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PGA Championship: What happens if there's a playoff at Kiawah?

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What happens if there’s a playoff Sunday at the PGA Championship?

All four of the men’s major championships have their own unique formats for extra holes. The Masters Tournament uses traditional sudden death while the U.S. Open decides its champion via a two-hole aggregate playoff. The Open Championship’s aggregate playoff is four holes while the PGA Championship uses a three-hole aggregate playoff.

So, if two or more players are tied for the lead after 72 holes at Kiawah, they will play three holes, Nos. 10, 17 and 18 (in that order), with the lowest aggregate total winning.


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If there is still a tie after that, the playoff with move to sudden death at No. 10, followed by Nos. 17 and 18, and repeated as necessary.

The last playoff at the PGA Championship was 2011, when Keegan Bradley beat Jason Dufner.