Three of the Biggest Comebacks in PGA History

The great thing about PGA tournaments is that they are never decided until the final few holes of the last day. Even if a player has a five hold lead after the first day, it is unlikely that it will hold for the remainder of the tournament, which adds a ton of drama and suspense to the sport. And in golf, there are few things more dramatic than a huge comeback from a player who we thought was dead in the water.

1. Keegan Bradley at the 2011 PGA Championship

(source: pga.com)

(source: pga.com)


While Bradley was only one shot behind the lead entering the final round, this is still one of best comebacks because of the final hour or so of the tournament. On the 15th hole, Bradley had a triple bogey and was a massive five shots back of the lead with three to play. After some birdies and great play on the last few holes, Bradley came back to win the major in a playoff.

2. Tiger Woods at the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

(source: telegraph.co.uk)

(source: telegraph.co.uk)

At this point, Tiger was on absolute fire. Leading up to this tournament, Woods was riding a 5-tournament win streak. Unfortunately for Woods, he trailed by seven shots at the start of the final round, which to most is almost an insurmountable deficit. But not for Woods. He battled back with some great play and eventually won the tournament with a birdie on the 18th hole to register his sixth straight win.

3. Stewart Cink at the 2004 MCI Heritage

(source: cbssports.com)

(source: cbssports.com)

This one just seems like it was written for a movie. Cink trailed Ted Purdy by a massive nine strokes heading into the final day at the MCI Heritage. Now, to make up 9 strokes in an 18-hole round is extremely hard, and made even tougher when you are playing against elite competition. Well, Cink managed to shoot a 7-under  64 to force extra holes, where he eventually won and took home the title in one of the greatest comebacks golf has ever seen.

 



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