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1993 PGA Championship
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Tournament information
DatesAugust 12–15, 1993
Location Toledo, Ohio
Course(s) Inverness Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par71
Length7,025 yards (6,424 m)
Field151 players, 74 after cut [1]
Cut143 (+1)
Prize fund $1.7 million
Winner's share$300,000
Champion
United States Paul Azinger
272 (−12), playoff
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Inverness Club is located in the US
Inverness Club
Inverness
Club
Location in the United States

The 1993 PGA Championship was the 75th PGA Championship, held August 12–15 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Paul Azinger won his only major title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman. [2] [3] Azinger birdied four of the last seven holes to get into the playoff. [4] Norman, the 1993 Open champion, joined Craig Wood as the only players to lose playoffs in all four major championships. [5] It was the fifth playoff under the sudden-death format at the PGA Championship, first used in 1977.

Norman was attempting to become the first player to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship in the same year since Walter Hagen in 1924. It was accomplished the following year by Nick Price, and later by Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2006, Pádraig Harrington in 2008 and Rory McIlroy in 2014.

It was the sixth major championship at Inverness, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1986 and four U.S. Opens ( 1920, 1931, 1957, and 1979). Norman was also the British Open champion and PGA runner-up in 1986, when Bob Tway holed out from a greenside bunker at the 72nd hole for birdie. Forced to sink his chip to tie, Norman ran it ten feet (3 m) past and bogeyed. [6]

Tom Watson, age 43, was in search of a PGA Championship win to complete a career grand slam. He was a stroke behind after 54 holes, but bogeyed three of the first five holes and finished four strokes back in fifth. Watson later had top ten finishes in 1994 and 2000, but never won the title.

Course layout

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 398 385 194 466 409 210 452 554 420 3,488 363 378 170 515 448 465 409 435 354 3,537 7,025
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 36 71

Source: [7]

Lengths of the course for previous major championships:

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Lanny Wadkins   United States 1977 65 68 71 74 278 −6 T14
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 1992 74 66 72 71 283 −1 T31
Hal Sutton   United States 1983 69 72 70 72 283 −1 T31
Payne Stewart   United States 1989 71 70 70 73 284 E T44
Hubert Green   United States 1985 70 71 69 75 285 +1 T51
John Daly   United States 1991 71 68 73 73 285 +1 T51
Larry Nelson   United States 1981, 1987 73 67 74 72 286 +2 T56
Jeff Sluman   United States 1988 74 69 72 72 287 +3 T61

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Bob Tway   United States 1986 70 74 144 +2
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
71 73 144 +2
Raymond Floyd   United States 1969, 1982 71 73 144 +2
Wayne Grady   Australia 1990 75 70 145 +3
John Mahaffey   United States 1978 73 76 149 +7
David Graham   Australia 1979 76 81 157 +15

Source: [8]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, August 12, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Scott Simpson   United States 64 −7
2 Lanny Wadkins   United States 65 −6
T3 Dudley Hart   United States 66 −5
Richard Zokol   Canada
T5 Steve Elkington   Australia 67 −4
Dan Forsman   United States
Robert Gamez   United States
Mike Hulbert   United States
Barry Lane   England
Mark McCumber   United States
Phil Mickelson   United States
Loren Roberts   United States
Eduardo Romero   Argentina

Second round

Friday, August 13, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Vijay Singh   Fiji 68-63=131 −11
T2 Steve Elkington   Australia 67-66=133 −9
Lanny Wadkins   United States 65-68=133
T4 Dudley Hart   United States 66-68=134 −8
Eduardo Romero   Argentina 67-67=134
Scott Simpson   United States 64-70=134
Tom Watson   United States 69-65=134
T8 Paul Azinger   United States 69-66=135 −7
Bob Estes   United States 69-66=135
Frank Nobilo   New Zealand 69-66=135

Third round

Saturday, August 14, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 68-68-67=203 −10
T2 Paul Azinger   United States 69-66-69=204 −9
Bob Estes   United States 69-66-69=204
Hale Irwin   United States 68-69-67=204
Vijay Singh   Fiji 68-63-73=204
Lanny Wadkins   United States 65-68-71=204
Tom Watson   United States 69-65-70=204
T8 Nick Faldo   England 68-68-69=205 −8
Brad Faxon   United States 70-70-65=205
Dudley Hart   United States 66-68-71=205
Scott Simpson   United States 64-70-71=205

Final round

Sunday, August 15, 1993

Place Player Country Score To par Money ( $)
T1 Paul Azinger   United States 69-66-69-68=272 −12 Playoff
Greg Norman   Australia 68-68-67-69=272
3 Nick Faldo   England 68-68-69-68=273 −11 105,000
4 Vijay Singh   Fiji 68-63-73-70=274 −10 90,000
5 Tom Watson   United States 69-65-70-72=276 −8 75,000
T6 John Cook   United States 72-66-68-71=277 −7 47,813
Bob Estes   United States 69-66-69-73=277
Dudley Hart   United States 66-68-71-72=277
Nolan Henke   United States 72-70-67-68=277
Scott Hoch   United States 74-68-68-67=277
Hale Irwin   United States 68-69-67-73=277
Phil Mickelson   United States 67-71-69-70=277
Scott Simpson   United States 64-70-71-72=277

Source: [8]

Scorecard

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 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4
United States Azinger −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12
Australia Norman −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −9 −8 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12
England Faldo −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11
Fiji Singh −9 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10
United States Watson −8 −8 −7 −8 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source: [5]

Playoff

The sudden-death playoff began on the 18th hole, a 354-yard (324 m) par-4. Both narrowly missed birdie putts and tapped in for pars, and went to the next hole, the 10th at 363 yards (332 m). Again both hit the fairway and the green. Norman's downhill 20-foot (6 m) birdie attempt ended four feet (1.3 m) short, and Azinger's from seven feet (2.1 m) lipped out, and he tapped in for par. Norman's attempt to save par also rimmed out, and the playoff was over. [5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Paul Azinger   United States 4-4 E 300,000
2 Greg Norman   Australia 4-x +1 155,000
  • Sudden-death playoff was played on holes 18 and 10, both par fours. [5]

References

  1. ^ "Tournament Info for: 1993 PGA Championship". PGA.com. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Diaz, Jaime (August 16, 1993). "Norman zinged". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (New York Times). p. D-1.
  3. ^ Green, Bob (August 16, 1993). "Azinger wins a major - Norman gets stung". Deseret News. Associated Press. p. D-1.
  4. ^ Reilly, Rick (August 23, 1993). "Zinged!". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.
  5. ^ a b c d Hackenberg, Dave (August 16, 1993). "A zinger of a finish". Toledo Blade. p. 19.
  6. ^ "History: PGA Championships". Inverness Club. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "Day One Scorecard". Toledo Blade Toledo Blade. August 13, 1993. p. 30.
  8. ^ a b "1993 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013.

External links

Preceded by
1993 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1994 Masters


1993 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Latitude and Longitude:

41°39′07″N 83°39′04″W / 41.652°N 83.651°W / 41.652; -83.651