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2001 PGA Championship

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Length  7,213 yards (6,596 m)
Prize fund  $5,200,000 €5,822,194
Dates  16 Aug 2001 – 19 Aug 2001
Cut  141 (+1)
Winner's share  $936,000 €1,046,978
Par  70
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Course(s)  Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course
Field  149 players, 76 after cut
Location  Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Georgia, United States
Organized by  Professional Golfers' Association of America
Tours  PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Similar  2003 PGA Championship, 1998 PGA Championship, 2002 PGA Championship, 1999 PGA Championship, 2004 PGA Championship

2001 pga championship a david and goliath story

The 2001 PGA Championship was the 83rd PGA Championship, held August 16–19 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb northeast of Atlanta. David Toms won his only major championship, one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson.


Toms led after 54 holes on the Highlands Course, two strokes ahead of Mickelson. Paired together in the final group, they battled for the lead back-and-forth throughout the day, both in pursuit of their first major. Toms led by one stroke on the 72nd tee, but put his tee shot in the rough. Faced with a long second shot over water, he decided to lay up on the 490-yard (448 m) par-4 and rely on his short game. Toms' third shot stopped 12 feet (3.7 m) left of the pin, and he sank the putt to save par for the win. His 265 total set the record for the lowest score at a major championship.

Two-time defending champion Tiger Woods finished 14 strokes back at 279 (−1), tied for 29th place. No former champions finished in the top twenty.

It was the third major at the Highlands Course, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1981 and the U.S. Open in 1976. All three victors were from the Deep South of the United States. The PGA Championship returned to the course in 2011.

David toms hole in one at the 2001 pga championship

Course layout

Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course


Lengths of the course for previous majors:

  • 7,070 yards (6,465 m), par 70 - 1981 PGA Championship
  • 7,015 yards (6,415 m), par 70 - 1976 U.S. Open
  • First round

    Thursday, August 16, 2001


    Second round

    Friday, August 17, 2001


    Third round

    Saturday, August 18, 2001


    Final round

    Sunday, August 19, 2001



    Final round

    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


    2001 PGA Championship Wikipedia

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