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The PGA Championship in the 1980s

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Jack Nicklaus, who led the PGA at the end of the third round, blasts out of the sand on the seventh hole of the Oak Hill Country Club during fourth round of the PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 10, 1980.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus responds to the crowd after he birdies the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 8, 1980. Nicklaus's birdie gives him one under par for the 36 holes and puts him one stroke behind the leader, Dr. Gil Morgan

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus looks to the sky after sinking a 50-foot putt on the first hole for birdie during the PGA Championship at Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1980.

Published on January 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus poses with the PGA Championship trophy at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 10, 1980

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer keeps a close eye on the ball as he makes a birdie shot on the 7th hole during the opening round of the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Thursday, Aug. 6, 1981, Duluth, Ga.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer one-time king of golf, takes a look down the fairway from the third tee at Southern Hills Country Club, Aug. 4, 1982 in Tulsa, Okla., during a practice round for the PGA Championship. Palmer, who never won the PGA title, sees similar problems for U.S. Open and British Open champion Tom Watson.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Ray Floyd blasts out of the sand onto the third green during third round play in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 7, 1982. He bogeyed the hole.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Ray Floyd reacts after sinking a birdie putt on the eighth during third round action in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 7, 1982

Published on May 18, 2011

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Ray Floyd holds the trophy after his victory in the 64th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Aug. 8, 1982. This is Floyd's second PGA win.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer watches the flight of a drive during the second round of the PGA Championship, August 9, 1985, Denver, Co.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Bob Tway watches his birdie trap shot on the 18th green of the PGA Championship as it leaves the trap, Aug. 11, 1986, in Toledo, Ohio. The birdie gave Tway a one-shot victory over Greg Norman in the tournament.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Greg Norman walks off the 18th hole after Bob Tway sank a birdie sand trap shot to win the PGA Championship one stroke better than Norman at Toledo, Aug. 11, 1986

Published on May 18, 2011

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Bob Tway leaps into the air after sinking a birdie sand trap shot on the 18th green in the PGA Championship to defeat Greg Norman by one stroke at Toledo, Aug. 11, 1986.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Bob Tway wipes tears from his eyes while holding the PGA Championship trophy on the 18th green of the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1986. Tway sank a birdie trap shot on the final hole to defeat Greg Norman.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer keeps a close eye on the ball as he putts on number 3 hole on Thursday, August 6, 1987 in Palm Beach Gardens, during opening round of the PGA Championship at the PGA National Golf Club.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Larry Nelson of Marietta, Ga. keeps an eye on the ball during the final round of the PGA Championship Aug. 9,1987 at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.. Nelson won the tournament and title in a playoff with Lanny Wadkins.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer bends toward the ground as he misses a shot to bogey number 8 during Saturday's third round of PGA Championship play at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on August 8, 1987.

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Larry Nelson of Marietta, Ga., holds up the PGA Championship trophy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Sunday, August 9, 1987 after he defeated Lanny Wadkins is playoff action. Nelson took the championship when Wadkins missed a putt for par on the first hole of the playoff.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jeff Sluman of Rochester, N.Y., throws the golf ball to the crowd after sinking a par putt on the 18th green to win the PGA golf championship at Oak Tree Club in Edmond, Okla., Sunday, Aug. 14, 1988. Sluman shot a six-under-par 65 to defeat Paul Azinger by three strokes.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jeff Sluman of Rochester, N.Y., reacts after chipping in for an eagle at the 5th green during early action in the final round of the PGA golf championship at Oak Tree Club in Edmond, Okla., Sunday, Aug. 14, 1988. Sluman was the leader at 11-under-par heading into the back nine. He went on to win the tourney. (AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw)

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jeff Sluman kisses his trophy cup after winning the PGA golf championship at Oak Tree Club in Edmond, Okla., Aug. 14, 1988. Sluman shot a six-under-par 65 to defeat Paul Azinger by three strokes.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd before teeing off on the first hole of Kemper Lakes on Thursday, August 10, 1989 in Hawthorn Woods during first round action of the PGA Championship.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd after his birdie putt on the 18th at Kemper Lakes as he finished his final round at the PGA Championship in Hawthorn Woods, Ill., Aug. 13, 1989. Palmer finished the tournament at 5-over-par.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Payne Stewart hugs an unidentified bystander after winning the PGA Championship in Hawthorn Woods, Ill., in this August 13, 1989, file photo. A Learjet carrying golf champion Payne Stewart flew uncontrolled over the nation's heartland for hours Monday Oct. 25, 1999, before crashing in South Dakota, killing everyone aboard.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Payne Stewart, of Orlando, Fla., holds up the PGA Championship trophy after his come-from-behind vicotory at Kemper Lakes in this Aug. 13, 1989 photo, in Hawthorn Woods, Ill. Stewart, this year's U.S. Open Champion and winner of 18 tournaments around the world, including three major championships, died in a plane crash, Monday Oct. 25, 1999. He was 42.

Published on May 18, 2011