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PGA Championship winners: Who owns the Wanamaker trophy?

See the complete list of every golfer to win the Wanamaker Trophy

 

The first-ever PGA Championship was played in 1916. It was won by Jim Barnes at Siwanoy.

The Wanamaker trophy dates back to the tournament’s very first year and coincides with the formation of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America. You can read more about it here.

It was a match play event until 1957, so Lionel Hebert’s win at Miami Valley was the end of an era and Dow Finsterwald’s victory at Llanerch was the start of a new one.

Much like each of its three major brothers, the very best of the best have won the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka is currently the reigning champion and he has somewhat dominated the tournament in the last five years.

The American has lifted the Wanamaker trophy three times now and his most recent victory at Oak Hill in 2023 was just a reminder of what dominance he can show when at the peak of his powers.

Valhalla is the 2024 venue where many could expect Rory McIlroy to emulate his victory at this venue in 2014, 10 years on from what was his last major championship win.

Without further delay, take a look below at all of the winners of the PGA Championship since its inception over 100 years ago…

Winners of the PGA Championship:

1916: Jim Barnes (Siwanoy)

1917: No tournament due to World War I

1918: No tournament due to World War I

1919: Jim Barnes (Engineers)

1920: Jock Hutchison (Flossmoor)

1921: Walter Hagen (Inwood)

1922: Gene Sarazen (Oakmont)

1923: Gene Sarazen (Pelham)

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1924: Walter Hagen (French Lick)

1925: Walter Hagen (Olympia Fields)

1926: Walter Hagen (Salisbury)

1927: Walter Hagen (Cedar Crest)

1928: Leo Diegel (Baltimore)

1929: Leo Diegel (Hillcrest)

1930: Tommy Armour (Fresh Meadow)

1931: Tom Creavy (Wannamoisett)

1932: Olin Dutra (Keller)

1933: Gene Sarazen (Blue Mound)

1934: Paul Runyan (The Park)

1935: Johnny Revolta (Twin Hills)     

1936: Denny Shute (Pinehurst)

1937: Denny Shute (Pittsburgh Field)

1938: Paul Runyan (Shawnee Inn)

1939: Henry Picard (Pomonok)

1940: Byron Nelson (Hershey)

1941: Vic Ghezzi (Cherry Hills)

1942: Sam Snead (Seaview)

1943: No tournament due to World War II

1944: Bob Hamilton (Manito)

1945: Byron Nelson (Moraine)

1946: Ben Hogan (Portland)

1947: Jim Ferrier (Plum Hollow)

1948: Ben Hogan (Norwood Hills)

1949: Sam Snead (Hermitage)

1950: Chandler Harper (Scioto)

1951: Sam Snead (Oakmont)

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1952: Jim Turnesa (Big Spring)

1953: Walter Burkemo (Birmingham)

1954: Chick Harbert (Keller)

1955: Doug Ford (Meadowbrook)

1956: Jack Burke Jr. (Blue Hill)

1957: Lionel Hebert (Miami Valley)

1958: Dow Finsterwald (Llanerch)

1959: Bob Rosburg (Minneapolis)

1960: Jay Hebert (Firestone)

1961: Jerry Barber (Olympia Fields)

1962: Gary Player (Aronimink)

1963: Jack Nicklaus (Dallas)

1964: Bobby Nichols (Columbus)

1965: Dave Marr (Laurel Valley)

1966: Al Geiberger (Firestone)

1967: Don January (Columbine)

1968: Julius Boros (Pecan Valley)

1969: Raymond Floyd (NCR)

1970: Dave Stockton (Southern Hills)

1971: Jack Nicklaus (PGA National)

1972: Gary Player (Oakland Hills)

1973: Jack Nicklaus (Canterbury)

1974: Lee Trevino (Tanglewood Park)

1975: Jack Nicklaus (Firestone)

1976: Dave Stockton (Congressional)

1977: Lanny Wadkins (Pebble Beach)

1978: John Mahaffey (Oakmont)

1979: David Graham (Oakland Hills)

1980: Jack Nicklaus (Oak Hill)

1981: Larry Nelson (Atlanta)

1982: Raymond Floyd (Southern Hills)

1983: Hal Sutton (Riviera)

1984: Lee Trevino (Shoal Creek)

1985: Hubert Green (Cherry Hill)

1986: Bob Tway (Inverness)

1987: Larry Nelson (PGA National)

1988: Jeff Sluman (Oak Tree)

1989: Payne Stewart (Kemper Lakes)

1990: Wayne Grady (Shoal Creek)

1991: John Daly (Crooked Stick)

1992: Nick Price (Bellerive)

1993: Paul Azinger (Inverness)

1994: Nick Price (Southern Hills)

1995: Steve Elkington (Riviera)

1996: Mark Brooks (Valhalla)

1997: Davis Love III (Winged Foot)

1998: Vijay Singh (Sahalee)

1999: Tiger Woods (Medinah)

2000: Tiger Woods (Valhalla)

2001: David Toms (Atlanta)

2002: Rich Beem (Hazeltine)

2003: Shaun Micheel (Oak Hill)

2004: Vijay Singh (Whistling Straits)

2005: Phil Mickelson (Baltusrol)

2006: Tiger Woods (Medinah)

2007: Tiger Woods (Southern Hills)

2008: Padraig Harrington (Oakland Hills)

2009: Yang Yong-eun (Hazeltine)

2010: Martin Kaymer (Whistling Straits)

2011: Keegan Bradley (Atlanta Athletic Club)

2012: Rory McIlroy (Kiawah Island)

2013: Jason Dufner (Oak Hill)

2014: Rory McIlroy (Valhalla Golf Club)

2015: Jason Day (Whistling Straits)

2016: Jimmy Walker (Baltusrol Golf Club)

2017: Justin Thomas (Quail Hollow Club)

2018: Brooks Koepka (Bellerive Country Club)

2019: Brooks Koepka (Bethpage Black)

2020: Collin Morikawa (TPC Harding Park)

2021: Phil Mickelson (Kiawah Island)

2022: Scottie Scheffler (Southern Hills)

2023: Brooks Koepka (Oak Hill)

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