- 2005 PGA Championship
tournament_name = 2005 PGA Championship
dates = August 11 - 15, 2005
Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey
Baltusrol Golf Club
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
par = 70
field = 156 players, 79 after cut
cut = 144 (+4)
Score = 276 (-4)The 2005 PGA Championship was the 87th
PGA Championship, played from August 11to August 15, 2005at the Baltusrol Golf ClubLower Course in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey. [ [http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2005/ 2005 PGA Championship Official Site] ] It was the first PGA Championship held at Baltusrol, which had hosted the U.S. Open seven times, and was the first major championship at Baltusrol since Lee Janzenwon the 1993 U.S. Open. Phil Mickelsonearned his second major win by flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for birdie on the final hole for a one-shot victory over Steve Elkingtonand Thomas Bjørn. The purse was $6.5 million and Mickelson took home $1.17 million.
#All former PGA Champions
#Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2001-2005)
#Winners of the last five Masters (2001-2005)
#Winners of the last five British Opens (2001-2005)
#The 2005 Senior PGA Champion
#The low 15 scorers and ties in The 2004 PGA Championship
#The 25 low scorers in The 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship
#The 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2004 International through the 2005 Buick Open
#Members of the 2004 United States Ryder Cup Team
#Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour and designated as official events from The 2004 PGA Championship to The 2005 PGA Championship. (Does not include pro-am or team competitions).
#In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories above.
#The 156-player field will be filled (in order) by those players below 70th place in official money standings from the 2004 International through the 2005 Buick Open.
[http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2005/players_eligibility.html "Full eligibility list"]
First round (Thursday)
After round one there is a logjam up at the top with twenty seven players within two shots of the lead. Six players including
Phil Mickelsonshot three under 67 for a one shot lead over the rest of the field. Defending champion Vijay Singhshot an even par 70 and is three shots off the lead.
Final round (Sunday)
The final round was not finished on Sunday for the first time since 1986. Rain delayed much of the action which ended with
Tiger Woodsas the clubhouse leader at two under. Phil Mickelsonwas putting for par on the 14th hole when play was suspended at 6:35 p.m. Thomas Bjørnwith four holes left and Steve Elkingtonwith three holes left were one shot off of Mickelson.
Final round (Monday)
Play resumed at 10:05 a.m with six players on the course within three shots of the lead. Headed to the 72nd hole
Phil Mickelsonwas tied for the lead at three under with Thomas Bjørnand Steve Elkington. Mickelson birdied the par 5 18th to win his second major title. Mickelson flopping a chip from the deep grass some 50 feet from the cup for a tap-in birdie that gave him a one-shot victory. Elkington and Bjorn both missed birdie putts and had to settle for par on the 554-hole closing hole. Mickelson became the seventh wire-to-wire winner at the PGA Championship and the first since Tiger Woodsin 2000. The round of the day belonged to Ted Purdywho ended up in a tie for tenth after a final round 66. It was first Monday finish at the PGA Championship since 1986, when Bob Twayholed a bunker shot on the 72nd hole to beat Greg Norman.
* [http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2005/ PGA Championship Official Site]
* [http://baltusrol.org/baltusrol/home.cfm Official website]
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