Singh wins three-hole playoff for second PGA title

Despite closing with a 4-over 76 -- the highest winning score of a PGA champion -- Vijay Singh ended up with the Wanamaker Trophy.
PGA of America President M.G. Orender presents the Wanamaker Trophy to champion Vijay Singh (E.M. Pio Roda,
August 15, 2004 — Vijay Singh didn't make a birdie during regulation play Sunday at Whistling Straits, but he made a huge one on the first of three playoff holes to defeat Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco and win the 86th PGA Championship. Singh's fifth win of the year and second PGA title gave him three career majors and likely sealed his selection as the PGA Tour Player of the Year.

'No question' PGA will return to Whistling Straits

Camera click, slow play contribute to Tiger's woes August 15, 2004 — PGA of America chief executive officer Jim Awtrey said Sunday that he and Whistling Straits owner Herb Kohler Jr. are in talks to bring the PGA Championship back to the links-style course, adding that "someday there will be a Ryder Cup here." Full Story

Sutton faces tough decisions before Monday announcement

Sutton faces tough decisions before Monday announcement August 15, 2004 — United States Ryder Cup Captain Hal Sutton was a very interested observer to the conclusion of the 86th PGA Championship on Sunday, and the performance of several players surely caught his eye as he prepares to announce his captain�s picks on Monday. Full Story

Sullivan lowest club professional at PGA since 1969

Chip Sullivan August 15, 2004 — PGA Head Professional Chip Sullivan gave his dying sister a lasting image at the 86th PGA Championship. He not only fulfilled her wish to make the cut, but his 287 final score was the first under-par finish by a club professional in 35 years. Full Story

Notebook: Woods extends his major losing streak

August 15, 2004 — Tiger Woods remains the No.1-ranked player in the world, but he now has failed to win 10 straight majors. Plus, Shaun Micheel's defense ends well, Ben Crane gets a date for 2005 at Baltusrol, and more. Full Story

DiMarco and Riley play their way into Ryder Cup

August 15, 2004 — By virtue of their high finishes in the PGA Championship on Sunday, Chris DiMarco and Chris Riley earned spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. U.S. Captain Hal Sutton will announce his captain�s choices Monday morning. Full Story

Two failed gambles doom Leonard to defeat

August 15, 2004 — Justin Leonard went right at the flag on No. 18 at Whistling Straits twice Sunday afternoon. He came up short both times, and those failures proved the difference between victory and defeat for him. Full Story

PGA of America adjusts Sunday yardages at Whistling Straits

August 15, 2004 — The field will face a slightly longer Whistling Straits on Sunday for the final round of the 86th PGA Championship. The PGA of America has lengthened four holes and shortened one other. Full Story

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