1998 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1998 PGA Championship was the 80th time the tournament was played. Two golfers seeking their first major wins, Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker, battled through the final round for the trophy.

Winner: Vijay Singh, 271

Where it was played: Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Washington

Tournament dates: August 13-16, 1998

Leader after first round: Tiger Woods, 66

Leader after second round: Vijay Singh, 136

Leader after third round: Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker, 203

What Happened at the 1998 PGA Championship

Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker, each seeking his first major, shared the third-round lead at the 1998 PGA Championship. But in the final round, Singh was just a little bit better to earn his first win in a major championship and cement his place among the best players on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods, in his second full season as a pro, was the first-round leader with a 66, but Woods faded a little in the middle two rounds and finished tied for 10th. Singh moved to the top of the leaderboard after his own 66 in the second round.

In the third round, Stricker shot 66 and Singh 67, forging a tie at the top, four strokes ahead of the rest of the field. Stricker and Singh matched one another through much of the final round. Singh got a great break on the par-5 No. 11: Going for the green in two, his ball veered offline and struck a tree. But it ricocheted onto the green, and he made birdie.

Stricker, one stroke behind, missed a chance to tie Singh again when he missed a birdie on the 16th. On the par-3 17th hole, both players hit into the same bunker. Singh got up and down for par, but Stricker bogeyed to fall two strokes behind. Singh had a simple 2-putt par on the final hole to secure the win.

This was the sixth win on the PGA Tour for Singh, who eventually recorded 34 PGA Tour wins total, including three total major championship wins. Stricker never won a major, but did post double-digit wins on the PGA Tour.

1998 PGA Championship Final Scores

Vijay Singh 70-66-67-68—271
Steve Stricker 69-68-66-70—273
Steve Elkington 69-69-69-67—274
Nick Price 70-73-68-65—276
Mark O'Meara 69-70-69-68—276
Frank Lickliter 68-71-69-68—276
Billy Mayfair 73-67-67-70—277
Davis Love III 70-68-69-70—277
John Cook 71-68-70-69—278
Kenny Perry 69-72-70-68—279
Tiger Woods 66-72-70-71—279
Skip Kendall 72-68-68-71—279
Brad Faxon 70-68-74-68—280
Fred Couples 74-71-67-68—280
Bob Tway 69-76-67-68—280
Paul Azinger 68-73-70-69—280
Bill Glasson 68-74-69-69—280
Steve Flesch 75-69-67-69—280
John Huston 70-71-68-71—280
Robert Allenby 72-68-69-71—280
Ernie Els 72-72-71-66—281
Andrew Magee 70-68-72-71—281
Per-Ulrik Johansson 69-74-71-68—282
Fred Funk 70-71-71-70—282
Scott Gump 68-69-72-73—282
Greg Kraft 71-73-65-73—282
Jeff Sluman 71-73-70-69—283
Hal Sutton 72-68-72-71—283
Glen Day 68-71-75-70—284
Tom Lehman 71-71-70-72—284
Ian Woosnam 70-75-67-72—284
Lee Rinker 70-70-71-73—284
Scott Hoch 72-69-70-73—284
Phil Mickelson 70-70-78-67—285
Bob Estes 68-76-69-72—285
Paul Goydos 70-70-72-73—285
Russ Cochran 69-71-70-75—285
Craig Stadler 69-74-71-72—286
Duffy Waldorf 74-70-70-72—286
Joey Sindelar 71-71-75-70—287
Jay Haas 72-73-73-69—287
Joe Durant 75-68-74-70—287
Carlos Franco 71-70-73-73—287
Joe Ozaki 73-71-75-69—288
Jeff Maggert 71-73-73-71—288
Steve Lowery 76-69-72-71—288
David Ogrin 73-72-71-72—288
Kevin Sutherland 74-71-71-72—288
Colin Montgomerie 70-67-77-74—288
P.H. Horgan III 71-71-72-74—288
Mark Calcavecchia 70-73-71-74—288
Dudley Hart 70-75-69-74—288
Billy Andrade 68-77-68-75—288
Nick Faldo 73-71-72-73—289
Scott Verplank 71-71-71-76—289
Ted Tryba 70-74-76-70—290
Mark Brooks 72-73-72-73—290
Brian Watts 72-73-72-73—290
Jim Carter 71-73-72-74—290
David Frost 70-69-76-75—290
Jay Don Blake 70-72-73-75—290
Trevor Dodds 69-74-75-72—291
Tom Byrum 72-71-74-74—291
Olin Browne 73-71-71-76—291
Robert Karlsson 71-73-75-73—292
Shigeki Maruyama 68-77-73-74—292
Loren Roberts 72-71-74-75—292
Stephen Leaney 72-70-72-79—293
Andrew Coltart 70-75-75-74—294
David Sutherland 77-68-77-73—295
Brent Geiberger 73-70-77-74—296
Craig Parry 70-75-74-77—296
Brad Fabel 73-72-73-78—296
Chris Perry 73-71-75-78—297
Tim Herron 73-70-79-76—298

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