2000: Tiger makes his bid to repeat

Champion: Tiger Woods, Orlando, Fla
Site: Valhalla Country Club - Louisville, Ky.
Date: Aug. 17-20
Purse: $5,000,000
Par: 36-36 - 72 (7,167 yards)
Field: 150 Cut at 147 (80 players advanced)

Tiger Woods had never faced Bob May in competition while both toiled in the Southern California junior ranks. May, seven years older than Woods, had dominated that state's junior ranks with Woods, vowing to someday break all of May's recores. The twosome, who had lived 20 minutes from each other as youngsters, finally met face to face on a world stage in the 82nd PGA Championship.

Woods and May dueled through the final round at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., and then finished in a three-hole playoff. Both played brilliantly down the stretch, each posting a bogey-free 31 on the back nine.

Woods, pushed to the limit, reached down for something extra. He birdied the final two holes in regulation and the first hole (the 16th) in the Championship's first-ever three-hole aggregate score playoff. From there, Woods made memorable par saves on the final two holes to march to his second Wanamaker Trophy. He became the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three major titles in one year.

Woods earned $900,000 from a PGA record purse of $5 million. He also erased a PGA "jinx" of capturing back-to-back Championships. Woods is the first to do so since Denny Shute (1936-37), and is the first to repeat in the stroke (medal) play era of the championship that began in 1958.

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