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August 8, 2012 | Mike Kern
What: PGA Championship Where: At Kiawah Island, S.C. The Ocean Course No. 1: par 4, 396 yards No. 2: par 5, 557 yards No. 3: par 4, 390 yards No. 4: par 4, 458 yards No. 5: par 3, 188 yards No. 6: par 4, 480 yards No. 7: par 5, 579 yards No. 8: par 3, 198 yards No. 9: par 4, 494 yards Out: par 36, 3,740 yards No. 10: par 4, 447 yards No. 11: par 5, 593 yards No. 12: par 4, 412 yards ...
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August 13, 2006 | By JOE LOGAN Inquirer Staff Writer
Phil Mickelson Age: 36. Major titles: 3 ('04 Masters, '05 PGA, '06 Masters). Prognosis: Desperately looking to get the Mickelson Machine back on track. After winning back-to-back majors (PGA, Masters), Mickelson was breathing down Tiger Woods' neck - then blew the U.S. Open in spectacular fashion. After his disappointing tie for 22d place at the British Open, he wants the magic. Look for Lefty to pull a bunny from his hat. Ladbroke odds: 8-1. Jim Furyk Major titles: 1 ('03 U.S. Open)
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September 17, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
After third-place finishes in 1985, 1986 and 1987, tour player Jim Booros finally made it to the top locally yesterday when he won the 60th Philadelphia PGA Golf Championship with a 10-under-par 203 at the Eagle Lodge Country Club. Booros, 39, followed rounds of 69 and 68 with a 5-under-par 66 to win by 1 stroke over Gene Fieger of Downingtown. He won $16,000 from the $100,000 purse. Fieger, who eagled the fifth hole with a 50-foot putt, closed with three straight birdies for a 66 and won the $12,500 second prize.
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July 27, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Can the golf season already be coming to an end? Or at least the really relevant part of it. It seems like only yesterday that Jordan Spieth, the game's next great thing, was throwing away his chance at winning a second straight Masters on the final nine. The green jacket went instead to England's Danny Willett. While the pride of Sheffield was obviously deserving, the name didn't move nearly as many needles. Can you say Charl Schwartzel? That was 15 weeks ago. Since then we've seen Dustin Johnson finally win a major at the U.S. Open and Sweden's Henrik Stenson also get his first at the age of 40 by beating ageless Phil Mickelson in historic fashion at the British Open.
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August 8, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - The Philadelphia-area will be well-represented at the 95th PGA Championship, which starts tomorrow at Oak Hill Country Club. Mark Sheftic, the PGA teaching professional at Merion, and David McNabb, the PGA head professional at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, will both be in the field. It is the first PGA Championship for McNabb, who tied for ninth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship, giving him a shot to play with the best golfers in the world this week.
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October 5, 1988 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the PGA of America did not announce two months ago that Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square would be the site of the 1993 PGA Championship, the warning lights began to flash. The PGA has traditionally announced the site of its tournament five years hence at the site of the current tournament. But officials were non-committal in August when asked at this year's PGA at Edmond, Okla., leading people to believe that Aronimink wasn't the lock that many people had thought. But James Ray Carpenter, the president of the PGA of America, soothed the doomsayers yesterday by announcing that Aronimink would indeed be the site of the 1993 PGA Championship, its 75th.
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July 30, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The first round of the 98th PGA Championship gave hope to the underdogs of the golf world that someone could break through to make it a sweep of first-time winners in the four majors of 2016. It's not that many people would consider Jimmy Walker an underdog, given that he has won five times on the PGA Tour in the last two years and showed similar form Thursday at steamy Baltusrol Golf Club with a 5-under-par 65. But the 37-year-old from Texas, in his 10th year on tour, is winless in the majors and a recent slump has seen him slip to No. 48 in the world rankings.
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August 10, 2011 | By Mike Kern, kernm@phillynews.com
Atlanta Athletic Club has been around in various forms since 1898. The configuration of its Highlands Course was completed in 1970. Six years later the U.S. Open was held there. Since then it has undergone a couple of redesigns by Rees Jones, whose father, Robert Trent Jones Sr., was one of the original architects for what was then a 27-hole complex. Anyway, that major is remembered for the shot that clinched it, a 5-iron out of the rough from 22-year-old Jerry Pate on the 72nd hole from some 190 yards away that had to clear a lake fronting the green.
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August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jimmy Walker didn't expect winning his first career major championship to be easy, but even he had to be surprised how many great shots he had to strike at rain-soaked Baltusrol Golf Club before finally joining the pantheon of Grand Slam champions. The unassuming 37-year-old from Texas appeared to have the PGA Championship securely in hand Sunday after a birdie at the 17th hole gave him a 3-stroke lead over defending champion Jason Day. But Day's eagle at the par-5 18th meant that Walker needed a par to collect the Wanamaker Trophy.
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September 20, 2012
The Philadelphia Section PGA Championship has been reduced from 54 to 36 holes because Tuesday's storm left a massive cleanup for the grounds staff at White Manor Country Club in Malvern. After the first round was washed out, the tournament had scheduled a morning and afternoon shotgun start for Wednesday. But the grounds staff was not able to get the course ready until 10:30 a.m., meaning one of the shotgun starts had to be carried over to Thursday. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after Thursday, with the second and final round going off Friday.
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August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jason Day wanted to give Jimmy Walker something to think about Sunday at the 18th hole of the PGA Championship and he did, making an eagle at the 18th hole that put the pressure on Walker to make a par there in order to capture his first major championship. Walker did convert the par, however, and celebrated the title, the same one that Day took last year. "I just said, 'Let's just try and finish this off with a bang, try to give him something to think about and just keep pushing forward,' " said Day, who congratulated Walker behind the 18th green.
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August 2, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - In more than a quarter-century of covering major golf tournaments, I've experienced my share of, shall we say, different kinds of days. Sunday at Baltusol had to be right up there in any number of ways, not the least of which was that the PGA Championship actually finished on time when a lot of folks, including Jordan Spieth, were suggesting that we might all still be here until maybe Tuesday. He didn't specify which week. I was at Muirfield on Saturday of the 2002 British Open, when the "filthy" stuff, as they call it in those parts, blew in. Just like that, they were playing in conditions that would have made Noah start collecting wood.
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August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Kelly Whaley liked playing golf when she was a child but didn't always listen to everything her parents told her about the game, even if her mother, a former LPGA tour player who made history by competing in a PGA Tour event, was one of the top teaching pros in the country. "We did butt heads a lot," she said. But Whaley, 19, the daughter of Suzy Whaley, a former West Chester resident who is secretary of the PGA of America, accepted the advice and has developed into a fine college player.
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August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jimmy Walker didn't expect winning his first career major championship to be easy, but even he had to be surprised how many great shots he had to strike at rain-soaked Baltusrol Golf Club before finally joining the pantheon of Grand Slam champions. The unassuming 37-year-old from Texas appeared to have the PGA Championship securely in hand Sunday after a birdie at the 17th hole gave him a 3-stroke lead over defending champion Jason Day. But Day's eagle at the par-5 18th meant that Walker needed a par to collect the Wanamaker Trophy.
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August 1, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Lightning followed by steady, heavy rain Saturday forced officials to suspend the third round of play in the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. A gloomy forecast for Sunday raised the possibility that the season's final major might have to be extended to a fifth day. Play was suspended at 2:14 p.m. because of lightning in the area. Of the 86 players who made the 36-hole cut and advanced to Saturday's play, only 37 completed their rounds. Ten contestants, including co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, did not tee off and faced the possibility of going 36 holes Sunday.
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July 31, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – If you checked out the 2016 records of contestants in the field at the 98th PGA Championship, Robert Streb would have been considered quite a longshot to tie the lowest 18-hole round ever shot in a major. But anything can happen in golf, and it happened for Streb on a pleasant Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club. He birdied three of his last four holes - including an 18-footer on the par-3 ninth, his final hole - to shoot 63 and become a part of history while tying for the 36-hole lead.
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July 31, 2016 | Joe Juliano and Mike Kern, STAFF WRITERS
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The beauty of televising sporting events is that there are very few secrets anymore, since cameras are virtually everywhere. That, of course, can also be a curse, because sometimes it creates undue insight from afar.  Not to mention needless controversy. And hasn't golf had enough of that lately? Take the nearly 10 minutes it took Jordan Spieth to take a free drop from a gravely cart path on No. 7 Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club in the second round of the 98th PGA Championship, which happened to be his 16th hole since his threesome had started on the back side.
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July 30, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After playing two rounds at the British Open without a bogey, Phil Mickelson came to a venue where he had previously won a major and proceeded to sputter to four bogeys in his first 11 holes during the opening round of the PGA Championship. But the 46-year-old lefthander held steady, birdied three of his final seven holes, and finished with a respectable 71 to stay within sight of first-round leader Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol Golf Club. "It's not the start I wanted," said Mickelson, who shot rounds of 63 and 65 two weeks ago at the British Open at Royal Troon.
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July 29, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jason Day, who's still the world's top-ranked golfer, loves being a husband and a father. It's a huge part of who he is and what he's become. But sometimes, being a family man doesn't always hug him back. Like this week, for instance, when he should have been getting ready to defend his PGA Championship title. Instead he was battling a cold - which he caught from the oldest of his two young children, Dash - that kept him off the Lower Course at historic Baltusrol Golf Club until Wednesday.
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