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Some of the Greatest Moments in PGA Championship History!

Some of the Greatest Moments in PGA Championship History!

Some of the Greatest Moments in PGA Championship History!

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There have been some spectacular moments in the history of the PGA Championship.  They are indelibly etched into our brains, and we watched with awe as these amazing moments transpired.  T.J. Auclair of PGA.com describes these moments with the aid of some great video footage!

Major championships provide the best drama we see all year in golf.

Sadly next week’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol marks the last major of the season in men’s golf. Without question, there will be shots hit, and stories told that will become a part of golf lore.

It always happens that way.  And with that, here are five great moments in PGA Championship history.

5. Sergio Garcia’s shot from behind the tree on No. 16 at Medinah in 1999.

Then, just 19 years old, Garcia pulled off one of the most memorable shots in PGA Championship history with this masterful shot from behind a tree.

On the 452-yard par 4, Garcia faced an approach shot of 189 yards from the green in the exposed roots behind a large tree. Garcia elected to hit the ball instead of chipping safely back into the fairway. He opened the face of a 6-iron and, as he swung, closed his eyes at impact. The ball soared into a high left-to-right trajectory, landing on the green some 60 feet from the hole. Garcia sprinted up the fairway and did a scissors kick leap to see the green.

He two-putted for par, but no one will forget that remarkable shot.

4. Shaun Micheel’s 72nd hole 7-iron at Oak Hill in 2003.

Not many were familiar with Micheel before the start of the 2003 PGA Championship. But, by the time it was over, he left a mark on his lone major victory with a shot for the ages.

Micheel, showing incredible composure in a situation he’d never been in before, closed out his magical week with this magical 7-iron on the final hole. The ball soared in the air and settled within inches of the hole after Micheel ordered it to, “Be right!”

A tap-in birdie and the PGA Championship was Micheel’s.  And let’s be honest, the fact that the ball stayed out of the hole is almost better than going in. It would have been a fantastic shot either way, but since it stopped just inches from the cup, you can’t call it luck. It was an exclamation point on the best golf week of Micheel’s life.

To see the other 5 great moments in PGA Championship history, go here!

Source:  T.J. Auclair     PGA.com

Pictures: jpellgen

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