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1995 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 1995 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

Ernie Els shared or held the lead at the 1995 PGA Championship after 36 holes and after 54. Following the third round, Els was in front by three strokes over Jeff Maggert. But neither Maggert nor Els figured in the final reckoning; Maggert played well with a 2-under 69, while Els posted a pedestrian 1-over 72. Both were overtaken by Steve Elkington and Colin Montgomerie.

Elkington started the final round six strokes behind Els, while Monty was five back. But Elkington shot a blistering 64, and Montgomerie tied Elkington's 17-under 267 total with a round of 65.

On the first playoff hole, Elkington rolled in a 25-foot putt for birdie, then Monty missed a 20-footer. Steve Elkington was the 1995 PGA Championship winner. Els and Maggert tied for third.

Elkington's comeback from six behind is the second-best final-round comeback in tournament history. Elkington and Montgomerie set a new tournament scoring record (later bettered) at 267, and tied what was then the lowest stroke total in any major (set by Greg Norman but since bettered).

The victory was Elkington's sixth on the PGA Tour, and his first major. It remained his only major, although he did also win twice at the prestigious Players Championship.

Jack Nicklaus finished tied for 67th here; it was the last time Nicklaus made the cut in a PGA Championship.

1995 PGA Championship Scores
Results from the 1995 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-71 Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California (x-won playoff):

x-Steve Elkington 68-67-68-64--267 $360,000
Colin Montgomerie 68-67-67-65--267 $216,000
Ernie Els 66-65-66-72--269 $116,000
Jeff Maggert 66-69-65-69--269 $116,000
Brad Faxon 70-67-71-63--271 $80,000
Bob Estes 69-68-68-68--273 $68,500
Mark O'Meara 64-67-69-73--273 $68,500
Jay Haas 69-71-64-70--274 $50,000
Justin Leonard 68-66-70-70--274 $50,000
Steve Lowery 69-68-68-69--274 $50,000
Jeff Sluman 69-67-68-69--274 $50,000
Craig Stadler 71-66-66-71--274 $50,000
Jim Furyk 68-70-69-68--275 $33,750
Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-69-67-70--275 $33,750
Payne Stewart 69-70-69-67--275 $33,750
Kirk Triplett 71-69-68-67--275 $33,750
Mike Campbell 71-65-71-69--276 $26,000
Costantino Rocca 70-69-68-69--276 $26,000
Curtis Strange 72-68-68-68--276 $26,000
Greg Norman 66-69-70-72--277 $21,000
Jesper Parnevik 69-69-70-69--277 $21,000
Duffy Waldorf 69-69-67-72--277 $21,000
Woody Austin 70-70-70-68--278 $15,500
Nolan Henke 68-73-67-70--278 $15,500
Peter Jacobsen 69-67-71-71--278 $15,500
Lee Janzen 66-70-72-70--278 $15,500
Bruce Lietzke 73-68-67-70--278 $15,500
Billy Mayfair 68-68-72-70--278 $15,500
Steve Stricker 75-64-69-70--278 $15,500
Sam Torrance 69-69-69-71--278 $15,500
Paul Azinger 70-70-72-67--279 $8,907
Mark Brooks 67-74-69-69--279 $8,907
Fred Couples 70-69-74-66--279 $8,907
Nick Faldo 69-73-70-67--279 $8,907
Gil Morgan 66-73-74-66--279 $8,907
Jose Maria Olazabal 72-66-70-71--279 $8,907
Joe Ozaki 71-70-65-73--279 $8,907
D.A. Weibring 74-68-69-68--279 $8,907
Lennie Clements 67-71-72-70--280 $6,750
Fred Funk 70-72-68-70--280 $6,750
Sandy Lyle 67-73-69-71--280 $6,750
Nick Price 71-71-70-68--280 $6,750
Philip Walton 71-70-71-68--280 $6,750
Chip Beck 66-74-73-68--281 $5,600
Ben Crenshaw 68-73-73-67--281 $5,600
Jim Gallagher Jr. 64-72-73-72--281 $5,600
Gene Sauers 69-71-68-73--281 $5,600
Peter Senior 68-71-74-68--281 $5,600
John Adams 65-76-71-70--282 $4,620
Brian Claar 68-67-73-74--282 $4,620
Robin Freeman 71-69-70-72--282 $4,620
Jumbo Ozaki 73-68-69-72--282 $4,620
Kenny Perry 75-67-70-70--282 $4,620
Michael Bradley 63-73-73-74--283 $4,050
Hale Irwin 71-68-71-73--283 $4,050
Tom Kite 70-69-70-74--283 $4,050
Scott Simpson 71-67-71-74--283 $4,050
Ed Dougherty 68-72-74-70--284 $3,630
Per-Ulrik Johansson 72-69-71-72--284 $3,630
Steve Pate 71-71-71-71--284 $3,630
Loren Roberts 74-68-71-71--284 $3,630
Tom Watson 71-71-72-70--284 $3,630
Barry Lane 74-68-75-68--285 $3,400
Mike Sullivan 72-69-71-73--285 $3,400
Lanny Wadkins 73-69-71-72--285 $3,400
Dillard Pruitt 73-69-72-72--286 $3,300
David Frost 69-73-72-73--287 $3,263
Jack Nicklaus 69-71-71-76--287 $3,263
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-69-75-72--288 $3,225
Brian Kamm 71-66-74-78--289 $3,200
Curtis Byrum 71-71-78-71--291 $3,163
Wayne DeFrancesco 69-73-74-75--291 $3,163

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