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How PGA Champ golfers have changed over the years

How PGA Championship golfers have changed over the years

The PGA Championship has been bringing the world's best professional golfers together to compete for the Wanamaker Trophy for more than 100 years.

Many of those golfers have had the opportunity to play in several PGA Championships. Here's a before-and-after look at photos of some of the players in the field this year from when they first started to today.

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John Daly

John Daly has played in 26 PGA Championships, with his first appearance famously coming in 1991 at Crooked Stick Golf Club. His best finish since then was a T-18 performance at Kiawah Island in 2012. The photo on the left is from that 1991 win and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler has played in nine PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 2010 at Whistling Straits. His best finish was a T3 performance at Valhalla in 2014. The photo on the left is from 2011 at the Atlanta Athletic Club and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson has played in nine PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 2009 at Hazeltine. His best finish was a T5 performance at Whistling Straits in 2010. The photo on the left is from 2010 at Whistling Straits and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Tiger Woods

Tiger has played in 19 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 1997 at Winged Foot. He's won the PGA Championship four times, in 1998, 1999, 2006 and 2007. The photo on the left is from 1997 at Winged Foot and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter has played in 16 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 2001 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. His best finish was a T3 performance at Kiawah Island in 2012. The photo on the left is from 2003 at Oak Hill Country Club and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Vijay Singh

Vijay Singh has played in 27 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 1992 at Bellerive Country Club. He has won the PGA Championship twice, in 1998 and 2004. The photo on the left is from 1994 at Southern Hills Country Club and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia has played in 20 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 1999 at Medinah. His best finish was a 2nd place performance at Medinah in 1999 and a T2 finish in 2008 at Oakland Hills Country Club. The photo on the left is from 1999 at Medinah and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk has played in 24 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 1995 at Riviera Country Club. His best finish was a 2nd place performance at Oak Hill Country Club in 2013. The photo on the left is from 1997 at Winged Foot and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

 

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson has played in 26 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 1993 at Inverness Club. He won the PGA Championship in 2005. The photo on the left is from 1994 at Southern Hills and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has played in 10 PGA Championships, with his first appearance coming in 2009 at Hazeltine. He has won the PGA Championship twice, in 2012 and 2014. The photo on the left is from 2010 at Whistling Straits and the photo on the right is from 2018 at Bellerive Country Club.