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82nd PGA Golf Championship (Louisville, KY)

Golfer Tiger Woods won the 82nd PGA Championship, beating Bob May in a three-hole playoff at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 20, 2000. The tournament purse was $5,000,000. Woods, who was 24 years old, received the Wanamaker Trophy and $900,000. Bob May received $540,000. The Valhalla Golf Club is a private golf club designed by Jack Nicklaus and owned by the PGA of America. Both the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships were held at Valhalla, and the 2008 Ryder Cup will also be held there. For more on the 82nd PGA Championship see J. Demling, "Tiger makes history with Valhalla win," Courier-Journal, 08/21/2000. See photo image of Tiger Woods with the championship trophy and other images at PGA Championship History Exhibit website.


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