PGA Championship golf at Southern Hills

DREW HARMON | The Edmond Sun Tiger Woods acknowledges the crowd before teeing off on the tenth hole Thursday during the first round of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.

Everybody talked about what could have been.

A made putt here, a better drive there. Those are the things Ernie Els and Woody Austin talked about after the final round of the 89th PGA Championship on Sunday at Southern Hills.

What happened is Tiger Woods won his 13th major, including his fourth PGA Championship, which was also his second in a row.

Woods gave the field a little hope with a bogey on No. 1, but soon found his stroke and walked away with a two-shot win over Austin, shooting a 69 to finish 8-under par.

Woods entered the day with a four-stroke lead, which was too much for anyone to overcome.

“To come back from six back against the world’s No. 1 was always going to be tough. But I gave it a good shot,” Els said, after posting a 66 on the final day.

Edmond’s Scott Verplank was another one that had a chance to move up the leaderboard, but four bogey’s on the tournament’s final 10 holes cost him three spots, as he finished with a 1-over 71, which was good enough for ninth.

Bob Tway couldn’t overcome a rough start, which featured a double bogey on No. 2, as posted his worst score of the event with a 75, which left him in a seven-way tie for 50th.

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