PGA Championship 2011: 15 Reasons We Won't Forget About This Tournament

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PGA Championship 2011: 15 Reasons We Won't Forget About This Tournament
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The week started out with the continuation of Tiger-Gate and finished with some of the best golf we had seen by virtual unknown players.

It also started with a 40-something American look like he would be able to tame the famed Rees Jones course with a record-tying 63 on the first day of competition.

This year's PGA Championship in Atlanta created more of a buzz for both what happened and did not happen than maybe any other golf tournament this year. And we are all sure this made Jim Nance of CBS very happy.

We saw a very tough course from the beginning and end with the last four holes giving almost every player in the field a fit at one time or another.

We saw a humbled Tiger Woods come to the realization he is not back to his playing standards—yet.

And of course, we saw players we may never have seen before, let alone heard of, prove there may be another pack of young, hungry American golfers who want to be the next breed of champions for the next decade.

If you missed it, here is a look at some of the things we will remember in the quest for the Wanamaker Cup.

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