PGA Championship: Report Card


PGA Championship: Report Card

August 15, 2007

Tiger Woods, Won, 272 (-8)

What worked: Normally erratic off the tee, Woods only missed three fairways on the back nine all week.What didn't: Woods made only 10 bogeys at Southern Hills, five coming in his last 10 holes Thursday.2007 recap: One win and two seconds at the majors makes the tour's player-of-the-year race moot.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B (T-2)U.S. Open: A- (T-2)British Open: B- (T-12)

Jim Furyk, MC, 146 (+6)

What worked: Was T-4 in fairways hit after Friday, tied for the most among those who missed the cut.What didn't: Couldn't find his rhythm after suffering a back injury and made no birdies in the first round.2007 recap: Three strong major showings and one injury-related MC are reasons to look forward to 2008IN THE MAJORSMasters: B- (T-13)U.S. Open: A- (T-2)British Open: B (T-12)

Phil Mickelson, T-32, 286 (+6)

What worked: One of three players without a bogey Sunday, but it came after he made seven Saturday.What didn't: Although he shot 69 Friday, he hit only three fairways and missed too many makable putts.2007 recap: The MCs were his first at majors since '99, and he didn't have a top-10 for the first time since '97.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C- (T-24)U.S. Open: F (MC)British Open: F (F)

Ernie Els, 3, 275 (-5)

What worked: A rejuvenated Els made 20 birdies, and his 106 putts were the week's second fewest.What didn't: The putter abandoned him in key moments with misses on 9 and 11 Sunday.2007 recap: He got progressively better and appears to be finally ready to challenge Woods once again.IN THE MAJORSMasters: F (MC)U.S. Open: C- (T-51)British Open: B+ (T-4)

Adam Scott, T-12, 282 (+2)

What worked: Finished in the top 20 in distance, greens in regulation and putts.What didn't: Despite decent numbers, he admitted to frustration because he couldn't gain on the leaders.2007 recap: An off year after the promising finish to 2006 leaves questions as to which way 2008 will go.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C- (T-27)U.S. Open: F (T-MC)British Open: C (T-27)

Padraig Harrington, T-42, 288 (+8)

What worked: He took only 27 putts in an opening-round 69 that included three straight birdies.What didn't: He never built on that momentum, making just four birdies the rest of the week.2007 recap: The breakthough at Carnoustie overshadows so-so showings at the three U.S. majors.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B (T-7)U.S. Open: F (MC)British Open: A (Won)

Vijay Singh, MC, 146 (+6)

What worked: Was seven-for-seven in sand saves, after averaging 51 percent coming into the PGA.What didn't: Hit only 11 fairways and 15 greens leading to just three birdies in two rounds.2007 recap: Like Scott and Mickelson, he was never a major factor and you wonder if he will be in '08.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B- (T-13)U.S. Open: C (T-20)British Open: C (T-27)

Sergio Garcia, DQ, 145 (+5)

What worked: He was in good spirits Thursday when a four-birdie, four-bogey 70 kept him at even par.What didn't: Once again his immaturity got the best of him, and he shot 74 Saturday before the DQ.2007 recap: He was so close at Carnoustie, which helps us forget the other three majors were washouts.IN THE MAJORSMasters: F (MC)U.S. Open: F (MC)British Open: A (2)

Henrik Stenson, MC, 149 (+9)

What worked: Nothing really, as had been the case at the previous two majors as well.What didn't: Only two guys with as many putts (66) made the cut, and they both hit 25 greens. Stenson hit 21.2007 recap: The year's "It" player after Accenture played about as poorly as possible in the year's majors.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C (T-17)U.S. Open: F (T-MC)British Open: F (MC)

Geoff Ogilvy, T-6, 280 (E)

What worked: Had 12 birdies through two days and hit 14 straight greens at one point Thursday and Friday.What didn't: Was six over on Nos. 17 and 18 through Saturday, parring them when it didn't matter Sunday.2007 recap: After a great year in 2006, he never got going in 2007 and admitted to being discouraged.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C- (T-24)U.S. Open: C- (T-42)British Open: F (MC)

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