Shaun Micheel wins the 85th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, New York, claiming the first and only major and PGA Tour title of his career. A relative unknown at the time, he had turned pro in 1992 but had difficulty earning and holding onto a PGA Tour card, and his main claims to fame were the Singapore Open of 1998 and a Nike (now Web.com) Tour win in 1999. World No. 169 at the start of the PGA, he would win by two shots over another unknown, Chad Campbell, after the pair had led by three shots from 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir after 54 holes. His win was marked by a brilliant approach to the 72nd hole, sealing victory with a 7-iron from 175 yards out of light rough that finished two inches from the cup for a birdie.
Dottie Pepper is born in Saratoga Springs, New York. For many years competing under her married name of Dottie Mochrie, she won two LPGA majors and a total of 17 times on the LPGA Tour before injury brought an end to her career in 2004. Since then she has carved out a new niche as a commentator on both men and women's golf on American networks, once famously describing on air the US Solheim Cup team of 2007 as "choking freaking dogs" when she thought the network had gone to a commercial break. She is an Assistant Captain to the 2013 US Solheim Cup team and today spends much of her time promoting junior golf as a member of the Board of the PGA of America.