PGA Championship 2011: The 15 Best Performances in Tournament History

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PGA Championship 2011: The 15 Best Performances in Tournament History
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Coming up with a ranking of the best performances is difficult for any golf tournament.  You have to compare scores that were made on much different courses with much different equipment.

The PGA Championship is unique in the fact that it was a match play event until 1958.  This adds another wrench in trying to compare great performances.  How do you compare Jack Nicklaus winning by seven strokes to Sam Snead winning by seven holes in a final round match?

The tournaments difficulty has varied greatly over the years, even in recent ones.  The par total also changes more so then the other three majors adding greater variety to scores.

The main factor in the ratings was some example of dominating the tournament.  Other factors included the competition and course difficulty.

Here are the 15 performances that made the cut, along with a few honorable mentions.

 

 

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