2012 PGA Championship

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2012 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 9–12, 2012
Location Kiawah Island,
South Carolina
Course(s) Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ocean Course
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,676 yards (7,019 m)
Field 156 players, 72 after cut
Cut 150 (+6)
Prize fund $8,000,000
6,507,051
Winner's share $1,445,000
€1,190,937
Champion
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
275 (−13)

The 2012 PGA Championship was the 94th PGA Championship, played August 9–12 at the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, southwest of Charleston. Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 66 (−6) in the final round to win his second major title by eight strokes over runner-up David Lynn.[1][2]

The victory margin was a record for the PGA Championship, surpassing the seven-stroke win in 1980 by Jack Nicklaus for his fifth PGA and seventeenth major title. The winner of the U.S. Open in 2011, also by eight strokes, McIlroy became the sixth-youngest winner of two majors at 23 years and 3 months.[3][4][5]

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

It was the first major championship at Kiawah Island; the Ocean Course hosted the Ryder Cup in 1991.

Venue[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Ocean Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 396 557 390 458 188 480 579 198 494 3,740 447 593 412 497 238 444 581 223 501 3,936 7,676
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72

Field[edit]

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Location in South Carolina

The following qualification criteria were used to select the field.[6] Each player is listed according to the first category by which he qualified with additional categories in which he qualified shown in parentheses.[7]

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

The following former champions did not compete: Paul Azinger, Jack Burke, Jr., Steve Elkington, 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, Bob Tway, Lanny Wadkins

2. Last five U.S. Open champions
Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell (8,9), Rory McIlroy (8,9,10), Webb Simpson (8,10)

3. Last five Masters champions
Ángel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman (6), Charl Schwartzel (6), Bubba Watson (8,9,10)

4. Last five British Open champions
Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els (8), Louis Oosthuizen (8)

5. Current Senior PGA champion
Roger Chapman

6. 15 low scorers and ties in the 2011 PGA Championship
Luke Donald (8,9,10), Jason Dufner (8,10), Sergio García, Bill Haas (8,10), Anders Hansen, Robert Karlsson, Kevin Na (8,10), D. A. Points (8), Adam Scott (8), Steve Stricker (8,9,10), Scott Verplank, Nick Watney (8), Lee Westwood (8,9), Gary Woodland

7. 20 low scorers in the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship
Danny Balin, Frank Bensel, Mark Brown, Brian Cairns, Jeff Coston, Matt Dobyns, Michael Frye, Brian Gaffney, Marty Jertson, Darrell Kestner, Mitch Lowe, Kelly Mitchum, Alan Morin, Bill Murchison III, Rod Perry, Corey Prugh, Paul Scaletta, Mike Small, Bob Sowards, Doug Wade

8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to the 2012 RBC Canadian Open
Aaron Baddeley, Jonathan Byrd, Bud Cauley, K. J. Choi, Ben Curtis (10), Brian Davis, Jason Day, Brendon de Jonge, Ken Duke, Matt Every, Rickie Fowler (9,10), Jim Furyk (9), Tommy Gainey, Robert Garrigus, Peter Hanson (9), Charley Hoffman, Charles Howell III, John Huh (10), Dustin Johnson (9,10), Zach Johnson (9,10), Matt Kuchar (9,10), Martin Laird, Marc Leishman (10), Spencer Levin, Hunter Mahan (9,10), George McNeill (10), Bryce Molder (10), Ryan Moore, Noh Seung-yul, Geoff Ogilvy, Ryan Palmer, Pat Perez, Carl Pettersson (10), Scott Piercy (10), Ted Potter, Jr. (10), Chez Reavie, John Rollins, Justin Rose (10), Rory Sabbatini, John Senden, Brandt Snedeker (10), Kyle Stanley (10), Michael Thompson, Cameron Tringale, Bo Van Pelt, Johnson Wagner (10), Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson (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 Ranking on July 30)
Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2011 PGA Championship
J. J. Henry, Scott Stallings

11. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).
Blake Adams, Sean O'Hair, Jeff Overton, Jimmy Walker

Alternates:[7]

  1. William McGirt – took the spot reserved for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner (Keegan Bradley already qualified)
  2. Chris Stroud – replaced Ben Crane[8]

12. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above
Thomas Aiken, Robert Allenby, Bae Sang-moon, Thomas Bjørn, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Paul Casey, Greg Chalmers, Tim Clark, George Coetzee, Nicolas Colsaerts, Jamie Donaldson, Simon Dyson, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Marcus Fraser, Hiroyuki Fujita, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace, Michael Hoey, Ryo Ishikawa, Fredrik Jacobson, Thongchai Jaidee, Brendan Jones, Kim Kyung-tae, Pablo Larrazábal, Paul Lawrie, Joost Luiten, David Lynn, Matteo Manassero, Alexander Norén, José María Olazábal, Thorbjørn Olesen, Álvaro Quirós, Robert Rock, Marcel Siem, Jeev Milkha Singh, Toru Taniguchi, Bernd Wiesberger

Nine players appeared in their first major: Matt Dobyns, Michael Frye, William McGirt, Bill Murchison III, Rod Perry, Corey Prugh, Paul Scaletta, Doug Wade and Bernd Wiesberger.[9]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Thirteen former champions were in the field, including two multiple winners.

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Keegan Bradley  United States 2011 68 77 71 68 284 –4 T3
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2006, 2007
69 71 74 72 286 –2 T11
John Daly  United States 1991 68 77 73 69 287 –1 T18
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 70 76 69 72 287 –1 T18
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 71 69 74 77 291 +3 T36
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 73 71 73 74 291 +3 T36
Y.E. Yang  South Korea 2009 73 74 74 70 291 +3 T36
Rich Beem  United States 2002 72 76 72 71 291 +3 T36
David Toms  United States 2001 72 78 72 70 292 +4 T42

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Davis Love III  United States 1997 72 79 151 +7
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 72 83 155 +11
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2010 79 79 158 +14
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 78 82 160 +16

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 9, 2012

In good weather conditions, Carl Pettersson jumped out to a one-stroke lead with a bogey-free 66 (–6). Joost Luiten had raced to eight-under-par through 14 holes, but bogeyed each of his final four holes to fall back into the pack. World number one Luke Donald struggled to an opening 74 (+2), but number two Tiger Woods shot 69 (–3) in the morning wave of players.[10]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Carl Pettersson  Sweden 66 −6
T2 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain 67 −5
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
Alexander Norén  Sweden
Gary Woodland  United States
T6 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 68 −4
Keegan Bradley  United States
John Daly  United States
Joost Luiten  Netherlands
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia
Scott Piercy  United States
Adam Scott  Australia

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 10, 2012

The wind gusted 20–30 mph (30–50 km/h) throughout the day on Friday, making conditions much tougher than the first round of the tournament. Scoring was the toughest on record since the championship assumed a strokeplay format in 1958, with the average round being over 78; 72 players made the cut which fell at 150 (+6). Leader Pettersson backed up with a 74 (+2) but that was good enough to stay in a tie for the lead with two other players: Vijay Singh, the 1998 and 2004 champion, shot the lowest round of the day, 69 (–3), while Tiger Woods also rose into a tie for the lead with a 71 in which he made three birdies and two bogeys and stroked only 26 putts. The tough conditions and long course created very slow play; one player, Luiten, chose to complete his second round early on Saturday morning (the other two in his threesome chose to finish their rounds in near-darkness on Friday). He birdied the eighteenth for a round of 76 (+4), which put him at even-par 144.[11]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Carl Pettersson  Sweden 66-74=140 −4
Vijay Singh  Fiji 71-69=140
Tiger Woods  United States 69-71=140
4 Ian Poulter  England 70-71=141 −3
T5 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 69-73=142 −2
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-75=142
T7 Blake Adams  United States 71-72=143 −1
Aaron Baddeley  Australia 68-75=143
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 71-72=143
Adam Scott  Australia 68-75=143

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weather conditions continued to worsen, and a fierce thunderstorm blew in late afternoon on Saturday, causing play to be postponed for the day with 26 of the 72 players still out on the course. Until the delay, scoring had been a little easier: world number 3 Rory McIlroy surged early with five birdies in his opening eight holes, and a remarkable par save on the third after his drive lodged in a tree. However, a bogey on nine, his final hole of the day, dropped him back into a share of the lead with two-time champion Singh, 26 years McIlroy's senior and attempting to become the oldest major winner in history. They led Adam Scott, also enjoying a fast start, by one, as Scott attempted to shrug off his near miss at the year's previous major. Woods struggled early and was three-over par with a lengthy putt for par at the eighth when play was halted. The overnight clubhouse lead was held by Bo Van Pelt, who carded a five-under 67 early to move to three-under for the week.[12]

Weather delay[edit]

The leaderboard when play was halted on Saturday at 4:50 pm EDT:

Place Player Country Score To par Hole
T1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-75-32=174 –6 9
Vijay Singh  Fiji 71-69-27=167 7
3 Adam Scott  Australia 68-75-32=175 –5 9
4 Carl Pettersson  Sweden 66-74-32=172 –4 8
T5 Bo Van Pelt  United States 73-73-67=213 –3 F
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 71-72-38=181 10
T7 Steve Stricker  United States 74-73-67=214 –2 F
Peter Hanson  Sweden 69-75-47=191 12
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 68-76-43=187 11
Ian Poulter  England 70-71-33=174 8

Conclusion[edit]

Play resumed Sunday at 7:45 am EDT

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-75-67=209 –7
2 Carl Pettersson  Sweden 66-74-72=212 –4
T3 Trevor Immelman  South Africa 71-72-70=213 –3
Adam Scott  Australia 68-75-70=213
Bo Van Pelt  United States 73-73-67=213
T6 Peter Hanson  Sweden 69-75-70=214 –2
Vijay Singh  Fiji 71-69-74=214
Steve Stricker  United States 74-73-67=214
Tiger Woods  United States 69-71-74=214
T10 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 69-73-73=215 –1
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 70-76-69=215
David Lynn  England 73-74-68=215
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 68-76-71=215
Ian Poulter  England 70-71-74=215
Jimmy Walker  United States 73-75-67=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ian Poulter made an early charge by making five birdies in a row to start his round, but his charge fizzled on the back nine and he finished with four bogeys in the last six holes. Pettersson was in contention early in the round with a front nine 34 despite a rules infraction where he received a two-stroke penalty from moving a leaf in a lateral hazard, though he also fell out of contention on the back nine when McIlroy pulled away. McIlroy shot a bogey-free 66 (–6) and needed only 24 putts for the round, winning the championship by a record eight strokes, capped with a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt on the final hole. The previous PGA record winning margin was seven strokes, by Jack Nicklaus at age 40 in 1980, his 17th major.[3][4][5][13]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-75-67-66=275 –13 1,445,000
2 David Lynn  England 73-74-68-68=283 –5 865,000
T3 Keegan Bradley  United States 68-77-71-68=284 –4 384,500
Carl Pettersson  Sweden 66-74-72-72=284
Ian Poulter  England 70-71-74-69=284
Justin Rose  England 69-79-70-66=284
T7 Blake Adams  United States 71-72-75-67=285 –3 226,000
Jamie Donaldson  Wales 69-73-73-70=285
Peter Hanson  Sweden 69-75-70-71=285
Steve Stricker  United States 74-73-67-71=285

Scorecard[edit]

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Final round

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6    7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4
Northern Ireland McIlroy −7 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 –11 −12 −12 −13
England Lynn −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 –5
United States Bradley +1 E E E E −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 –4 –4 –4
Sweden Pettersson –2 –2 −3 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –4 –4 –4
England Poulter −2 −3 −4 −5 −6 −6 −7 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −7 −6 −5 –5 –5 −4
England Rose +1 E −1 –1 E E –1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −4 –4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[14]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Wojciechowski, Gene (August 12, 2012). "Rory McIlroy proves point in PGA win". ESPN. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
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  4. ^ a b Pennington, Bill (August 12, 2012). "McIlroy Dominates Another Major". New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Murray, Ewan (August 12, 2012). "Rory McIlroy surges to brilliant victory in US PGA at Kiawah Island". The Guardian. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ 2012 qualifiers: Majors, WGCs, The Players
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  8. ^ a b "Crane out, Stroud in PGA". August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ Meet the 2012 PGA Championship qualifiers
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  11. ^ "Tiger Woods in the hunt for 15th major title as Ian Poulter climbs up leaderboard". Daily Telegraph. August 11, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
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  14. ^ "2012 PGA Championship Leaderboard". PGA Sports. July 23, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2012 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2013 Masters

Coordinates: 32°36′43″N 80°01′23″W / 32.612°N 80.023°W / 32.612; -80.023