73-70-76-72--291 $3,450
Bob Murphy 68-80-72-71--291 $3,450
Jack Newton 72-73-73-73--291 $3,450
Rex Caldwell 73-70-73-75--291 $3,450
Alan Tapie 74-75-69-73--291 $3,450
David Graham 69-75-73-75--292 $2,950
Lee Elder 70-75-74-73--292 $2,950
Leonard Thompson 71-75-73-73--292 $2,950
Gary Player 72-74-71-75--292 $2,950
Scott Simpson 74-74-74-71--293 $2,200
Bruce Lietzke 71-75-74-73--293 $2,200
Bob Eastwood 72-73-73-75--293 $2,200
Doug Tewell 73-71-75-74--293 $2,200
Hale Irwin 69-76-74-74--293 $2,200
Artie McNickle 71-71-76-75--293 $2,200
Mike Sullivan 71-74-76-72--293 $2,200
David Edwards 73-76-73-71--293 $2,200
Lanny Wadkins 76-72-72-73--293 $2,200
Bruce Devlin 76-73-71-73--293 $2,200
Jim Colbert 73-75-77-68--293 $2,200
John Fought 72-72-76-74--294 $1,300
Dana Quigley 73-76-73-72--294 $1,300
Fuzzy Zoeller 76-73-71-74--294 $1,300
Ben Crenshaw 69-74-78-73--294 $1,300
Charles Coody 73-71-79-71--294 $1,300
Don Pooley 74-75-75-71--295 $892
Mike Morley 71-73-76-75--295 $892
D.A. Weibring 76-73-71-75--295 $892
Gary Koch 71-71-78-75--295 $892
Jay Haas T 72-74-75-75--296 $796
Keith Fergus 74-73-75-74--296 $796
Billy Kratzert 74-73-75-74--296 $796
J.C. Snead 74-74-78-70--296 $796
Mark Pfeil 75-72-78-71--296 $796
Bob Gilder 70-77-77-73--297 $767
Mike Reid 74-73-78-72--297 $767
Ed Sneed 80-68-72-77--297 $767
Craig Stadler 67-75-74-81--297 $767
Mark Hayes 73-75-75-75--298 $742
Danny Edwards 73-73-75-77--298 $742
Toru Nakamura 70-76-78-74--298 $742
Bobby Wadkins 75-74-71-78--298 $742
Morris Hatalsky 70-73-74-81--298 $742
Ron Streck 75-71-70-82--298 $742
Buddy Gardner T 74-75-75-75--299 $720
Miller Barber 74-75-73-77--299 $720
Dave Eichelberger 72-70-79-78--299 $720
Hubert Green 74-75-75-76--300 $705
Gibby Gilbert 71-73-79-77--300 $705
Johnny Miller 70-71-80-79--300 $705
Brad Bryant 78-70-74-79--301 $700
George Cadle 73-75-78-76--302 $700
Arnold Palmer 74-74-78-76--302 $700
Dewitt Weaver 75-73-77-78--303 $700
Tommy Valentine 73-71-82-79--305 $700
Victor Regalado 75-74-79-78--306 $700
Bob Byman 74-72-79-82--307 $700

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