1998 PGA Championship

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1998 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 13−16, 1998
Location Redmond, Washington
Course(s) Sahalee Country Club
(South & North nines)
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,906 yards (6,315 m)
Field 148 players, 75 after cut[1]
Cut 145 (+5)
Prize fund $3.0 million
Winner's share $540,000
Champion
Fiji Vijay Singh
271 (−9)

The 1998 PGA Championship was the 80th PGA Championship, held August 13−16 at Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. Vijay Singh won the first of his three major championships, two strokes ahead of runner-up Steve Stricker.[2][3][4]

This was only the tenth time the championship was played in the western half of the United States. This remains the last PGA Championship played in the West, with the next scheduled for 2020 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Sahalee Country Club

South and North nines

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 406 507 415 386 195 480 421 444 213 3,467 401 546 458 176 374 417 377 215 475 3,439 6,906
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 35 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 70

Past champions in the field[edit]

Sahalee Country Club is located in United States
Sahalee Country Club
Sahalee Country Club
Location in the United States

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Steve Elkington  Australia 1995 69 69 69 67 274 –6 3
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1992, 1994 70 73 68 65 276 –4 T4
Davis Love III  United States 1997 70 68 69 70 277 –3 T7
Bob Tway  United States 1986 69 76 69 68 280 E T13
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 68 73 70 69 280 E T13
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 71 73 70 69 283 +3 T27
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 72 68 72 71 283 +3 T27
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 72 73 72 73 290 +10 T56

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Payne Stewart  United States 1989 76 74 150 +10
John Daly  United States 1991 80 72 152 +12
Wayne Grady  Australia 1990 76 82 158 +18
Al Geiberger  United States 1966 81 77 158 +18

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 13, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66 −4
T2 Billy Andrade  United States 68 −2
Paul Azinger  United States
Glen Day  United States
Bob Estes  United States
Bill Glasson  United States
Scott Gump  United States
Frank Lickliter  United States
Shigeki Maruyama  Japan
T10 Russ Cochran  United States 69 −1
Trevor Dodds  Namibia
Steve Elkington  Australia
Harrison Frazar  United States
Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden
Scott McCarron  United States
Mark O'Meara  United States
Kenny Perry  United States
Craig Stadler  United States
Steve Stricker  United States
Bob Tway  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 14, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-66=136 −4
T2 Scott Gump  United States 68-69=136 −3
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 70-67=137
Steve Stricker  United States 69-68=137
T5 Steve Elkington  Australia 69-69=138 −2
Brad Faxon  United States 70-68=138
Davis Love III  United States 70-68=138
Andrew Magee  United States 70-68=138
Tiger Woods  United States 66-72=138
T10 John Cook  United States 71-68=139 −1
Glen Day  United States 68-71=139
David Frost  South Africa 70-69=139
Frank Lickliter  United States 68-71=139
Mark O'Meara  United States 69-70=139

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 15, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-66-67=203 −7
Steve Stricker  United States 69-68-66=203
T3 Steve Elkington  Australia 69-69-69=207 −3
Davis Love III  United States 70-68-69=207
Billy Mayfair  United States 73-67-67=207
T6 Skip Kendall  United States 72-68-68=208 −2
Frank Lickliter  United States 68-71-69=208
Mark O'Meara  United States 69-70-69=208
Tiger Woods  United States 66-72-70=208
T10 Robert Allenby  Australia 72-68-69=209 −1
John Cook  United States 71-68-70=209
Scott Gump  United States 68-69-72=209
John Huston  United States 70-71-68=209
Greg Kraft  United States 71-73-65=209

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 16, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-66-67-68=271 −9 540,000
2 Steve Stricker  United States 69-68-66-70=273 −7 324,000
3 Steve Elkington  Australia 69-69-69-67=274 −6 204,000
T4 Frank Lickliter  United States 68-71-69-68=276 −4 118,000
Mark O'Meara  United States 69-70-69-68=276
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70-73-68-65=276
T7 Davis Love III  United States 70-68-69-70=277 −3 89,500
Billy Mayfair  United States 73-67-67-70=277
9 John Cook  United States 71-68-70-69=278 −2 80,000
T10 Skip Kendall  United States 72-68-68-71=279 −1 69,000
Kenny Perry  United States 69-72-70-68=279
Tiger Woods  United States 66-72-70-71=279

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1998 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Doug (August 17, 1998). "Now it's time to Singh his praise". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. p. 1C. 
  3. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (August 17, 1998). "Singh lives dream". Toledo Blade. p. 23. 
  4. ^ Garrity, John (August 24, 1998). "Vijay the victor". Sports Illustrated: 32. 
  5. ^ "1998 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1998 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1999 Masters

Coordinates: 47°38′06″N 122°03′25″W / 47.635°N 122.057°W / 47.635; -122.057