GULLANE, Scotland — There won't be any Grand Slam buzz, but the PGA Championship is going to go on anyway.
Next month's PGA at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., missed its chance to become one of the most memorable events in golf when Tiger Woods was blown away Saturday at Muirfield and lost his chance to win the British Open.
Woods closed with a 65 Sunday and finished at even-par 284 for the tournament--16 shots better than his third-round 81 that effectively removed any Grand Slam suspense from the PGA Championship.
The fourth and final major of the year, the PGA's status has long suffered in comparison to its older, more established peers--the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open. All that would have changed if Woods had won at Muirfield and set up his chance to win the Grand Slam at Hazeltine.