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1998 PGA Championship

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Dates  August 13–16, 1998
Length  6,906 yards (6,315 m)
Start date  1998
Par  70
Location  Redmond, Washington
Cut  145 (+5)
Prize fund  3 million USD
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Course(s)  Sahalee Country Club (South & North nines)
Field  148 players, 75 after cut
Organized by  Professional Golfers' Association of America
Tours  PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Similar  2001 PGA Championship, 2004 PGA Championship, 2003 PGA Championship, 1999 PGA Championship, 2002 PGA Championship

1998 pga championship vijay s dominance at sahalee

The 1998 PGA Championship was the 80th PGA Championship, held August 13–16 at Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. Vijay Singh won the first of his three major championships, two strokes ahead of runner-up Steve Stricker.


This was only the tenth time the championship was played in the western half of the United States. This remains the last PGA Championship played in the West, with the next scheduled for 2020 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

It was the third major championship held in the Pacific Northwest, all PGA Championships. The previous two were match play events, held in Spokane in 1944 and Portland in 1946.

Sahalee was scheduled to host again in 2010, but the PGA of America reversed its decision in early 2005 and moved it to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Course layout

South and North nines

First round

Thursday, August 13, 1998

Second round

Friday, August 14, 1998

Third round

Saturday, August 15, 1998

Final round

Sunday, August 16, 1998

As 54-hole co-leaders at 203 (−7), Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker were in the final pairing at noon PDT, four shots ahead of the field. Stricker stayed within a stroke until the par-3 17th, where both tee shots found the same bunker. Singh saved par but Stricker couldn't, and both parred 18; Singh shot 68 (−2) to win his first major by two strokes. Steve Elkington, the 1995 champion, carded a 67 to finish in solo third, a stroke behind Stricker. Nick Price, the champion in 1992 and 1994, shot a bogey-free 65 to equal the course record.



Final round

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


1998 PGA Championship Wikipedia