2014 PGA Championship

2014 PGA Championship

2014 PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates August 7–10, 2014
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Course(s) Valhalla Golf Club
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 71[1]
Length 7,458 yards (6,820 m)
Field 156 players, 74 after cut
Cut 143 (+1)
Prize fund $10,000,000 [2]
7,478,872
Winner's share $1,800,000
€1,346,197
Champion
Rory McIlroy
268 (−16)
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Valhalla<br>Golf Club is located in United States
Valhalla<br>Golf Club
Valhalla
Golf Club
Location in the United States
Valhalla<br>Golf Club is located in Kentucky
Valhalla<br>Golf Club
Valhalla
Golf Club
Location in Kentucky

The 2014 PGA Championship was the 96th PGA Championship, played August 7–10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.[3] This was the third PGA Championship at Valhalla, which previously hosted in 1996 and 2000, both won in playoffs, as well as the Ryder Cup in 2008, the most recent U.S. victory.

Rory McIlroy won his second PGA Championship and fourth career major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson.[4]

Contents

  • Venue 1
  • Field 2
    • Nationalities in the field 2.1
    • Past champions in the field 2.2
      • Made the cut 2.2.1
      • Missed the cut 2.2.2
  • Round summaries 3
    • First round 3.1
    • Second round 3.2
    • Third round 3.3
    • Final round 3.4
      • Scorecard 3.4.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Venue

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Cut the Corner 446 4 10 Turns 590 5
2 The Ridge 500 4 11 On the Edge 210 3
3 Floyds Fork 205 3 12 Odin's Revenge 467 4
4 Short 'n Sweet 372 4 13 The Island 350 4
5 Fade Away 463 4 14 Two Tears 217 3
6 The Bear 495 4 15 On the Rocks 435 4
7 Players Pick 597 5 16 Down the Stretch 508 4
8 Thor's Hammer 174 3 17 No Mercy 472 4
9 The Rise 415 4 18 Gahm Over 542 5
Out 3,667 35 In 3,791 36
Source:>[1][5] Total 7,458 71

Previous course lengths for major championships

The second hole was previously played as a par 5.

Field

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.

1. All former PGA Champions
Rich Beem, Keegan Bradley (8,9), Mark Brooks, John Daly, Jason Dufner (6,8,9,10), Pádraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer (2,8,9,10), Davis Love III, Rory McIlroy (2,4,6,8,9,10), Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson (3,4,8,9), Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods (8,9), Yang Yong-eun

  • David Toms (6) withdrew due to a back injury.[6]

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
Graeme McDowell (6,8,9), Justin Rose (8,9,10), Webb Simpson (8,9,10)

3. Last five Masters Champions
Charl Schwartzel (8), Adam Scott (6,8,10), Bubba Watson (8,9,10)

4. Last five British Open Champions
Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen

5. Current Senior PGA Champion
Colin Montgomerie

6. 15 low scorers and ties in the 2013 PGA Championship
Jonas Blixt (8), Roberto Castro, Jason Day (8,10), Jim Furyk (8,9), Zach Johnson (8,9,10), Marc Leishman (8), Scott Piercy, Henrik Stenson (8,10), Kevin Streelman (8,10), Steve Stricker (8,9), Marc Warren, Boo Weekley

7. 20 low scorers in the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship
Michael Block, Jamie Broce, Rob Corcoran, Stuart Deane, Frank Esposito, Jr., Ryan Helminen, David Hronek, Johan Kok, Aaron Krueger, Jim McGovern, David McNabb, Brian Norman, Rod Perry, Matt Pesta, Steve Schneiter, Jerry Smith, Bob Sowards, David Tentis, Dustin Volk, Eric Williamson

8. Top 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to the 2014 RBC Canadian Open
Ryan Moore (10), Kevin Na, Noh Seung-yul (10), Ryan Palmer, Ian Poulter (9), Patrick Reed (10), Rory Sabbatini, John Senden (10), Brandt Snedeker (9), Jordan Spieth, Kevin Stadler (10), Brendan Steele, Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard, Daniel Summerhays, Brendon Todd (10), Jimmy Walker (10), Nick Watney, Gary Woodland

9. Members of the United States and European 2012 Ryder Cup teams (provided they are ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking on July 28)
Francesco Molinari, Lee Westwood

10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the 2013 PGA Championship
Chesson Hadley, Geoff Ogilvy, Scott Stallings

11. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).
Scott Brown, Russell Knox, Cameron Tringale, Jason Kokrak

12. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above
Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Stephen Gallacher, Branden Grace, David Hearn, Mikko Ilonen, Ryo Ishikawa, Thongchai Jaidee, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Robert Karlsson, Kim Hyung-sung, Brooks Koepka, Anirban Lahiri, Pablo Larrazábal, Alexander Lévy, Shane Lowry, Joost Luiten, Matteo Manassero, Edoardo Molinari, Koumei Oda, Thorbjørn Olesen, Kenny Perry, Richard Sterne, Hideto Tanihara, Tom Watson, Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Fabrizio Zanotti

Alternates (category 11)
  1. Jerry Kelly – replaced Dustin Johnson[8]
  2. Pat Perez – took spot reserved for WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner
  3. Shawn Stefani – replaced David Toms[6]
  4. John Huh – replaced Matt Kuchar[9]

Nationalities in the field

North America (85) South America (2) Europe (39) Oceania (9) Asia (11) Africa (10)
 Canada (2)  Argentina (1)  England (9)  Australia (8)  India (1)  South Africa (9)
 United States (83)  Paraguay (1)  Northern Ireland (3)  Fiji (1)  Japan (4)  Zimbabwe (1)
 Scotland (4)  South Korea (4)
 Wales (1)  Thailand (2)
 Ireland (2)
 Austria (1)
 Denmark (2)
 Spain (5)
 Finland (1)
 France (2)
 Germany (1)
 Italy (3)
 Netherlands (1)
 Sweden (4)

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2012 66 67 67 68 268 −16 1
Phil Mickelson  United States 2005 69 67 67 66 269 −15 2
Vijay Singh  Fiji 1998, 2004 71 68 73 69 281 −3 T36

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2008 73 71 144 +2
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2010 70 74 144 +2
Davis Love III  United States 1997 72 73 145 +3
Keegan Bradley  United States 2011 74 72 146 +4
Y. E. Yang  South Korea 2009 75 71 146 +4
John Daly  United States 1991 76 72 148 +6
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2006, 2007
74 74 148 +6
Shaun Micheel  United States 2003 72 79 151 +9
Rich Beem  United States 2002 74 79 153 +11
Mark Brooks  United States 1996 78 79 157 +15
Jason Dufner  United States 2013 WD

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lee Westwood recorded nine birdies, including his last four holes, to offset a double-bogey for a round of 65 (−6) and join Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer in a tie for first. Rory McIlroy also rebounded from a double-bogey with four straight birdies on the back nine and was one shot behind. Defending champion Jason Dufner entered the championship with a neck injury and withdrew after ten holes at +8.[11]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Kevin Chappell  United States 65 −6
Ryan Palmer  United States
Lee Westwood  England
T4 Jim Furyk  United States 66 −5
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
Edoardo Molinari  Italy
Henrik Stenson  Sweden
Chris Wood  England
T9 Mikko Ilonen  Finland 67 −4
Jerry Kelly  United States

Second round

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rory McIlroy, who had regained the world number one spot the previous Monday, held the 36-hole lead. The low round went to Jason Day with a 65.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 66-67=133 −9
T2 Jason Day  Australia 69-65=134 −8
Jim Furyk  United States 66-68=134
T4 Rickie Fowler  United States 69-66=135 −7
Mikko Ilonen  Finland 67-68=135
Ryan Palmer  United States 65-70=135
T7 Phil Mickelson  United States 69-67=136 −6
Bernd Wiesberger  Austria 68-68=136
T9 Graham DeLaet  Canada 69-68=137 −5
Victor Dubuisson  France 69-68=137
Joost Luiten  Netherlands 68-69=137
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 70-67=137
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 66-71=137
Steve Stricker  United States 69-68=137
Lee Westwood  England 65-72=137

Third round

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rory McIlroy birdied three of his last four holes for a round of 67 (−4). Bernd Wiesberger recorded birdies on his last three holes to record the lowest score of the round with a 65 (−6) and move into second place, one shot behind. A tight leaderboard saw five players tied for the lead at 10-under at one point on the back-nine. The scoring average for the round was 69.6, the lowest in PGA Championship history.[12]
Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 66-67-67=200 −13
2 Bernd Wiesberger  Austria 68-68-65=201 −12
3 Rickie Fowler  United States 69-66-67=202 −11
T4 Jason Day  Australia 69-65-69=203 −10
Phil Mickelson  United States 69-67-67=203
T6 Mikko Ilonen  Finland 67-68-69=204 −9
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 70-67-67=204
Ryan Palmer  United States 65-70-69=204
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 66-71-67=204
T10 Graham DeLaet  Canada 69-68-68=205 −8
Jamie Donaldson  Wales 69-70-66=205
Steve Stricker  United States 69-68-68=205

Final round

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Finishing the round in almost complete darkness, Rory McIlroy made par on the 18th to win his fourth career and second consecutive major championship. Beginning the round with a one-shot advantage, McIlroy fell from the lead with two bogeys on his first six holes. Rickie Fowler recorded birdies on four out of five holes on the front-nine, Phil Mickelson made four birdies on his first nine while Henrik Stenson made five birdies on the front to each pass McIlroy. Down by as much as three shots, McIlroy jumped back into contention with an eagle at the 10th to get within one shot. Fowler and Stenson both made bogey on the 14th, while Mickelson bogeyed the 16th. McIlroy, meanwhile, birdied the 13th and 17th to get to 16-under-par.[13] Needing eagle on 18 to tie McIlroy, Mickelson's chip from off the green narrowly missed while Fowler missed on a lengthy putt. McIlroy found a greenside bunker at the last then two-putted for par and a one-shot win over Mickelson. With this win McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2008 to win three straight starts on the PGA Tour (he previously won the Open Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational), and the first since Pádraig Harrington to win consecutive majors. Harrington won the same two in 2008, the Open Championship and PGA Championship.[14][15]
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 66-67-67-68=268 −16 1,800,000
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 69-67-67-66=269 −15 1,080,000
T3 Rickie Fowler  United States 69-66-67-68=270 −14 580,000
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 66-71-67-66=270
T5 Jim Furyk  United States 66-68-72-66=272 −12 367,500
Ryan Palmer  United States 65-70-69-68=272
T7 Victor Dubuisson  France 69-68-70-66=273 −11 263,000
Ernie Els  South Africa 70-70-68-65=273
Mikko Ilonen  Finland 67-68-69-69=273
Hunter Mahan  United States 70-71-65-67=273
Steve Stricker  United States 69-68-68-68=273
Jimmy Walker  United States 69-71-68-65=273

Source[16]

Scorecard

Birdie Eagle 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 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5
McIlroy −13 −13 −12 −12 −12 −11 −12 −12 −12 −14 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −15 −16 −16
Mickelson −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −14 −14 −15
Fowler −11 −10 −11 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −15 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14
Stenson −10 −10 −11 −11 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14 −15 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14
Furyk −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −12
Palmer −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8 −9 −9 −9 −11 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12
Day −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −8 −8 −9
Wiesberger −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source[16]

References

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External links

  • Official website
  • Professional Golfers Association of America
  • Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
  • Valhalla Golf Club
  • Courier-JournalLocal coverage from Louisville
Preceded by
2014 Open Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2015 Masters Tournament