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Tournament results: World Championship (PGA Tr)

Results for the World Championship (PGA Tr) are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1957
America
Tam O'Shanter
279 (-9)
$50,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 8-11; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) and Al Balding (Can) finished 1 shot behind Dick Mayer (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1956
America
Kroll, Ted
Tam O'Shanter
273 (-15)
$50,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kroll, Ted

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 9-12; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ted Kroll (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1955
America
Tam O'Shanter
281 (-7)
$50,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Boros, Julius

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 11-14; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Fred Haas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Julius Boros (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1954
America
Toski, Bob
Tam O'Shanter
274 (-14)
$50,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toski, Bob

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 12-15; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) and Earl Stewart Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Toski (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1953
America
Tam O'Shanter
278 (-10)
$25,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Worsham, Lew

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 6-9; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lew Worsham (USA), who holed-out from 104 yards on the final hole. The first-ever golf event to be nationally televised. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1952
America
Tam O'Shanter
276 (-12)
$25,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Boros, Julius

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 7-11; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Julius Boros (USA) beat Cary Middlecoff (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Boros 68; Middlecoff 70), to secure his second PGA Tour win. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1951
America
Tam O'Shanter
273 (-15)
$12,500
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$12,500

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 9-12; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1950
America
Ransom, Henry
Tam O'Shanter
281 (-7)
$11,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ransom, Henry

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$11,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 10-14; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Henry Ransom (USA) beat Chick Harbert (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Ransom 69, Harbert 72). Monday finish required after Thursday's play lost to rain. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1949
America
Palmer, Johnny
Tam O'Shanter
275 (-13)
$10,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Johnny

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 11-15; first time as a full PGA Tour event, and boasting the richest first prize in world golf). Johnny Palmer (USA) beat Jimmy Demaret (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Palmer 68, Demaret 70), to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1948
America
Tam O'Shanter
135 (-9)
$10,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

135 (-9)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 7-9; PGA Tour 36-hole winner-take-all exhibition event). Lloyd Mangrum (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) and E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Mangrum 70, Snead 71, Harrison 73). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1947
America
Tam O'Shanter
135 (-9)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

135 (-9)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the $5,000 World Championship of Golf (Sept 27/28; PGA Tour 36-hole winner-take-all exhibition event). Second-placed Bobby Locke (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1946
America
Tam O'Shanter
138 (-6)
$10,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, Sam

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

138 (-6)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the inaugural $10,000 World Championship of Golf (Sept 7/8; PGA Tour 36-hole winner-take-all exhibition event). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sam Snead (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

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