PGA Championship memories: Five moments from history
We take a look back at some of the best moments from PGA Championship history:
2010 – Whistling Straits
Martin Kaymer won in a play-off but the tournament will always be known for Dustin Johnson’s two-shot penalty on the final hole. The 25-year-old needed a par on the last but unintentionally grounded his club in a sandy area – which were all classed as bunkers. He carded a triple-bogey 7 and finished in tied-5th.
2009 – Hazeltine
Fourteen from 14 – Tiger Woods had never lost a Major when leading after three rounds but the unheralded YE Yang clawed back a two shot deficit and stormed into the lead with an eagle at the 14th hole. Woods bogeyed the last two, as Yang won by three, and his invincible aura was suddenly shattered.
2000 – Valhalla
Having won the US Open and Open, Tiger Woods came to the PGA hunting a treble. He needed all his resolve to win a final round duel with Bob May. Woods sunk a clutch putt on the 18th to get into a play-off and did it again on the first play-off hole. As the ball tracked, Woods hurried after it and pointed as it dropped. Tiger Woods took the title but the 1999 PGA is remembered for a moment of genius from a teenager.
1999 – Medinah
Sergio Garcia, just 19, launched himself onto the world stage with his shot on the 16th. With his ball up against a tree, the Spaniard smashed it out and sprinted after it, jumping up to see where it landed on the green. Coming into the tournament as the ninth alternate, John Daly drove from Memphis to Indiana after Nick Price’s withdrawal. A trio of rounds in the 60s and a closing 71 brought a three-shot win for one of the most unlikely champions in history.
1991 – Crooked Stick
Coming into the tournament as the ninth alternate, John Daly drove from Memphis to Indiana after Nick Price’s withdrawal. A trio of rounds in the 60s and a closing 71 brought a three shot win for one of the most unlikely champions in history.