• Saffas decade-long PGA Championship struggle

    PGA Championship
    Grace has two top 5s in three years

    You would have to look back to Gary Player in 1972 for the last time a South African lifted the Wanamaker Trophy, here are the best performers over the last 10 years.

    2016 Branden Grace finished in a tie for fourth, five shots behind Jimmy Walker

    2015 Grace finished third, five shots behind Jason Day

    2014 Ernie Els finished in a tie for seventh, five shots behind Rory McIlroy

    2013 Tim Clark finished in a tie for 68th, 20 shots behind Jason Dufner

    2012 Clark finished in a tie for 11th, nine shots behind McIlroy

    2011 Trevor Immelman finished in a tie for 12th, seven shots behind Keegan Bradley

    2010 Charl Schwartzel and Els finished in a tie for 18th, seven shots behind Martin Kaymer

    2009 Els finished in a tie for sixth, seven shots behind YE Yang

    2008 Retief Goosen finished in a tie for 24th, 12 shots behind Padraig Harrington

    2007 Els finished on his own in third, three shots behind Tiger Woods

    – This article first appeared in the August issue of Compleat Golfer

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