2006 PGA Championship

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2006 PGA Championship
2006 PGA Championship.svg
Tournament information
Dates August 17–20, 2006
Location Medinah, Illinois
Course(s) Medinah Country Club
No. 3 Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,561 yards (6,914 m)
Field 156 players, 70 after cut[1]
Cut 144 (E)
Prize fund $6,800,000
Winner's share $1,224,000
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
270 (–18)
Medinah CC is located in United States
Medinah CC
Medinah CC
Location in the United States

The 2006 PGA Championship was the 88th PGA Championship, played August 17–20 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago.[2] On the No. 3 Course, the longest to date in major championship history, Tiger Woods won his third PGA Championship, five shots ahead of runner-up Shaun Micheel, the 2003 champion. Woods' victory was his 12th major championship. Medinah previously hosted the tournament in 1999, when Woods captured his first PGA Championship. The purse was $6.8 million with a winner's share of $1.224 million.

Field[edit]

  1. All former PGA Champions
  2. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2002-2006)
  3. Winners of the last five Masters (2002-2006)
  4. Winners of the last five British Opens (2002-2006)
  5. The 2006 Senior PGA Champion
  6. The low 15 scorers and ties in The 2005 PGA Championship
  7. The 20 low scorers in The 2006 PGA Professional National Championship
  8. The 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2005 International through the 2006 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 2005 PGA Championship to The 2006 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 2005 International through the 2006 Buick Open.

Full eligibility list

Course layout[edit]

No. 3 Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 434 191 414 463 537 474 587 204 435 3,739 579 438 471 244 605 392 453 197 443 3,822 7,561
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Previous course lengths for 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
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000 69 68 65 69 270 –18 1
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 69 70 67 69 275 –13 2
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 69 71 68 69 282 –6 T16
David Toms  United States 2001 71 67 71 71 282 –6 T16
Davis Love III  United States 1997 68 69 73 68 286 –2 T34
Rich Beem  United States 2002 75 69 72 75 291 +3 T49
Bob Tway  United States 1986 72 71 75 78 296 +8 T65

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 73 72 145 +1
John Daly  United States 1991 71 75 146 +2
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 74 73 147 +3
Jeff Sluman  United States 1988 74 73 147 +3
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 73 75 148 +4
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1992, 1994 75 73 148 +4
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 80 72 152 +8

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Chris Riley and Lucas Glover set the pace in round one shooting six under 66s. Tiger Woods finished the round at 69, three shots off the pace. Defending champion Phil Mickelson also shot 69. Mark Calcavecchia and Dudley Hart withdrew from the tournament.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Chris Riley  United States 66 –6
Lucas Glover  United States
3 Billy Andrade  United States 67 –5
T4 Robert Allenby  Australia 68 –4
Stewart Cink  United States
Luke Donald  England
J. J. Henry  United States
Davis Love III  United States
Henrik Stenson  Sweden
T10 Jonathan Byrd  United States 69 –3
Harrison Frazar  United States
Fred Funk  United States
Sergio García  Spain
Tim Herron  United States
Billy Mayfair  United States
Shaun Micheel  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia
Lee Westwood  England
Tiger Woods  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 18, 2006

Four players shared the lead at the conclusion of the second round, including Tim Herron, Billy Andrade, Luke Donald and Henrik Stenson. Twenty-four players were within four strokes of the lead including Tiger Woods who shot a bogey free 68 to put himself within one shot of the leaders. Seventy players survived the 36-hole cut of even-par 144. Big names that missed the cut included: Vijay Singh, John Daly, Fred Couples, and Colin Montgomerie.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Billy Andrade  United States 67-69=136 –8
Luke Donald  England 68-68=136
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 68-68=136
Tim Herron  United States 69-67=136
T5 Davis Love III  United States 68-69=137 –7
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-68=137
Tiger Woods  United States 69-68=137
T8 Fred Funk  United States 69-69=138 –6
Billy Mayfair  United States 69-69=138
Chris Riley  United States 66-72=138
David Toms  United States 71-67=138

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Tiger Woods matched the course record with a 7-under 65, giving him a share of the lead with Luke Donald. Mike Weir also shot 65 to sit alone in third, two shots behind the leaders. Joey Sindelar holed a 3-wood from 241 yards (220 m) on the par-5 fifth hole for a double eagle, the rarest shot in golf and only the third in PGA Championship history. It was last done by Per-Ulrik Johansson at Riviera in 1995; the first was by club pro Darrell Kestner at Inverness in 1993.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Tiger Woods  United States 69-68-65=202 –14
Luke Donald  England 68-68-66=202
3 Mike Weir  Canada 72-67-65=204 –12
4 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-68-68=205 –11
T5 Shaun Micheel  United States 69-70-67=206 –10
Sergio García  Spain 69-70-67=206
7 K. J. Choi  South Korea 73-67-67=207 –9
T8 Chris DiMarco  United States 71-70-67=208 –8
Tim Herron  United States 69-67-72=208
Phil Mickelson  United States 69-71-68=208
Ian Poulter  England 70-70-68=208

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tiger Woods moved to 12-0 in majors where he led or shared the lead after 54 holes. He bested the field by five shots to win his third PGA Championship and 12th major. Third round co-leader Luke Donald shot a two-over 74 and fell out of contention on the back nine. 2003 champion Shaun Micheel shot 69 to finish in second outright. Tiger Woods tied his record for the aggregate low score in PGA Championship history (shared with Bob May at Valhalla in 2000) with a –18 four round total. He also became the first player ever to win the PGA twice on the same course, and the first in the era of the modern Grand Slam to win two major championships in each of two successive years. Chad Campbell shot the low round of the day, a six-under 66 to finish in a tie for 24th.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 69-68-65-68=270 –18 1,224,000
2 Shaun Micheel  United States 69-70-67-69=275 –13 734,400
T3 Luke Donald  England 68-68-66-74=276 –12 353,600
Sergio García  Spain 69-70-67-70=276
Adam Scott  Australia 71-69-69-67=276
6 Mike Weir  Canada 72-67-65-73=277 –11 244,800
T7 K.J. Choi  South Korea 73-67-67-71=278 –10 207,788
Steve Stricker  United States 72-67-70-69=278
T9 Ryan Moore  United States 71-72-67-69=279 –9 165,000
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-68-68-74=279
Ian Poulter  England 70-70-68-71=279

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 2006 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ 2006 PGA Championship Official Site
  3. ^ "2006 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2006 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2007 Masters

Coordinates: 41°57′58″N 88°02′53″W / 41.966°N 88.048°W / 41.966; -88.048