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Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Out
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
In
Total
Par
4
4
5
3
4
4
5
3
4
36
4
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
36
72
Yards
460
435
636
196
412
405
542
178
436
3,700
410
597
465
204
357
586
402
182
457
3,660
7,360


 
 
Rich Beem
Beem made Tiger a major runner-up for the first time.
 
Nothing To Lose
 
Rich Beem was gambling with house money. A failed club pro and former salesman, the free-swinging Beem outdueled golf's best player on its biggest stage -- and has the trophy to prove it. Beem survived a furious charge by Tiger Woods, who birdied his last four holes, to win the PGA Championship by one shot.
  • Tiger almost Grand | Harig: Leonard blows it
  • Scores | Beem capitalizes | 'Funk Fest' | Notes  




  • Harig: Good for the game
     
    Tiger Woods' failure to win the Grand Slam certainly was a negative for Tiger, but not for the game of golf.
     
     
    Murphy: Toasting Beem, a sportswriter's dream
     
    Page 2's Brian Murphy finally finds refreshment at the Weekend Water Cooler, but it's not from the Sparkletts, it's from the attitude of PGA champ Rich Beem.
     
     
    Rovell: Uncle Beem's an instant hit
     
    Rich Beem's 15 minutes of fame was a boon for instant rice maker.
     
     
    Riley a surprise third at PGA
     
    Rich Beem winning the PGA Championship was remarkable enough. Chris Riley finishing third was almost as unlikely.
     
     
    Kraft: Tiger a par machine
     
    Tiger Woods makes highlight reels with his birdies and eagles ... he wins majors with pars.
     
     
    Kraft: A wild back nine
     
    The leaders played a wild back nine on Saturday to finish the third round.
     
     
    Frozen Moment: Leonard's stick on 16
     
    Thanks in part to a remarkable 7-iron to 18 inches that set up one of only six birdies all day on the 16th hole, Justin Leonard leads after 54 holes.
     
     
    Harig: Beem beaming
     
    Not so long ago, Rich Beem didn't know if he wanted to play professional golf. Now, he's contending at a major.
     
     
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    ''Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug. And of late, I've been the windshield.''
    -- PGA Championship winner Rich Beem

     




    FINAL ROUND COMPLETE
       
    1. Davis Love III-17F
    2. Jay Haas-11F
    2. Padraig Harrington-11F
    4. Robert Allenby-10F
    4. Jim Furyk-10F
    6. Chad Campbell-9F
    6. Darren Clarke-9F
    8. Kirk Triplett-8F
    8. Scott Verplank-8F
    10. Fred Couples-7F
    Purse: $6,500,000
    Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
    Par: 36-36--72
    Yards: 7,093
     
    • Final-round gallery (Aug. 18)
    • PGA Champ. Gallery Archive
     

    Video
     PGA Championship
    Rich Beem talks to ESPN's Scott Van Pelt about how close he was to giving up on golf.
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     PGA Championship
    Rich Beem is hoping his success at the PGA Championship might land him on a magazine cover.
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