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2002 Rich Beem won the 84th PGA Championship by a shot from Tiger Woods at Hazeltine, Minnesota, his first and only major title and one of just three PGA Tour victories. A pro who had once lost interest in golf and spent some time selling car stereos and mobile phones, Beem was previously best known for the 2001 book Bud, Sweat and Tees: A Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour by Alan Shipnuck, detailing Beem's rookie year on Tour and the rock an' roll lifestyle he shared with his caddie, Steve Duplantis.
At the PGA, Beem was three shots behind Justin Leonard and two ahead of Tiger Woods after 54 holes, but shot a final round 68 - including a 35 foot birdie putt on the 16th - to hold a two shot margin playing the last, despite Woods' four closing birdies to post the clubhouse lead. Beem had three putts to win on the final green and used them all for a bogey and the title. He has not won again, lost his Tour card and also struggled with back problems.

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