1996 PGA Championship

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1996 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 8–11
Location Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Course(s) Valhalla Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,144 yards (6,532 m)
Field 137 players, 81 after cut[1]
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $2.4 million
Winner's share $430,000
Champion
United States Mark Brooks
277 (–11), playoff
ValhallaGolf Club is located in United States
ValhallaGolf Club
Valhalla
Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1996 PGA Championship was the 78th PGA Championship, held August 8–11 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark Brooks won his only major championship with a birdie at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Kentucky native Kenny Perry.[2][3] It was the final sudden-death playoff at the PGA Championship, which changed to a three-hole aggregate playoff in 2000, used in its first year at Valhalla.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Valhalla Golf Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 425 515 199 355 460 415 605 165 415 3,554 565 165 470 350 208 410 450 432 540 3,590 7,144
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Source:[4]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Steve Elkington  Australia 1995 67 74 67 70 278 –10 T3
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1992, 1994 68 71 69 72 280 –8 T13
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 70 75 71 69 285 –3 T29
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 72 72 72 71 287 –1 T41
Wayne Grady  Australia 1990 74 67 78 72 291 +3 T65
Payne Stewart  United States 1989 73 70 73 76 292 +4 T69
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 76 70 76 73 295 +15 T71

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
77 69 146 +2
John Daly  United States 1991 72 74 146 +2
Bob Tway  United States 1986 75 73 148 +4
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 75 77 152 +8
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 73 81 154 +10
Hubert Green  United States 1985 79 77 156 +12

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August, 8, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Kenny Perry  United States 66 –6
T2 Steve Elkington  Australia 67 –5
Phil Mickelson  United States
T4 Mark Brooks  United States 68 –4
Russ Cochran  United States
Joel Edwards  United States
Lee Janzen  United States
Greg Norman  Australia
Nick Price  Zimbabwe
Ian Woosnam  Wales

Second round[edit]

Friday, August, 9, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-67=134 –10
2 Justin Leonard  United States 71-66=137 –7
T3 Mark Brooks  United States 68-70=138 –6
Kenny Perry  United States 66-72=138
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-69=138
T6 Lee Janzen  United States 68-71=139 –5
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 68-72=139
T8 Mike Brisky  United States 71-69=140 –4
Russ Cochran  United States 68-72=140
David Edwards  United States 69-71=140
Brad Faxon  United States 72-68=140
Jim Furyk  United States 70-70=140
Greg Norman  Australia 68-72=140
Jesper Parnevik  Sweden 73-67=140
Tommy Tolles  United States 69-71=140
Tom Watson  United States 69-71=140
Ian Woosnam  Wales 68-72=140

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August, 10, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Russ Cochran  United States 68-72-65=205 –11
T2 Mark Brooks  United States 68-70-69=207 –9
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-69-69=207
T4 Steve Elkington  Australia 67-74-67=208 –8
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-67-74=208
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-71-69=208
T7 Mike Brisky  United States 71-69-69=209 –7
Justin Leonard  United States 71-66-72=209
Greg Norman  Australia 68-72-69=209
Jesper Parnevik  Sweden 73-67-69=209
Kenny Perry  United States 66-72-71=209

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August, 11, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Mark Brooks  United States 68-70-69-70=277 –11 430,000
2 Kenny Perry  United States 66-72-71-68=277 260,000
T3 Steve Elkington  Australia 67-74-67-70=278 –10 140,000
Tommy Tolles  United States 69-71-71-67=278
T5 Justin Leonard  United States 71-66-72-70=279 –9 86,667
Jesper Parnevik  Sweden 73-67-69-70=279
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-69-69-72=279
T8 Lee Janzen  United States 68-71-71-70=280 –8 57,500
Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden 73-72-66-69=280
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-67-74-72=280
Larry Mize  United States 71-70-69-70=280
Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 69-72-71-68=280
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 68-71-69-72=280
  • Brooks defeated Perry on the first hole (4-x) of the sudden-death playoff, the par-5 18th.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tournament Info for: 1996 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Diaz, Jaime (August 19, 1996). "Victor at Valhalla". Sports Illustrated. 
  3. ^ Parascenzo, Mario (August 12, 1996). "Brooks snatches crown". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. B-1. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Phil (August 8, 1996). "On untested course, anyone could win". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (Dallas Morning News). p. 1C. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1996 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1997 Masters

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