1993 PGA Championship

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1993 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 12–15, 1993
Location Toledo, Ohio
Course(s) Inverness Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 7,024 yards (6,423 m)
Field 143 players, 74 after cut[1]
Cut 144 (+2)
Prize fund $1.7 million
Winner's share $300,000
Champion
United States Paul Azinger
272 (–12), playoff
InvernessClub is located in United States
InvernessClub
Inverness
Club
Location in the United States

The 1993 PGA Championship was the 75th PGA Championship, held August 12–15 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Paul Azinger won his only major title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman.[2][3] Azinger birdied four of the last seven holes to get into the playoff.[4] Norman, the 1993 Open champion, joined Craig Wood as the only players to lose playoffs in all four major championships.[5] It was the fifth playoff under the sudden-death format at the PGA Championship, first used in 1977.

Norman was attempting to become the first player to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship in the same year since Walter Hagen in 1924. It was accomplished the following year by Nick Price, and later by Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2006 and Pádraig Harrington in 2008.

It was the sixth major championship at Inverness, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1986 and four U.S. Opens (1920, 1931, 1957, and 1979). Norman was also the British Open champion and PGA runner-up in 1986, when Bob Tway holed out from a greenside bunker at the 72nd hole for birdie. Forced to sink his chip to tie, Norman ran it ten feet (3 m) past and bogeyed.[6]

Tom Watson, age 43, was in search of a PGA Championship win to complete a career grand slam. He was a stroke behind after 54 holes, but bogeyed three of the first five holes and finished four strokes back in fifth. Watson later had top ten finishes in 1994 and 2000, but never won the title.

Course layout[edit]

See also: Inverness Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 398 385 194 466 409 210 452 554 420 3,488 363 378 170 515 448 465 409 435 354 3,537 7,025
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 36 71

Source:[5]

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 65 68 71 74 278 –6 T14
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1992 67 65 70 69 283 –1 T31
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 69 72 70 72 283 –1 T31
Payne Stewart  United States 1989 71 70 70 73 284 E T44
Hubert Green  United States 1985 70 71 69 75 285 +1 T51
John Daly  United States 1991 71 68 73 73 285 +1 T51
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 73 67 74 72 286 +2 T56
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 74 69 72 72 287 +3 T61

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Bob Tway  United States 1986 70 74 144 +2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
71 73 144 +2
Raymond Floyd  United States 1969, 1982 71 73 144 +2
Wayne Grady  Australia 1990 75 70 145 +3
John Mahaffey  United States 1978 73 76 147 +7
David Graham  Australia 1979 76 81 157 +15

Source:[7]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, August 15, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Paul Azinger  United States 69-66-69-68=272 –12 Playoff
Greg Norman  Australia 68-68-67-69=272
3 Nick Faldo  England 68-68-69-68=273 –11 105,000
4 Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-63-73-70=274 –10 90,000
5 Tom Watson  United States 69-65-70-72=276 –8 75,000
T6 John Cook  United States 72-66-68-71=277 –7 47,813
Bob Estes  United States 69-66-69-73=277
Dudley Hart  United States 66-68-71-72=277
Nolan Henke  United States 72-70-67-68=277
Scott Hoch  United States 74-68-68-67=277
Hale Irwin  United States 68-69-67-73=277
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-71-69-70=277
Scott Simpson  United States 64-70-71-72=277

Source:[7]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4
United States Azinger –9 –9 –9 –9 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –9 –10 –11 –11 –11 –12 –12
Australia Norman –10 –10 –11 –11 –11 –9 –8 –9 –9 –9 –10 –10 –11 –11 –11 –12 –12 –12
England Faldo –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –9 –10 –10 –10 –10 –10 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11
Fiji Singh –8 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –8 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –10 –10 –10 –10 –10 –10
United States Watson –8 –8 –7 –8 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[5]

Playoff[edit]

The sudden-death playoff began on the 18th hole, a 354-yard (324 m) par-4. Both narrowly missed birdie putts and tapped in for pars, and went the next hole, the 10th at 363 yards (332 m). Again both hit the fairway and the green. Norman's downhill 20-foot (6 m) birdie attempt ended four feet (1.3 m) short, and Azinger's from seven feet (2.1 m) lipped out, and he tapped in for par. Norman's attempt to save par also rimmed out, and the playoff was over.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Paul Azinger  United States 4-4 E 300,000
2 Greg Norman  Australia 4-5 +1 155,000
  • Sudden-death playoff was played on holes 18 and 10, both par fours.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1993 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Diaz, Jaime (August 16, 1993). "Norman zinged". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (New York Times). p. D-1. 
  3. ^ Green, Bob (August 16, 1993). "Azinger wins a major - Norman gets stung". Deseret News. Associated Press. p. D-1. 
  4. ^ Reilly, Rick (August 23, 1993). "Zinged!". Sports Illustrated: 14. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Hackenberg, Dave (August 16, 1993). "A zinger of a finish". Toledo Blade. p. 19. 
  6. ^ "History: PGA Championships". Inverness Club. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "1993 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1993 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1994 Masters

Coordinates: 41°39′07″N 83°39′04″W / 41.652°N 83.651°W / 41.652; -83.651