2017 PGA Championship

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2017 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Dates August 10–13, 2017
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Course(s) Quail Hollow Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 71
Length 7,600 yards (6,949 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 75 after cut
Cut 147 (+5)
Prize fund $10,500,000
8,875,888
Winner's share $1,890,000
€1,597,660
Champion
United States Justin Thomas
276 (−8)
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Charlotte  is located in the US
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Location in the United States
Quail Hollow  is located in North Carolina
Quail Hollow 
Quail Hollow 
Location in North Carolina

The 2017 PGA Championship was the 99th PGA Championship, held August 10–13 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. This was the first major at Quail Hollow, which is a regular stop on the PGA Tour.

Early in the week of the tournament, it was announced that the championship will be held in May beginning in 2019.[2][3]

Justin Thomas, the son of a PGA professional, won his first career major title, two strokes ahead of runners-up Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, and Patrick Reed.[4]

Media[edit]

In the United States, the Championship was televised by CBS, with weekday and early weekend coverage on TNT. It was televised live in the United Kingdom by the BBC who secured the rights over Sky Sports who had previously screened the event since 1992.[5][6]

Course layout[edit]

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 524 4 10 592 5
2 452 4 11 462 4
3 483 4 12 456 4
4 184 3 13 208 3
5 449 4 14 344 4
6 249 3 15 577 5
7 546 5 16 506 4
8 346 4 17 223 3
9 505 4 18 494 4
Out 3,738 35 In 3,862 36
Source:[1] Total 7,600 71

The course hosts the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour (2003–present), though not in 2017; in 2016, it played as a par-72 at 7,575 yards (6,927 m).[7] It was also the home of the tour's Kemper Open (19691979) and the senior tour's PaineWebber World Seniors Invitational in the 1980s.

Under the direction of Tom Fazio, Quail Hollow underwent an aggressive 90-day renovation in 2016 that modified four holes and added Bermuda grass. It commenced during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday, May 8.[8][9] Thousands of trees were removed, as the former first two holes were combined into a new first hole, and the old fifth hole was divided between the new fourth and fifth holes.[9][10]

Field[edit]

The following qualification criteria were used to select the field. Each player is listed according to the first category by which he qualified with additional categories in which he qualified shown in parentheses.[11]

1. All former PGA Champions

Rich Beem, Keegan Bradley (8), John Daly, Jason Day (6,8), Jason Dufner (8,10), Pádraig Harrington (6), Davis Love III, Rory McIlroy (4,8,9,10), Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson (4,8,9), Vijay Singh, Jimmy Walker (6,8,9), Yang Yong-eun

2. Last five Masters Champions

Sergio García (8,9), Adam Scott (8), Jordan Spieth (3,4,6,8,9,10), Bubba Watson, Danny Willett (9)

3. Last five U.S. Open Champions

Dustin Johnson (8,9,10), Brooks Koepka (6,8,9,10), Justin Rose (8,9,11)

4. Last five Open Champions

Zach Johnson (9), Henrik Stenson (6,8,9)

5. Current Senior PGA Champion
6. Top 15 and ties from the 2016 PGA Championship

Paul Casey (8), Branden Grace (8), Emiliano Grillo (8), Tyrrell Hatton, Hideki Matsuyama (8,10), William McGirt (8), Patrick Reed (8,9,10), Webb Simpson (8), Robert Streb, Daniel Summerhays

7. 20 low scorers in the 2017 PGA Professional Championship

Alex Beach, Rich Berberian, Jr., Jamie Broce, Paul Claxton, Stuart Deane, Matt Dobyns, Greg Gregory, Jaysen Hansen, Scott Hebert, Dave McNabb, Chris Moody, David Muttitt, Rod Perry, Kenny Pigman, Adam Rainaud, Mike Small, Brian Smock, Omar Uresti, Ryan Vermeer, J. J. Wood

8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2016 RBC Canadian Open to the 2017 RBC Canadian Open

Daniel Berger (10), Wesley Bryan (10), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (9), Bud Cauley, Kevin Chappell (10), Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler (9,10), Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Adam Hadwin (10), James Hahn, Brian Harman (10), Russell Henley (10), Charley Hoffman, J. B. Holmes (9), Billy Horschel (10), Charles Howell III, Mackenzie Hughes (10), Kang Sung-hoon, Kim Si-woo (10), Kevin Kisner (10), Russell Knox (10), Kelly Kraft, Matt Kuchar (9), Martin Laird, Danny Lee, Marc Leishman (10), Luke List, Jamie Lovemark, Francesco Molinari, Ryan Moore (9,10), Kevin Na, Sean O'Hair, Louis Oosthuizen, Pat Perez (10), Thomas Pieters (9), Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm (10), Patrick Rodgers, Xander Schauffele (10), Charl Schwartzel, Cameron Smith (10), Kyle Stanley (10), Brendan Steele (10), Hudson Swafford (10), Justin Thomas (10), Jhonattan Vegas (10), Gary Woodland

9. Members of the United States and Europe 2016 Ryder Cup teams (provided they are ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking on July 30)

Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Lee Westwood, Chris Wood

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2016 PGA Championship

Jonas Blixt, Bryson DeChambeau, Cody Gribble, Grayson Murray, Rod Pampling, D. A. Points, Chris Stroud

11. Winner of the 2016 Olympic Golf Tournament
12. Special invitations

An Byeong-hun, Thomas Bjørn, Patrick Cantlay, Nicolas Colsaerts, Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Ross Fisher, Ryan Fox, Dylan Frittelli, Jim Furyk, Scott Hend, Jim Herman, Yuta Ikeda, Thongchai Jaidee, Andrew Johnston, Kim Kyung-tae, Søren Kjeldsen, Satoshi Kodaira, Anirban Lahiri, Pablo Larrazábal, Alexander Lévy, Li Haotong, David Lingmerth, Shane Lowry, Joost Luiten, Graeme McDowell, Alex Norén, Thorbjørn Olesen, Jordan Smith, Song Young-han, Richard Sterne, Brandon Stone, Steve Stricker, Hideto Tanihara, Peter Uihlein, Wang Jeung-hun, Bernd Wiesberger, Fabrizio Zanotti

13. Players below 70th place in official money standings, to fill the field

Jason Kokrak

Alternates (category 13)
  1. Scott Brown (77th in standings; replaced David Toms)
  2. Chez Reavie (79, took spot reserved for WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner)
  3. Scott Piercy (80, did not play)
  4. Chris Kirk (81, replaced Brandt Snedeker)[12]

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (85) South America (3) Europe (37) Oceania (10) Asia (14) Africa (7)
 Canada (3)  Argentina (1)  England (14)  Australia (7)  China (1)  South Africa (7)
 United States (82)  Paraguay (1)  Northern Ireland (2)  Fiji (1)  India (1)
 Venezuela (1)  Scotland (2)  New Zealand (2)  Japan (4)
 Ireland (2)  South Korea (7)
 Austria (1)  Thailand (1)
 Belgium (2)
 Denmark (3)
 France (1)
 Italy (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (4)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jason Day  Australia 2015 70 66 77 70 283 −1 T9
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2012, 2014 72 72 73 68 285 +1 T22
Keegan Bradley  United States 2011 74 70 73 70 287 +3 T33
Jason Dufner  United States 2013 74 72 72 73 291 +7 T58
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 75 70 79 70 294 +10 66

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Jimmy Walker  United States 2016 81 69 150 +8
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 73 77 150 +8
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 79 72 151 +9
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 79 74 153 +11
Davis Love III  United States 1997 78 75 153 +11
John Daly  United States 1991 74 79 153 +11
Rich Beem  United States 2002 82 72 154 +12
Y. E. Yang  South Korea 2009 76 79 155 +13

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Kevin Kisner and Thorbjørn Olesen were the co-leaders at 67 (−4), with five players one shot behind.[13][14][15]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Kevin Kisner  United States 67 −4
Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark
T3 Brooks Koepka  United States 68 −3
Grayson Murray  United States
D. A. Points  United States
Chris Stroud  United States
Gary Woodland  United States
T8 Bud Cauley  United States 69 −2
Paul Casey  England
Tony Finau  United States
Rickie Fowler  United States
Brian Harman  United States
Jim Herman  United States
Patrick Reed  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 11, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Following a weather delay of nearly two hours in the late afternoon, play was suspended at 8:11 pm EDT due to darkness, with 25 players remaining on the course. On the leaderboard, only Chris Stroud was affected, two-under for his round with five holes remaining. Play resumed at 7:30 am on Saturday.[16]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Kevin Kisner  United States 67-67=134 −8
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 70-64=134
T3 Jason Day  Australia 70-66=136 −6
Chris Stroud  United States 68-68=136
T5 Francesco Molinari  Italy 73-64=137 −5
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 70-67=137
T7 Paul Casey  England 69-70=139 −3
Rickie Fowler  United States 69-70=139
Justin Thomas  United States 73-66=139
10 An Byeong-hun  South Korea 71-69=140 −2

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 12, 2017

With the second round completed on Saturday morning, the third round began at 9:50 am EDT in groups of three at ten-minute intervals, with the final group at 2:00 pm.[17]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Kevin Kisner  United States 67-67-72=206 −7
T2 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 70-64-73=207 −6
Chris Stroud  United States 68-68-71=207
T4 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 70-67-71=208 −5
Justin Thomas  United States 73-66-69=208
6 Grayson Murray  United States 68-73-69=210 −3
T7 Scott Brown  United States 73-68-70=211 −2
Graham DeLaet  Canada 70-73-68=211
Francesco Molinari  Italy 73-64-74=211
Patrick Reed  United States 69-73-69=211
Gary Woodland  United States 68-74-69=211

Source:[18]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Entering the final round with a one-stroke lead, Kevin Kisner failed to record a birdie on the front-nine and bogeyed the par-5 7th after hitting his approach into the water. Hideki Matsuyama birdied both 6 and 7 to tie Kisner. Justin Thomas began the round two back and tied for the lead with a 36-foot (11 m) birdie putt at the 9th. Chris Stroud also birdied the ninth to tie, while Francesco Molinari's run of four birdies in five holes on his back-nine meant that five players were atop the leaderboard at seven-under.[19]

At the par-5 tenth, Thomas' putt for birdie paused on the lip of the cup for several seconds before falling in. He then chipped in at 13 for another birdie. At the par-3 17th, he hit his approach to 14 feet (4.3 m) and converted the birdie opportunity to get to nine-under. Matsuyama birdied the tenth to take solo possession of the lead, but made five bogeys to finish and fell to five-under. Kisner made his first birdie of the day at 10, but followed with two more bogeys. He managed to birdie both 14 and 15 before three-putting for bogey at the 16th. After a par at 17, Kisner needed to hole his approach from the fairway on the last to force a playoff, but found the water and made double bogey.

In the penultimate pairing and leading by three on the final tee, Thomas drove into a fairway bunker and then played conservatively. His third shot from the rough was to the right side of the green; he sank his short putt for bogey for 68 (−3) and 276 (−8).[20] Patrick Reed had three birdies on the back to get to within a shot of the lead, but bogeyed the 18th after finding a fairway bunker off the tee and tied for second, two strokes behind Thomas.[21] Molinari's chances were diminished when he also drove into a bunker at 16 and failed to get up-and-down. Louis Oosthuizen holed out from 34 yards on the par-5 15th for an eagle and birdied 18 to tie Reed and Molinari for second. With the finish Oosthuizen became the seventh golfer to finish runner-up in all four major championships.[22] Stroud played the back-nine in six-over to fall to a tie for ninth.[23]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Justin Thomas  United States 73-66-69-68=276 –8 1,890,000
T2 Francesco Molinari  Italy 73-64-74-67=278 –6 784,000
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 70-67-71-70=278
Patrick Reed  United States 69-73-69-67=278
T5 Rickie Fowler  United States 69-70-73-67=279 –5 388,500
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 70-64-73-72=279
T7 Graham DeLaet  Canada 70-73-68-69=280 –4 317,500
Kevin Kisner  United States 67-67-72-74=280
T9 Jason Day  Australia 70-66-77-70=283 –1 250,000
Matt Kuchar  United States 71-74-70-68=283
Jordan Smith  England 70-75-70-68=283
Chris Stroud  United States 68-68-71-76=283

Source:[18]

Scorecard[edit]

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 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4
United States Thomas –4 –5 –4 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –6 –7 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –8 –9 –8
Italy Molinari –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –3 –4 –5 –5 –6 –7 –6 –6 –6
South Africa Oosthuizen –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –4 –4 –4 –4 –6 –5 –5 –6
United States Reed –2 –1 –2 –3 –2 –3 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –7 –7 –7 –6
United States Fowler –1 E E –1 –1 –1 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –3 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5
Japan Matsuyama –6 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –7 –7 –7 –8 –7 –6 –5 –6 –7 –6 –6 –5
Canada DeLaet –2 –1 –2 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4
United States Kisner –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –6 –6 –6 –7 –6 –5 –5 –6 –7 –6 –6 –4
United States Stroud –5 –5 –5 –6 –6 –5 –5 –6 –7 –7 –6 –6 –5 –5 –5 –3 –2 –1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[18]

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Preceded by
2017 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2018 Masters

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