Wednesday, June 30, 2010
It wasn't easy, but University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small became only the second player ever to win the PGA Professional National Championship three times. Small and the other 19 players who finished in the top 20 also earned berths in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in August.
Championship winner Mike Small and the 19 other players who finished in the top 20 Wednesday have earned automatic berths in the season's final major at Whistling Straits in August.
Mike Small's record-tying performance is still sinking in. Plus, Stu Ingraham made some National Championship history of his own this week, Jason Schmuhl saved his best for last, and more.
As much as the competitors put into every swing of the club, our National Championship can't help but be thrilling, says PGA of America President Jim Remy. And this year's event in French Lick was obviously no exception.