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1990 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1990 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

The 1990 PGA Championship was won on the back nine of the final round by Australian Wayne Grady's knack for making pars - and lost by Fred Couples' bogey skein.

The tournament got off to a rough start when it was revealed that host course Shoal Creek Country Club, an exclusive private club in Birmingham, Alabama, did not allow blacks to join. Civil rights protests ensued and the PGA of America considered moving the tournament. The controversy led the PGA, the PGA Tour and the USGA to develop a new policy: Their tournaments would no longer be played at clubs with exclusionary membership policies. (Prior to the start of the 1990 PGA Championship, Shoal Creek admitted a local African-American businessman, and has since changed its policies and opened up the membership further.)

As for what happened on the course, Grady began the final round with a 2-stroke lead over Couples. Couples reversed that, taking a 1-stroke lead by the 12th hole. But Couples crumbled after that point, reeling off four consecutive bogeys.

Grady, meanwhile, held steady, making pars down the stretch and winning by three shots. Grady had only two PGA Tour wins in his career, and this major was the second of those.

1990 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1990 PGA Championship golf tournament played on the par-72 Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama:

Wayne Grady 72-67-72-71--282 $225,000
Fred Couples 69-71-73-72--285 $135,000
Gil Morgan 77-72-65-72--286 $90,000
Bill Britton 72-74-72-71--289 $73,500
Chip Beck 71-70-78-71--290 $51,667
Billy Mayfair 70-71-75-74--290 $51,667
Loren Roberts 73-71-70-76--290 $51,667
Mark McNulty 74-72-75-71--292 $34,375
Don Pooley 75-74-71-72--292 $34,375
Tim Simpson 71-73-75-73--292 $34,375
Payne Stewart 71-72-70-79--292 $34,375
Hale Irwin 77-72-70-74--293 $27,000
Larry Mize 72-68-76-77--293 $27,000
Billy Andrade 75-72-73-74--294 $20,600
Morris Hatalsky 73-78-71-72--294 $20,600
Jose Maria Olazabal 73-77-72-72--294 $20,600
Corey Pavin 73-75-72-74--294 $20,600
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-71-76-75--294 $20,600
Bob Boyd 74-74-71-76--295 $14,000
Nick Faldo 71-75-80-69--295 $14,000
Blaine McCallister 75-73-74-73--295 $14,000
Greg Norman 77-69-76-73--295 $14,000
Mark O'Meara 69-76-79-71--295 $14,000
Tom Watson 74-71-77-73--295 $14,000
Mark Wiebe 74-73-75-73--295 $14,000
Mark Brooks 78-69-76-73--296 $8,650
Peter Jacobsen 74-75-71-76--296 $8,650
Chris Perry 75-74-72-75--296 $8,650
Ray Stewart 73-73-75-75--296 $8,650
Brian Tennyson 71-77-71-77--296 $8,650
Paul Azinger 76-70-74-77--297 $6,500
Ben Crenshaw 74-70-78-75--297 $6,500
David Frost 76-74-69-78--297 $6,500
Steve Pate 71-75-71-80--297 $6,500
Tom Purtzer 74-74-77-72--297 $6,500
Dave Rummells 73-73-77-74--297 $6,500
Jeff Sluman 74-74-73-76--297 $6,500
Scott Verplank 70-76-73-78--297 $6,500
Ian Woosnam 74-75-70-78--297 $6,500
Isao Aoki 72-74-78-74--298 $4,750
Tom Kite 79-71-74-74--298 $4,750
Davis Love III 72-72-77-77--298 $4,750
John Mahaffey 75-72-76-75--298 $4,750
Craig Parry 74-72-75-77--298 $4,750
Andrew Magee 75-74-73-77--299 $3,700
Sammy Rachels 75-73-76-75--299 $3,700
Mike Reid 71-78-78-72--299 $3,700
Bob Tway 72-76-73-78--299 $3,700
Raymond Floyd 72-77-74-77--300 $2,866
Robert Gamez 71-78-75-76--300 $2,866
Scott Hoch 78-73-72-77--300 $2,866
Mike Hulbert 71-75-79-75--300 $2,866
Mark McCumber 73-76-74-77--300 $2,866
Kenny Perry 73-76-78-73--300 $2,866
Hal Sutton 72-74-78-76--300 $2,866
Stan Utley 71-72-80-77--300 $2,866
Ian Baker-Finch 74-71-78-78--301 $2,525
Bob Gilder 73-78-73-77--301 $2,525
John Huston 72-72-77-80--301 $2,525
David Peoples 77-71-77-76--301 $2,525
Craig Stadler 75-73-74-79--301 $2,525
Peter Senior 74-75-72-81--302 $2,450
Jay Delsing 75-73-73-82--303 $2,400
Donnie Hammond 77-70-80-76--303 $2,400
Nick Price 75-71-81-76--303 $2,400
David Graham 75-75-75-79--304 $2,325
Scott Simpson 76-75-72-81--304 $2,325
Bobby Wadkins 68-75-80-81--304 $2,325
Jim Blair 73-76-76-80--305 $2,225
Ed Fiori 75-76-77-77--305 $2,225
Cary Hungate 72-77-79-77--305 $2,225
Rocco Mediate 75-72-77-81--305 $2,225
Jumbo Ozaki 75-74-79-77--305 $2,225
Bob Ford 75-75-79-77--306 $2,150

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