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First PGA Champion – Jim Barnes

First PGA Champion – Jim Barnes

On October 10, 1916, the newly-formed Professional Golfers Association of America hosted the inaugural PGA Championship at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. Striving for a purse of $3,000 among a group of 32 contenders, naturalized U.S. citizens Jim Barnes and Jock Hutchison drove, chipped and birdied their way to the finals. With a massive

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