On This Date 8/14/1977

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For the first time, the PGA Championship is decided with a sudden death playoff, as Gene Littler and Lanny Wadkins finish tied after 72 holes with a six under par 282 at the scenic Pebble Beach Golf Course in California. Little and Wadkins would need three holes to decide a champion as each record a par and birdie on the first two holes. On the third hole, Lanny Wadkins emerges the winner as Littler bogeys. It would be the only major title of Wadkins’ career.