2011 PGA Championship

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2011 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 11–14, 2011
Location Johns Creek, Georgia
Course(s) Atlanta Athletic Club,
Highlands Course
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,467 yards (6,828 m)
Field 156 players, 75 after cut
Cut 144 (+4)
Prize fund $8,000,000
5,645,086
Winner's share $1,445,000
€1,028,126
Champion
United States Keegan Bradley
272 (−8), playoff
Atlanta AC is located in United States
Atlanta AC
Atlanta AC
Location in the United States

The 2011 PGA Championship was the 93rd PGA Championship, held August 11–14 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, a suburb northeast of Atlanta. Keegan Bradley won his first major championship in a three-hole playoff over Jason Dufner on the Highlands Course.[1]

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

Venue[edit]

Main article: Atlanta Athletic Club

It was the third PGA Championship held at the Highlands Course of the Atlanta Athletic Club; the last was a decade earlier in 2001. David Toms laid up on the final hole and one-putted for a par to win by one stroke over Phil Mickelson. The first at AAC was in 1981, when Larry Nelson won by four strokes over Fuzzy Zoeller. The course also hosted the U.S. Open in 1976, won by Jerry Pate.

Course layout[edit]

The 2011 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course
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 454 512 475 219 565 425 184 467 426 3,727 442 457 551 372 468 260 476 207 507 3,740 7,467
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Lengths of the course for previous majors:

Field[edit]

The following qualification criteria were used to select the field.[2][3] Each player is listed according to the first category by which he qualified with additional categories in which he qualified shown in parentheses.

1. All former PGA Champions
Rich Beem, Mark Brooks, John Daly, Steve Elkington (6), Pádraig Harrington (4,9), Martin Kaymer (6,8,9), Davis Love III, Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson (3,6,8,9,10), Larry Nelson, Vijay Singh (8), David Toms (8,10), Tiger Woods (2,9), Y. E. Yang (8)

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Ángel Cabrera (3), Lucas Glover (8,10), Graeme McDowell (9), Rory McIlroy (6,8,9,10)

3. Last five Masters Champions
Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (6,8,9), Charl Schwartzel (8,10)

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

5. Current Senior PGA Champion

6. 15 low scorers and ties in the 2010 PGA Championship
Paul Casey (8), Jason Day (8), Jason Dufner (8), Simon Dyson, Dustin Johnson (8,9,10), Matt Kuchar (8,9,10), Liang Wen-Chong, Bryce Molder, Camilo Villegas, Bubba Watson (8,9,10)

7. 20 low scorers in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship
Danny Balin, Brian Cairns, Todd Camplin, Jeff Coston, Sean Dougherty, Scott Erdmann, David Hutsell, Faber Jamerson, Marty Jertson, Brad Lardon, Robert McClellan, Rob Moss, Mike Northern, Dan Olsen, Steve Schneiter, Mike Small, Stuart Smith, Jeff Sorenson, Bob Sowards, Craig Stevens

8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to the 2011 Greenbrier Classic
Robert Allenby, Arjun Atwal (10), Aaron Baddeley (10), Keegan Bradley (10), Jonathan Byrd (10), K. J. Choi (10), Brendon de Jonge, Luke Donald (9,10), Rickie Fowler (9), Jim Furyk (9,10), Tommy Gainey, Robert Garrigus (10), Brian Gay, Retief Goosen, Bill Haas (10), Charley Hoffman (10), J. B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Fredrik Jacobson (10), Robert Karlsson, Chris Kirk (10), Martin Laird (10), Spencer Levin, Hunter Mahan (9), Steve Marino, Ryan Moore, Kevin Na, Geoff Ogilvy, Sean O'Hair (10), Jeff Overton (9), Ryan Palmer, D. A. Points (10), John Rollins, Andrés Romero, Justin Rose, Rory Sabbatini (10), Adam Scott (10), John Senden, Webb Simpson, Heath Slocum (10), Brandt Snedeker (10), Scott Stallings (10), Brendan Steele (10), Kevin Streelman, Steve Stricker (9,10), Cameron Tringale, Bo Van Pelt, Jhonattan Vegas (10), Johnson Wagner (10), Nick Watney (10), Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson (10), Gary Woodland (10)

9. Members of the United States and European 2010 Ryder Cup teams (provided they are ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings)
Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2010 PGA Championship
Michael Bradley, Harrison Frazar, Rocco Mediate, Scott Piercy

11. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).
J. J. Henry, Ryuji Imada, Brandt Jobe, Jerry Kelly, Bill Lunde

Alternates:

  1. Tom Gillis (ranked 76) replaced Paul Azinger.
  2. D. J. Trahan (ranked 79) took the spot reserved for WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner who had already qualified.

12. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above
Thomas Aiken, Fredrik Andersson Hed, Ricky Barnes, Thomas Bjørn, Grégory Bourdy, Ben Crane, Brian Davis, Jamie Donaldson, Johan Edfors, Ernie Els, Hiroyuki Fujita, Stephen Gallacher, Sergio García, Richard Green, Anders Hansen, Tetsuji Hiratsuka, David Horsey, Yuta Ikeda, Ryo Ishikawa, Raphaël Jacquelin, Brendan Jones, Anthony Kim, Kim Kyung-tae, Pablo Larrazábal, Matteo Manassero, Noh Seung-yul, Alexander Norén, José María Olazábal, Jerry Pate, Álvaro Quirós, Scott Verplank

Past champions in the field[edit]

Fourteen former champions were in the field, including three multiple winners.

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won Score To par Place
David Toms  United States 2001 72-71-65-67=275 −5 T4
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 71-70-69-70=280 E T19
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 73-69-75-74=291 +11 T64
Y.E. Yang  South Korea 2009 71-73-74-74=292 +12 T69
Davis Love III  United States 1997 68-71-76-79=294 +14 T72
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 66-78-77-74=295 +15 T74

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Score To par
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2010 72-73=145 +5
Steve Elkington  Australia 1995 73-75=148 +8
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 73-76=149 +9
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 76-74=150 +10
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2006, 2007
77-73=150 +10
John Daly  United States 1991 77-76=153 +13
Larry Nelson  United States 1981, 1987 78-75=153 +13
Rich Beem  United States 2002 74-81=155 +15

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Steve Stricker set the early lead with a 7-under-par 63, after narrowly missing a putt on his final hole that would have set a new major championship record of 62. Jerry Kelly finished with 65, in what was shaping up to be a good chance for U.S. to get its first major win since the 2010 Masters Tournament. Pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy injured his wrist on the 3rd hole, but was able to grind out an even par round of 70.[5] The defending champion, Martin Kaymer shot a 2-over-par round of 72 to sit 9 shots off the lead, while the champion from 2003, Shaun Micheel shot a 4-under-par round of 66 to be in 3rd place alone. Tiger Woods, despite stating that he felt good about his game before the tournament, shot a 77, to finish +7 and in danger of missing the cut.[6]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Steve Stricker  United States 63 −7
2 Jerry Kelly  United States 65 −5
3 Shaun Micheel  United States 66 −4
4 Scott Verplank  United States 67 −3
T5 Brendon de Jonge  Zimbabwe 68 −2
Simon Dyson  England
Bill Haas  United States
Anders Hansen  Denmark
Brandt Jobe  United States
Davis Love III  United States
Matteo Manassero  Italy
John Senden  Australia

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 12, 2011 [7][8]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Keegan Bradley  United States 71-64=135 −5
Jason Dufner  United States 70-65=135
T3 Jim Furyk  United States 71-65=136 −4
D. A. Points  United States 69-67=136
John Senden  Australia 68-68=136
Scott Verplank  United States 67-69=136
T7 Anders Hansen  Denmark 68-69=137 −3
Brandt Jobe  United States 68-69=137
Brendan Steele  United States 69-68=137
Steve Stricker  United States 63-74=137

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 13, 2011 [9][10]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jason Dufner  United States 70-65-68=203 −7
Brendan Steele  United States 69-68-66=203
3 Keegan Bradley  United States 71-64-69=204 −6
4 Scott Verplank  United States 67-69-69=205 −5
5 Steve Stricker  United States 63-74-69=206 −4
T6 Anders Hansen  Denmark 68-69-70=207 −3
D. A. Points  United States 69-67-71=207
T8 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 70-71-67=208 −2
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 71-71-66=208
Adam Scott  Australia 69-69-70=208
John Senden  Australia 68-68-72=208
David Toms  United States 72-71-65=208

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Third round co-leader Brendan Steele faded quickly with four early bogeys; he shot 77 and ended in a tie for 19th. Steve Stricker birdied the first to pull within a shot of the lead, but a double bogey on 4 led to a final score of 73. Robert Karlsson stormed into contention with an eagle on the 551-yard (504 m) par-5 12th hole to pull him to –8 and within a shot of leader Jason Dufner. Anders Hansen also began a late charge and after birdies at 12 and 13 pulled within two shots of Dufner at –7. David Toms also made a charge, birdieing 6 of 9 holes in the middle of the round, but a bogey on 16 dropped him out of contention. Keegan Bradley made an eagle of his own on 12 after knocking the approach to two feet to tie Dufner for the lead at –9. Dufner birdied both 12 and 13 to take a two shot lead at –11.[11]

At the 260-yard (238 m) par-3 15th hole, Bradley hit his tee shot left of the green, then chipped into the water and was unable to get up and down from drop area. The triple-bogey 6 left him at –6, five shots out of the lead with three holes to play. Following his eagle at 12, Karlsson parred the next three holes but bogeyed the last three to end his chances for a first major. After a bogey by Hansen at 16, Dufner had a five-shot lead at –11 on the 15th tee. He hit his tee shot into the water, but got up-and-down for a bogey to drop to –10. Scott Verplank chipped in for birdie from the bunker on 16 to pull within three shots of the lead. His playing partner Bradley also birdied 16 to pull within three shots. Hansen made a 15-footer (5 m) for birdie on 17 to pull to –7, three shots back. Verplank needed to attack the par-3 17th hole, but hit his tee shot from 207 yards (189 m) off the protecting wall into the water to end his chances of a late charge. Bradley landed his tee shot in the middle of the green. Dufner hit his approach on 16 into the greenside bunker; but again failed to save par and fell to –9. Bradley then sank a 50-foot (15 m) putt for birdie to get to –8 and cut the lead to one, as Dufner watched from the 17th tee.[12]

Hansen two-putted for par on 18 and had the clubhouse lead of –7. After hitting on the 17th green, Dufner knocked his first putt well past the hole and bogeyed to fall to –8; his five-stroke lead was gone. After hitting hybrid off the 18th tee, Bradley hit his approach to the center of the green, leaving a long birdie putt. He lagged to one foot and tapped in to post the new clubhouse lead of –8. After Dufner hit driver in the fairway on 18 he hit four iron to the middle of the green. Dufner than lagged his putt to two feet and tapped in to tie Bradley and force a three-hole playoff.[13][14]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Keegan Bradley  United States 71-64-69-68=272 –8 Playoff
Jason Dufner  United States 70-65-68-69=272
3 Anders Hansen  Denmark 68-69-70-66=273 –7 545,000
T4 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 70-71-67-67=275 –5 331,000
David Toms  United States 72-71-65-67=275
Scott Verplank  United States 67-69-69-70=275
7 Adam Scott  Australia 69-69-70-68=276 –4 259,000
T8 Luke Donald  England 70-71-68-68=277 –3 224,500
Lee Westwood  England 71-68-70-68=277
T10 Kevin Na  United States 72-69-70-67=278 –2 188,000
D. A. Points  United States 69-67-71-71=278

Source:[15][16]

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
United States Bradley –7 –7 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –8 –7 –7 –7 –9 –9 –9 –6 –7 –8 –8
United States Dufner –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –8 –8 –9 –9 –9 –9 –10 –11 –11 –10 –9 –8 –8
Denmark Hansen –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7 –6 –7 –7
Sweden Karlsson –2 –2 –2 –3 –3 –4 –4 –5 –5 –6 –6 –8 –8 –8 –8 –7 –6 –5
United States Toms –2 –1 E E –1 –2 –2 –3 –4 –4 –5 –5 –6 –6 –6 –5 –5 –5
United States Verplank –5 –6 –6 –6 –6 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –4 –6 –6 –6 –6 –7 –5 –5
United States Stricker –5 –4 –4 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –2 –1
United States Steele –6 –6 –6 –5 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –3 –3 –5 –4 –3 –3 –3 –2 E

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

Playoff[edit]

The three-hole aggregate playoff was played on the final three holes, with sudden-death to follow in case of a tie. Starting on 16, Dufner nearly holed his approach shot for eagle, with his shot settling 8 feet behind the cup. Bradley answered by knocking his approach to four feet. However, Dufner missed his birdie putt giving Bradley a one shot lead after he made his birdie putt. On the second hole, Dufner and Bradley both made it over the water onto the green. Dufner was first to play, from about 45 feet (14 m), and ran his putt 15 feet (4.6 m) past the hole. Bradley knocked his 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt 4 feet (1.2 m) past the hole. Dufner missed his long comebacker for par and Bradley made his to take a two-shot lead with one hole to play.[19]

Bradley elected to take hybrid off the tee on 18, as he did in regulation, and found the fairway. Dufner hit driver in the fairway, just as he did in regulation. Bradley attacked the 18th pin with his approach, leaving it 18 feet (5.5 m) from the cup. Dufner knocked his approach next to Bradley's, about 20 feet (6 m) from the hole. Two strokes down, Dufner needed to make his birdie putt to have any chance to extend the playoff and did just that. Bradley needed to two-putt for par to win his first major. Bradley lagged the first putt just past the hole, then tapped in for the win. Bradley became the first male player to win in his major debut since Ben Curtis at the 2003 Open Championship and the first to win a major using a long (belly) putter.[20]

This was the seventh consecutive major championship won by a player who had not previously captured a major title, establishing a new record.[21]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Keegan Bradley  United States 3-3-4=10 –1 1,445,000
2 Jason Dufner  United States 4-4-3=11 E 865,000
  • Playoff held on holes 16, 17, and 18

Scorecard[edit]

Playoff

Hole  16   17   18 
Par 4 3 4
United States Bradley –1 –1 –1
United States Dufner E +1 E

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

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2011 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2012 Masters

Coordinates: 34°00′14″N 84°11′35″W / 34.004°N 84.193°W / 34.004; -84.193