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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 2002 PGA Championship
Date: August 15 - 18, 2002
Site: Hazeltine National Golf Club
Champion: Richard Beem
Purse: $5,500,000.00
Field: 156
Cut at: 72
Par: 36 - 36 - 72 (7,355 yards)
Players Advanced: 148

Rich Beem answered every challenge on his way to winning the 84th PGA Championship and withstood a furious charge by hte game's best player, Tiger Woods to cart off the Wanamaker Trophy at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Beem earned $990,000 for the third victory of his improbable four-year career - and second in two starts. On one Sunday in Minnesota, it was Woods who came up short. He trailed Beem by two strokes at the start of the round, pulled within one but could get no closer. Beem posted a 4-under-par 68 for a winning total of 10-under-par 278 and one better than Woods, who closed with a 67. Beem became the 12th champion of the last 15 PGA Championships to claim his first major title. Beem is the fourth son of a PGA Professional to win the PGA Championship. He is joined by Jack Burke Jr. (1955), Dave Marr (1965) and Davis Love III (1997). Beem is the son of Larry Beem, a PGA Life Member and teaching professional, who is the golf coach at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. Larry was a standout collegiate player at New Mexico State in the 1960s, and his son followed as a player at New Mexico State.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderRichard Beem
Round 1: 75.26 21 16 119 68 Fred Funk, Jim Furyk 68 Fred Funk, Jim Furyk 72
Round 2: 74.36 32 7 116 66 Justin Leonard, Richard Beem, Robert Allenby 138 Fred Funk, Justin Leonard, Mark Calcavecchia, Retief Goosen, Richard Beem 138
Round 3: 75.83 4 6 61 69 Justin Leonard 207 Justin Leonard 210
Round 4: 73.3 22 7 42 67 Tiger Woods, Tom Watson 278 Richard Beem 278
Totals: 74.73 79 36 338