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Oldest golfers to ever win the PGA Championship

Oldest golfers to ever win the PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus
Oldest golfers to ever win the PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus
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The following is a list of the oldest golfers to ever win the PGA Championship. The PGA Championship is one of the four majors played in golf annually, and it is played in August as the last major of each year.

The list of the oldest golfers to ever win the PGA Championship is extremely relevant for a couple of reasons. First, the oldest golfer to ever win the PGA Championship is also the oldest golfer to ever win a major. Second, the greatest golfer in history, Jack Nicklaus, is on this list.

Oldest golfers to ever win the PGA Championship

1. Julius Boros (1968) - 48 years, 4 months, 18 days old

When Julius Boros won the PGA Championship in 1968 at the age of 48 years, 4 months, and 18 days, he not only became the oldest winner in tournament history, he also became the oldest golfer to ever win a major. A record Julius Boros still owns today.

For his career, Julius Boros won three majors, including two U.S. Opens. Pretty impressive considering he did not turn pro until he was 29 years old. Interestingly, when Boros won in 1968, he beat Arnold Palmer by one stroke. Arnold Palmer never won a PGA Championship.

2. Jerry Barber (1961) - 45 years, 3 months, 6 days old

Jerry Barber is the second oldest golfer to ever win the PGA Championship. Barber was over three years younger than the all-time oldest golfer to ever win the PGA Championship, when he won in 1961 at age 45 years, 3 months, and 6 days old.

The PGA Championship was the only major win in Jerry Barber's career. Barber had a pretty successful PGA Tour career, especially considering he was only 5' 5" tall.

3. Lee Trevino (1984) - 44 years, 8 months, 18 days old

Golfing legend Lee Trevino was 44 years, 8 months, and 18 days old when the won his second PGA Championship in 1984. Trevino won six majors in his career, but he never won The Masters.

4. Vijay Singh (2004) - 41 years, 5 months, 21 days old

Vijay Singh from Fiji was 41 years, 5 months, and 21 days old when he won his second PGA Championship in 2004. I think it's unclear if Vijay Singh was using deer antler spray at that time.

5. Jack Nicklaus (1980) - 40 years, 6 months, 20 days old

Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer in history to date, was 40 years, 6 months, and 20 days old when he won his fifth PGA Championship in 1980. That win was the 17th and second to last major of The Golden Bear's great career. For more see Golfers who have won the PGA Championship the most times.