Runyan, Paul

Hometown:

USA

Hot Springs,
Arkansas

Year Inducted:

1990

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Jul 12, 1908 -
Mar 17, 2002

Paul Runyan

Professional Majors: 4

  • PGA Championship: 1934, 1938
  • PGA Seniors’ Championship: 1961, 1962

PGA TOUR Wins: 26

  • 1930: North and South Open, New Jersey Open
  • 1931: Metropolitan PGA, Westchester Open
  • 1932: Gasparilla Open Match Play
  • 1933: Agua Caliente Open, Miami Biltmore Open, Virginia Beach Cavalier Open, Eastern Open, National Capital Open, Mid-South Open, Mid-South Pro-Pro, International Four-Ball, Pasadena Open
  • 1934: St. Petersburg Open, Florida West Coast Open, Tournament of the Gardens Open, Cavalier Open, Metropolitan Open
  • 1935: North and South Open, Grand Slam Open, Westchester Open
  • 1936: Westchester Open, Metropolitan PGA
  • 1939: Westchester Open
  • 1941: Goodall Round-Robin

Additional Wins: 6

  • 1934: Westchester Open
  • 1935: Metropolitan PGA
  • 1938: Argentine Open
  • 1942: Westchester Open
  • 1961: World Senior Championship
  • 1962: World Senior Championship

Ryder Cup Appearances: 2

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1933, 1935

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Leading money winner: 1934
  • Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame: 1994
  • Harvey Penick Lifetime Teaching Award: 1990
  • PGA of America Distinguished Service Award: 1998
  • World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame: 1999