1993 PGA Championship
|Dates||August 12–15, 1993|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Length||7,025 yards (6,424 m)|
|Field||151 players, 74 after cut|
|Prize fund||$1.7 million|
|272 (−12), playoff|
Paul Azinger won his only major title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman. Azinger birdied four of the last seven holes to get into the playoff. Norman, the 1993 Open champion, joined Craig Wood as the only players to lose playoffs in all four major championships. It was the fifth playoff under the sudden-death format at the PGA Championship, first used in 1977.
Norman was attempting to become the first player to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship in the same year since Walter Hagen in 1924. It was accomplished the following year by Nick Price, and later by Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2006, Pádraig Harrington in 2008 and Rory McIlroy in 2014.
It was the sixth major championship at Inverness, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1986 and four U.S. Opens (1920, 1931, 1957, and 1979). Norman was also the British Open champion and PGA runner-up in 1986, when Bob Tway holed out from a greenside bunker at the 72nd hole for birdie. Forced to sink his chip to tie, Norman ran it ten feet (3 m) past and bogeyed.
Tom Watson, age 43, was in search of a PGA Championship win to complete a career grand slam. He was a stroke behind after 54 holes, but bogeyed three of the first five holes and finished four strokes back in fifth. Watson later had top ten finishes in 1994 and 2000, but never won the title.
Lengths of the course for previous major championships:
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Lanny Wadkins||United States||1977||65||68||71||74||278||−6||T14|
|Hal Sutton||United States||1983||69||72||70||72||283||−1||T31|
|Payne Stewart||United States||1989||71||70||70||73||284||E||T44|
|Hubert Green||United States||1985||70||71||69||75||285||+1||T51|
|John Daly||United States||1991||71||68||73||73||285||+1||T51|
|Larry Nelson||United States||1981, 1987||73||67||74||72||286||+2||T56|
|Jeff Sluman||United States||1988||74||69||72||72||287||+3||T61|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Bob Tway||United States||1986||70||74||144||+2|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
|Raymond Floyd||United States||1969, 1982||71||73||144||+2|
|John Mahaffey||United States||1978||73||76||149||+7|
Thursday, August 12, 1993
|1||Scott Simpson||United States||64||−7|
|2||Lanny Wadkins||United States||65||−6|
|T3||Dudley Hart||United States||66||−5|
|Dan Forsman||United States|
|Robert Gamez||United States|
|Mike Hulbert||United States|
|Mark McCumber||United States|
|Phil Mickelson||United States|
|Loren Roberts||United States|
Friday, August 13, 1993
|Lanny Wadkins||United States||65-68=133|
|T4||Dudley Hart||United States||66-68=134||−8|
|Scott Simpson||United States||64-70=134|
|Tom Watson||United States||69-65=134|
|T8||Paul Azinger||United States||69-66=135||−7|
|Bob Estes||United States||69-66=135|
|Frank Nobilo||New Zealand||69-66=135|
Saturday, August 14, 1993
|T2||Paul Azinger||United States||69-66-69=204||−9|
|Bob Estes||United States||69-66-69=204|
|Hale Irwin||United States||68-69-67=204|
|Lanny Wadkins||United States||65-68-71=204|
|Tom Watson||United States||69-65-70=204|
|Brad Faxon||United States||70-70-65=205|
|Dudley Hart||United States||66-68-71=205|
|Scott Simpson||United States||64-70-71=205|
Sunday, August 15, 1993
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|T1||Paul Azinger||United States||69-66-69-68=272||−12||Playoff|
|5||Tom Watson||United States||69-65-70-72=276||−8||75,000|
|T6||John Cook||United States||72-66-68-71=277||−7||47,813|
|Bob Estes||United States||69-66-69-73=277|
|Dudley Hart||United States||66-68-71-72=277|
|Nolan Henke||United States||72-70-67-68=277|
|Scott Hoch||United States||74-68-68-67=277|
|Hale Irwin||United States||68-69-67-73=277|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||67-71-69-70=277|
|Scott Simpson||United States||64-70-71-72=277|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
The sudden-death playoff began on the 18th hole, a 354-yard (324 m) par-4. Both narrowly missed birdie putts and tapped in for pars, and went to the next hole, the 10th at 363 yards (332 m). Again both hit the fairway and the green. Norman's downhill 20-foot (6 m) birdie attempt ended four feet (1.3 m) short, and Azinger's from seven feet (2.1 m) lipped out, and he tapped in for par. Norman's attempt to save par also rimmed out, and the playoff was over.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Paul Azinger||United States||4-4||E||300,000|
- Sudden-death playoff was played on holes 18 and 10, both par fours.
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- Reilly, Rick (August 23, 1993). "Zinged!". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.
- Hackenberg, Dave (August 16, 1993). "A zinger of a finish". Toledo Blade. p. 19.
- "History: PGA Championships". Inverness Club. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
- "Day One Scorecard". Toledo Blade Toledo Blade. August 13, 1993. p. 30.
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- About.com: 1993 PGA Championship
- PGA.com – 1993 PGA Championship
- Yahoo! Sports: 1993 PGA Championship leaderboard
1993 Open Championship
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