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Straits wasn't Shinnecock ... and that's good

Updated: August 22, 2004, 10:22 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | Golf World

If U.S. Open Sunday at Shinnecock Hills was a demolition derby, then the closing round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits was more like a NASCAR race. There was no if about a crash, just a matter of when, and who.

Still, despite the fact that the top seven players on the leaderboard after 54 holes all shot over par on Sunday, there was, on most holes, the feeling that birdie was possible. Whistling Straits ate the best players in the world for lunch in the final round, but it ...

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