2009 PGA Championship

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2009 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 13–16, 2009
Location Chaska, Minnesota, U.S.
Course(s) Hazeltine National Golf Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,674 yards (7,017 m)
Field 156 players, 80 after cut
Cut 148 (+4)
Prize fund $7,500,000[1]
5,328,337
Winner's share $1,350,000
€942,126
Champion
South KoreaYang Yong-eun
280 (−8)

The 2009 PGA Championship was the 91st PGA Championship, held August 13–16 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis.

Yang Yong-eun, more commonly referred to as "Y.E. Yang" in the U.S., won his only major title, three strokes ahead of runner-up Tiger Woods, a four-time champion. It marked the first time that Woods had failed to win a major he had led after 54 holes. Yang also became the first Asian-born player to win a men's major championship (although the third of Asian descent, after Vijay Singh and Woods).[2]

It was the fourth major championship held at the course; it previously hosted the PGA Championship in 2002, won by Rich Beem, and two U.S. Opens (1970, 1991). The 2009 course was the longest to date for a major at 7,674 yards (7,017 m). The average elevation of the course is approximately 940 feet (287 m) above sea level.[3]

Course layout[edit]

The 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage n/a 490 431 633 210 448 405 572 176 432 3,797 452 606 518 248 352 642 402 182 475 3,877 7,674
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

Lengths of the course for previous majors:

Field[edit]

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The following were the qualification criteria that were used to select the field.[4] Each player is listed according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses:

1. All former PGA Champions
Paul Azinger, Rich Beem, Mark Brooks, John Daly, Steve Elkington, Pádraig Harrington (4,6,8), Davis Love III (8,10), Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson (3,6,8,9,10), Vijay Singh (8,10), David Toms (6,8), Bob Tway, Tiger Woods (2,3,4,8,10)
(Eligible but not competing: Jack Burke, Jr., Dow Finsterwald, Raymond Floyd, Doug Ford, Al Geiberger, Wayne Grady, David Graham, Hubert Green, Don January, John Mahaffey, Larry Nelson, Bobby Nichols, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nick Price, Jeff Sluman, Dave Stockton, Hal Sutton, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins)

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Ángel Cabrera (3,8), Michael Campbell, Lucas Glover (8), Geoff Ogilvy (8,10)

3. Last five Masters Champions
Zach Johnson (8,10)

4. Last five British Open Champions
Stewart Cink (8,9,10)

5. Current Senior PGA Champion
Michael Allen

6. 15 low scorers and ties in the 2008 PGA Championship
Stuart Appleby (8), Aaron Baddeley, Ben Curtis (8,9), Ken Duke, Steve Flesch, Alastair Forsyth, Sergio García (8), Graeme McDowell, Prayad Marksaeng, Andrés Romero, Justin Rose, Jeev Milkha Singh, Henrik Stenson (8,10), Camilo Villegas (8,10), Charlie Wi (8)

  • Paul Casey (8,10) withdrew prior to the championship due to a rib injury.[6]

7. 20 low scorers in the 2009 PGA Professional National Championship
Sam Arnold, Ryan Benzel, Greg Bisconti, Keith Dicciani, Brian Gaffney, Bob Gaus, Scott Hebert, Todd Lancaster, Eric Lippert, Mitch Lowe, Mike Miles, Lee Rinker, Kevin Roman, Steve Schneiter, Mark Sheftic, Mike Small, Chris Starkjohann, Grant Sturgeon, Craig Thomas, Tim Weinhart

8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and Legends Reno-Tahoe Open to the 2009 Buick Open
Robert Allenby, Stephen Ames, Woody Austin, Briny Baird, Cameron Beckman (10), Chad Campbell (9), K. J. Choi, Tim Clark, Ben Crane, Brian Davis, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk (9), Brian Gay (10), Mathew Goggin, Retief Goosen (10), Paul Goydos, J. J. Henry, Charley Hoffman, Charles Howell III, Dustin Johnson (10), Jerry Kelly (10), Anthony Kim (9), Justin Leonard (9), Hunter Mahan (9), John Mallinger, Steve Marino, John Merrick, Kevin Na, Sean O'Hair (10), Jeff Overton, Pat Perez (10), Kenny Perry (9,10), Carl Pettersson (10), Ian Poulter, Brett Quigley, John Rollins (10), Rory Sabbatini (10), John Senden, Kevin Streelman, Steve Stricker (9,10), Kevin Sutherland, D. J. Trahan, Bo Van Pelt (10), Scott Verplank, Nick Watney (10), Bubba Watson, Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Mark Wilson (10), Yang Yong-eun (10)

9. Members of the 2008 United States Ryder Cup team
J. B. Holmes, Boo Weekley

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2008 PGA Championship
Michael Bradley, Nathan Green, Will MacKenzie, Ryan Palmer, Marc Turnesa

11. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above[7]
Darren Clarke, Fred Couples, Nick Dougherty, Johan Edfors, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Ross Fisher, Hiroyuki Fujita, Richard Green, Anders Hansen, Søren Hansen, Peter Hanson, Ryuji Imada, Ryo Ishikawa,[8] Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Brendan Jones, Shingo Katayama, Martin Kaymer, Søren Kjeldsen, Tom Lehman,[9] Thomas Levet, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Colin Montgomerie, Louis Oosthuizen, Rod Pampling, Corey Pavin, Álvaro Quirós, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Michael Sim, David Smail, Brandt Snedeker, Richard Sterne, Thongchai Jaidee, Anthony Wall, Steve Webster, Oliver Wilson, Chris Wood

12. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings)[7]

  1. Scott McCarron (72) – took spot reserved for WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner (Tiger Woods already eligible)
  2. Matt Kuchar (73) – took spot reserved for Legends Reno-Tahoe Open winner (John Rollins already eligible)
  3. Bob Estes (75) – replaced Trevor Immelman[5]
  4. Michael Letzig (78) – withdrew from alternate list[11]
  5. Tim Petrovic (79) – replaced Paul Casey[6]

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,
2006, 2007
67 70 71 75 283 –5 2
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 68 73 69 78 288 E T10
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 69 72 75 73 289 +1 T16
David Toms  United States 2001 69 75 72 77 293 +5 T36
Rich Beem  United States 2002 71 76 75 72 294 +6 T43
Bob Tway  United States 1986 72 76 74 74 217 +8 T56
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 74 74 76 76 300 +12 73

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 74 75 149 +5
Davis Love III  United States 1997 76 73 149 +5
Steve Elkington  Australia 1995 75 75 150 +6
Paul Azinger  United States 1993 74 80 154 +10
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 76 78 154 +10
John Daly  United States 1991 78 WD 78 +6

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tiger Woods had the outright lead after a 67 on the first round, which included 5 birdies and no bogeys. Defending champion Pádraig Harrington, who played in the same group as Woods, was alone in second place after a 68. David Toms, 2001 champion, was also one to make a move. He made many long birdie putts and par saves to shoot a 69, placing him in a group of six tied for third that also included two-time champion Vijay Singh.[12] World number two Phil Mickelson struggled slightly, shooting a 2-over par 74. John Daly, 1991 champion, withdrew after posting a 78, citing a back injury.[13]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 67 −5
2 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 68 −4
T3 Robert Allenby  Australia 69 −3
Mathew Goggin  Australia
Hunter Mahan  United States
Álvaro Quirós  Spain
Vijay Singh  Fiji
David Toms  United States
T9 Michael Bradley  United States 70 −2
Ben Crane  United States
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain
Paul Goydos  United States
Søren Kjeldsen  Denmark
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand
Lee Westwood  England

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tiger Woods broke away from the pack with a run of three straight birdies on the back nine, finishing the round with a four-shot lead. It is his largest margin after two rounds at a major since the 2005 British Open at St Andrews, when he led by five.[14] Conditions on the second day were tough, with strong winds playing with putts and the greens uneven.[14] Vijay Singh, Lucas Glover and Brendan Jones, who moved up the leaderboard all played in the morning. Pádraig Harrington and Ross Fisher, had to cope with the fierce winds.[14]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 67–70=137 −7
T2 Ross Fisher  England 73–68=141 −3
Lucas Glover  United States 71–70=141
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 68–73=141
Brendan Jones  Australia 71–70=141
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69–72=141
T7 Ian Poulter  England 72–70=142 −2
Lee Westwood  England 70–72=142
T9 Ernie Els  South Africa 75-68=143 −1
Martin Kaymer  Germany 73-70=143
Søren Kjeldsen  Denmark 70-73=143
Yang Yong-eun  South Korea 73-70=143

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tiger Woods played a safe round, avoiding throwing away shots. His lead was halved to two shots over Pádraig Harrington and 2009 Honda Classic winner Yang Yong-eun.[15] Henrik Stenson, winner of that year's Players Championship, scored a round of 68 and was in the group that played along with U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover.[15] Ernie Els was as close as one shot from the lead but finished with three straight bogeys.[15]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 67–70–71=208 −8
T2 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 68–73–69=210 −6
Yang Yong-eun  South Korea 73–70–67=210
T4 Lucas Glover  United States 71–70–71=212 −4
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 73–71–68=212
T6 Ernie Els  South Africa 75–68–70=213 −3
Søren Kjeldsen  Denmark 70–73–70=213
T8 Ross Fisher  England 73–68–73=214 −2
Brendan Jones  Australia 71–70–73=214
Martin Kaymer  Germany 73–70–71=214
Álvaro Quirós  Spain 69–76–69=214
John Rollins  United States 73–73–68=214

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Struggling with his putting all day, Tiger Woods was in jeopardy of losing a major for the first time when leading after 54 holes. The only player who was able to take advantage of this was Woods' playing partner, Yang Yong-eun. Defending champion Pádraig Harrington was in contention early, but made a quintuple-bogey 8 on the par-3 8th, causing him to fall from tied for 2nd to tied for 10th. Tied on the short par-4 14th, Yang chipped in for eagle from just off the green, whereas Woods was only able to make birdie. This enabled Yang to take the lead and he did not relinquish it, sealing the victory by drawing a remarkable 210-yard (192 m) approach around a tree to within ten feet (3 m) on the final hole, setting up a birdie against Woods' closing bogey and a winning margin of three strokes.[16][17]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Yang Yong-eun  South Korea 73–70–67–70=280 −8 1,350,000
2 Tiger Woods  United States 67–70–71–75=283 −5 810,000
T3 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71–73–71–70=285 −3 435,000
Lee Westwood  England 70–72–73–70=285
5 Lucas Glover  United States 71–70–71–74=286 −2 300,000
T6 Ernie Els  South Africa 75–68–70–74=287 −1 233,125
Martin Kaymer  Germany 73–70–71–73=287
Søren Kjeldsen  Denmark 70–73–70–74=287
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 73–71–68–75=287
T10 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 68–73–69–78=288 E 150,633
Dustin Johnson  United States 72–73–73–70=288
Zach Johnson  United States 74–73–70–71=288
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 70–75–71–72=288
John Merrick  United States 72–72–74–70=288
Francesco Molinari  Italy 74–73–69–72=288

Source:[18]
Complete leaderboard

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 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4
South Korea Yang –6 –6 –7 –7 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –8 –8 –8 –7 –8
United States Woods –8 –8 –8 –7 –7 –7 –7 –6 –6 –6 –7 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –6 –5
Northern Ireland McIlroy +1 +1 E –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3
England Westwood –1 –1 –2 –2 –2 –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3
United States Glover –4 –4 –5 –5 –6 –5 –5 –4 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –2
Sweden Stenson –4 –3 –3 –4 –3 –3 –4 –3 –3 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –2 –1 –1
Republic of Ireland Harrington –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –1 –1 –1 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 E E E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 91st PGA Championship – Prize Money Breakdown
  2. ^ "Yang outplays Woods for USPGA win". BBC Sport. 2009-08-16. Archived from the original on 17 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Topographic map". mapper.acme.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ 2008 PGA Championship Eligibility – no changes for 2009
  5. ^ a b Injured Immelman to miss a 3rd straight major
  6. ^ a b Citing injury, England's Casey pulls out of PGA Championship
  7. ^ a b 91st PGA Championship Entry List as of August 9, 2009
  8. ^ Ishikawa gets PGA Championship invite
  9. ^ Minnesotan Tom Lehman gets exemption into PGA Championship
  10. ^ Karlsson out of PGA Championship
  11. ^ Notebook: Irish drums highlight Harrington's Champions dinner – Divots
  12. ^ "Woods lays down gauntlet in USPGA". BBC Sport. 2009-08-13. Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  13. ^ Daly withdraws from PGA Championship
  14. ^ a b c Armour, Nancy (14 August 2009). "Woods builds a 4-shot lead in the PGA". Associated Press (Yahoo Sports). Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  15. ^ a b c Ferguson, Doug (15 August 2009). "Tiger claws out a 2-shot lead at the PGA". Associated Press (Yahoo Sports). Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  16. ^ Yang stuns Tiger to become 1st Asian to win major
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ "2009 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  19. ^ "2009 PGA Championship leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. August 16, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  20. ^ "2009 PGA Championship leaderboard". ESPN. August 16, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2010 Masters

Coordinates: 44°50′02″N 93°35′28″W / 44.834°N 93.591°W / 44.834; -93.591