#60: Final PGA Championship
Going for it between the trees and paying the price at Firestone Country Club in 1960, shooting four rounds in the 60s and not taking it in 1964, the incredible 3-wood and then disappointment at Pecan Valley in 1968, and the near-miss in 1970 at Southern Hills… With three second-place finishes and countless heartbreaks over the years, the PGA Championship was the one major that Arnold Palmer never won.
He fought hard to get what would have been a career grand slam, but it wasn’t to be. And in 1994 at Southern Hills, shortly after bidding an emotional adieu to the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Palmer played a similarly emotional final round in the PGA Championship. Grateful and gracious to the PGA of America, the fight he showed and the struggles he faced in the event over the years were just part of the reason why Palmer was so beloved by his fans.