2016 PGA Championship

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2016 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates July 28–31, 2016
Location Springfield, New Jersey
Course(s) Baltusrol Golf Club
Lower Course
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,428 yards (6,792 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 86 after cut
Cut 142 (+2)
Prize fund $10,000,000[2]
9,040,528
Winner's share $1,800,000[2]
€1,627,295
Champion
United States Jimmy Walker
266 (−14)
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Baltusrol
Location in the United States
Baltusrol is located in New Jersey
Baltusrol
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Location in New Jersey

The 2016 PGA Championship was the 98th PGA Championship which took place from July 28–31 at Baltusrol Golf Club on the Lower Course in Springfield Township, New Jersey, west of New York City. This was the ninth major and second PGA Championship at Baltusrol, which last hosted in 2005. Jimmy Walker won his first major championship title with a score of 14 under par, one shot ahead of 2015 champion Jason Day.

This edition of the PGA Championship was moved up two weeks from its early-August spot to accommodate the 2016 Olympic tournament in Rio de Janeiro. The John Deere Classic was moved back two weeks from its mid-July spot before the Open Championship and is taking its place on the schedule for those not qualified for the Olympics.

Course layout[edit]

Lower Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 478 377 503 196 425 482 501 380 210 3,552 460 431 218 451 430 453 230 649 554 3,876 7,428
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 34 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 5 36 70

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Field[edit]

The following qualification criteria were used to select the field.[3][4] 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, Keegan Bradley (9), John Daly, Jason Day (6,8,10), Jason Dufner (8,10), Pádraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer (2,6,9), Rory McIlroy (4,8,9), Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson (4,8,9), Vijay Singh, David Toms, Yang Yong-eun

2. Winners of last five U.S. Opens

Dustin Johnson (6,8,10), Justin Rose (6,8,9), Webb Simpson (8,9), Jordan Spieth (3,6,8,9,10)

3. Winners of last five Masters Tournaments

Adam Scott (8,10), Bubba Watson (8,9,10), Danny Willett (8)

4. Winners of last five British Opens

Ernie Els, Zach Johnson (8,9), Henrik Stenson (8,9)

5. Current Senior PGA Champion

Rocco Mediate

6. 15 low scorers and ties in the 2015 PGA Championship

George Coetzee, Tony Finau (8,10), Branden Grace (8,10), Russell Henley, Brooks Koepka (8), Matt Kuchar (8,9), Anirban Lahiri, David Lingmerth (8), Brandt Snedeker (8,10), Brendan Steele (8), Robert Streb (8)

7. 20 low scorers in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship

Rich Berberian, Jr., Michael Block, Mark Brown, Matt Dobyns, Brian Gaffney, Ryan Helminen, Johan Kok, Rob Labritz, Brad Lardon, Mitch Lowe, David Muttitt, Brad Ott, Rod Perry, Ben Polland, Rick Schuller, Tommy Sharp, Josh Speight, Joe Summerhays, Omar Uresti, Wyatt Worthington II

  • Although Karen Paolozzi placed in the top 20, she was not eligible for entry to the PGA Championship under the Whaley Rule. A playoff ensued for the final spot.[6]
8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to the 2016 Open Championship and Barbasol Championship

Aaron Baddeley (10), Daniel Berger (10), Jason Bohn, Paul Casey, Roberto Castro, Kevin Chappell, Jon Curran, Harris English, Rickie Fowler (9,10), Jim Furyk (9), Sergio García (9,10), Fabián Gómez (10), Emiliano Grillo (10), Bill Haas, James Hahn (10), Jim Herman (10), Charley Hoffman (10), J. B. Holmes, Billy Hurley III (10), Smylie Kaufman (10), Kim Si-woo, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner (10), Patton Kizzire, Colt Knost, Russell Knox (10), Danny Lee, Jamie Lovemark, Shane Lowry, Hideki Matsuyama (10), Graeme McDowell (9,10), William McGirt (10), Bryce Molder, Ryan Moore, Kevin Na, Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Palmer, Scott Piercy, Patrick Reed (9), Kyle Reifers, Charl Schwartzel (10), Kevin Streelman, Brian Stuard (10), Daniel Summerhays, Vaughn Taylor (10), Justin Thomas (10), Jimmy Walker (9), Gary Woodland

9. Members of the United States and European 2014 Ryder Cup teams (provided they are ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking on July 1, 2016)

Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Lee Westwood

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2015 PGA Championship

Greg Chalmers, Peter Malnati, Jhonattan Vegas

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

Zac Blair, Billy Horschel, Freddie Jacobson, Jason Kokrak, Steve Stricker, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III

12. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above

An Byeong-hun, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Grégory Bourdy, Kristoffer Broberg, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, K. J. Choi, Darren Clarke, Nicolas Colsaerts, Luke Donald, Bradley Dredge, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Marcus Fraser, Tyrrell Hatton, Scott Hend, Yuta Ikeda, Thongchai Jaidee, Andrew Johnston, Matt Jones, Rikard Karlberg, Kim Kyung-tae, Søren Kjeldsen, Lee Soo-min, Marc Leishman, Joost Luiten, Troy Merritt, Francesco Molinari, James Morrison, Alexander Norén, Thorbjørn Olesen, Thomas Pieters, John Senden, Song Young-han, Brandon Stone, Andy Sullivan, Hideto Tanihara, Wang Jeung-hun, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood

Alternates (from category 11)
  1. Jonas Blixt (82) – replaced Charles Howell III

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (82) South America (3) Europe (39) Oceania (11) Asia (14) Africa (7)
 United States (82)  Argentina (2)  England (12)  Australia (9)  India (1)  South Africa (7)
 Venezuela (1)  Northern Ireland (3)  Fiji (1)  Japan (3)
 Scotland (1)  New Zealand (1)  South Korea (8)
 Wales (2)  Thailand (2)
 Ireland (2)
 Austria (1)
 Belgium (2)
 Denmark (2)
 France (2)
 Germany (1)
 Italy (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Spain (2)
 Sweden (7)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jason Day  Australia 2015 68 65 67 67 267 −13 2
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2010 66 69 71 66 272 −8 T7
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 71 70 65 68 274 −6 T13
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 71 70 68 68 277 −3 T33
Keegan Bradley  United States 2011 73 68 71 66 278 −2 T42
Jason Dufner  United States 2013 71 71 70 69 281 +1 T60
Rich Beem  United States 2002 69 72 72 71 284 +4 T73

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Yang Yong-eun  South Korea 2009 72 71 143 +3
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2012, 2014 74 69 143 +3
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 74 70 144 +4
John Daly  United States 1991 74 73 147 +7
David Toms  United States 2001 74 73 147 +7
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 77 74 151 +11

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jimmy Walker led after the first round with a five-under-par 65, one clear of Ross Fisher, Martin Kaymer and Emiliano Grillo.[7] Two-time PGA winner Rory McIlroy was nine shots off the lead after a four-over-par 74 and 2016 U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson was further behind at seven-over-par 77.[8]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jimmy Walker  United States 65 −5
T2 Ross Fisher  England 66 −4
Emiliano Grillo  Argentina
Martin Kaymer  Germany
T5 Harris English  United States 67 −3
James Hahn  United States
Henrik Stenson  Sweden
Andy Sullivan  England
T9 K. J. Choi  South Korea 68 −2
Jason Day  Australia
Rickie Fowler  United States
Scott Hend  Australia
Russell Henley  United States
Brooks Koepka  United States
David Lingmerth  Sweden
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
John Senden  Australia
Robert Streb  United States
Vaughn Taylor  United States
Jhonattan Vegas  Venezuela

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 29, 2016

Robert Streb shot a major record-tying 63 to move into a tie for first place with first round leader Jimmy Walker at 131 (−9). Jason Day, the defending champion, was tied for third place, two strokes behind at 133 (−7) while the 2016 Open Championship winner, Henrik Stenson, was in fifth place at 134 (−6).[9] Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters Tournament champion, was well back at 141, while Dustin Johnson, the 2016 U.S. Open winner, missed the cut with a 149 (+9). The cut was at 142 (+2) and 86 players made the cut.[10]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Robert Streb  United States 68-63=131 −9
Jimmy Walker  United States 65-66=131
T3 Jason Day  Australia 68-65=133 −7
Emiliano Grillo  Argentina 66-67=133
5 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 67-67=134 −6
T6 Martin Kaymer  Germany 66-69=135 −5
Brooks Koepka  United States 68-67=135
Patrick Reed  United States 70-65=135
T9 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 69-67=136 −4
Harris English  United States 67-69=136
Rickie Fowler  United States 68-68=136
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 69-67=136

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Play was suspended at 2:14 pm EDT due to dangerous weather conditions. Only 37 players finished their third rounds, with the leaders yet to tee off. Kevin Kisner was the overnight leader at the clubhouse at 5 under par.[11][12]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Robert Streb  United States 68-63=131* −9
Jimmy Walker  United States 65-66=131*
T3 Jason Day  Australia 68-65=133* −7
Emiliano Grillo  Argentina 66-67=133*
5 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 67-67=134* −6
T6 Martin Kaymer  Germany 66-69=135* −5
Brooks Koepka  United States 68-67=135*
Patrick Reed  United States 70-65=135*
Kevin Kisner  United States 71-69-65=205

*Had not yet started their third round.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Play was resumed at 7am EDT on Sunday. Jimmy Walker went into the final round with a single shot lead over Jason Day, and two shots ahead of Brooks Koepka and Henrik Stenson.[13]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jimmy Walker  United States 65-66-68=199 −11
2 Jason Day  Australia 68-65-67=200 −10
T3 Brooks Koepka  United States 68-67-66=201 −9
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 67-67-67=201
T5 William McGirt  United States 70-67-66=203 −7
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 69-67-67=201
Robert Streb  United States 68-63-72=201
T8 Branden Grace  South Africa 70-66-66=204 −6
Webb Simpson  United States 69-69-66=204
Daniel Summerhays  United States 70-67-67=204

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The third round pairings were kept for the final round, and the final pair of Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb teed off shortly after their scheduled time of 3:16 pm EDT. Walker made no bogeys (or worse) during the final round, with all pars on the front nine, then made two consecutive birdies, the first by holing out from the greenside bunker on the 10th hole. His third and final birdie came at 17 for a three-shot lead over defending champion Jason Day, who quickly responded with an eagle on the 72nd hole, narrowing the margin to one shot.[14] Walker won wire-to-wire by making a 3-foot (0.91 m) par putt on the final hole to win by a stroke.[15][16] With Walker's win, it was the first time since 2011 that all four major golf championships were won by first-time winners.[8]

Due to course conditions, the fourth round was played with preferred lies, allowing players to "lift, clean and place" their balls on the fairways.[17] This is believed to be the first time the rule was invoked in a major championship.[15]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jimmy Walker  United States 65-66-68-67=266 −14 1,800,000
2 Jason Day  Australia 68-65-67-67=267 −13 1,080,000
3 Daniel Summerhays  United States 70-67-67-66=270 −10 680,000
T4 Branden Grace  South Africa 70-68-66-67=271 −9 303,750
Brooks Koepka  United States 68-67-66-70=271
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 69-67-67-68=271
T7 Martin Kaymer  Germany 66-69-71-66=272 −8 293,000
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 67-67-67-71=272
Robert Streb  United States 68-63-72-69=272
T10 Paul Casey  England 69-69-68-67=273 −7 233,000
Tyrrell Hatton  England 71-68-66-68=273
William McGirt  United States 70-67-66-70=273

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 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 5
United States Walker −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −14
Australia Day −9 −9 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −13
United States Summerhays −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −7 −8 −9 −9 −10
South Africa Grace −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9
United States Koepka −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −9
Japan Matsuyama −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9
Germany Kaymer −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −8
Sweden Stenson −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −8 −8 −8 −8
United States Streb −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2016 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2017 Masters

Coordinates: 40°42′18″N 74°19′41″W / 40.705°N 74.328°W / 40.705; -74.328