Name:Paul Scott Runyan
Lived:[1908-2002]. Born on July 12, 1908 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Died on March 17, 2002, in Palm Springs, California, aged 93.
Original/Home Club:Hot Springs, Arkansas
Occupation:Professional golfer and teaching professional.
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Dutch Harrison (USA), Errie Ball (Wales/USA) and Joe Brown (USA) finished in second place behind defending champion Paul Runyan (USA). [Dunedin GC, Dunedin, nr Tampa, FL. at the time known as PGA National GC].
Played as the Teacher International Senior Golf Championship (July 6; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions; for the unofficial title of world senior professional champion). Runyan (USA) beat Sam King (Eng) for the second straight year, this time by 2 and 1. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
Played as the Teacher International Senior Golf Championship (July 8; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions; for the unofficial title of world senior professional champion). Runyan (USA) beat Sam King (Eng) 3 and 1. [Fairhaven GC, Lytham, Lancs].
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 3 shots behind Runyan (USA). [Dunedin GC, Dunedin, nr Tampa, FL. at the time known as PGA National GC].
The US PGA Championship (21st) (July 10-16). Short-hitting Paul Runyan (USA) beat long-hitting Sam Snead (USA) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Shawnee Inn & CC, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania].
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Second-placed Andres Perez (Arg) and Martin Pose (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Runyan (USA). [Ituzaingo GC, San Antonio de Padua, nr Buenos Aires].
Played as the North & South Open (March 27-29). Second-placed Felix Serafin (USA) finished 8 shots behind Paul Runyan (USA). [No.2 Course (par-71), Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
Played as the Charleston Open (March 15-17). Second-placed Craig Wood (USA) finished 9 shots behind Paul Runyan (USA). [CC of Charleston, Charleston, SC].
Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 24-26). Second-placed Wilfred "Wiffy" Cox and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Runyan (USA), who calmly sunk a five-foot putt on the last hole to claim the win. [Echo Lake CC, Westfield, New Jersey].
PGA of America
Runyan (USA) won the inaugural PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1934 season earnings of $6,767 on the Tour.
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (17th) (July 24-29). Runyan (USA) beat Craig Wood (USA) with a par to go 1-up at the 38th hole in the final. [Park CC, Amherst, Buffalo, NY].
Played as the Miami Biltmore Open (March 3-5; the first of two Miami Biltmore Opens played in 1933). Second-placed Charlie Guest (USA) finished 10 shots behind Paul Runyan (USA), who shot rounds of 69-64-65-68 to cruise to victory. Sponsored by Gene Sarazen, a six-inch putting cup (rather than the standard 4¼"), was being trialled for the first time in this event ... the larger hole did not catch on. [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL; at the time known as the Miami Biltmore CC].
Played as the Agua Caliente Open (Jan 11-14). Second-placed Horton Smith (USA) finished 2 shots behind Paul Runyan (USA). [CS&DC de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; at the time called Agua Caliente CC].
Played as the Eastern Open (Oct 12-14). Second-placed Leo Diegel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Paul Runyan (USA). [Presidential GC, Wayland, Massachusetts; unknown if this course still exists].
Played as the National Capital Open (Nov 9-12; 54-hole event). Second-placed Walter Kozak (USA) finished 1 shot behind Runyan (USA). [Kenwood G&CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
Played as the North & South Open (March 27/28). Second-placed Frank Walsh (USA) finished 2 shots behind 21-year-old Paul Runyan (USA), who recorded his first significant professional tour win. [No.2 Course (par-71), Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
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