There have been a few surprise winners too, including Scotland’s own Andrew Oldcorn and Scott Dummond.
1. Allis in wonderland
Peter Alliss plays an iron shot at the 1965 Piccadilly World Match Play Championship at Wentworth. Alliss, still the voice of golf for the BBC, won the PGA title twice, though not at Wentworth. His first victory came at Maesdu in Wales in 1957 and he won again eight years later at Little Aston.
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2. Gallacher's Scots first
Bernard Gallacher was the first Scottish winner of the PGA Championship when he triumphed at Ashburnham Golf Club in 1969. It was a breakthrough season for the Bathgate man who was victorious in four professional tournaments and also lifted the Harry Vardon Trophy as Order of merit winner.
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3. Arnold Palmer wins one for Uncle Sam
Arnold Palmer was the first American to win the tournament. His triumph, in 1975, came when it was known as the Penfold PGA Championship and he beat Gary Player and Eamonn Darcy in a three-way play-off at Royal St George's.
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4. Tony Jacklin’s double triumph
Tony Jacklin, a two-time major winner, was an outstanding British golfer and twice won the European Tour’s flagship event. His first triumph came at Wentworth in 1972 when it was known as the Viyella PGA Championship. He was triumphant again 10 years later at Hillside when he edged out Bernhard Langer in a play-off.
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