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1998 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1998 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

Vijay Singh earned his first major championship and cemented his place among the best in the game at the 1998 PGA Championship, played at Sahalee Country Club in Washington state. (Early in the tournament week, Colin Montgomerie called Sahalee, with its majestic, towering pines, the most beautiful course to host the pros.)

Tiger Woods, in his second full season as a pro, was the first-round leader with a 66, but Woods faded a little in the middle two rounds and finished tied for 10th.

Singh surged with a second-round 66, taking the lead, and after the third round Singh and Steve Stricker shared the lead, four strokes clear of the field.

Stricker and Singh matched one another through much of the final round. Singh got a great break on the par-5 No. 11 - going for the green in two, his ball veered offline and struck a tree. But it ricocheted onto the green, from where he was able to make birdie.

One stroke behind, Stricker missed a birdie opportunity on the 16th, then bogied No. 17. Singh had a simple 2-putt par on the final hole to secure the win.

1998 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1998 PGA Championship played at Sahalee Country Club (par 70) in Redmond, Washington:

Vijay Singh $540,000 70-66-67-68-271
Steve Stricker $324,000 69-68-66-70-273
Steve Elkington $204,000 69-69-69-67-274
Nick Price $118,000 70-73-68-65-276
Mark O'Meara $118,000 69-70-69-68-276
Frank Lickliter $118,000 68-71-69-68-276
Billy Mayfair $89,500 73-67-67-70-277
Davis Love III $89,500 70-68-69-70-277
John Cook $80,000 71-68-70-69-278
Kenny Perry $69,000 69-72-70-68-279
Tiger Woods $69,000 66-72-70-71-279
Skip Kendall $69,000 72-68-68-71-279
Brad Faxon $46,000 70-68-74-68-280
Fred Couples $46,000 74-71-67-68-280
Bob Tway $46,000 69-76-67-68-280
Paul Azinger $46,000 68-73-70-69-280
Bill Glasson $46,000 68-74-69-69-280
Steve Flesch $46,000 75-69-67-69-280
John Huston $46,000 70-71-68-71-280
Robert Allenby $46,000 72-68-69-71-280
Ernie Els $32,000 72-72-71-66-281
Andrew Magee $32,000 70-68-72-71-281
Per-Ulrik Johansson $26,000 69-74-71-68-282
Fred Funk $26,000 70-71-71-70-282
Scott Gump $26,000 68-69-72-73-282
Greg Kraft $26,000 71-73-65-73-282
Jeff Sluman $20,500 71-73-70-69-283
Hal Sutton $20,500 72-68-72-71-283
Glen Day $17,100 68-71-75-70-284
Tom Lehman $17,100 71-71-70-72-284
Ian Woosnam $17,100 70-75-67-72-284
Lee Rinker $17,100 70-70-71-73-284
Scott Hoch $17,100 72-69-70-73-284
Phil Mickelson $14,250 70-70-78-67-285
Bob Estes $14,250 68-76-69-72-285
Paul Goydos $14,250 70-70-72-73-285
Russ Cochran $14,250 69-71-70-75-285
Craig Stadler $12,750 69-74-71-72-286
Duffy Waldorf $12,750 74-70-70-72-286
Joey Sindelar $11,250 71-71-75-70-287
Jay Haas $11,250 72-73-73-69-287
Joe Durant $11,250 75-68-74-70-287
Carlos Franco $11,250 71-70-73-73-287
Joe Ozaki $7,990 73-71-75-69-288
Jeff Maggert $7,990 71-73-73-71-288
Steve Lowery $7,990 76-69-72-71-288
David Ogrin $7,990 73-72-71-72-288
Kevin Sutherland $7,990 74-71-71-72-288
Colin Montgomerie $7,990 70-67-77-74-288
P.H. Horgan III $7,990 71-71-72-74-288
Mark Calcavecchia $7,990 70-73-71-74-288
Dudley Hart $7,990 70-75-69-74-288
Billy Andrade $7,990 68-77-68-75-288
Nick Faldo $6,550 73-71-72-73-289
Scott Verplank $6,550 71-71-71-76-289
Ted Tryba $6,175 70-74-76-70-290
Mark Brooks $6,175 72-73-72-73-290
Brian Watts $6,175 72-73-72-73-290
Jim Carter $6,175 71-73-72-74-290
David Frost $6,175 70-69-76-75-290
Jay Don Blake $6,175 70-72-73-75-290
Trevor Dodds $5,900 69-74-75-72-291
Tom Byrum $5,900 72-71-74-74-291
Olin Browne $5,900 73-71-71-76-291
Robert Karlsson $5,750 71-73-75-73-292
Shigeki Maruyama $5,750 68-77-73-74-292
Loren Roberts $5,750 72-71-74-75-292
Stephen Leaney $5,650 72-70-72-79-293
Andrew Coltart $5,600 70-75-75-74-294
David Sutherland $5,550 77-68-77-73-295
Brent Geiberger $5,450 73-70-77-74-296
Craig Parry $5,450 70-75-74-77-296
Brad Fabel $5,450 73-72-73-78-296
Chris Perry $5,350 73-71-75-78-297
Tim Herron $5,350 73-70-79-76-298

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