1988 PGA Championship: First Tour Win for Sluman

Jeff Sluman blasts a shot out of the sand trap during the 1996 U.S. Open
Jeff Sluman, winner of the 1988 PGA Championship. J.D. Cuban/Getty Images

Jeff Sluman began the final round at the 1988 PGA Championship three strokes behind Paul Azinger, in second place. He ended the final round three strokes ahead of Azinger, in first place.

Sluman did it with a closing round of 65, compared to Azinger's 71. That included a hole-out from 100 yards for an eagle on the par-5 5th hole.

For Sluman, it was his first career win on the PGA Tour. He didn't win again on the PGA Tour for nearly 10 years, until 1997, although he finished with six total PGA Tour victories.

Azinger had a number of close calls in majors, but he finally broke through for his lone major championship victory at the 1993 PGA Championship.

1988 PGA Championship Scores

Results from the 1988 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-71 Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma:

Jeff Sluman69-70-68-65--272$160,000
Paul Azinger67-66-71-71--275$100,000
Tommy Nakajima69-68-74-67--278$70,000
Nick Faldo67-71-70-71--279$45,800
Tom Kite72-69-71-67--279$45,800
Bob Gilder66-75-71-68--280$32,500
Dave Rummells73-64-68-75--280$32,500
Dan Pohl69-71-70-71--281$28,000
Mark O'Meara70-71-70-71--282$21,500
Greg Norman68-71-72-71--282$21,500
Steve Jones69-68-72-73--282$21,500
Payne Stewart70-69-70-73--282$21,500
Kenny Knox72-69-68-73--282$21,500
Raymond Floyd68-68-74-72--282$21,500
John Mahaffey71-71-70-71--283$16,500
Craig Stadler68-73-75-67--283$16,500
Mark Calcavecchia73-69-70-72--284$11,500
David Graham70-67-73-74--284$11,500
Ben Crenshaw70-71-69-74--284$11,500
Richard Zokol70-70-74-70--284$11,500
Mark McNulty73-70-67-74--284$11,500
Nick Price74-70-67-73--284$11,500
Corey Pavin71-70-75-68--284$11,500
Jay Overton68-66-76-74--284$11,500
Ronnie Black71-71-70-73--285$6,666
Jay Don Blake71-73-72-69--285$6,666
Scott Hoch74-69-68-74--285$6,666
Lanny Wadkins74-69-70-72--285$6,666
Blaine McCallister73-67-75-70--285$6,666
David Edwards71-69-77-68--285$6,666
Donnie Hammond72-72-73-69--286$4,842
Curtis Strange72-72-73-69--286$4,842
Chip Beck67-72-73-74--286$4,842
Rocco Mediate68-74-70-74--286$4,842
Tom Watson72-68-74-72--286$4,842
Steve Elkington73-70-74-69--286$4,842
Gary Koch72-65-78-71--286$4,842
Isao Aoki73-71-70-73--287$3,211
Jay Haas73-71-71-72--287$3,211
Tommy Brannen70-71-74-72--287$3,211
Jim Hallet72-68-74-73--287$3,211
David Ishii73-71-74-69--287$3,211
Calvin Peete74-66-74-73--287$3,211
Mark Wiebe74-68-73-72--287$3,211
Hale Irwin74-70-72-71--287$3,211
Larry Nelson70-71-76-70--287$3,211
Peter Jacobsen73-68-75-72--288$2,400
Dave Stockton70-69-75-75--289$2,231
John Cook67-69-76-77--289$2,231
Bob Tway71-71-70-77--289$2,231
Denis Watson70-70-79-70--289$2,231
D.A. Weibring72-72-73-73--290$2,092
Scott Bess74-69-73-74--290$2,092
Ed Fiori71-69-76-74--290$2,092
Rodger Davis73-69-76-72--290$2,092
Jodie Mudd70-73-77-70--290$2,092
Robert Wrenn72-68-73-77--290$2,092
John Inman73-69-75-74--291$1,990
Peter Senior68-73-74-76--291$1,990
Don Pooley72-69-73-77--291$1,990
Bob Makoski69-72-72-78--291$1,990
Bruce Lietzke70-72-76-74--292$1,930
Steve Pate71-72-72-77--292$1,930
Mike Reid68-71-79-75--293$1,900
Gibby Gilbert72-72-74-76--294$1,880
Bobby Wadkins75-69-76-75--295$1,840
Hal Sutton69-74-75-77--295$1,840
Jim Carter73-68-76-78--295$1,840
Andrew Magee71-73-74-79--297$1,800
Doug Tewell70-68-81-79--298$1,800
Dick Mast71-72-72-85--300$1,800

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