2010 PGA Championship

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2010 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 12–15, 2010
Location Haven, Wisconsin
Course(s) Whistling Straits
Straits Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,514 yards (6,871 m)
Field 156 players, 72 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $7,500,000
5,639,314
Winner's share $1,350,000
€1,028,877
Champion
Germany Martin Kaymer
277 (–11), playoff
Whistling Straits is located in United States
Whistling Straits
Whistling Straits
Location in the United States

The 2010 PGA Championship was the 92nd PGA Championship, played August 12–15 at the Straits Course of the Whistling Straits complex in Haven, Wisconsin (postal address Kohler, Wisconsin). Martin Kaymer won his only major championship in a three-hole playoff over Bubba Watson.[1] It was the second PGA Championship in six years at Whistling Straits, the first in 2004 was won by Vijay Singh, also in a playoff.

Original venue[edit]

This championship was originally slated for Sahalee Country Club, east of Seattle, which hosted in 1998 and was selected in 1999 to host the championship again in 2010. That decision was reversed by the PGA of America in January 2005, when it was abruptly moved to Whistling Straits, which had recently hosted the very profitable 2004 edition and set new attendance records. The PGA of America stated that it was concerned about the possibility of reduced financial support in the Pacific Northwest, as it was scheduled to be held less than six months after the conclusion of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC.[2][3] As of 2013, the PGA of America has yet to commit to return to Sahalee, with future venues selected through 2018; Whistling Straits is scheduled to host again 2015.

Field[edit]

The following qualification criteria 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
Mark Brooks, John Daly, Steve Elkington, Pádraig Harrington (4,6,8,9), Davis Love III, Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson (3,8,9,10), Vijay Singh, David Toms, Tiger Woods (2,4,6,8,10), Yang Yong-eun (6,8)
(Eligible but did not compete: Rich Beem, 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), Lucas Glover (6,8), Graeme McDowell (6,8,9,10), Geoff Ogilvy (8,10)

3. Last five Masters Champions
Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (6,8,10)

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

5. Current Senior PGA Champion
Tom Lehman

6. 15 low scorers and ties in the 2009 PGA Championship
Ernie Els (8,10), Dustin Johnson (8,10), Martin Kaymer, Søren Kjeldsen, Rory McIlroy (8,10), John Merrick, Francesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson (9)

7. 20 low scorers in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship
Danny Balin, Ryan Benzel, Kyle Flinton, Scott Hebert, David Hutsell, Stu Ingraham, Rob Labritz, Mitch Lowe, Robert McClellan, Bob Moss, Keith Ohr, Troy Pare, Jason Schmuhl, Mark Sheftic, Sonny Skinner, Mike Small, Bruce Smith, Rich Steinmetz, Chip Sullivan, Tim Thelen

8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and Legends Reno-Tahoe Open to the 2010 Greenbrier Classic
Stephen Ames (10), Stuart Appleby (10), Ricky Barnes, Jason Bohn (10), Chad Campbell (9), Paul Casey (9), K. J. Choi, Tim Clark (9, 10), Ben Crane (9,10), Brian Davis, Jason Day (10), Brendon de Jonge, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk (9,10), Sergio García (9), Brian Gay, Retief Goosen, Bill Haas (10), J. B. Holmes (9), Charles Howell III, Fredrik Jacobson, Anthony Kim (9,10), Matt Kuchar (10), Martin Laird (10), Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan (9,10), Steve Marino, Troy Matteson (10), Bryce Molder, Ryan Moore (10), Kevin Na, Sean O'Hair, Jeff Overton, Ryan Palmer (10), Kenny Perry (9), Tim Petrovic, Carl Pettersson (10), Ian Poulter (9,10), Justin Rose (9,10), Rory Sabbatini, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott (10), Heath Slocum (10), Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker (9, 10), Vaughn Taylor, Bo Van Pelt, Scott Verplank, Camilo Villegas (10), Nick Watney, Bubba Watson (10), Charlie Wi

9. Members of the United States and European 2008 Ryder Cup teams (provided they are ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings on August 2, 2010)
Søren Hansen, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Robert Karlsson, Oliver Wilson
(Ben Curtis (ranked 106), Justin Leonard (101), and Boo Weekley (162) failed to qualify under this category, but played out of other categories.)

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2009 PGA Championship
Cameron Beckman, Matt Bettencourt, Derek Lamely, Bill Lunde

11. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).
Paul Goydos, Jerry Kelly, Justin Leonard, George McNeill, John Senden, Kevin Stadler, Jimmy Walker

  1. D. J. Trahan (ranked 80) replaced Paul Azinger.[5]
  2. Matt Jones (82) replaced Bob Tway.[6]
  3. D. A. Points (84) replaced Robert Allenby.[8]
  4. Kevin Sutherland (85) replaced Lee Westwood.[7]
  5. Kris Blanks (88) took spot reserved for WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner

12. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above
Fredrik Andersson Hed, Grégory Bourdy, Darren Clarke,[9] Ben Curtis, Rhys Davies, Simon Dyson, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Ross Fisher, Hiroyuki Fujita, Stephen Gallacher, Anders Hansen, Peter Hanson, Tetsuji Hiratsuka, David Horsey, Yuta Ikeda, Ryo Ishikawa,[10] Raphaël Jacquelin, Simon Khan, Kim Kyung-tae, Liang Wen-Chong, Shane Lowry, Ross McGowan, Edoardo Molinari, Colin Montgomerie, Noh Seung-yul, Koumei Oda, Corey Pavin, Álvaro Quirós, Michael Sim, Thongchai Jaidee, Boo Weekley, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Chris Wood

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 71 70 67 71 279 –9 T5
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 73 69 73 67 282 –6 T12
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2006, 2007
71 70 72 73 286 –2 T28
David Toms  United States 2001 74 71 67 75 287 –1 T33
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 73 66 73 76 288 E T39
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 73 69 76 71 289 +1 T48
Davis Love III  United States 1997 73 72 72 73 290 +2 T55

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 75 71 146 +2
Yang Yong-eun  South Korea 2009 72 76 148 +4
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 80 75 155 +11
John Daly  United States 1991 76 WD 76 +4

Course layout[edit]

The 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 408 593 181 493 598 355 221 507 449 3,805 361 618 143 404 373 518 569 223 500 3,709 7,514
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The start of play was delayed on Thursday morning by over three hours due to fog; when the early starters finally got out, Bubba Watson and Francesco Molinari posted the best scores, setting a clubhouse target of four-under-par. Play was suspended on Thursday evening with half the field yet to complete their rounds; a second fog delay on Friday morning further delayed completion of the first round. Matt Kuchar defied the stoppages to take the first round lead, chasing his first win after a year of top-10s. Teenager Noh Seung-yul was only one shot behind, in the group at four-under, looking to become the second successive Korean PGA Championship winner.[11]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Matt Kuchar  United States 67 –5
T2 Ernie Els  South Africa 68 –4
Francesco Molinari  Italy
Noh Seung-yul  South Korea
Bubba Watson  United States
T6 Jason Day  Australia 69 –3
Charles Howell III  United States
Zach Johnson  United States
Simon Khan  England
Ryan Moore  United States
Nick Watney  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 13, 2010

Matt Kuchar fired a second-round 69 to lead by one shot after day two. Fog again delayed the start by two and a half hours, but Kuchar was eight under at the close, one ahead of fellow American Nick Watney. Bad light had meant half the field would finish their rounds on Saturday.[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Matt Kuchar  United States 67-69=136 –8
2 Nick Watney  United States 69-68=137 –7
T3 Jim Furyk  United States 70-68=138 –6
J. B. Holmes  United States 72-66=138
T5 Jason Dufner  United States 73-66=139 –5
Dustin Johnson  United States 71-68=139
Zach Johnson  United States 69-70=139
Simon Khan  England 69-70=139
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71-68=139
Bryce Molder  United States 72-67=139
Noh Seung-yul  South Korea 68-71=139
Ryan Palmer  United States 71-68=139
Vijay Singh  Fiji 73-66=139
Bubba Watson  United States 68-71=139

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 14, 2010

In the third round, Liang Wen-Chong shot a course-record 64 and moved into a tie for third.[13] Overnight leader Matt Kuchar dropped back to seven under, and Nick Watney shot a 66 to take a three-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson going into the final round. Half the 156 starters were forced to complete their seconds rounds on the Saturday after almost six hours were lost because of fog over the first two days.[14]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Watney  United States 69-68-66=203 –13
T2 Dustin Johnson  United States 71-68-67=206 –10
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71-68-67=206
T4 Jason Day  Australia 69-72-66=207 –9
Martin Kaymer  Germany 72-68-67=207
Liang Wen-Chong  China 72-71-64=207
T7 Jason Dufner  United States 73-66-69=208 –8
Steve Elkington  Australia 71-70-67=208
Jim Furyk  United States 70-68-70=208
Zach Johnson  United States 69-70-69=208

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Seven different players held at least a share of the lead in the final round. Overnight leader Watney collapsed with an 81 (+9), including a triple-bogey on the 7th hole when he hit his ball into the water after hearing a camera click. Steve Elkington made a run towards the end, tying for the lead with a birdie on 16, but bogeyed the last two holes to finish two strokes back. Bubba Watson frequently drove his tee shots over 350 yards (320 m) and shot 68, including a birdie on the 16th hole to tie for the lead. He finished at 277, 11-under par. Kaymer, who held the lead for most the day, made a 15-foot (5 m) par putt at the 18th hole to tie Watson for the clubhouse lead. McIlroy had a 15-footer for birdie on the 72nd green to tie for the lead with Watson and Kaymer, but missed. Dustin Johnson birdied 16 and 17 to take a one-shot lead with one hole to play, but bogeyed the final hole to apparently tie for the lead. After further review, it was decided that he had "grounded his club" in a bunker, which is a contravention of Rule 13.4 of the Rules of Golf. He was given a two-stroke penalty and fell into a tie for fifth place.[15][16]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 72-68-67-70=277 –11 Playoff
Bubba Watson  United States 68-71-70-68=277
T3 Zach Johnson  United States 69-70-69-70=278 –10 435,000
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71-68-67-72=278
T5 Jason Dufner  United States 73-66-69-71=279 –9 270,833
Steve Elkington  Australia 71-70-67-71=279
Dustin Johnson  United States 71-68-67-73=279
T8 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 71-71-70-68=280 –8 210,000
Liang Wen-Chong  China 72-71-64-73=280
T10 Jason Day  Australia 69-72-66-74=281 –7 175,800
Matt Kuchar  United States 67-69-73-72=281

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 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4
Germany Kaymer –9 –10 –10 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –11 –12 –12 –12 –12 –12 –11 –11 –11 –11
United States Watson –7 –8 –8 –7 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –10 –11 –11 –12 –11 –11
United States Z. Johnson –9 –9 –9 –8 –8 –9 –8 –9 –9 –10 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –10 –10 –10
Northern Ireland McIlroy –10 –10 –10 –9 –9 –9 –10 –9 –9 –10 –10 –10 –10 –11 –10 –10 –10 –10
United States Dufner –8 –8 –8 –8 –9 –8 –8 –8 –8 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –8 –9
Australia Elkington –8 –8 –7 –7 –8 –9 –9 –9 –9 –10 –10 –10 –10 –10 –10 –11 –10 –9
United States D. Johnson –11 –11 –10 –9 –10 –10 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –9 –10 –10 –10 –11 –12 –9
Australia Day –9 –10 –10 –10 –9 –10 –10 –10 –8 –8 –8 –8 –8 –7 –6 –7 –6 –7
United States Watney –11 –11 –11 –10 –10 –11 –8 –7 –6 –6 –4 –4 –3 –3 –2 –3 –4 –4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[17][18]

  • Dustin Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty on 18th hole.

Playoff[edit]

Kaymer and Watson advanced to the three-hole aggregate playoff, played on the 10th, 17th, and 18th holes. Watson nearly drove the green on the short par-4 and capitalized with a birdie to take the early lead; Kaymer missed a long birdie putt and made par. On the par-3 17th, Kaymer tied Watson by making a 15-footer for birdie while Watson missed a 45-footer and had to settle for par. Tied with one hole remaining, the playoff was now effectively sudden-death on the par-4 18th. Both hit their tee shots into the right rough, and Watson played aggressively; he went for the green on his second shot but it fell short, into the creek in front of the green. With Watson in the hazard, Kaymer elected to lay up from his poor lie and advanced the ball into the fairway on his second shot, and hit his third shot within 15 feet (5 m) from the cup. After his drop from the hazard, Watson hit his fourth shot through the green into a bunker, but nearly holed the bunker shot for bogey that potentially could have extended the playoff. Kaymer's putt for par ended two feet (0.6 m) past and below the hole; he sunk the bogey putt to win his only major championship.[19][20][21]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 4-2-5=11 E 1,350,000
2 Bubba Watson  United States 3-3-6=12 +1 810,000
  • Playoff held on holes 10, 17, and 18

Scorecard[edit]

Playoff

Hole  10   17   18 
Par 4 3 4
Germany Kaymer E –1 E
United States Watson –1 –1 +1

Cumulative playoff scores, relative to par
Source:[17][18]

Television[edit]

Television coverage was provided in the United States by CBS and TNT, and in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reason, Mark (August 16, 2010). "US PGA Championship 2010: Martin Kaymer triumphs at Whistling Straits". Telegraph (London). Retrieved August 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Newnham, Blaine (February 26, 2006). "Sahalee deserving of more championships". The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington). Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "PGA owes Sahalee new date". The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington). January 27, 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  4. ^ 2010 PGA Championship - Player Eligibility
  5. ^ a b Fantasy Golf - USA Today
  6. ^ a b Fantasy Golf - USA Today
  7. ^ a b Westwood Out
  8. ^ a b Robert Allenby to miss three weeks
  9. ^ Darren Clarke receives US PGA invitation
  10. ^ Ishikawa to play in all four majors
  11. ^ "Bubba Watson and Francesco Molinari set early PGA pace". BBC Sport. August 11, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Matt Kuchar leads as Rory McIlroy shines in Wisconsin". BBC Sport. August 14, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 
  13. ^ ESPN.com - Nick Watney claims 3-shot lead at PGA
  14. ^ "Rory McIlroy chases Nick Watney in USPGA final round". BBC Sport. August 15, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 
  15. ^ ESPN.com - Martin Kaymer wins PGA in playoff
  16. ^ Pelanda, Brian (April 20, 2011). "What's a 'Bunker'?: The Curious Case of How Dustin Johnson Lost the 2010 PGA Championship and Why the PGA Must Revise the Now Infamous Local Rule at Whistling Straits". Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal. 22 (Fall/Winter 2011): 67. 
  17. ^ a b "2011 PGA Championship leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. August 15, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "2010 PGA Championship leaderboard". ESPN. August 15, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  19. ^ USPGA day four as it happened
  20. ^ German engineering
  21. ^ "Martin Kaymer beats Bubba Watson in play-off for USPGA". BBC Sport. August 16, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2010 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2011 Masters

Coordinates: 43°51′04″N 87°44′06″W / 43.851°N 87.735°W / 43.851; -87.735