2005 PGA Championship

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2005 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 11–15, 2005
Location Springfield, New Jersey
Course(s) Baltusrol Golf Club
Lower Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,392 yards (6,759 m)
Field 156 players, 79 after cut
Cut 144 (+4)
Prize fund $6,500,000
Winner's share $1,170,000
Champion
United States Phil Mickelson
276 (–4)
Baltusrol GC is located in Union County, New Jersey
Baltusrol GC
Baltusrol GC
Baltusrol GC is located in USA
Baltusrol GC
Baltusrol GC
Location in the United States

The 2005 PGA Championship was the 87th PGA Championship, played August 11–15 at the Baltusrol Golf Club Lower Course in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey.[1] It was the first PGA Championship held at Baltusrol, which had hosted the U.S. Open seven times, and was the first major championship at Baltusrol since the 1993 U.S. Open, won by Lee Janzen. Phil Mickelson earned his second major title by flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for birdie on the final hole for a one-shot victory over runners-up Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjørn. The purse was $6.5 million with a winner's share of $1.17 million.

Field[edit]

  1. All former PGA Champions
  2. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2001-2005)
  3. Winners of the last five Masters (2001-2005)
  4. Winners of the last five British Opens (2001-2005)
  5. The 2005 Senior PGA Champion
  6. The low 15 scorers and ties in The 2004 PGA Championship
  7. The 25 low scorers in The 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship
  8. The 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2004 International through the 2005 Buick Open
  9. Members of the 2004 United States Ryder Cup Team
  10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour and designated as official events from The 2004 PGA Championship to The 2005 PGA Championship. (Does not include pro-am or team competitions).
  11. In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories above.
  12. The 156-player field will be filled (in order) by those players below 70th place in official money standings from the 2004 International through the 2005 Buick Open.

Full eligibility list

Course layout[edit]

Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 478 379 503 194 423 482 505 380 212 3,556 460 440 218 424 430 430 230 650 554 3,836 7,392
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 34 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 5 36 70

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
Steve Elkington  Australia 1995 68 70 68 71 277 –3 T2
Davis Love III  United States 1997 68 68 68 74 278 –2 T4
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000 75 69 66 68 278 –2 T4
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 70 67 69 74 280 E T10
David Toms  United States 2001 71 72 69 68 280 E T10
John Daly  United States 1991 71 69 78 74 292 +12 T74
Hal Sutton  United States 1983 69 73 80 78 300 +20 79

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 72 73 145 +5
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 72 73 145 +5
Bob Tway  United States 1986 71 76 147 +7
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 78 71 149 +9
Wayne Grady  Australia 1990 78 78 156 +16
Rich Beem  United States 2002 79 78 157 +17

Round summaries[edit]

First round (Thursday)[edit]

There was a logjam up at the top upon the conclusion of the first round with twenty seven players within two shots of the lead. Six players including Phil Mickelson shot three under 67s for a one shot lead over the rest of the field. Defending champion Vijay Singh shot an even par 70 to lie three shots off the pace.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Stephen Ames  Canada 67 –3
Stuart Appleby  Australia
Ben Curtis  United States
Trevor Immelman  South Africa
Phil Mickelson  United States
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa
T7 Ben Crane  United States 68 –2
Steve Elkington  Australia
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Bernhard Langer  Germany
Davis Love III  United States
Greg Owen  England
Jesper Parnevik  Sweden
Pat Perez  United States
John Rollins  United States
Heath Slocum  United States
Lee Westwood  England

Second round (Friday)[edit]

Phil Mickelson opened up a three shot lead after shooting a five under 65, the low round of the day. Jerry Kelly also shot 65 to lie sole second. Tiger Woods shot a one under 69 to make the cut line that was set at four over par. Notable players missing the cut included: Colin Montgomerie, 2003 champion Shaun Micheel and 2002 champion Rich Beem.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-65=132 –8
2 Jerry Kelly  United States 70-65=135 –5
T3 Davis Love III  United States 68-68=136 –4
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 67-69=136
Lee Westwood  England 68-68=136
T6 Stuart Appleby  Australia 67-70=137 –3
Shingo Katayama  Japan 71-66=137
Greg Owen  England 67-70=137
Jesper Parnevik  Sweden 67-70=137
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-67=137

Third round (Saturday)[edit]

Phil Mickelson struggled throughout much of the third round as he shot a two over 72 but it was still enough for a share of the lead with Davis Love III. Love shot his third straight 68 to make the final pairing of a major for the first time since the 2003 Open Championship. The round of the day belonged to Thomas Bjørn who matched the major championship record with a 63. It was the third 63 at Baltusrol, where Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf did it in the first round of the 1980 U.S. Open. Vijay Singh lay just two shots back after a 69 which included 17 pars before a birdie on 18.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Davis Love III  United States 68-68-68=204 –6
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-65-72=204
3 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 71-71-63=205 –5
T4 Stuart Appleby  Australia 67-70-69=206 –4
Steve Elkington  Australia 68-70-68=206
Pat Perez  United States 68-71-67=206
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-67-69=206
T8 Jason Bohn  United States 71-68-68=207 –3
Ben Curtis  United States 67-73-67=207
Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-70-69=207
Greg Owen  England 68-69-70=207
Lee Westwood  England 68-68-71=207

Final round (Sunday)[edit]

The final round was not finished on Sunday for the first time since 1986. Rain delayed much of the action which ended with Tiger Woods as the clubhouse leader at two under. Phil Mickelson was putting for par on the 14th hole when play was suspended at 6:35 p.m. Thomas Bjørn with four holes left and Steve Elkington with three holes left were one shot off of Mickelson. In spite of Woods being the clubhouse leader, he returned to his Florida home on Sunday night rather than await the tournament's completion.[2] This move was heavily criticized at the time.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par Hole
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-65-72-51=255 –4 13
T2 Steve Elkington  Australia 68-70-68-58=264 –3 15
Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 71-71-63-55=260 14
T4 Tiger Woods  United States 75-69-66-68=278 –2 F
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-67-69-69=265 15
Davis Love III  United States 68-68-68-53=257 13

Final round (Monday)[edit]

Play resumed at 10:05 a.m with six players on the course within three shots of the lead. Headed to the 72nd hole Phil Mickelson was tied for the lead at three under with Thomas Bjørn and Steve Elkington. Mickelson birdied the par 5 18th to win his second major title. Mickelson flopped a chip from the deep grass some 50 feet from the cup for a tap-in birdie that gave him a one-shot victory. Elkington and Bjorn both missed birdie putts and had to settle for par on the 554-yard closing hole. Mickelson became the seventh wire-to-wire winner at the PGA Championship and the first since Tiger Woods in 2000. The round of the day belonged to Ted Purdy who ended up in a tie for tenth after a final round 66.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-65-72-72=276 –4 1,170,000
T2 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 71-71-63-72=277 –3 572,000
Steve Elkington  Australia 68-70-68-71=277
T4 Davis Love III  United States 68-68-68-74=278 –2 286,000
Tiger Woods  United States 75-69-66-68=278
T6 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 73-68-69-69=279 –1 201,500
Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-70-69-72=279
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-69-72-69=279
Pat Perez  United States 68-71-67-73=279
T10 Steve Flesch  United States 70-71-69-70=280 E 131,800
Dudley Hart  United States 70-73-66-71=280
Ted Purdy  United States 69-75-70-66=280
Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-67-69-74=280
David Toms  United States 71-72-69-68=280

Source:[4]

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Preceded by
2005 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2006 Masters

Coordinates: 40°42′18″N 74°19′41″W / 40.705°N 74.328°W / 40.705; -74.328