KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Being the last of the four majors does not mean the PGA Championship lacks excitement.
Think back to a year ago, when Keegan Bradley was five shots behind when he walked off the 15th green at Atlanta Athletic Club and wound up the winner. Tiger Woods went 21 holes with Bob May at Valhalla in what felt like match play for the entire round. And the PGA Championship had its share of match-play moments, considering that was the format until television dictated a change to stroke play in 1959.
In the last 20 years, the PGA Championship has delivered surprises like Bradley, Rich Beem and Shaun Micheel, along with stars like Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh.
With a history that dates to 1916 – the PGA Championship was played one year before World War I intervened – here are the best five:
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