1980 PGA of America Championship, Rochester, NY

June 24, 2016

The 190 PGA Championship was held at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester NY, August 7-10, 1980. Jack Nicklaus won his fifth PGA Championship with a seven stroke lead over Andy Bean. This fifth win tied Nicklaus with Walter Hagen, who won five PGA titles in Match Play in the 1920's. This 7 stroke margin remained a record until 2012. Nicklaus also became the third in to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year joining Gene Sarazen (1922) and Ben Hogan (1948). Nicklaus won $60,000.