2003 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 2003 PGA Championship was the 85th edition of the tournament. It produced a surprise winner, arguably one of the lesser-known major champions in golf history.

Winner: Shaun Micheel, 276

Where it was played: Oak Hill Country Club (East Course), Rochester, New York

Tournament dates: August 14-17, 2003

Leader after first round: Rod Pampling and Phil Mickelson, 66

Leader after second round: Shaun Micheel, 137

Leader after third round: Chad Campbell and Shaun Micheel, 206

What Happened at the 2003 PGA Championship

The 2003 PGA Championship, played at Oak Hill Country Club, was the year of the "who's that?" champion who pulled off the "did you see that?" shot to win the Wanamaker Trophy.

Shaun Micheel was virtually unknown before winning this tournament. He had never won on the PGA Tour entering this major — and he never won again on the PGA Tour after this. He entered the tournament at No. 169 in the world rankings. But he battled Chad Campbell (then also seeking his first PGA Tour victory) throughout the day in the final pairing.

Micheel and Campbell reached the final hole with Micheel at 3-under and Campbell at 2-under, the 1-stroke margin because Micheel bogeyed the 17th. Micheel's drive on No. 18 found the first cut of rough and left him 175 yards from the cup. From there he hit a 7-iron that will live on as one of the great pressure shots in golf history.

Micheel's ball tracked the flagstick its entire flight, hit the 72nd green, took a few short hops, and came this close to dropping into the cup. When the ball stopped, it was only two inches from the cup. Micheel tapped it in to win the 2003 PGA Championship by two strokes over Campbell.

Greg Norman, twice runner-up in the PGA but never a winner (he did win two British Opens), played this major for the final time, missing the cut.

Where were the biggest stars? Phil Mickelson shared the first-round lead, but then had a pair of 75s and finished in a tie for 23rd place. Tiger Woods got no lower than 72 in any of his rounds and tied for 39th.

2003 PGA Championship Final Scores

Shaun Micheel 69-68-69-70—276
Chad Campbell 69-72-65-72—278
Timothy Clark 72-70-68-69—279
Alex Cejka 74-69-68-69—280
Jay Haas 70-74-69-69—282
Ernie Els 71-70-70-71—282
Loren Roberts 70-73-70-71—284
Fred Funk 69-73-70-72—284
Mike Weir 68-71-70-75—284
Niclas Fasth 76-70-71-68—285
Kenny Perry 75-72-70-68—285
Charles Howell III 70-72-70-73—285
Billy Andrade 67-72-72-74—285
Scott McCarron 74-70-71-71—286
Tim Herron 69-72-74-71—286
Rod Pampling 66-74-73-73—286
Robert Gamez 70-73-70-73—286
Rocco Mediate 72-74-71-70—287
Jim Furyk 72-74-69-72—287
Carlos Franco 73-73-69-72—287
Kevin Sutherland 69-74-71-73—287
Toshimitsu Izawa 71-72-71-73—287
Stuart Appleby 74-73-71-70—288
Luke Donald 73-72-71-72—288
Adam Scott 72-69-72-75—288
Phil Mickelson 66-75-72-75—288
Geoff Ogilvy 71-71-77-70—289
Woody Austin 72-73-69-75—289
David Toms 75-72-71-72—290
Todd Hamilton 70-74-73-73—290
Peter Lonard 74-74-69-73—290
Padraig Harrington 72-76-69-73—290
Frank Lickliter II 71-72-71-76—290
Jesper Parnevik 73-72-72-74—291
J.L. Lewis 71-75-71-74—291
Fred Couples 74-71-72-74—291
Lee Janzen 68-74-72-77—291
Vijay Singh 69-73-70-79—291
Joe Durant 71-76-75-70—292
Mark Calcavecchia 73-71-76-72—292
Robert Allenby 70-77-73-72—292
Tiger Woods 74-72-73-73—292
Hal Sutton 75-71-67-79—292
Briny Baird 73-71-67-81—292
Angel Cabrera 71-76-72-74—293
Duffy Waldorf 70-75-72-76—293
Tom Pernice Jr. 70-71-72-80—293
Ben Crane 73-73-76-72—294
Trevor Immelman 74-70-77-73—294
Shigeki Maruyama 75-72-73-74—294
Jose Maria Olazabal 74-74-76-71—295
Brian Gay 74-74-75-72—295
Jose Coceres 73-68-78-76—295
Len Mattiace 74-70-75-76—295
Gary Evans 74-74-71-76—295
Chris DiMarco 74-71-78-73—296
Bernhard Langer 75-72-75-75—297
Scott Hoch 75-72-73-77—297
Bob Estes 71-76-73-77—297
Aaron Baddeley 69-77-73-78—297
Billy Mayfair 76-72-78-72—298
Eduardo Romero 77-71-76-74—298
Phil Tataurangi 72-71-78-77—298
Ian Poulter 72-75-72-79—298
Jonathan Kaye 74-73-72-79—298
Paul Casey 79-69-75-76—299
Bob Burns 72-76-70-82—300
Rory Sabbatini 71-75-75-81—302
K.J. Choi 74-74-80-76—304
Michael Campbell 74-71-80-79—304

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