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Elite Foursome of Rose, Dufner, Scott, Harrington will play in PGA Grand Slam in Bermuda

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose, PGA Champion Jason Dufner and defending PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champion Padraig Harrington form the elite foursome who will compete in the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 14-16, at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.

Scott, Rose and Dufner will make their first appearance in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, while Harrington is making is fourth visit to the Island.  Harrington won last year’s event and finished runner-up in 2007 and ’08.

Harrington, whose one-stroke triumph in 2012 made him just the second European-born winner in event history, replaces Open Champion Phil Mickelson, who will be unable to compete due to an end-of-season scheduling conflict.

The defending champion of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf receives the initial invitation if a current major champion is unable to compete; then the Major Champions Points list – which charts the performance throughout the year of active major champions – is used to complete the field.

Tickets for the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf may be purchased by dialing 1-800-PGA-GOLF (800-742-4653), or 561-624-7601, or by visiting www.pgagrandslamofgolf.com

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf’s best against each other for a $1.35 million purse. TNT will televise the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to 88 million U.S. households, and it is seen in more than 100 countries.

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion-dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Julius Mason, COURTESY PGA OF AMERICA

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Rookie Patrick Reed takes lead in PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship

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PGA Tour rookie Patrick Reed shot a 6-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Reed, who is 23 years old, played his golf at the University of Georgia and Augusta State University.

He turned professional in 2011 and has played on the Nationwide Tour and Web.com Tour.

Reed is at 11-under 129 after the first two rounds.

Reed’s 64 was not the best round of the day. That honor went to John Huh who garnered a 62 to move to 10 under par.

Jordan Spieth is third at 9 under par with a 66 on Friday.

Jason Dufner, winner of PGA Championship becomes final member to qualify for 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jason Dufner lost a sizeable lead and a major championship two years ago, but erased that disappointment at renowned Oak Hill Country Club to capture the 95th PGA Championship. Dufner became the final member of the game’s elite foursome to qualify for the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 15-16, at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.

Dufner, who posted a final-round 2-under-par 68 for a two-stroke victory, joins Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and Open Champion Phil Mickelson in the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Two years after losing to Keegan Bradley in a playoff in the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, Dufner got his redemption with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at 10-under- par. Dufner entered the final round trailing Furyk by a stroke, but was nearly flawless when it counted most. On the weekend, he made just two bogeys in his final 28 holes – those coming on the last two holes.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game – a major championship – will be televised by TNT to a worldwide audience.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.

TNT’s prime time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, a 6,842-yard, par-71 public facility that opened for play in 1970, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion-dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

About Bermuda

Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. The island has more golf courses per square mile than anywhere in the world and the pleasant climate allows for a round of play any month of the year, no matter the season. Each of its breathtaking courses features a blend of turquoise ocean views, rolling hills and humbling challenges. For more information, please visit www.gotobermuda.com or call 1-800-BERMUDA.

 

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PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Julius Mason, COURTESY PGA OF AMERICA

PGA Championship: Final round results from Oak Hill Country Club

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2013 PGA Championship

(The 35th of 36 events in the PGA TOUR Season)

 

Pittsford, N.Y.                       August 5-11, 2013      FedExCup Points (to winner): 600

Oak Hill Country Club            Par/Yards: 70/7,163   Purse: $8,000,000

 

Final Notes – Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

Weather: Mostly sunny with a high of 76 degrees. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

 

Final Leaderboard

Jason Dufner                68-63-71-68—270 (-10)

Jim Furyk                     65-68-68-71—272 (-8)

Henrik Stenson                        68-66-69-70—273 (-7)

Jonas Blixt                    68-70-66-70—274 (-6)

 

Jason Dufner

Earns third career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 36 years, 4 month and 15 days in his 193rd start.

 

Moves to No. 14 in the FedExCup standings. He entered the week No. 62 in the FedExCup.

 

Finished No. 14 in the 2012 FedExCup standings and No. 4 on the TOUR money list in 2012.

 

Birthdate: March 24, 1977

Birthplace/Resides: Cleveland, Ohio/Auburn, Ala.

Family: Wife, Amanda

Height/Weight: 5’10/180

College: Auburn University (2000, Economics)

Turned Pro/Joined TOUR: 2000/2004

 

Dufner has made 15 of 18 cuts on TOUR, but only three top 10 finishes. He had 14 combined top 10s in 2011 and 2012.

 

Breakdown of Dufner’s key putting stats on TOUR entering this week:

Stat                                           2012 Rank                    2013 Rank Before PGA                        Rank at PGA

Strokes Gained Putting             80th 163rd N/A

Putts Per Round                       73rd 148th T14

 

Dufner moves inside the top 10 in the Presidents Cup standings. The top 10 U.S. players in the Presidents Cup standings through September 2, 2013 (Deutsche Bank Championship) will automatically qualify.  In addition, two Captain’s Picks will be made on September 4, 2013.

 

Dufner’s statistical breakdown at the PGA Championship:

Category                                  Figures/Percentage                   Rank

Driving Accuracy                      34 of 56 (60.7 percent)              T18

Driving Distance                       283 yards                                  T25

Greens in Regulation               54 of 72 (75 percent)                 3

Putts per Round                       114                                           T14

 

Dufner held a share of the lead after the second and third rounds at the 2011 PGA Championship. He ended up losing in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. His only other leads in a major are a share of the second-round leads at the 2012 Masters and this week at the PGA Championship.

 

Dufner improves to three of nine when holding the second-round lead/co-lead on TOUR. He has converted three of his last four second-round leads/co-leads.

 

PGA Championship results: 2009/MC, 2010/T5, 2011/P2, 2012/T27, 2013/Won.

 

TOUR wins (3): 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship, 2013 PGA Championship.

 

Dufner’s highest career Official World Golf Ranking is No. 6 in September of 2012.

 

Dufner’s second round 63 ties the best score ever shot in a major. It has now been done 26 times between all four majors- 2/Masters, 4/U.S. Open, 8/Open Championship, 12/PGA Championship. The last player to shoot a 63 in a major was Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA Championship. Sticker and Dufner were paired together during the first two rounds this week.

 

Dufner broke the Oak Hill Country Club course record with a 63 in the second round. The competitive course record of 64 on the East Course at Oak Hill was held by Ben Hogan (1942 Rochester Open), Curtis Strange (1989 U.S. Open) and Webb Simpson (2013 PGA Championship).

 

Dufner matched the best first 36-hole score at the PGA Championship with a 131, which is shared with six others.

 

Dufner’s previous low round in a major was a 65 at the 2011 PGA Championship. The second round 63 this week matches his career low round on TOUR.

 

2013 starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 18-15-3-1

 

Career starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 193-126-27-3

 

Jim Furyk

Furyk finishes second at the PGA Championship in his 500th start on TOUR.

 

Furyk has failed to convert his last five 54-hole leads/co-leads on TOUR:

2012 Tampa Bay Classic                        P2

2012 U.S. Open                        T4

2012 WGC Bridgestone                        T2

2012 McGladrey                       3

2013 PGA Championship         2

 

Furyk’s only major win came at the 2003 U.S. Open.

 

Furyk finished T18 at the 2003 PGA Championship when it was hosted at Oak Hill Country Club.

 

Over his career, Furyk has converted nine of 22 third-round leads/co-leads on TOUR. He has converted one of three 54-hole leads in majors (Won/2003 U.S. Open, T4/2012 U.S. Open, 2/2013 PGA Championship). Furyk has also converted three of four fourth-round leads/co-leads (Las Vegas Invitational was a 90 hole event).

 

At 10 years since his last major win (2003), Furyk was trying to join Julius Boros and Ben Crenshaw on the top 3 list for longest time between first and second major wins:

11 years                        Julius Boros (1952 U.S. Open – 1963 U.S. Open)

11 years                        Ben Crenshaw (1984 Masters – 1995 Masters)

 

Furyk has 16 total wins on the PGA TOUR, with his last three coming in 2010 when he won the FedExCup and was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year.

 

Furyk moves to No. 21 in the FedExCup standings. He has only missed the TOUR Championship (2011) once in the last six seasons.

 

Furyk was trying to join a list of 18 players who have won the U.S. Open and PGA Championships in their career.

 

 

 

Henrik Stenson

Stenson finish third in his seventh start in the PGA Championship. He also had top 10s in 2008/4th and 2009/6th at the PGA Championship.

 

Sweden has never produced a major championship winner. The best finish ever in a major by a Swede is Henrik Stenson (2nd at 2013 Open Championship), Jesper Parnevik (2nd at the 1994 Open Championship and T2 and the 1997 Open Championship) and Niclas Fasth (2nd in the 2001 Open Championship).

 

Stenson was looking for his first win on TOUR since the 2009 PLAYERS Championship. His only other TOUR win came at the 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

 

Stenson is No. 8 in the current FedExCup standings. He has never played in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. His only start in the BMW Championship, the third FedExCup Playoff event, was in 2007.

 

Eight Swedish players have won on the PGA TOUR: Jesper Parnevik (5), Carl Pettersson (5), Gabriel Hjertstedt (2), Daniel Chopra (2), Henrik Stenson (2), Jonas Blixt (2), Freddie Jacobson (1) and Richard S. Johnson (1).

 

Stenson entered the week No. 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings. His career-best in the OWGR’s is No. 4 in 2009. In March 2012, he fell to No. 221 in the OWGR.

 

Jonas Blixt

Blixt finishes fourth in his second career start in a major (T26/2013 Open Championship).

 

Blixt has a pair of TOUR wins: 2012 Frys.com Open and 2013 Greenbrier Classic. Last year, Blixt was one of four rookies to win on TOUR.

 

Blixt entered the week No. 43 in the FedExCup standings and moves to No. 28.

 

Notable Finishes

Scott Piercy (T5) notched his first career top 10 in a major on the strength of a final round 65.  It was his ninth start in a major. His previous-best finish in a major is T26 at the 2011 PGA Championship. Piercy finished T54 in the Masters this year, but missed the cut at the U.S. Open and Open Championship. His previous-low round in a major is a 68.

 

Zach Johnson (T8) notches his fourth straight top-10 finish on TOUR: P2/John Deere Classic, Open Championship/T6, WGC-Bridgestone/T4 and T8/PGA Championship. It is the longest streak in his TOUR career.

 

PGA Championship defending champion Rory McIlroy (T8) records his first top 10 since a T8 at THE PLAYERS Championship in May. It is his fifth top 10 of the season, compared to 10 last season.

 

David Toms (7th) records his first top 10 of the season. He has had at least one top 10 on TOUR each year since 1996. He has only made nine of 15 cuts on TOUR this year.

 

FedExCup Notes

Three players have competed in all TOUR Championships by Coca-Cola since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007 – Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan. All three players are currently inside the top 20 in the FedExCup standings.

 

No player outside the playoff bubble entering the Wyndham Championship has successfully negotiated his way to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

 

Keegan Bradley (No. 9) is the highest-ranked player in the FedExCup standings without a win this season.

 

Jordan Spieth (No. 16) and Russell Henley (No. 22) are the only rookies inside the top 30 in the FedExCup standings. Both missed the cut this week at the PGA Championship.

 

The PGA TOUR has seen five different FedExCup leaders in 2013: Dustin Johnson (2 weeks), Russell Henley (1), Brian Gay (2), Brandt Snedeker (7) and Tiger Woods (21).

 

The top 125 players in the FedExCup point’s standings following next weeks Wyndham Championship will qualify for The Barclays, the first event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

 

Recent Major Championship Trends

The 54-hole leader did not win any of the majors this year.

 

Two players had three top-10 finishes in the major championships in 2013:

Player Top-10s

Jason Day                     3-Masters Tournament; T2-U.S. Open; T8-PGA Championship

Adam Scott                   1-Masters Tournament; T3-Open Championship; T5-PGA Championship

 

Eight players had two top-10 finishes in the major championships in 2013:

Lee Westwood                         T8-Masters Tournament; T3-Open Championship

Hideki Matsuyama       T10-U.S. Open; T6-Open Championship

Hunter Mahan              T4-U.S. Open; T9-Open Championship

Tiger Woods                T4-Masters Tournament; T6-Open Championship

Phil Mickelson                         T2-U.S. Open; 1-Open Championship

Zach Johnson               T6-Open Championship; T8-PGA Championship

Henrik Stenson                        2-Open Championship; 3-PGA Championship

Jason Dufner                T4-U.S. Open; 1-PGA Championship

 

Only four 54-hole leaders in the last 20 majors have gone on to win:

Year     Tournament                 54-hole leader                          Margin Result              Rd 4 Score

2013     PGA Championship     Jim Furyk                                 +1        2                      71

2013     Open Championship    Lee Westwood                         +2        T3                    75

2013     U.S. Open                    Phil Mickelson                         +1        T2                    74

2013     The Masters                 Brandt Snedeker/Angel Cabrera           +1        T6/P2              75/70

2012     PGA Championship     Rory McIlroy                           +3        Won 66

2012     Open Championship    Adam Scott                               +4        2                      75

2012     U.S. Open                    Graeme McDowell/Jim Furyk  +1        T2/T4              73/74

2012     The Masters                 Peter Hanson                            +1        T3                    73

2011     PGA Championship     Brendan Steele/Jason Dufner    +1        2nd/T19           69/77

2011     Open Championship    Darren Clarke                          +1        Won 70

2011     U.S. Open                    Rory McIlroy                           +8        Won 69

2011     The Masters                 Rory McIlroy                           +4        T15                  80

2010     PGA Championship     Nick Watney                            +3        T18                  81

2010     Open Championship    Louis Oosthuizen                     +4        Won 71

2010     U.S. Open                    Dustin Johnson                         +3        T8                    82

2010     The Masters                 Lee Westwood                         +1        2nd                  71

2009     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +2        2nd                  75

2009     Open Championship    Tom Watson                            +1        P2                    72

2009     U.S. Open                    Ricky Barnes                            +1        T2                    76

2009     The Masters                 Angel Cabrera/Kenny Perry     +2        P1/P2               71/71

 

International players have won four of the last six PGA Championships (Padraig Harrington/2008, Y.E. Yang/2009, Martin Kaymer/2010 and Rory McIlroy/2012). Keegan Bradley (2011) and Jason Dufner (2013) are the exceptions.

 

In the 56 PGA Championships played under the stroke-play format, a player who led or shared the lead after three rounds has gone on to win the Championship 31 times. Of those 31, six times the eventual Champion shared the lead after 54 holes.

 

Since 1990, the 54-hole leader at the PGA Championship has gone on to win 14 of 24 times, but only once in the last six years.

Year     Tournament                 54-hole leader                          Margin Result              Rd 4 Score

2013     PGA Championship     Jim Furyk                                 +1        2nd                  71

2012     PGA Championship     Rory McIlroy                           +3        Won 66

2011     PGA Championship     Brendan Steele/Jason Dufner    +1        2nd/T19           69/77

2010     PGA Championship     Nick Watney                            +3        T18                  81

2009     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +2        2nd                  75

2008     PGA Championship     Ben Curtis                                +1        T2                    71

2007     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +3        Won 69

2006     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods/Luke Donald      +2        Won/T3          68/74

2005     PGA Championship     Phil Mickelson/Davis Love III  +1        Won/T4          72/74

2004     PGA Championship     Vijay Singh                               +1        PWon 76

2003     PGA Championship     Shaun Micheel/Chad Campbell           +3        Won/2nd        70/72

2002     PGA Championship     Justin Leonard                          +3        T4                    77

2001     PGA Championship     David Toms                             +2        Won 69

2000     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +1        PWon 67

1999     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods/Mike Weir         +2        Won/T10        72/80

1998     PGA Championship     Vijay Singh/Steve Stricker         +4        Won/2nd        68/70

1997     PGA Championship     Davis Love III/Justin Leonard   +7        Won/2nd        66/71

1996     PGA Championship     Russ Cochran                           +2        T17                  77

1995     PGA Championship     Ernie Els                                  +3        T3                    72

1994     PGA Championship     Nick Price                                +3        Won 67

1993     PGA Championship     Greg Norman                           +1        2nd                  69

1992     PGA Championship     Gene Sauers                             +2        T2                    75

1991     PGA Championship     John Daly                                 +3        Won 71

1990     PGA Championship     Wayne Grady                           +2        Won 71

 

Active consecutive major appearances (counting 2013 PGA Championship):

Player                           Consecutive starts

Sergio Garcia                            58

Adam Scott                               50

K.J. Choi                                47

 

Most major starts without a victory (counting 2013 PGA Championship):

Player                           Starts

Lee Westwood             63

Miguel Angel Jimenez  62

Sergio Garcia                61

Steve Stricker                60

 

The last 21 major championships have been won by 19 different players. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are the only players to win two majors in that span.

Year     Winner                                    Major

2013     Jason Dufner                PGA Championship

2013     Phil Mickelson             Open Championship

2013     Justin Rose                   U.S. Open

2013     Adam Scott                   Masters

2012     Rory McIlroy               PGA Championship

2012     Ernie Els                      Open Championship

2012     Webb Simpson             U.S. Open

2012     Bubba Watson              Masters

2011     Keegan Bradley                        PGA Championship

2011     Darren Clarke              Open Championship

2011     Rory McIlroy               U.S. Open

2011     Charl Schwartzel           Masters

2010     Martin Kaymer                         PGA Championship

2010     Louis Oosthuizen         Open Championship

2010     Graeme McDowell       U.S. Open

2010     Phil Mickelson                         Masters

2009     Y.E. Yang                    PGA Championship

2009     Stewart Cink                Open Championship

2009     Lucas Glover                U.S. Open

2009     Angel Cabrera              Masters

2008     Padraig Harrington       PGA Championship

 

Dating back to the 2009 U.S. Open won by Lucas Glover, 15 of the last 19 majors have been captured by first-time major winners. The only multiple-major winners during this period are Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy.

2009 U.S. Open                        Lucas Glover

2009 Open Championship        Stewart Cink

2009 PGA Championship         Y.E. Yang

2010 Masters Tournament         Phil Mickelson

2010 U.S. Open                        Graeme McDowell

2010 Open Championship        Louis Oosthuizen

2010 PGA Championship         Martin Kaymer

2011 Masters Tournament         Charl Schwarztel

2011 U.S. Open                        Rory McIlroy

2011 Open Championship        Darren Clarke

2011 PGA Championship         Keegan Bradley

2012 Masters Tournament         Bubba Watson

2012 U.S. Open                        Webb Simpson

2012 Open Championship        Ernie Els

2012 PGA Championship         Rory McIlroy

2013 Masters                             Adam Scott

2013 U.S. Open                        Justin Rose

2013 Open Championship        Phil Mickelson

2013 PGA Championship         Jason Dufner

 

Tim Clark from South Africa recorded the first hole-in-one at the 95th PGA Championship on Sunday.  Clark used a 3-hybrid on the 220 yard par-3, 11th hole. It is his third career ace on TOUR. His others came at the 2004 FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort and the 2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

 

MATCH RECAP WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF PGA TOUR COMMUNICATIONS

2013 PGA Championship: 3rd round results from Oak Hill Country Club

(courtesy Free-Extras.com)

 

2013 PGA Championship

(The 35th of 36 events in the PGA TOUR Season)

 

Pittsford, N.Y.                       August 5-11, 2013      FedExCup Points (to winner): 600

Oak Hill Country Club            Par/Yards: 70/7,163   Purse: $8,000,000

 

Third-Round Notes – Saturday, August 10, 2013

 

Weather: Mostly sunny with some passing clouds and a high of 74 degrees. Winds NW 10-15 mph.

 

Third Round Leaderboard

Jim Furyk                     65-68-68—201 (-9)

Jason Dufner                68-63-71—202 (-8)

Henrik Stenson                        68-66-69—203 (-7)

Jonas Blixt                    68-70-66—204 (-6)

Adam Scott                   65-68-72—205 (-5)

Steve Stricker                68-67-70—205 (-5)

 

The 54-hole leader has not won any of the previous three majors this year (see chart below).

 

Jim Furyk

Furyk failed to convert all four of his 54-hole leads/co-leads on the PGA TOUR in 2012:

2012 Tampa Bay Classic                        P2

2012 U.S. Open                        T4

2012 WGC Bridgestone                        T2

2012 McGladrey                       3

 

Over his career, Furyk has converted nine of 21 third-round leads/co-leads on TOUR. He has converted one of two 54-hole leads in majors (Won/2003 U.S. Open, T4/2012 U.S. Open). Furyk has also converted three of four fourth-round leads/co-leads (Las Vegas Invitational was a 90 hole event).

 

On Sunday, Furyk will be 43 years, 2 months, and 29 days. The last time players in their 40s won back-to-back major championships was in 1986 when Jack Nicklaus won the Masters at age 46 and Ray Floyd won the U.S. Open at age 43. Phil Mickelson won the British Open last month at age 43.

 

Furyk’s only major win came at the 2003 U.S. Open. He has 16 total wins on the PGA TOUR, with his last three coming in 2010 when he won the FedExCup and was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year.

 

Furyk is No. 46 in the current FedExCup standings. He has only missed the TOUR Championship (2011) once in the last six seasons.

 

Furyk is trying to join a list of 18 players who have won the U.S. Open and PGA Championships in their career:

Jim Barnes                    1921 U.S. Open; 1916, 1919 PGA Championship

Walter Hagen               1914, 1919 U.S. Open; 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 PGA Championship

*Gene Sarazen              1922, 1932 U.S. Open; 1922, 1923, 1933 PGA Championship

Tommy Armour           1927 U.S. Open; 1930 PGA Championship

Olin Dutra                    1934 U.S. Open; 1932 PGA Championship

Byron Nelson               1939 U.S. Open; 1940, 1945 PGA Championship

*Ben Hogan                 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 U.S. Open; 1946, 1948 PGA Championship

Julius Boros                  1952, 1963 U.S. Open; 1968 PGA Championship

*Jack Nicklaus              1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 U.S. Open; 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980 PGA Championship

Gary Player                   1965 U.S. Open; 1962, 1972 PGA Championship

Lee Trevino                 1968, 1971 U.S. Open; 1974, 1984 PGA Championship

David Graham              1981 U.S. Open; 1979 PGA Championship

Larry Nelson                1983 U.S. Open; 1981, 1987 PGA Championship

Hubert Green               1977 U.S. Open; 1985 PGA Championship

Raymond Floyd                       1986 U.S. Open; 1969, 1982 PGA Championship

Payne Stewart               1991, 1999 U.S. Open; 1989 PGA Championship

*Tiger Woods              2000, 2002, 2008 U.S. Open; 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy               2011 U.S. Open; 2012 PGA Championship

*won both in same year

 

Jason Dufner

Dufner entered the week No. 62 in the FedExCup rankings. He has made 15 of 18 cuts on TOUR, but only has two top 10 finishes. He had 14 combined top 10s in 2011 and 2012.

 

Dufner is No. 13 in the Presidents Cup standings. The top 10 U.S. players in the Presidents Cup standings through September 2, 2013 (Deutsche Bank Championship) will automatically qualify.  In addition, two Captain’s Picks will be made on September 4, 2013.

 

Dufner held a share of the lead after the second and third rounds at the 2011 PGA Championship. He ended up losing in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. His only other leads in a major are a share of the second-round leads at the 2012 Masters and this week at the PGA Championship.

 

Henrik Stenson

Sweden has never produced a major championship winner. The best finish ever in a major by a Swede is Henrik Stenson (2nd at 2013 Open Championship), Jesper Parnevik (2nd at the 1994 British Open and T2 and the 1997 British Open) and Niclas Fasth (2nd in the 2001 British Open).

 

Stenson is looking for his first win on TOUR since the 2009 PLAYERS Championship. His only other TOUR win came at the 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

 

Stenson is No. 12 in the current FedExCup standings. He has never played in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. His only start in the BMW Championship, the third FedExCup Playoff event, was in 2007.

 

Eight Swedish players have won on the PGA TOUR: Jesper Parnevik (5), Carl Pettersson (5), Gabriel Hjertstedt (2), Daniel Chopra (2), Henrik Stenson (2), Jonas Blixt (2), Freddie Jacobson (1) and Richard S. Johnson (1).

 

Stenson is No. 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings. His career-best in the OWGR’s is No. 4 in 2009. In March 2012, he fell to No. 221 in the OWGR.

 

Jonas Blixt

Blixt is making his second career start in a major (T26/2013 Open Championship).

 

Blixt has a pair of TOUR wins: 2012 Frys.com Open and 2013 Greenbrier Classic.

 

Last year, Blixt was one of four rookies to win on TOUR.

 

Blixt entered the week No. 43 in the FedExCup standings.

 

Adam Scott

Scott is looking for his second win of the season. The only other time he recorded multiple wins on TOUR was in 2004 (THE PLAYERS and Booz Allen Classic). Scott has nine career wins on TOUR.

 

Scott is No. 11 in the current FedExCup standings and has made all 12 of his cuts on TOUR this season. He finished T11 last year at the PGA Championship. He is the No. 1 ranked player for the International team in the Presidents Cup standings.

 

Four Australian’s have won the PGA Championship including Jim Ferrier (1947), David Graham (1979), Wayne Grady (1990) and Steve Elkington (1995).

 

There are 17 players (30 times) with at least two major championship wins in one season.

 

There have been three players who have won the Masters and PGA Championship in the same season:

Jack Nicklaus    1963, 1975

Jack Burke, Jr.  1956

Sam Snead        1949

 

Steve Stricker

Stricker will be 46 years, 5 months and 19 days on Sunday. The oldest winner in major championship history is Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48 years, 4 months and 18 days.

 

Below are the oldest players to win their first Major since 1960:

Jerry Barber (45 years, 3 months, 6 days/1961 PGA Championship)

Roberto de Vicenzo (44 years, 3 months, 1 day/1967 British Open)

Darren Clarke (42 years, 11 months, 3 days/2010 Open Championship)

 

FedExCup Notes:

Three players have competed in all four TOUR Championships by Coca-Cola since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007 – Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan. All three players are currently inside the top 20 in the FedExCup standings.

 

No player outside the playoff bubble entering the Wyndham Championship has successfully negotiated his way to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

 

Keegan Bradley (No. 8) is the highest-ranked player in the FedExCup standings without a win this season.

 

Jordan Spieth (No. 15) and Russell Henley (No. 20) are the only rookies inside the top 30 in the FedExCup standings. Both missed the cut this week at the PGA Championship.

 

The PGA TOUR has seen five different FedExCup leaders in 2013: Dustin Johnson (2 weeks), Russell Henley (1), Brian Gay (2), Brandt Snedeker (7) and Tiger Woods (21).

 

The top 125 players in the FedExCup point’s standings following next weeks Wyndham Championship will qualify for The Barclays, the first event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

 

Recent Major Championship Trends

Only four 54-hole leaders in the last 19 majors have gone on to win:

Year     Tournament                 54-hole leader                          Margin Result              Rd 4 Score

2013     British Open                Lee Westwood                         +2        T3                    75

2013     U.S. Open                    Phil Mickelson                         +1        T2                    74

2013     The Masters                 Brandt Snedeker/Angel Cabrera           +1        T6/P2              75/70

2012     PGA Championship     Rory McIlroy                           +3        Won 66

2012     British Open                Adam Scott                               +4        2                      75

2012     U.S. Open                    Graeme McDowell/Jim Furyk  +1        T2/T4              73/74

2012     The Masters                 Peter Hanson                            +1        T3                    73

2011     PGA Championship     Brendan Steele/Jason Dufner    +1        2nd/T19           69/77

2011     British Open                Darren Clarke                          +1        Won 70

2011     U.S. Open                    Rory McIlroy                           +8        Won 69

2011     The Masters                 Rory McIlroy                           +4        T15                  80

2010     PGA Championship     Nick Watney                            +3        T18                  81

2010     British Open                Louis Oosthuizen                     +4        Won 71

2010     U.S. Open                    Dustin Johnson                         +3        T8                    82

2010     The Masters                 Lee Westwood                         +1        2nd                  71

2009     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +2        2nd                  75

2009     British Open                Tom Watson                            +1        P2                    72

2009     U.S. Open                    Ricky Barnes                            +1        T2                    76

2009     The Masters                 Angel Cabrera/Kenny Perry     +2        P1/P2               71/71

 

International players have won four of the last five PGA Championships (Padraig Harrington/2008, Y.E. Yang/2009, Martin Kaymer/2010 and Rory McIlroy/2012).

 

Since 1990, the 54-hole leader at the PGA Championship has gone on to win 14 of 23 times, but only once in the last five years.

Year     Tournament                 54-hole leader                          Margin Result              Rd 4 Score

2012     PGA Championship     Rory McIlroy                           +3        Won 66

2011     PGA Championship     Brendan Steele/Jason Dufner    +1        2nd/T19           69/77

2010     PGA Championship     Nick Watney                            +3        T18                  81

2009     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +2        2nd                  75

2008     PGA Championship     Ben Curtis                                +1        T2                    71

2007     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +3        Won 69

2006     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods/Luke Donald      +2        Won/T3          68/74

2005     PGA Championship     Phil Mickelson/Davis Love III  +1        Won/T4          72/74

2004     PGA Championship     Vijay Singh                               +1        PWon 76

2003     PGA Championship     Shaun Micheel/Chad Campbell           +3        Won/2nd        70/72

2002     PGA Championship     Justin Leonard                          +3        T4                    77

2001     PGA Championship     David Toms                             +2        Won 69

2000     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods                            +1        PWon 67

1999     PGA Championship     Tiger Woods/Mike Weir         +2        Won/T10        72/80

1998     PGA Championship     Vijay Singh/Steve Stricker         +4        Won/2nd        68/70

1997     PGA Championship     Davis Love III/Justin Leonard   +7        Won/2nd        66/71

1996     PGA Championship     Russ Cochran                           +2        T17                  77

1995     PGA Championship     Ernie Els                                  +3        T3                    72

1994     PGA Championship     Nick Price                                +3        Won 67

1993     PGA Championship     Greg Norman                           +1        2nd                  69

1992     PGA Championship     Gene Sauers                             +2        T2                    75

1991     PGA Championship     John Daly                                 +3        Won 71

1990     PGA Championship     Wayne Grady                           +2        Won 71

 

Seven players have two top-10 finishes in the major championships in 2013:

Player Top-10s

Jason Day                     3-Masters Tournament; T2-U.S. Open

Hunter Mahan              T4-U.S. Open; T9-The Open Championship

Hideki Matsuyama       T10-U.S. Open; T6-The Open Championship

Phil Mickelson                         T2-U.S. Open; 1-The Open Championship

Adam Scott                   1-Masters Tournament; T3-The Open Championship

Lee Westwood                         T8-Masters Tournament; T3-The Open Championship

Tiger Woods                T4-Masters Tournament; T6-The Open Championship

 

Active consecutive major appearances (counting 2013 PGA Championship):

Player                           Consecutive starts

Sergio Garcia                            58

Adam Scott                               50

K.J. Choi                                 47

 

Most major starts without a victory (counting 2013 Open Championship):

Player                           Starts

Lee Westwood             62

Miguel Angel Jimenez  61

Sergio Garcia                60

Steve Stricker                59

 

The last 20 major championships have been won by 18 different players. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are the only players to win two majors in that span.

Year     Winner                                    Major

2013     Phil Mickelson             Open Championship

2013     Justin Rose                   U.S. Open

2013     Adam Scott                   Masters

2012     Rory McIlroy               PGA Championship

2012     Ernie Els                      Open Championship

2012     Webb Simpson             U.S. Open

2012     Bubba Watson              Masters

2011     Keegan Bradley                        PGA Championship

2011     Darren Clarke              Open Championship

2011     Rory McIlroy               U.S. Open

2011     Charl Schwartzel           Masters

2010     Martin Kaymer                         PGA Championship

2010     Louis Oosthuizen         Open Championship

2010     Graeme McDowell       U.S. Open

2010     Phil Mickelson                         Masters

2009     Y.E. Yang                    PGA Championship

2009     Stewart Cink                Open Championship

2009     Lucas Glover                U.S. Open

2009     Angel Cabrera              Masters

2008     Padraig Harrington       PGA Championship

 

Dating back to the 2009 U.S. Open won by Lucas Glover, 14 of the last 18 majors have been captured by first-time major winners. The only multiple-major winners during this period are Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy.

2009 U.S. Open                        Lucas Glover

2009 Open Championship        Stewart Cink

2009 PGA Championship         Y.E. Yang

2010 Masters Tournament         Phil Mickelson

2010 U.S. Open                        Graeme McDowell

2010 Open Championship        Louis Oosthuizen

2010 PGA Championship         Martin Kaymer

2011 Masters Tournament         Charl Schwarztel

2011 U.S. Open                        Rory McIlroy

2011 Open Championship        Darren Clarke

2011 PGA Championship         Keegan Bradley

2012 Masters Tournament         Bubba Watson

2012 U.S. Open                        Webb Simpson

2012 Open Championship        Ernie Els

2012 PGA Championship         Rory McIlroy

2013 Masters                             Adam Scott

2013 U.S. Open                        Justin Rose

2013 Open Championship        Phil Mickelson

 

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