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The 2000 PGA Championship was the 82nd PGA Championship, held August 17–20 at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. It was the second time for the event at Valhalla, which hosted four years earlier in 1996. Tiger Woods won his second straight PGA Championship and fifth major in a three-hole playoff over Bob May.[2] Woods and May finished at 18 under par to set the PGA Championship record to par, later equaled by Woods in 2006. It was the first time since 1937 that a PGA Championship title was successfully defended, and the first ever as a stroke play event. Woods and May were five shots ahead of third-place finisher Thomas Bjørn.[3]

2000 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
DatesAugust 17–20, 2000
LocationLouisville, Kentucky
Course(s)Valhalla Golf Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,167 yards (6,554 m)
Field149 players, 80 after cut[1]
Cut147 (+3)
Prize fund$5,000,000
5,548,408
Winner's share$900,000
€994,913
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
270 (−18), playoff
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Louisville is located in the United States
Louisville
Louisville
Location in the United States
Louisville is located in Kentucky
Louisville
Louisville
Location in Kentucky

Woods' victory marked the first time since 1953 (Ben Hogan) that a player had won three major championships in the same calendar year; Woods won the U.S. Open and the British Open in the previous two months for three consecutive majors. He went on to win the Masters in April 2001 to complete the Tiger Slam of four consecutive majors.

May opened with an even-par 72 then shot 66 (−6) in each of the final three rounds; this was the only time he was in contention in a major championship. Designer of the course and five-time champion Jack Nicklaus, age 60, made his final appearance at the PGA Championship. Playing with Woods, he needed an eagle on the 36th hole to make the cut; his pitch shot missed by inches and he settled for birdie.[4]

Valhalla later hosted the Ryder Cup in 2008, the first U.S. victory in nine years. The Senior PGA Championship was played at the course in 2004 and 2011 and the PGA Championship returned in 2014.

Course layoutEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 446 535 208 350 465 421 597 166 418 3,606 551 168 467 348 217 402 444 422 542 3,561 7,167
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Source:[5]

Length of the course for previous majors:

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tiger Woods   United States 1999 66 67 70 67 270 −18 1
Davis Love III   United States 1997 68 69 72 70 279 −9 T9
Paul Azinger   United States 1993 72 71 66 73 282 −6 T24
Jeff Sluman   United States 1988 73 69 72 73 287 −1 T41
Wayne Grady   Australia 1990 71 74 68 78 291 +3 T64

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1971,
1973, 1975, 1980
77 71 148 +4
Vijay Singh   Fiji 1998 77 71 148 +4
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 1992, 1994 77 72 149 +5
Hal Sutton   United States 1983 74 75 149 +5
Mark Brooks   United States 1996 78 71 149 +9
Bob Tway   United States 1986 77 73 150 +6
John Daly   United States 1991 74 82 156 +12
Lanny Wadkins   United States 1977 76 83 159 +15

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, August 17, 2000

Place Player Country Score To par[6]
T1 Scott Dunlap   United States 66 −6
Tiger Woods   United States
T3 Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 68 −4
Davis Love III   United States
T5 Stephen Ames   Trinidad and Tobago 69 −3
Ed Fryatt   England
Fred Funk   United States
J. P. Hayes   United States
T9 Stuart Appleby   Australia 70 −2
Brian Henninger   United States
Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain
Jonathan Kaye   United States
Tom Kite   United States
Phil Mickelson   United States
Jean van de Velde   France

Second roundEdit

Friday, August 18, 2000

Place Player Country Score To par[7]
1 Tiger Woods   United States 66-67=133 −11
2 Scott Dunlap   United States 66-68=134 −10
T3 Fred Funk   United States 69-68=137 −7
J. P. Hayes   United States 69-68=137
Davis Love III   United States 68-69=137
T6 Notah Begay III   United States 72-66=138 −6
Bob May   United States 72-66=138
8 Stuart Appleby   Australia 70-69=139 -5
T9 Stephen Ames   Trinidad and Tobago 69-71=140 −4
Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 72-68=140
Greg Chalmers   Australia 71-69=140
Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 68-72=140
Phil Mickelson   United States 70-70=140
David Toms   United States 72-68=140

Third roundEdit

Saturday, August 19, 2000

Place Player Country Score To par[8]
1 Tiger Woods   United States 66-67-70=203 −13
T2 Scott Dunlap   United States 66-68-70=204 −12
Bob May   United States 72-66-66=204
4 J. P. Hayes   United States 69-68-68=205 −11
5 Greg Chalmers   Australia 71-69-66=206 −10
T6 Stuart Appleby   Australia 70-69-68=207 −9
Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 72-68-67=207
José María Olazábal   Spain 76-68-63=207
T9 Notah Begay III   United States 72-66-70=208 −8
Franklin Langham   United States 72-71-65=208

Final roundEdit

Sunday, August 20, 2000

In the final pairing and well ahead of the field at the turn, May and Woods both shot 31 (−5) on the back nine. A key hole was the par four 15th. Holding a one-shot lead, May hit his approach shot to within four feet (1.2 m) while Woods missed the green. Woods hit an indifferent chip to around ten feet (3 m) and then made the par putt. When May missed the short birdie putt, his lead remained a single stroke. After Woods' birdie on 17, they were tied going to the final hole, a par five. On the green, May curled in a double-breaking 15-footer (4.5 m) for birdie; Woods then sank a pressure-packed five-footer (1.5 m) for his own birdie to tie and force a three-hole playoff.[2][3] In the penultimate pairing, Scott Dunlap bogeyed the first two holes and carded a 75 for 279; J.P Hayes had 76 for 281 and tied for nineteenth.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Tiger Woods   United States 66-67-70-67=270 −18 Playoff
Bob May   United States 72-66-66-66=270
3 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 72-68-67-68=275 −13 340,000
T4 Stuart Appleby   Australia 70-69-68-69=276 −12 198,667
Greg Chalmers   Australia 71-69-66-70=276
José María Olazábal   Spain 76-68-63-69=276
7 Franklin Langham   United States 72-71-65-69=277 −11 157,000
8 Notah Begay III   United States 72-66-70-70=278 −10 145,000
T9 Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 68-72-72-67=279 −9 112,500
Scott Dunlap   United States 66-68-70-75=279
Fred Funk   United States 69-68-74-68=279
Davis Love III   United States 68-69-72-70=279
Phil Mickelson   United States 70-70-69-70=279
Tom Watson   United States 76-70-65-68=279

Source:[9]

ScorecardEdit

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5
  Woods −13 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −15 −15 −16 −16 −16 −17 −18
  May −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −15 −16 −16 −17 −17 −17 −17 −18
  Bjørn −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13
  Appleby −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −12 −12
  Chalmers −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12
  Olazábal −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −12
  Langham −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −11 −12 −12 −12 −11 −12 −11 −12 −11
  Begay −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey

Source:[10]

PlayoffEdit

Woods birdied the first playoff hole and parred the next two to win the three-hole playoff by one stroke.[2][3]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods   United States 3-4-5=12 −1 900,000
2 Bob May   United States 4-4-5=13 E 540,000

ScorecardEdit

Playoff

Hole  16   17   18 
Par 4 4 5
  Woods −1 −1 −1
  May E E E

Cumulative playoff scores, relative to par
Source:[2][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 2000 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Dulac, Gerry (August 21, 2000). "Triple crown". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C1.
  3. ^ a b c Shipnuck, Alan (August 28, 2000). "Hat trick". Sports Illustrated. p. 70.
  4. ^ Dahlberg, Tim (August 19, 2000). "Nicklaus steals day from leader". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1D.
  5. ^ "2000 PGA Championship: course map". ESPN. 2000. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  6. ^ CNNSI.com - GolfPlus
  7. ^ CNNSI.com - GolfPlus
  8. ^ CNNSI.com - GolfPlus
  9. ^ "2000 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "PGA Championship: Final round scorecards". ESPN. August 20, 2000. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Tiger answers challenge in classic PGA shootout". Southeast Missourian. (Cape Girardeau). Associated Press. August 21, 2000. p. 2B.

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