| 7,213 yards (6,596 m)|
16 Aug 2001 – 19 Aug 2001
| 141 (+1)|
| Atlanta Athletic Club,
149 players, 76 after cut
Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Georgia, United States
Professional Golfers' Association of America
PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
2003 PGA Championship, 1998 PGA Championship, 2002 PGA Championship, 1999 PGA Championship, 2004 PGA Championship
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.
2001 PGA Championship Wikipedia
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
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Friday, August 17, 2001
Saturday, August 18, 2001
Sunday, August 19, 2001
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par