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2000 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 2000 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

The image from the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club that sticks with most golf fans is that of Tiger Woods chasing after his birdie putt, running it into the hole and pointing at the ball (photo).

This tournament was the final PGA Championship appearance of Jack Nicklaus (he missed the cut). It was the first time a three-hole aggregate playoff was put to use in this major. And it was one of the great finishes in major championship history, a battle down the stretch between the colossus Woods and the relative unknown Bob May.

Woods shared or held the lead after each of the first three rounds. And he carded an excellent 67 in the final round. But May, refusing to back down over the closing holes, posted 66 and caught Tiger.

Neither player bogied over their final nine holes of the fourth round. And Woods had to make birdie on each of the final two holes to force a playoff. May himself rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole that forced Woods to make his own 6-foot birdie putt.

For the first time, the PGA employed an aggregate, three-hole playoff. Woods started it by birdying the first extra hole, taking a one-stroke lead. May saved par on that hole with a brilliant chip from the rough to tap-in length.

Both players parred the second playoff hole. At the third, the par-5 18th, Woods lost his drive left, his second shot didn't get out of the left rough; his third found a greenside bunker. May had his own problems with the rough, but was on the green in three - albeit 40 feet away and on the wrong side of a ridge.

Woods blasted out of the bunker to two feet, ensuring a par. May's putt was as close to impossible as they come, but he very nearly holed it. Alas, he had to hole it to keep the playoff going. Woods knocked in his 2-footer for par and was the PGA champion.

For Woods, it was his third major championship victory of the year. Woods and May also set the tournament scoring record in relation to par with their 18-under scores in regulation.

2000 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 2000 PGA Championship played at Valhalla Golf Club (par 72) in Louisville, Kentucky (p-won three-hole playoff):

p-Tiger Woods, $900,000 66-67-70-67--270
Bob May, $540,000 72-66-66-66--270
Thomas Bjorn, $340,000 72-68-67-68--275
Jose Maria Olazabal, $198,667 76-68-63-69--276
Stuart Appleby, $198,667 70-69-68-69--276
Greg Chalmers, $198,667 71-69-66-70--276
Franklin Langham, $157,000 72-71-65-69--277
Notah Begay III, $145,000 72-66-70-70--278
Scott Dunlap, $112,500 66-68-70-75--279
Davis Love III, $112,500 68-69-72-70--279
Darren Clarke, $112,500 68-72-72-67--279
Phil Mickelson, $112,500 70-70-69-70--279
Tom Watson, $112,500 76-70-65-68--279
Fred Funk, $112,500 69-68-74-68--279
Michael Clark II, $77,500 73-70-67-70--280
Chris DiMarco, $77,500 73-70-69-68--280
Lee Westwood, $77,500 72-72-69-67--280
Stewart Cink, $77,500 72-71-70-67--280
Tom Kite, $56,200 70-72-69-70--281
Robert Allenby, $56,200 73-71-68-69--281
Angel Cabrera, $56,200 72-71-71-67--281
J.P. Hayes, $56,200 69-68-68-76--281
Lee Janzen, $56,200 76-70-70-65--281
Paul Azinger, $41,000 72-71-66-73--282
Jarmo Sandelin, $41,000 74-72-68-68--282
Steve Jones, $41,000 72-71-70-69--282
Skip Kendall, $34,167 72-72-69-70--283
Tom Pernice Jr., $34,167 74-69-70-70--283
Brad Faxon, $34,167 71-74-70-68--283
Kenny Perry, $28,875 78-68-70-68--284
Jean Van de Velde, $28,875 70-74-69-71--284
Mike Weir, $28,875 76-69-68-71--284
Stephen Ames, $28,875 69-71-71-73--284
Blaine McCallister, $24,000 73-71-70-71--285
Ernie Els, $24,000 74-68-72-71--285
Chris Perry, $24,000 72-74-70-69--285
Mark Calcavecchia, $24,000 73-74-71-67--285
Sergio Garcia, $24,000 74-69-73-69--285
Toshimitsui Izawa, $20,500 73-73-71-69--286
Colin Montgomerie, $20,500 74-72-70-70--286
Justin Leonard, $17,000 73-73-71-70--287
Steve Pate, $17,000 75-70-74-68--287
Paul Stankowski, $17,000 75-72-68-72--287
David Toms, $17,000 72-68-72-75--287
Jeff Sluman, $17,000 73-69-72-73--287
Mark O'Meara, $12,650 71-72-70-75--288
Brian Henninger, $12,650 70-74-71-73--288
Bernhard Langer, $12,650 75-69-73-71--288
Shigeki Maruyama, $12,650 77-69-71-71--288
Duffy Waldorf, $12,650 75-70-71-72--288
Jesper Parnevik, $10,964 72-74-70-73--289
Glen Day, $10,964 76-71-71-71--289
Andrew Coltart, $10,964 74-71-73-71--289
Jonathan Kaye, $10,964 69-74-71-75--289
Brian Watts, $10,964 72-74-73-70--289
Steve Lowery, $10,964 73-74-73-69--289
Nick Faldo, $10,964 79-68-69-73--289
Padraig Harrington, $10,250 75-72-69-74--290
Dennis Paulson, $10,250 72-75-70-73--290
Loren Roberts, $10,250 74-72-71-73--290
Carlos Franco, $10,250 72-74-74-70--290
Curtis Strange, $10,250 72-70-76-72--290
Joe Ogilvie, $10,250 73-74-71-72--290
Jay Haas, $9,700 73-74-68-76--291
Wayne Grady, $9,700 71-74-68-78--291
Craig Stadler, $9,700 74-69-71-77--291
Bill Glasson, $9,700 73-74-71-73--291
Miguel Angel Jimenez, $9,700 70-77-74-70--291
Greg Kraft, $9,425 71-73-75-73--292
Kirk Triplett, $9,425 76-71-73-72--292
John Huston, $9,350 75-72-74-72--293
Jim Furyk, $9,275 74-71-74-75--294
Paul Lawrie, $9,275 75-71-73-75--294
Scott Hoch, $9,150 73-70-75-79--297
Robert Damron, $9,150 72-74-81-70--297
Billy Mayfair, $9,150 74-73-76-74--297
Rory Sabbatini, $9,050 74-71-76-78--299
Jumbo Ozaki, $9,000 74-71-76-79--300
Hidemichi Tanaka, $8,950 72-73-77-79--301
Frank Dobbs, $8,900 75-72-88-78--313

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