2007 PGA Championship

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2007 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 9–12, 2007
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Course(s) Southern Hills Country Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,131 yards (6,521 m)
Field 156 players, 72 after cut
Cut 145 (+5)
Prize fund $7,000,000
5,007,922
Winner's share $1,260,000
€914,040
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
272 (−8)
Southern Hills Country Club is located in United States
Southern Hills Country Club
Southern Hills Country Club
Location in the United States

The 2007 PGA Championship was the 89th PGA Championship, played August 9–12 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Defending champion Tiger Woods won his fourth PGA Championship and 13th major title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Woody Austin.

Venue[edit]

Similar to the upgrades it received prior to the 2001 U.S. Open, Southern Hills underwent extensive renovations to prepare for the 2007 PGA Championship, including new greens and renovated bunkers, as well as an upgrade to the clubhouse.[1] A major heatwave gripping the United States impacted playing conditions significantly. The high temperature for the four days of the tournament reached 101, 99, 99, and 102. Joking about the heat after hooking one of his drives into the trees, Colin Montgomerie said "at least it's in the shade".[2]

It was the seventh major championship and fourth PGA Championship at Southern Hills; the three previous winners were Dave Stockton (1970), Raymond Floyd (1982) and Nick Price (1994). The U.S. Open winners were Tommy Bolt (1958), Hubert Green (1977), and Retief Goosen (2001).

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 464 488 451 372 653 200 384 245 374 3,631 366 173 458 537 223 413 507 358 465 3,500 7,131
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70

Lengths of the course in previous major championships:

Field[edit]

  1. All former PGA Champions
  2. The last five U.S. Open Champions (2003 through 2007)
  3. The last five Masters Champions (2003 through 2007)
  4. The last five Open Champions (2003 through 2007)
  5. Current PGA Seniors' Champion (2007)
  6. The 15 low scorers and ties in the 2006 PGA Championship [1]
  7. The 20 low scorers in the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship (formerly CPC) [2]
  8. The 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2006 International through the 2007 Canadian Open [3]
  9. Members of the 2006 United States Ryder Cup team
  10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour from the 2006 PGA Championship to the 2007 PGA Championship (does not include Pro-Am and Team competitions).
  11. In addition, the PGA reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.
  12. The 156-player field will be filled (in order) by those players below 70th place in official money standings (#8 above).

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 United States 1999, 2000, 2006 71 63 69 69 272 −8 1
John Daly United States United States 1991 67 73 73 73 286 +6 T32
Shaun Micheel United States United States 2003 73 71 70 72 286 +6 T32
Phil Mickelson United States United States 2005 73 69 75 69 286 +6 T32
David Toms United States United States 2001 71 74 71 72 288 +8 T42
Bob Tway United States United States 1986 71 72 71 75 289 +9 T50

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Rich Beem United States United States 2002 76 70 146 +6
Davis Love III United States United States 1997 72 74 146 +6
Vijay Singh Fiji Fiji 1998, 2004 75 71 146 +6
Jeff Sluman United States United States 1988 74 73 147 +7
Steve Elkington Australia Australia 1995 75 78 153 +13
Mark Brooks United States United States 1996 79 76 155 +15

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Graeme Storm led the field after the first round by shooting a bogey-free 65 (−5). Storm is playing in his first PGA Championship. Defending champion Tiger Woods began his campaign for his 13th major victory by shooting a 71 (+1). Other notable scores include: John Daly, currently ranked 423rd in the world, shooting a 67 (−3); Brad Lardon shot the best round of the day among those who qualified for the tournament through the PGA Professional National Championship by shooting an even-par 70; U.S. Open champion Ángel Cabrera shot a disappointing 81 (+11), largely due to a septuple-bogey 10 on the par 3 6th hole; Retief Goosen, the last major champion at Southern Hills (2001 U.S. Open), shot an even-par 70 including an eagle and a double-bogey. The scoring average for the round was 74.29 (+4.29) with 12 players under par. The par 4 18th hole ranked the toughest with a scoring average of 4.49 (+0.49). The par 3 11th hole was the easiest of the day with a scoring average of 2.97 (−0.03), the only hole that played under par.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Graeme Storm  England 65 −5
2 John Daly  United States 67 −3
T3 Stephen Ames  Canada 68 −2
Woody Austin  United States
Arron Oberholser  United States
T6 Markus Brier  Austria 69 −1
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia
John Senden  Australia
Camilo Villegas  Colombia
Lee Westwood  England
Mark Wilson  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 10, 2007

Tiger Woods scored a 63, tying the record for the lowest single-round score at a major championship. The feat had been previously accomplished 22 times by 20 other players, and also tied the course record set by Raymond Floyd in the 1982 PGA Championship. His birdie putt on the 18th hole for the record outright horseshoed around the cup but did not fall. Local fan favorite and former Oklahoma State golfer Scott Verplank also had good round with a score of 66. The cut was at 145 (+5) and 72 players advanced. Only two PGA club professionals made the cut. Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh were among those who missed the cut. The scoring average for the round was 72.80 (+2.80) with 24 players under par for the round.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 71-63=134 −6
2 Scott Verplank  United States 70-66=136 −4
T3 Stephen Ames  Canada 68-69=137 −3
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-68=137
5 Woody Austin  United States 68-70=138 −2
T6 Niclas Fasth  Sweden 71-68=139 −1
Pat Perez  United States 70-69=139
John Senden  Australia 69-70=139
T9 John Daly  United States 67-73=140 E
Ernie Els  South Africa 72-68=140
Paul McGinley  Ireland 74-66=140
Arron Oberholser  United States 68-72=140
Adam Scott  Australia 72-68=140
Camilo Villegas  Colombia 69-71=140

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tiger Woods stretched his lead to three strokes, and has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead in a major 13 times. He was in the final group of three out of the four major championships in 2007. Boo Weekley shot the low round of the day, a five-under par 65. Sergio García was disqualified after the third round for signing an incorrect scorecard.[3] Had he signed it correctly, he would have been at 219 (+9) in a tie for 63rd place. The scoring average for the round was 71.92 (+1.92) with 15 players under par for the round.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 71-63-69=203 −7
2 Stephen Ames  Canada 68-69-69=206 −4
3 Woody Austin  United States 68-70-69=207 −3
4 John Senden  Australia 69-70-69=208 −2
5 Ernie Els  South Africa 72-68-69=209 −1
T6 K.J. Choi  South Korea 71-71-68=210 E
Nathan Green  Australia 75-68-67=210
Arron Oberholser  United States 68-72-70=210
Adam Scott  Australia 72-68-70=210
Kevin Sutherland  United States 73-69-68=210
Scott Verplank  United States 70-66-74=210
Boo Weekley  United States 76-69-65=210

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tiger Woods claimed his fourth PGA Championship and improved to 13–0 in major championships when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead. He led by as many as five strokes in the third and fourth rounds. However, his bogey on the 14th hole, coupled with Woody Austin's third consecutive birdie at the 13th, whittled Woods' lead down to a single stroke. Woods rebounded, however, with a birdie on the 15th hole, and then parred in to claim the championship. Simon Dyson shot the low round of the day with a 64 (−6). The scoring average for the round was 71.82 (+1.82) with 16 players under par for the round.

Final Leaderboard
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 71-63-69-69=272 −8 1,260,000
2 Woody Austin  United States 68-70-69-67=274 −6 756,000
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 72-68-69-66=275 −5 476,000
T4 Arron Oberholser  United States 68-72-70-69=279 −1 308,000
John Senden  Australia 69-70-69-71=279
T6 Simon Dyson  England 73-71-72-64=280 E 227,500
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 75-70-66-69=280
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-68-74-69=280
T9 Kevin Sutherland  United States 73-69-68-71=281 +1 170,333
Scott Verplank  United States 70-66-74-71=281
Boo Weekley  United States 76-69-65-71=281

Television[edit]

Television coverage in the United States was provided by TNT and CBS.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2007 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2008 Masters

Coordinates: 36°04′12″N 95°56′46″W / 36.070°N 95.946°W / 36.070; -95.946