1980 PGA Championship – Another Win for the Record Books

Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York

With his fifth victory in the PGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus tied Walter Hagen for the most victories and set a record for the largest margin of victory.

Jack Nicklaus opened the 62nd PGA Championship with a 70 and then scrambled around Oak Hill for a 69 in the second round. On Saturday he fired a 66, the low round of the tournament, and took a three-stroke lead over Lon Hinkle into the final round. On Sunday, he turned in a 69 to beat Andy Bean by seven strokes – the largest margin of victory since the PGA Championship switched to stroke play in 1958 – and joined Gene Sarazen (1922) and Ben Hogan (1948) as the only players to win both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year.

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