2001 PGA Championship

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2001 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 16–19, 2001
Location Duluth, Georgia
Course(s) Atlanta Athletic Club,
Highlands Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,213 yards (6,596 m)
Field 149 players, 76 after cut
Cut 141 (+1)[1]
Prize fund $5,200,000
5,822,194
Winner's share $936,000
€1,046,978
Champion
United States David Toms
265 (–15)
Atlanta AC is located in United States
Atlanta AC
Atlanta AC
Location in the United States

The 2001 PGA Championship was the 83rd PGA Championship, held August 16–19 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb northeast of Atlanta. David Toms won his only major championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson.

Toms led after 54 holes on the Highlands Course, two strokes ahead of Mickelson. Paired together in the final group, they battled for the lead back-and-forth throughout the day, both in pursuit of their first major. Toms led by one stroke on the 72nd tee, but put his tee shot in the rough. Faced with a long second shot over water, he decided to lay up on the 490-yard (448 m) par-4 and rely on his short game. Toms' third shot stopped 12 feet (3.7 m) left of the pin, and he sank the putt to save par for the win. His 265 total set the record for the lowest score at a major championship.[2][3][4]

Two-time defending champion Tiger Woods finished 14 strokes back at 279 (–1), tied for 29th place. No former champions finished in the top twenty.

It was the third major at the Highlands Course, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1981 and the U.S. Open in 1976. All three victors were from the Deep South of the United States. The PGA Championship returned to the course in 2011.

Course layout[edit]

Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 430 471 469 204 541 425 183 463 416 3,602 439 454 547 364 442 227 441 207 490 3,611 7,213
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Source:[5]

Lengths of the course for previous majors:

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 68 67 69 74 278 –2 T22
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1992, 1994 71 67 71 70 279 –1 T29
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000 73 67 69 70 279 –1 T29
Bob Tway  United States 1986 69 69 70 72 279 –1 T29
Davis Love III  United States 1997 71 67 65 77 280 E T37
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 67 71 73 70 281 +1 T44
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998 73 68 70 71 282 +2 T51

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 71 71 142 +2
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 68 74 142 +2
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 72 76 148 +8
John Daly  United States 1991 72 77 149 +9
Lanny Wadkins  United States 1977 86 85 171 +31
Steve Elkington  Australia 1995 77 WD 77 +7

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Grant Waite  New Zealand 64 –6
T2 Stuart Appleby  Australia 66 –4
K. J. Choi  South Korea
David Duval  United States
Niclas Fasth  Sweden
Brad Faxon  United States
Fred Funk  United States
Dudley Hart  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
David Toms  United States

Source:[6]

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 17, 2001

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Shingo Katayama  Japan 67-64=131 –9
David Toms  United States 66-65=131
T3 Bob Estes  United States 67-65=132 –8
Phil Mickelson  United States 66-66=132
T5 K. J. Choi  South Korea 66-68=134 –6
David Duval  United States 66-68=134
Ernie Els  South Africa 67-67=134
Jim Furyk  United States 70-64=134
Dudley Hart  United States 66-68=134
Steve Lowery  United States 67-67=134

Source:[7]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 18, 2001

Place Player Country Score To par
1 David Toms  United States 66-65-65=196 –14
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 66-66-66=198 –12
T3 Shingo Katayama  Japan 67-64-69=200 –10
Steve Lowery  United States 67-67-66=200
5 David Duval  United States 66-68-67=201 –9
6 Davis Love III  United States 71-67-65=203 –7
T7 Stuart Appleby  Australia 66-70-68=204 –6
Paul Azinger  United States 68-67-69=204
Ernie Els  South Africa 67-67-70=204
T10 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71-68-66=205 –5
Jim Furyk  United States 70-64-71=205
Retief Goosen  South Africa 69-70-66=205
Mark O'Meara  United States 72-63-70=205

Source:[8]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 19, 2001

Place Player Country Score To par Money (S)
1 David Toms  United States 66-65-65-69=265 –15 936,000
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 66-66-66-68=266 –14 562,000
3 Steve Lowery  United States 67-67-66-68=268 –12 354,000
T4 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71-68-66-65=270 –10 222,500
Shingo Katayama  Japan 67-64-69-70=270
6 Billy Andrade  United States 68-70-68-66=272 –8 175,000
T7 Jim Furyk  United States 70-64-71-69=274 –6 152,333
Scott Hoch  United States 68-70-69-67=274
Scott Verplank  United States 69-68-70-67=274
T10 David Duval  United States 66-68-67-74=275 –5 122,000
Justin Leonard  United States 70-69-67-69=275
Kirk Triplett  United States 68-70-71-66=275

Source:[9]

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 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4
United States Toms –14 –14 –14 –14 –14 –14 –14 –14 –15 –14 –14 –14 –15 –16 –15 –15 –15 –15
United States Mickelson –12 –13 –13 –13 –14 –14 –14 –14 –13 –13 –13 –14 –14 –14 –15 –14 –14 –14
United States Lowery –10 –10 –10 –10 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –12 –12 –12 –12 –12 –12
Japan Katayama –10 –10 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –12 –12 –12 –12 –13 –12 –11 –11 –11 –11 –10
United States Duval –9 –8 –7 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –6 –6 –6 –6 –5 –5 –5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 2001 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dulac, Gerry (August 20, 2001). "Major Toms". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. p. C1. 
  3. ^ D'Amato, Gary (August 20, 2001). "Wimp? No, just champ". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ Bamberger, Michael (August 27, 2001). "The tortoise wins again". Sports Illustrated. 
  5. ^ "PGA Championship: course description". USA Today. August 13, 2001. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ferguson, Doug (August 17, 2001). "New Zealander tops PGA with Woods nine shots back". Associated Press. p. C1. 
  7. ^ "PGA Championship: second round scores". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. August 18, 2001. p. C6. 
  8. ^ Ferguson, Doug (August 19, 2001). "Toms uses ace for two-shot lead entering final day". Southeast Missourian. Associated Press. p. 3B. 
  9. ^ "2001 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2001 PGA Championship leaderboard". ESPN. August 19, 2001. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2001 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2002 Masters

Coordinates: 34°00′14″N 84°11′35″W / 34.004°N 84.193°W / 34.004; -84.193