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Tournament results: BMW PGA Ch'ship

Results for the BMW PGA Ch'ship are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2020
Europe
(Willett, Danny)
Oct 15-18
US$1,166,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(Willett, Danny)

Score

Oct 15-18

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (Oct 15-18; POSTPONED from Sept 10-13 due to world coronavirus pandemic; Eurpn Tr Rolex Series event). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2019
Europe
268 (-20)
US$1,166,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Willett, Danny

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (Sept 19-22; fourth of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Willett (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2018
Europe
271 (-17)
US$1,166,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Molinari, Francesco

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27; first of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events, with prize fund now in US dollars). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind Molinari (Italy), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2017
Europe
277 (-11)
US$1,116,900
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

US$1,116,900

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 25-28; first of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events, with prize fund now in US dollars). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Noren (Swe), whose final round 62 was the lowest shot in a European Tour final round on the West course. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2016
Europe
279 (-9)
€833,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wood, Chris

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€833,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Rikard Karlberg (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Wood (Eng), who recorded the biggest win of his career to date. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2015
Europe
An, Byeong Hun
267 (-21)
€833,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

An, Byeong Hun

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€833,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 21-24). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) and Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 6 shots behind first-time European Tour winner An (S Kor), a European Tour rookie. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2014
Europe
274 (-14)
€791,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€791,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed Shane Lowry (Ire) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire). McIlroy started the final day 7 shots off the lead and shot a 66 to win this prestigious title for the first time. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2013
Europe
Manassero, Matteo
278 (-10)
€791,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Manassero, Matteo

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

€791,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 23-26). Manassero (Italy) beat Simon Khan (Eng) at the fourth playoff hole. Marc Warren (Scot) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. At 20 years and 37 days, Manassero became the youngest ever winner of this event, [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2012
Europe
273 (-15)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Donald (Eng). With the win Donald reclaimed the World No.1 spot from Rory McIlroy (N.Ire). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2011
Europe
278 (-6)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donald, Luke

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 26-29). Donald (Eng) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) at the first playoff hole, securing enough world ranking points to replace Westwood as the world's No.1 male golfer. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2010
Europe
Khan, Simon
278 (-6)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Khan, Simon

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 20-23). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) and Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Kahn (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2009
Europe
271 (-17)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 21-24). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng; from the Wentworth Club) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jimenez, Miguel Angel

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 22-25). Jiménez (Esp) beat Oliver Wilson (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2007
Europe
280 (-8)
€725,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hansen, Anders

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

€725,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27). Hansen (Den) beat Justin Rose (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2006
Europe
271 (-17)
€708,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Howell, David

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€708,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Simon Khan (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Howell (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2005
Europe
273 (-15)
€666,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cabrera, Angel

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€666,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Cabrera (Arg). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2004
Europe
269 (-19)
€625,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Drummond, Scott

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€625,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (50th) (May 27-30; 1000th Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Drummond (Scot). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2003
Europe
270 (-18)
€583,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Garrido, Ignacio

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€583,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 22-25). Garrido (Esp) beat Trevor Immelman (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2002
Europe
269 (-19)
€528,708
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hansen, Anders

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€528,708

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 23-26). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 5 shots behind Hansen (Den). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2001
Europe
272 (-16)
€544,521
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Oldcorn, Andrew

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€544,521

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Oldcorn (Scot), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2000
Europe
271 (-17)
€375,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€375,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Lee Westwood (Eng) and Andrew Coltart (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his third straight win in this event. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1999
Europe
270 (-18)
€303,350
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€303,350

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 28-31). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1998
Europe
274 (-14)
£200,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£200,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA), Gary Orr (Scot) and Patrik Sjöland (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1997
Europe
275 (-13)
£183,340
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£183,340

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 23-26). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Darren Clarke (N.Ire) and Ernie Els (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Woosnam (Wales), who recorded the last of his 29 European Tour wins. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1996
Europe
274 (-14)
£166,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rocca, Costantino

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£166,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 24-27). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) and Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Rocca (Italy), who recorded four sub-70 rounds to become the first Italian to win the PGA Championship. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1995
Europe
279 (-9)
£150,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£150,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) and Per-Ulrik Johansson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Langer (Ger), who recorded his third win in this event. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1994
Europe
271 (-17)
£133,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Olazabal, Jose Maria

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£133,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 27-30). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Olazábal (Esp), whose final round 65 secured his only win in the PGA Championship. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1993
Europe
274 (-14)
£116,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£116,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 28-31). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot), Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 6 shots behind Langer (Ger). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1992
Europe
272 (-16)
£100,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnstone, Tony

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) and Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Johnstone (Zim), who became the first player from Africa to win the PGA Championship. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1991
Europe
271 (-17)
£83,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£83,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 24-27). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 1st). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1990
Europe
271 (-17)
£66,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) and defending champion Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Harwood (Aus). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1989
Europe
272 (-16)
£58,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£58,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 27-30). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 2 shots behind Faldo (Eng), who recorded his fourth PGA Championship win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1988
Europe
274 (-14)
£50,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 27-30). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Mark James (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Woosnam (Wales). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1987
Europe
270 (-18)
£36,660
Whyte & Mckay

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Langer, Bernhard

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£36,660

Title sponsor

Whyte & Mckay

Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Langer (Ger). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1986
Europe
281 (-7)
£35,000
Whyte & Mckay

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Whyte & Mckay

Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 23-26). Davis (Aus) beat Des Smyth (Ire) in a playoff, to record his second European Tour win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1985
Europe
Way, Paul
282 (-6)
£30,000
Whyte & Mckay

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Way, Paul

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Whyte & Mckay

Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 24-27). Way (Eng) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record his second European Tour win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1984
Europe
204 (-12)
£25,000
Whyte & Mckay

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

Whyte & Mckay

Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Gordon J. Brand (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Clark (Eng). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1983
Europe
278 (-10)
£15,000
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship (May 27-30). Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) and Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp), who recorded his 20th European Tour win. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1982
Europe
284 (-4)
£13,330
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

£13,330

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship (May 28-31). Jacklin (Eng) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) in a playoff to claim the last of his eight* European Tour titles; his first European Tour win also came in this event. (*Jacklin also won several times on the European circuit, prior to the establishment of the modern European Tour). [Hillside GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1981
Europe
274 (-10)
£11,660
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Venue

Ganton

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

£11,660

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Faldo (Eng). This was Faldo's third PGA Championship title, and the third time Brown finished second to him in this event. [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].

1980
Europe
283 (+3)
£11,660
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

283 (+3)

Prize money

£11,660

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship (May 23-26). Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Faldo (Eng), who claimed his second PGA Championship title. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fernandez, Vicente

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate PGA Championship (May 17-20). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Balovino Dassù (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Fernández (Arg), who recorded his second European Tour win. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

1978
Europe
278 (-10)
£10,000
Colgate

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate PGA Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) finished 7 shots behind Faldo (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1977
Europe
283 (+3)
£10,000
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pinero, Manuel

Score

283 (+3)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the Penfold PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Piñero (Esp), the first Spanish winner of this event. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1976
Europe
280 (E)
£10,000
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coles, Neil

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the Penfold PGA Championship (May 28-31). Coles (Eng) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) and Gary Player (RSA) at the third playoff hole. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1975
Europe
285 (+5)
£10,000
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

285 (+5)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the Penfold PGA Championship (May 23-26). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA), the event's first winner from outside UK or Ireland. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1974
Europe
Bembridge, Maurice
278 (-10)
£4,000
Viyella

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bembridge, Maurice

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£4,000

Title sponsor

Viyella

Played as the Viyella PGA Championship (Aug 28-31). Second-placed and defending champion Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Bembridge (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1973
Europe
280 (-8)
£2,194
Viyella

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Oosterhuis, Peter

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£2,194

Title sponsor

Viyella

Played as the Viyella PGA Championship (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Dale Hayes (RSA) and Donald Swaelens (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Oosterhuis (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1972
Europe
279 (-9)
£2,194
Viyella

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£2,194

Title sponsor

Viyella

Played as the Viyella PGA Championship (Aug 23-26). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Jacklin (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. (*Jacklin also won several times on the European circuit, prior to the establishment of the modern European Tour). [First time at the West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1971
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

PGA Championship not played for the second straight year, due to plans being developed for the launch of the European Tour in 1972.

1970
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

PGA Championship not played due to plans being laid for the formation of the PGA European Tour.

1969
Europe
293
£1,000
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

293

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Championship (May 13-17; the first year the PGA Championship was an entirely open event for professionals from any country). Second-placed John Garner (Eng) and Guy Wolstenholme (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 20-year-old Gallacher (Scot). [Ashburnham GC, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales].

1968
Europe
Talbot, David
276
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Talbot, David

Venue

Dunbar

Score

276

Prize money

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Championship (April 25-27; this was an "open" event; also played in 1968 was the Piccadilly PGA Close Championship, for UK & Irish professionals only). Second-placed Bernard Hunt (Eng) finished 5 shots behind David Talbot (Eng). [Dunbar GC, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland].

1968
Europe
Townsend, Peter
275
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Townsend, Peter

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

Played as the Piccadilly PGA Close Championship (Sept 19-21; this was a "closed" event, for UK & Irish professionals only; also played in 1968 was the Schweppes PGA Championship, "open" to professionals from any country). Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Townsend (Eng). [Outer course, Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1967
Europe
Gregson, Malcolm
275
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gregson, Malcolm

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Championship (April 27-29; this was an "open" event; also played in 1967 was the PGA Close Championship, for UK & Irish professionals only). Second-placed Hugh Boyle (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Gregson (Eng). [Hunstanton GC, Hunstanton, Norfolk].

1967
Europe
271
£450
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Huggett, Brian

Score

271

Prize money

£450

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (June 8-10; this was a "closed" event, for UK & Irish professionals only; also played in 1967 was the Schweppes PGA Championship, "open" to professionals from any country). Second-placed Jimmy Hitchcock (Eng) and Bernard Hunt (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Huggett (Wales). [Thorndon Park GC, Ingrave, Essex].

1966
Europe
Wolstenholme, Guy
278
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Guy

Score

278

Prize money

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 28-30; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed George Will (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Wolstenholme (Eng), who recorded his first significant professional win. In the subsequent two years the PGA Championship was played twice per year, once as a closed event and also as an open event. [East course, Saunton GC, nr Braunton, North Devon].

1965
Europe
286 (-6)
£600
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Peter

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

£600

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 29-May 1; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Peter Alliss (Eng) beat Peter Butler (Eng) with a birdie four at the first playoff hole, to record his third win in this event. [Prince's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1964
Europe
Grubb, Tony
287 (-1)
£500
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Grubb, Tony

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 16-18; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed Lionel Platts (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Grubb (Eng). The 10th PGA Championship and first played in Scotland. [Western Gailes GC, Gailes, Irvine, Ayrshire].

1963
Europe
Butler, Peter
306
£500
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Butler, Peter

Score

306

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 4-6; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed Bobby Walker (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Butler (Eng). Tough going at Birkdale, with a winning score of 22 over par. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1962
Europe
287
£500
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Peter

Score

287

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 5-7; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire) and Ralph Moffitt (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Alliss (Eng), who claimed his second PGA Championship title. [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].

1961
Europe
Bamford, Brian
266
£500
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bamford, Brian

Score

266

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Schweppes

Played as the Schweppes PGA Close Championship (April 6-8; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed Peter Alliss (Eng) and Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Bamford (Eng). [Outer course, Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1960
Europe
Stickley, Arnold
247
£500
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stickley, Arnold

Score

247

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (April 7-9; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 2 shots behind Stickley (Eng). Reduced to 63 holes due to bad weather. [Coventry GC, Finham, Coventry, Warwicks].

1959
Europe
283
£500
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rees, Dai

Score

283

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (April 8-10; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed David Snell (Eng) and Bernard Hunt (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Dai Rees (Wales), the first Welshman to win the PGA Championship. [Ashburnham GC, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales].

1958
Europe
Bradshaw, Harry
287
£500
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bradshaw, Harry

Venue

Maesdu

Score

287

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (April 9-11; for UK & Ireland professionals only, who competed for the Slazenger Tropy). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Bradshaw (Ire), who became the first Irishman to win this event. [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales].

1957
Europe
286
£250
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Alliss, Peter

Venue

Maesdu

Score

286

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (April 3-5; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Second-placed and defending champion Charlie Ward (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Alliss (Eng), who recorded the first of three wins in this event. [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales].

1956
Europe
282
£250
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Maesdu

Score

282

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (July 25-28; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Charlie Ward (Eng) beat Eric Brown (Scot) by 2 shots in a 36-hole playoff: Ward 139 (68 and 71), Brown 141 (66 and 75). [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales].

1955
Europe
Bousfield, Ken
277
£250
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bousfield, Ken

Venue

Pannal

Score

277

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

The inaugural PGA Close Championship (July 21-23; restricted to only UK & Ireland professionals until 1966). Second-placed Max Faulkner (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Bousfield (Eng). [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].

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