| August 12–15, 1999|
7,401 yards (6,767 m)
| Medinah, Illinois|
| Medinah Country Club
Course No. 3|
148 players, 74 after cut
Professional Golfers' Association of America
PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
2000 PGA Championship, 2006 PGA Championship, 1998 PGA Championship, 2007 PGA Championship, 2001 PGA Championship
The 1999 PGA Championship was the 81st PGA Championship, held August 12–15 at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago. Tiger Woods, 23, won his first PGA Championship and second major, one stroke ahead of runner-up Sergio García, age 19.
At the time, many (including noted commentator Gary McCord) predicted this would mark the beginning of a long rivalry between Woods and García. García's outgoing antics during the tournament had captured the attention of many golf fans. Through 2016, he has yet to win a major title, while Woods is one of the most decorated professionals of all time.
Although this was the first PGA Championship held at Medinah, it was the fourth major; the U.S. Open was held at Course No. 3 in 1949, 1975, and 1990. The PGA Championship returned seven years later in 2006, also won by Woods, and Medinah hosted the Ryder Cup in 2012.
1999 PGA Championship Wikipedia
Course No. 3
Previous course lengths for major championships:7,195 yards (6,579 m), par 72 - 1990 U.S. Open
7,032 yards (6,430 m), par 71 - 1975 U.S. Open
6,981 yards (6,383 m), par 71 - 1949 U.S. Open
Thursday, August 12, 1999
Friday, August 13, 1999
Saturday, August 14, 1999
Sunday, August 15, 1999
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par