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1950 PGA Championship

Recap and Scores for the 1950 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

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The championship match of the 1950 PGA Championship pitted two golfers not well-known to the public at that time. Chandler Harper, with just two PGA Tour victories, defeated Henry Williams Jr., with zero tour victories, 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final.

Harper went on to win four more times, for seven career PGA Tour wins, and played on one Ryder Cup team. Williams won only once in an official PGA Tour event, the 1952 Tucson Open (the Tucson Open was also one of Harper's wins).

Harper reached the finals by beating Fred Annon and Dick Metz in 18-hole first- and second-round matches; and then, in 36-hole matches, Bob Toski, Lloyd Mangrum and Jimmy Demaret.

Williams beat Bill Heinlein, Emery Thomas, Claude Harmon, Dave Douglas and Henry Picard en route to the finals, the matches against Harmon and Picard going 38 holes each.

Defending champion Sam Snead was knocked out in the second round by Eddie Burke.

1950 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1950 PGA Championship golf tournament played at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio:

Championship Match (36 holes)
Chandler Harper def. Henry Williams Jr., 4 and 3

Semifinals (36 holes)
Chandler Harper def. Jimmy Demaret, 2 and 1
Henry Williams Jr. def. Henry Picard, 1-up (38 holes)

Quarterfinals (36 holes)
Chandler Harper Jr. def. Lloyd Mangrum, 1-up
Jimmy Demaret def. Ray Gaffard, 5 and 4
Henry Williams Jr. def. Dave Douglas, 1-up
Henry Picard def. Johnny Palmer, 10 and 8

1949 PGA Championship | 1951 PGA Championship

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