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1986 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1986 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

The season of 1986 was a great one for Greg Norman in one way, and very disappointing in another. The good news: He won the 1986 British Open. The bad news: He held the third-round leads at The Masters, U.S. Open and at this PGA Championship, but didn't win any of those.

At the 1986 PGA Championship, Norman started the final round with a 4-stroke lead over Bob Tway, a lead built on the strength of a first-round 65 followed by rounds of 68 and 69.

The tournament is best-remembered for what happened on the final hole: Tway blasted out from a greenside bunker and the ball disappeared into the cup for a hole-out birdie. That birdie gave Tway the win. But Norman had struggled all day, eventually turning in a score of 76 compared to Tway's 70.

Tway was in his second season on the PGA Tour, and what a sophomore season it was. He won four times, the PGA title being the last of those four. Tway won only four more times over the course of his long PGA Tour career.

But his hole-out bunker shot at the 1986 PGA Championship still makes highlight reels (especially his leaping-for-joy reaction), and he holds the distinction of being the first player in the PGA Championship's stroke-play era to birdie the final hole for the win.

Norman's achievement of leading all four majors after three rounds has come to be known as the "Saturday Slam." Norman had two other wins on the PGA Tour that year (in addition to his Open Championship victory) and led the Tour in money. It was Tway, however, who was named PGA Player of the Year.

1986 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1986 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-71 Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio:

Bob Tway 72-70-64-70--276 $140,000
Greg Norman 65-68-69-76--278 $80,000
Peter Jacobsen 68-70-70-71--279 $60,000
D.A. Weibring 71-72-68-69--280 $42,865
Bruce Lietzke 69-71-70-71--281 $32,500
Payne Stewart 70-67-72-72--281 $32,500
Jim Thorpe 71-67-73-71--282 $20,833
Mike Hulbert 69-68-74-71--282 $20,833
David Graham 75-69-71-67--282 $20,833
Doug Tewell 73-71-68-71--283 $15,000
Ben Crenshaw 72-73-72-67--284 $12,000
Lonnie Nielsen 73-69-72-70--284 $12,000
Lee Trevino 71-74-69-70--284 $12,000
Donnie Hammond 70-71-68-75--284 $12,000
Lanny Wadkins 71-75-70-68--284 $12,000
Tom Watson 72-69-72-72--285 $8,500
Tony Sills 71-72-69-73--285 $8,500
Chip Beck 71-73-71-70--285 $8,500
Don Pooley 71-74-69-71--285 $8,500
Jack Nicklaus 70-68-72-75--285 $8,500
Corey Pavin 71-72-70-73--286 $6,120
Hal Sutton 73-71-70-72--286 $6,120
Ronnie Black 68-71-74-73--286 $6,120
David Frost 70-73-68-75--286 $6,120
Wayne Grady 68-76-71-71--286 $6,120
Ken Green 71-72-71-73--287 $4,900
Tom Kite 72-73-71-71--287 $4,900
Dan Pohl 71-71-74-71--287 $4,900
Hale Irwin 76-70-73-68--287 $4,900
Craig Stadler 67-74-73-74--288 $4,000
Calvin Peete 72-73-69-74--288 $4,000
Ian Woosnam 72-70-75-71--288 $4,000
Wayne Levi 68-73-71-76--288 $4,000
Gene Sauers 69-73-70-76--288 $4,000
Jeff Sluman 70-71-76-71--288 $4,000
Brett Upper 71-73-72-73--289 $3,400
Buddy Gardner 72-73-71-73--289 $3,400
Isao Aoki 73-69-74-73--289 $3,400
Fred Couples 69-73-72-75--289 $3,400
Mark Lye 72-71-70-76--289 $3,400
Jodie Mudd 72-73-73-72--290 $2,850
Scott Simpson 70-70-75-75--290 $2,850
Scott Hoch 72-70-75-73--290 $2,850
Hubert Green 75-70-74-71--290 $2,850
Mike Reid 71-73-70-76--290 $2,850
Bobby Wadkins 69-74-70-77--290 $2,850
Dave Barr 71-73-73-74--291 $2,250
Roger Maltbie 73-70-74-74--291 $2,250
Mike Donald 74-69-73-75--291 $2,250
Tommy Nakajima 71-73-71-76--291 $2,250
Davis Love III 70-72-72-77--291 $2,250
Mark Wiebe 75-67-72-77--291 $2,250
Mike Sullivan 72-73-74-73--292 $1,740
Joey Sindelar 74-72-73-73--292 $1,740
Bob Gilder 69-75-73-75--292 $1,740
Dave Stockton 70-75-74-73--292 $1,740
John Cook 71-72-75-74--292 $1,740
Larry Mize 69-76-75-72--292 $1,740
Clarence Rose 73-71-72-76--292 $1,740
Andy Bean 74-70-72-76--292 $1,740
Steve Pate 76-69-71-76--292 $1,740
Jay Haas 69-77-74-72--292 $1,740
Phil Blackmar 67-73-79-73--292 $1,740
Mark McCumber 71-74-68-79--292 $1,740
James Blair 72-74-72-75--293 $1,600
Gary Koch 68-77-74-75--294 $1,590
Lennie Clements 71-75-72-77--295 $1,580
David Edwards 72-69-76-79--296 $1,570
Bob Murphy 73-73-74-77--297 $1,560
Ken Brown 73-73-72-80--298 $1,550
Denis Watson 71-74-77-77--299 $1,550
J.C. Snead 70-76-75-79--300 $1,550

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