1. Bob Tway – 1986
Greg Norman had been dominating the tournament, but Bob Tway emerged as a contender on day three. On the last hole of the final round, with Tway leading by one, Norman reached the green in two, but Tway’s approach strayed into the bunker. No matter. Tway holed his third and secured his first and only major, heaping yet more misery on Norman, who had thrown away the Masters the very same year.
2. Tiger Woods – 2000
Normally when you finish on 18-under-par, you would expect to be lifting the trophy, but that was not the case in 2000. Woods was matched all the way by Bob May, but prevailed after a three-hole playoff, recording a third consecutive major victory.
3. Vic Ghezzi – 1941
Vic Ghezzi was matched up against Byron Nelson in the final, but when Nelson’s foot accidentally nudged Ghezzi’s ball on the final hole he refused to award a penalty shot to Nelson, stating he didn’t want to win in that manner. Luckily for Ghezzi, he won the hole and the tournament after Nelson missed his putt.
4. John Daly – 1991
John Daly was ninth in reserve to play in the Championship, but in an extraordinary stroke of luck, nine players pulled out. Luckily Daly had made the trip to Memphis in good faith and was rewarded with victory, winning the event by three shots.
5. Walter Hagen – 1927
Hagen secured his fourth PGA Championship in a row at Cedar Crest, achieving the same feat as legendary golfer Old Tom Morris, who won the Open four times in a row.
6. Bobby Cruickshank – 1932
Al Watrous was leading Bobby Cruickshank by nine holes with just 12 holes left. Undeterred by this mountain, Cruickshank proceeded to play some of the best golf of his career and level the match after normal play. After five extra holes, Cruickshank eventually defeated Watrous, but was knocked out later in the tournament.
7. David Toms – 2001
David Toms played better than anyone could have dreamed in Atlanta, positing all four rounds in the 60s and carding the lowest total aggregate for a major (265).
8. Phil Mickelson – 2005
Phil Mickelson needed a par on the last hole at Baltusrol to take the championship to a play-off. Despite an errant drive, he muscled his second to the greenside rough and chipped to tap-in range, leaving Thomas Bjorn and Steve Elkington speechless.
9. Hubert Green – 1985
After Lee Trevino three-putted the 15th, Green held the lead, but put himself in danger after finding sand. He recovered amazingly, however, hitting his third to a foot for a simple tap in and a second major championship.
10. Julius Boros – 1968
Boros became the oldest man, at 48 years of age, to win a major, finishing one shot ahead of both Bob Charles and Arnold Palmer.