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Match play the way to go for PGA

Updated: August 12, 2004, 1:02 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | Golf World

There is little reason to think it was pure coincidence that the first PGA Championship conducted under a stroke-play format was also the first to be televised. Even back in 1958, the relatively new medium of TV was pretty good at calling the shots. The fact the tube only managed to put the final three holes and the awards ceremony on the air is of little consequence. What was really lost that week at Llanerch CC in Havertown, Pa., was that perhaps the purest test of golf -- match play -- was ...

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