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2011 PGA Championship
Recap and Scores for the 2011 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Dufner in a 3-hole, aggregate-score playoff to win the 2011 PGA Championship. Bradley played the three extra holes in 1-under par to Dufner's score of even-par.

Bradley and Dufner, at the start of the championship week, would have been considered unlikely combatants in a playoff for the major title. Bradley was a 25-year-old rookie, albeit one who had won earlier in the season and was playing well entering the tournament. But he was the 108th-ranked player in the world rankings. Dufner was a 34-year-old, winless on the PGA Tour, who entered the 2011 PGA Championship ranked No. 80.

But no big names stepped up to challenge the pair, and Bradley himself seemed to play his way out of the running when he triple-bogied the 15th hole of the final round. At that point, Dufner had a 4-stroke lead with four holes to play.

But Bradley rebounded with birdies at the 16th and 17th holes, while Dufner bogied the 15th, 16th and 17th holes. And that brought them back into a tie. Both players parred the final hole of regulation, which sent them into the 3-hole, aggregate playoff.

Bradley is the nephew of LPGA Hall of Famer Pat Bradey, a 31-time winner on the LPGA Tour, including six major championships. Every time Pat Bradley won a tournament, her mother - Keegan's grandmother - clanged a cowbell on the porch of the family home. That cowbell is part of Pat Bradley's exhibit at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Keegan Bradley said that his mother carried on the tradition with his wins, only using wind chimes rather than a cowbell.

Bradley used a long putter during the 2011 PGA Championship, and became the first golfer to win a major using a long putter. He also was the first golfer since Ben Curtis at the 2003 British Open to win in his first appearance in a major.

The tournament was played at Atlanta Athletic Club, and two former major winners at that site used the 2011 PGA Championship as their farewells to major golf. Jerry Pate, winner of the 1976 U.S. Open, and Larry Nelson, winner of the 1981 PGA Championship, both missed the cut. Tiger Woods also missed the cut, only the third missed cut in a major in his career.

2011 PGA Championship Tournament Scores
Results from the 2011 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Highlands Course of Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. (p-won playoff):

p-Keegan Bradley 71-64-69-68--272 $1,445,000
Jason Dufner 70-65-68-69--272 $865,000
Anders Hansen 68-69-70-66--273 $545,000
Scott Verplank 67-69-69-70--275 $331,000
David Toms 72-71-65-67--275 $331,000
Robert Karlsson 70-71-67-67--275 $331,000
Adam Scott 69-69-70-68--276 $259,000
Luke Donald 70-71-68-68--277 $224,500
Lee Westwood 71-68-70-68--277 $224,500
Kevin Na 72-69-70-67--278 $188,000
D.A. Points 69-67-71-71--278 $188,000
Steve Stricker 63-74-69-73--279 $132,786
Charl Schwartzel 71-71-66-71--279 $132,786
Sergio Garcia 72-69-69-69--279 $132,786
Bill Haas 68-73-69-69--279 $132,786
Gary Woodland 70-70-71-68--279 $132,786
Trevor Immelman 69-71-71-68--279 $132,786
Nick Watney 70-71-68-70--279 $132,786
Phil Mickelson 71-70-69-70--280 $81,214
Hunter Mahan 72-72-66-70--280 $81,214
Matt Kuchar 71-71-68-70--280 $81,214
Ryan Palmer 71-70-69-70--280 $81,214
Brian Davis 69-73-69-69--280 $81,214
John Senden 68-68-72-72--280 $81,214
Brendan Steele 69-68-66-77--280 $81,214
Spencer Levin 71-70-68-72--281 $51,063
Bubba Watson 74-68-70-69--281 $51,063
Mark Wilson 69-71-71-70--281 $51,063
Robert Allenby 72-70-71-68--281 $51,063
Charles Howell III 72-68-73-68--281 $51,063
Jerry Kelly 65-73-74-69--281 $51,063
Scott Piercy 71-68-71-71--281 $51,063
Brendon de Jonge 68-72-69-72--281 $51,063
Chris Kirk 72-72-69-69--282 $40,000
Francesco Molinari 72-71-67-72--282 $40,000
Alexander Noren 70-72-68-72--282 $40,000
Matteo Manassero 68-74-71-70--283 $36,250
Ben Crane 71-72-66-74--283 $36,250
K.J. Choi 70-73-69-72--284 $30,250
Bill Lunde 71-71-69-73--284 $30,250
Johan Edfors 71-70-73-70--284 $30,250
Harrison Frazar 72-69-72-71--284 $30,250
Ian Poulter 74-68-70-72--284 $30,250
Jim Furyk 71-65-73-75--284 $30,250
Seung-yul Noh 71-70-75-69--285 $21,500
Andres Romero 72-70-74-69--285 $21,500
Ross Fisher 71-69-76-69--285 $21,500
Pablo Larrazabal 70-73-76-66--285 $21,500
Brandt Jobe 68-69-73-75--285 $21,500
Yuta Ikeda 73-68-72-72--285 $21,500
Rickie Fowler 74-69-75-68--286 $17,500
Simon Dyson 68-72-71-75--286 $17,500
John Rollins 72-72-70-72--286 $17,500
Jhonattan Vegas 70-68-74-74--286 $17,500
Johnson Wagner 71-69-72-74--286 $17,500
Ryan Moore 75-69-76-67--287 $16,600
Ricky Barnes 69-75-71-72--287 $16,600
Bryce Molder 74-69-70-74--287 $16,600
Zach Johnson 71-72-73-72--288 $16,033
Kyung-Tae Kim 73-71-70-74--288 $16,033
Michael Bradley 70-74-74-70--288 $16,033
Robert Garrigus 70-70-74-76--290 $15,750
Kevin Streelman 73-71-71-75--290 $15,750
Sean O'Hair 71-73-77-70--291 $15,400
Peter Hanson 71-71-76-73--291 $15,400
Padraig Harrington 73-69-75-74--291 $15,400
Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-73-72-77--291 $15,400
Rory McIlroy 70-73-74-74--291 $15,400
Edoardo Molinari 75-69-76-72--292 $15,000
Mike Small 73-71-70-78--292 $15,000
Y.E. Yang 71-73-74-74--292 $15,000
Davis Love III 68-71-76-79--294 $14,750
Paul Casey 72-72-78-72--294 $14,750
Shaun Micheel 66-78-77-74--295 $14,550
Rory Sabbatini 73-69-73-80--295 $14,550

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