Henrik Stenson made a good run at the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla, but one 3-foot putt late on Sunday gave away one stroke he couldn’t afford to lose.
Ernie Els equaled the best score of the week with a 6-under 65 to finish at 11 under, comfortably inside the top 10 at the PGA Championship.
This is the longest streak of no club professional qualifying to play on the weekend of the PGA Championship since records were kept starting in the early 1980s.
At Valhalla, traditionally benign as a PGA Championship venue, Thursday's lengthy list of players under par included no club professionals. Steve Schneiter came the closest; with a 1-over 72.
It wasn’t a particularly stellar start to the 96th PGA Championship from the 20 club professionals in the field, but there were some highlights.
Brian Norman’s visits back home to Henderson, Ky., normally are quiet, uneventful affairs. This one will be the exception to the rule as he plays in the 96th PGA Championship.
"I honestly believe I can contend," PGA PNC winner Michael Block said Tuesday at Valhalla before the PGA Championship. "That’s how I approach everything. If I don’t, it’s not a good way to go about it."
Jamie Broce came to the realization years ago that he wasn’t going to make a living as a touring professional, so the club pro keeps his 2014 PGA Championship experience in check.
Here are bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship to compete in the 2014 PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla.
Michael Block erased a four-stroke deficit, caught the leader at the last hole, then made a 3-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole Wednesday to win the 47th PGA Professional National Championship.
Jamie Broce, head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Toledo, shot a third-round 71 on Tuesday to take a three-stroke lead at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club.
Karen Paolozzi, an assistant professional in Atlanta, shot a two-day total of 2-over 146 to make the cut at the PGA Professional National Championship by three strokes.
The 54-hole co-leaders of the Senior PGA Championship are two Hall of Famers with a lot in common, Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer, and perhaps never moreso than this week.
The worst part of being Ryder Cup captain, in Tom Watson's eyes? Getting the team fitted for apparel. But that can wait a week, with the Senior PGA Championship on tap this week.
The 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Bermuda wreaked havoc on Jason Dufner, Adam Scott, and Justin Rose during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday.
From Adam Scott to Justin Rose to Jason Dufner, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an indication of a year to remember in each of their respective careers.
It’s an understatement to say Peter Jacobsen was thrilled at the chance to return to Bellerive Country Club for the 74th Senior PGA Championship.
Thirty-two years after he turned professional, Roger Chapman enjoyed the season he always thought he was capable of — two major titles in 2012, the Senior PGA and U.S. Senior Open, in the brief span of six weeks.
For the 20 club professionals at the PGA Championship, Thursday's first round at Kiawah Island was a reality check, with none of them currently inside the projected cut line.
A week after Beau Hossler set off some local hysteria at Mission Viejo Country Club, Matt Viguerie is trying to maintain the good vibes by qualifying for the PGA Championship.