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1987 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1987 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

The 1987 PGA Championship was played at the PGA's own PGA National Golf Club. And the Champion Course produced a champion known for playing tough golf courses well: Larry Nelson.

Nelson's winning score of 287 set a new tournament record for highest winning score, breaking the previous record by five strokes. The record that was broken was Lanny Wadkins' 282 at the 1977 PGA. And it was Wadkins whom Nelson beat in a playoff to win this championship.

Third-round co-leaders D.A. Weibring and Mark McCumber struggled together in the final round, shooting 76 and 77, respectively. That opened the door for PGA past champions Nelson (72) and Wadkins (73). When they each finished at 287, a sudden-death playoff ensued. And Nelson ended it by making a par on the first extra hole.

For Nelson, it was his second PGA Championship victory and the final of his three wins in majors.

1987 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1987 PGA Championship golf tournament played onthe par-72 Champion Course at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (x-won playoff):

x-Larry Nelson70-72-73-72--287 $150,000
Lanny Wadkins70-70-74-73--287 $90,000
Scott Hoch 74-74-71-69--288 $58,750
D.A. Weibring 73-72-67-76--288 $58,750
Don Pooley 73-71-73-72--289 $37,500
Mark McCumber 74-69-69-77--289 $37,500
Ben Crenshaw 72-70-74-74--290 $27,500
Bobby Wadkins 68-74-71-77--290 $27,500
Curtis Strange 70-76-71-74--291 $22,500
David Frost 75-70-71-76--292 $17,000
Nick Price 76-71-70-75--292 $17,000
Tom Kite 72-77-71-72--292 $17,000
Seve Ballesteros 72-70-72-78--292 $17,000
Curt Byrum 74-75-68-76--293 $10,750
David Edwards 69-75-77-72--293 $10,750
Dan Pohl 71-78-75-69--293 $10,750
Jeff Sluman 72-69-78-74--293 $10,750
Tom Watson 70-79-73-71--293 $10,750
Raymond Floyd 70-70-73-80--293 $10,750
Peter Jacobsen 73-75-73-73--294 $8,500
Gil Morgan 75-74-70-76--295 $7,500
Bernhard Langer 70-78-77-70--295 $7,500
Jim Hallet 73-78-73-71--295 $5,975
Payne Stewart 72-75-75-74--296 $5,975
Ken Brown 73-74-73-76--296 $5,975
Jack Nicklaus 76-73-74-73--296 $5,975
Gene Sauers 76-74-68-78--296 $5,975
Craig Stadler 75-72-75-75--297 $4,383
Chris Perry 75-75-74-73--297 $4,383
Hal Sutton 73-74-74-76--297 $4,383
Roger Maltbie 74-72-75-76--297 $4,383
Bruce Lietzke 75-76-74-72--297 $4,383
Ronnie Black 76-70-76-75--297 $4,383
Bobby Clampett 71-72-77-77--297 $4,383
Nick Faldo 73-73-77-74--297 $4,383
Brad Fabel 73-73-77-74--297 $4,383
Jay Haas 74-70-76-77--297 $4,383
Russ Cochran 73-76-69-79--297 $4,383
John Cook 76-70-72-79--297 $4,383
Robert Wrenn 75-72-76-75--298 $3,400
Denis Watson 76-75-72-75--298 $3,400
Phil Blackmar 74-72-80-72--298 $3,400
Bobby Cole 71-74-75-79--299 $3,050
Buddy Gardner 75-74-79-71--299 $3,050
Mac O'Grady 78-70-71-80--299 $3,050
Tim Simpson 71-70-81-77--299 $3,050
T.C. Chen 76-75-76-73--300 $2,400
Bob Tway 78-71-76-75--300 $2,400
Scott Simpson 78-73-76-73--300 $2,400
Fred Funk 69-79-79-73--300 $2,400
Mike Reid 71-79-74-76--300 $2,400
Bob Betley 72-79-77-72--300 $2,400
Donnie Hammond 76-74-79-71--300 $2,400
Tom Byrum 79-72-76-73--300 $2,400
Tom Purtzer 75-73-81-71--300 $2,400
Morris Hatalsky 76-75-75-75--301 $1,856
Lonnie Nielsen 78-73-74-76--301 $1,856
Hubert Green 74-73-80-74--301 $1,856
Chip Beck 75-74-72-80--301 $1,856
Mike Sullivan 73-72-74-82--301 $1,856
Steve Pate 76-73-76-77--302 $1,740
Steve Jones 72-75-74-81--302 $1,740
Jim Woodward 79-72-69-82--302 $1,740
Fuzzy Zoeller 76-71-76-80--303 $1,700
Andy Bean 73-78-76-79--306 $1,650
Arnold Palmer 76-75-79-76--306 $1,650
John Mahaffey 77-72-77-80--306 $1,650
Mark Wiebe 78-73-75-80--306 $1,650
Ray Freeman 71-77-74-85--307 $1,600
Greg Norman 73-78-79-79--309 $1,600
Lindy Miller 73-78-82-78--311 $1,600
John Jackson 77-74-84-78--313 $1,600
Lon Hinkle 74-76-79-89--318 $1,600

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