8 other US PGA Championship debutant winners following Collin Morikawa success

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Collin Morikawa became the ninth player to win on his US PGA Championship debut.

The 23-year-old was playing in only his second major and emerged from a congested leaderboard to win by two shots.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the other eight people to have won the tournament at their first attempt.

Jim Barnes (1916)

The Cornwall-born Barnes, one of the leading figures in professional golf’s infancy in the United States, won the inaugural US PGA by beating Scot Jock Hutchison one-up in the then match play event at Siwanoy Country Club in New York. He also won 500 US dollars and a diamond studded gold medal. Barnes went on to win another US PGA title and also The Open.

Tom Creavy (1931)

The American beat the great Gene Sarazen (already a winner of four of his seven major titles) 5&3 in the semi-final and Denny Shute 2&1 in the final at Wannamoisett Country Club, Rhode Island. It was one of only two professional wins by the caddie-turned-player as he was plagued by back problems in a career cut short by spinal meningitis.

Bob Hamilton (1944)

Indiana-born Hamilton beat the odds to defeat Byron Nelson, winner of five major titles at the time, at Washington’s Manito Golf and Country Club, the first major championship played in the Pacific Northwest. Hamilton won the 36-hole final one-up having birdied the last to halve the hole to secure victory.

Doug Ford (1955)

Ford, who turned down a contract offer to play baseball for the New York Yankees, claimed the first of his two majors with a 4&3 win over Cary Middlecoff at Meadowbrook Country Club near Detroit. All-square after 25 of their 36-hole final, Ford birdied four of the next six holes to initially take the lead for the first time in the match and then clinch the title.

Bob Tway (1986)

John Daly (1991)

Shaun Micheel (2003)

Keegan Bradley (2011)

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