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1981 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 6 - 9, 1981
Location Duluth, Georgia
Course(s) Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Par 70
Yardage 7,070
Field 150 players, 78 after cut
Cut 147 (+7)
Purse $401,050
Winner's share $60,000
Larry Nelson
273 (-7)

The 1981 PGA Championship was the 63rd PGA Championship held from August 6-9 at Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course in Duluth, Georgia. Larry Nelson won his first major championship by four strokes over Fuzzy Zoeller.

Final leaderboard

# Player Country Score To par Winnings
1 Larry Nelson  United States 70-66-66-71=273 -7 $60,000
2 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 70-68-68-71=277 -3 $40,000
3 Dan Pohl  United States 69-67-73-69=278 -2 $25,000
T4 Isao Aoki  Japan 75-68-66-70=279 -1 $13,146
Keith Fergus  United States 71-71-69-68=279
Bob Gilder  United States 74-69-70-66=279
Tom Kite  United States 71-67-69-72=279
Bruce Lietzke  United States 70-70-71-68=279
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-68-71-69=279
Greg Norman  Australia 73-67-68-71=279
T11 Vance Heafner  United States 68-70-70-72=280 E $6,750
Andy North  United States 68-69-70-73=280
Jerry Pate  United States 71-68-70-71=280
Tommy Valentine  United States 73-70-71-66=280
15 J. C. Snead  United States 70-71-70-70=281 +1 $5,500

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Preceded by
1981 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1982 Masters


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