PGA Championship 2013 Leaderboard: Most Disappointing Finishes at Oak Hill

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIAugust 12, 2013

ROCHESTER, NY - AUGUST 11:  Tiger Woods of the United States walks off the 18th green after an even-par 70 during the final round of the 95th PGA Championship on August 11, 2013 in Rochester, New York.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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Jason Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship with a memorable 10-under. In turn, Dufner secured his first career major championship and joined the ranks of the immortal with his legendary feat.

But who can we find on the opposite end of the spectrum with the most disappointing finishes of the event?


Phil Mickelson (+12)

On July 21, Phil Mickelson won the 2013 Open Championship in dramatic fashion, shooting a fourth-round 66 to finish at three under par and win the event for the first time in his illustrious career. Less than one month later, Mickelson was looking to win his second consecutive major at the PGA Championship.

Instead, he shot 12 over par in one of the worst performances of his career.

Mickelson had a decent start, shooting consecutive scores of 71 to bring his count to two over par and remain in the hunt. With a third-round 78, however, Lefty effectively lost any chance of coming back, and his overall score dropped to 10 over par.

With a fourth-round 72, Mickelson completed one of the worst weeks of golf we've ever seen him play, finishing at 12 over par.

It's hard to imagine anyone predicted this performance from a player who ranks ninth all time in PGA Tour victories and owns five major championships. Mickelson has been known for his rather out-of-control style of play, but this crossed into new boundaries.

Lefty collapsed in the worst way possible.


Lee Westwood (+3)

It's no secret that Lee Westwood knows how to play three magnificent rounds of golf at major championships. It's even less of a secret that Westwood is notorious for fourth-round collapses at those same events.

This one set a new standard.

Westwood entered the day at three under par, giving himself a legitimate chance at breaking his major dry spell. As soon as his front nine ended, however, so did his dreams of winning a title.

Westwood bogeyed No. 2, double bogeyed No. 3 and struck bogey again on Nos. 5, 7 and 9 without landing a single birdie. Even as he birdied Nos. 10 and 14, bogeys on Nos. 15 and 18 painted a grim picture for Westwood's day.

He finished with a six-over 76.

Westwood has the pure ability to be one of the best in the world, but there's something to say about his recent collapses. No one will question Westwood's mental toughness, but come Day 4 of major tournaments, something turns off.

This was yet another example of just that.


Tiger Woods (+4)

Tiger Woods won the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational in beyond impressive fashion, shooting 15 under par. Not only did he win the event, but he also finished with a seven-stroke advantage over second-place Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson.

Two of those three men finished above par at the PGA Championship. Unfortunately, Woods wasn't one of them.

Instead, Woods shot a disappointing four-over to extend his major drought to heights we'd never have imagined. The same man who won multiple major championships in four separate calendar years now cannot win a single event.

Disappointing is an understatement.

No one could've foreseen this drought.

Woods failed to shoot better than 70 in a single round, hitting 71 in the first round after a double bogey on his final hole and a three-over 73 in Round 3. At a tournament in which 21 players were under par, Woods was one of the few to falter.

The stars struggled, and the low-profile players reached new heights.