Bob May v. Tiger Woods, 2000 USPGA

We look back at the duel between Tiger Woods and minnow Bob May in the 2000 USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club

2000 USPGA Championship
Bob May holes a putt during his play-off with Tiger Woods at Valhalla in 2000
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We look back at the duel between Tiger Woods and minnow Bob May in the 2000 USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club

We look back at the duel between Tiger Woods and minnow Bob May in the 2000 USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club...

2000 USPGA Championship

Tiger Woods follows his shot during the final round of the 2000 USPGA Championship. [David Cannon/Getty Images]

2000 USPGA Championship

Bob May in action from the rough on the 18th hole. He would hit his approach to 18 feet and hole the putt [Getty Images]

Tiger Woods

Woods in anguish after a putt narrowly slides by the hole [Getty Images]

2000 USPGA Championship

Both Woods and May finished on 18-under-par to force the first ever three-hole play-off at the USPGA Championship [Getty Images]

2000 USPGA Championship

Woods had a one-shot lead after two play-off holes. On the par-5 18th, May narrowly missed this putt for birdie... [Getty Images]

2000 USPGA Championship

... allowing Woods to tap in for his 5th Major Championship and second USPGA [Getty Images]

2000 USPGA Championship

Woods and May embrace after one of the most memorable USPGA Championships in recent history [Getty Images]

2000 USPGA Championship

Woods would go on to win further USPGA titles in 2006 and 2007 [Getty Images]

 

 

 

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x