KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 09: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot on the 11th hole during Round One of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 9, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

2012 PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy Dominates In Second Career Major Win

Rory McIlroy pulled away from the field on Sunday and cruised home to his second win at a major.

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2012 PGA Championship: Full Recap Of The Season's 4th And Final Major Tournament

Rory McIlroy claimed his second career major title on Sunday with an impressive 13-under score at the 2012 PGA Championship from South Carolina's Kiawah Island.

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PGA Championship Purse 2012: Rory McIlroy Earns Nearly $1.5 Million In Prize Money

The 2012 PGA Championship has come and gone and the beautiful scenery at Kiawah Island is now left behind on the golf calendar for everyone, but nearly everyone who played at this weekend's big event earned more than enough to take a return trip, should they choose to do so. Rory McIlroy raked in the big bucks as the winner of the tournament, but even those who finished far down the list still earned a sizable check.

McIlroy took in a lump sum of $1.445 million over four days worth of work, which is a tremendous boost to his career earnings. David Lynn took second place which earned him $865K.

Gary Woodland was tied at 42nd overall which means he earned a cool $29,500 for his efforts.

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PGA Championship Winner 2012: Rory McIlroy Wins Second Career Major

Rory McIlroy dominated the field at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and captured his second career major and his first PGA Championship.

McIlroy broke Jack Nicklaus' record for largest margin of victory at the PGA Championship winning by eight strokes over second place David Lynn. His 6-under, 66 on Sunday was his best round of the tournament. In fact McIlroy stepped his game up over the weekend shooting 11-under over the two rounds.

Lynn shot a 68 on Sunday to climb to 5-under and finish second. A group of four golfers including Carl Pettersson and 2011 champ Keegan Bradley finished tied for third at 4-under. Tiger Woods shot even par on Sunday and finished the tournament at 2-under and tied for 11th.

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2012 PGA Championship Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Cruising Through Final Round

Rory McIlroy has played mistake free golf for much of the afternoon and is pulling away from the field at the 2012 PGA Championship.

McIlroy is 11-under for the tournament and 4-under during his final round. He has no bogeys through 14 holes and hasn't given the rest of the field much of a chance to close the gap. Carl Pettersson, Ian Poulter and David Lynn are in a group of golfers who are tied for second at 5-under.

Defending champion Keegan Bradley, Peter Hanson and Justin Rose are a little further back at 4-under and tied for fifth place. Tiger Woods is currently tied for 11th at 2-under for the tournament.

For live scoring updates be sure to check out the leaderboard at PGA.com.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard 2012: Rory McIlroy Maintaining His Lead In The Final Round

After finishing up their third round earlier Sunday morning, the players are back on the course at the 2012 PGA Championship for the final round. Rory McIlroy is still in the lead despite a strong charge from a few other players.

McIlroy is 10-under for the tournament and 3-under through his first seven holes of the final round. Ian Poulter has made the biggest move of the day, jumping eight spots into second place at 6-under. Poulter is 5-under through nine holes in the fourth round. Poulter came out of the gates of fire, notching birdies on his first five holes and six of his first seven.

While not as hot as Poulter, Tiger Woods has also moved up the leaderboard and currently sits in a tie for fourth place at 4-under. Woods is 2-under in the final round with six pars and two birdies in his first eight holes. Vijay Singh, who found himself in a tie for the lead when play was suspended Saturday, continues to fall. Singh is now in a tie for 26th place at even par. He is 2-over during his final round.

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PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Final Round Action Underway

After a weather delay on Saturday forced many players to finish their third rounds Sunday morning, the final round has finally begun at the 2012 PGA Championship.

While the leaders won't tee off until later in the afternoon, roughly a third of the field has begun their final round. Ben Curtis and Paul Lawrie are finding some early success in the fourth round as both are 2-under through three holes. Gary Woodland, who played college golf at Kansas, will begin his final round in a tie for 42nd place. Woodland is 5-over for the tournament after shooting a 3-over 75 in the third round.

Here are a few notable tee times for the leaders (all times Eastern):

1:45 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Carl Pettersson, Bo Van Pelt

1:34 p.m.: Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker

1:23 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods

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2012 PGA Championship Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Leads As Play Resumes

Play resumed early Sunday morning at the 2012 PGA Championship as golfers scramble to finish up the third round of the tournament before beginning the final round.

A birdie at 16 has Roy McIlroy at 7-under for the tournament and holding a three-shot lead over the rest of the field. Vijah Singh, Carl Pettersson and Trevor Immelman are all three shots back of McIlroy at 4-under.

The break in play may have helped Tiger Woods to sort himself out somewhat. Woods was four over through the first 10 holes of his third round but has two birdies on the back nine to get back to 2-under for the tournament.

Golfers will have to wait for the field to complete the third round before the final round can begin.

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2012 PGA Championship: Round 3 Suspended Due To Weather

Some bad weather rolled into Kiawah Island Resort on Saturday, and it was severe enough to suspend the round. The final group of Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh only managed to get through seven holes on Saturday and will have to finish their final 11 holes before they even get to begin their fourth and final round. The conclusion of the third round is expected to begin at 6:45 a.m. CT with the final round scheduled to begin play at 10:30 a.m. CT.

Woods is having a poor round so far and is 3-over through seven holes after bogeying the fourth, fifth and seventh holes. With the slow start, Woods is now tied for 11th place and is 1-under for the tournament.

Woods playing partner Singh is doing well and is 2-under par through seven holes and is tied for the lead at 6-under par with Rory McIlory who made a run and is 4-under par through nine holes.

For a complete leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

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PGA Championship 2012: Saturday Tee Times And Pairings

Tee times and pairing for the Day 3 of the PGA Championship would have been announced much earlier this morning, but since Joost Luiten was unable to finish before the sun set over the South Carolina coast, things were delayed a bit.

No need to worry now, though. You can take a look here at the complete list of tee times:

8:50 a.m.: David Toms, John Huh
9 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson
9:10 a.m.: Luke Donald, Chez Reavie
9:20 a.m.: Seung-Yul Noh, Sang Moon Bae
9:30 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Louis Oosthuizen
9:40 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke
9:50 a.m.: J.J. Henry, Ken Duke
10 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Thorbjorn Olesen
10:10 a.m.: Bill Haas, Brendon de Jonge
10:20 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Toru Taniguchi
10:30 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Justin Rose
10:40 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Rich Beem
10:50 a.m.: Matt Every, Jimmy Walker
11:10 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Cameron Tringale
11:20 a.m.: John Senden, Robert Garrigus
11:30 a.m.: Y.E. Yang, Alexander Noren
11:40 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els
11:50 a.m.: George McNeill, David Lynn
12 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Geoff Ogilvy
12:10 p.m.: Ryo Ishikawa, Ben Curtis
12:20 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Greg Chalmers
12:30 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Marc Leishman
12:40 p.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Padraig Harrington
12:50 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim
1 p.m.: Keegan Bradley, Fredrik Jacobson
1:10 p.m.: Martin Laird, John Daly
1:30 p.m.: Marcel Siem, Pat Perez
1:40 p.m.: Francesco Molinari, Zach Johnson
1:50 p.m.: Joost Luiten, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
2 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
2:10 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
2:20 p.m.: Blake Adams, Trevor Immelman
2:30 p.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott
2:40 p.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Rory McIlroy
2:50 p.m.: Carl Pettersson, Ian Poulter
3 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods

For a live leaderboard, check out Golf.com.

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2012 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh Tied At The Top After 2 Rounds

Two rounds have been completed at the 2012 PGA Championship and there are three golfers who are tied at the top. The leaders are Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson who are all tied at 4-under par. Pettersson had a rough second round as he shot a 2-over, 74 which included five bogies over a stretch of seven holes, but he also had three birdies in the round.

Tiger Woods shot a 1-under round of 71, and by being tied at the top he is now only 36 holes away from winning his first major championship since he won the 2008 U.S. Open.

Vijay Singh is the other golfer tied at 4-under par, and for his second round he shot a 3-under round of 69 to move up and be tied for first place. In his second round Singh had five birdies and two bogies which allowed him to move up the leaderboard to be tied for first place.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard Update: Gary Woodland Is On Top

Topeka native Gary Woodland made his way up the leaderboard at second round of the PGA Championship on Friday and now holds a 6-under par score in the tournament. With a 1-under score on the day, Woodland, who finished the first round just one shot out of the lead, is on top.

Woodland managed to take the lead through his first six holes on Friday, while Tiger Woods has made a push as well. Woods is 2-under for the day and is only one shot behind Woodland's lead. Along with Woods at second place is Ryo Ishikawa, who is also 2-under par for the day (through seven holes).

Vijay Singh finished the day 3-under par is currently tied for third place with 4-under par score of 140 through the first two rounds. Rory McIlroy is right there with Singh, but he's shooting +1 on the day through his first six holes.

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2012 PGA Championship Update: Gary Woodland Begins Second Round, One Shot Back On Leaderboard

Gary Woodland begins his second round play at the PGA Championship within the hour. With a 5-under par score of 67, Woodland is currently one shot behind leader Carl Pettersson who holds a 6-under par score of 66.

So far in Round Two, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson seem to be having the best day shooting -2 on the day. Singh is through 12 holes while Mickelson is through 11 at the time of this update.

Scratch that, Singh birdied hole No. 13 so he's further up the leaderboard. And someone once said golf was slow. So not true.

Also worth nothing: Adam Scott is +2 through 14 holes, so he might not even give himself a chance to repeat his collapse at the British Open.

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PGA Championship 2012: TV Schedule, How To Watch Online And More

Gary Woodland was already going to be the local story for Kansas City area golf enthusiasts paying attention to the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. However with his current play in the first round, Woodland could become a national story soon enough. Currently the Kansas alum sits at five-under for second place overall at the storied golf tournament and heads into Friday's second round in fine form.

For Friday, viewers can catch the tournament starting at 12:00pm through 6pm CT on TNT for regular television coverage. Those of you interested in catching action online, a live stream can be found at the main PGA website through their live video feed which will offer multiple views throughout the day.

Woodland will tee off at 12:10pm in Friday's second round.

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PGA Championship Leaderboard: Gary Woodland 1 Shot Behind Carl Pettersson

Kansas alumnus Gary Woodland shot a 5-under 67 in the first round of the PGA Championship and is one shot off the lead at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

Carl Pettersson shot a 6-under 66 and is alone in first place. Woodland made four birdies, an eagle and one bogey for his round. Wichita native Chez Reavie shot a 2-over 74 and is tied for 88th. Among other notable names, Rory McIlroy is tied for second at -5, Tiger Woods is three shots back after shooting a 3-under 69 and Phil Mickelson shot a 1-over 73.

Here is the top of the current leaderboard. For the full leaderboard, check out Golf.com.

1. Carl Pettersson, -6

T2. Gary Woodland, -5

T2. Rory McIlroy, -5

T2. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, -5

T2. Alexander Noren, -5

T6. John Daly, -4

T6. Geoff Ogilvy, -4

T6. Keegan Bradley, -4

T6. Joost Luiten, -4

T6. Aaron Baddeley, -4

T6. Adam Scott, -4

T6. Graeme McDowell, -4

T6. Scott Piercy, -4

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PGA Championship Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland Tied For 3rd Behind Joost Luiten

The 2012 PGA Championship is now underway and there's a strong mix of familiar names with newcomers atop the leaderboard so far in the first round with several more still yet to tee off this afternoon. Rory McIlroy played a great early round and is currently at five-under, good for third place. Interestingly enough, Gary Woodland had the same round that McIlroy did and the two sit behind current leader Joost Luiten in third place.

Woodland, a Kansas alumnus, is an interesting player to watch given the roller coaster nature of his season. Rotowire has the word:

Woodland has endured an interesting season. While working on swing modifications, he's posted just one top 25 in a full-field event, and that was a T24 at the Byron Nelson. He's missed only four cuts, however. Yet, he arrived at Kiawah Island in a rut, cashing in just three of his last six starts with one top 70 and zero rounds in the 60s during that span. Today, he eagled the par-5 11th hole, his second of the day, and rolled in four birdies to erase one bogey.

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PGA Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Gary Woodland Tied For Second

Gary Woodland, a 28-year old from Topeka who played golf at the University of Kansas, had the round of his life on Thursday.

Shooting a 67 that put him at -5, Woodland finished Round 1 of the 2012 PGA Championship in a tie for second place with Rory McIlroy. The two are behind only Joost Luiten of the Netherlands, who is currently at -6 through 12.

The PGA has been good to Woodland: the best major finish of his career was a tie for 12th here in 2011.

That was also the year he established himself as a top-tier golfer, graduating from the Nationwide Tour and racking up his first career PGA win at the Transitions Championship.

Thanks to a forgiving Kiawah Island course, Tiger Woods (-2) is one of 18 golfers already under par who will be lurking behind Woodland in Round 2.

Chez Reavie, a former Arizona State golfer born in Wichita, will tee off at 12:40 PM Central.

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PGA Championship Odds: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Favorites In South Carolina

The 2012 PGA Championship is officially underway starting today in South Carolina, and the top golfers in the world are vying for yet another moment of history and glory with a win at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald are the top three contenders according to oddsmakers, and it should be a very interesting field playing over the weekend.

Local products Chez Reavie and Gary Woodland are both 40/1 odds to win the tournament, placed alongside several other underdogs. Others of note include Bubba Watson at 8/1 and Zach Johnson at 10/1.

2012 PGA Championship Odds to Win (courtesy of Bovada):
Tiger Woods - 7/4
Rory McIlroy - 10/3
Luke Donald - 10/3
Lee Westwood - 4/1
Adam Scott - 11/2
Jason Dufner - 11/2
Justin Rose - 11/2
Webb Simpson - 11/2
Dustin Johnson - 11/2
Louis Oosthuizen - 13/2
Steve Stricker - 7/1
Matt Kuchar - 7/1
Keegan Bradley - 8/1
Hunter Mahan - 8/1
Bubba Watson - 8/1
Phil Mickelson - 8/1
Graeme McDowell - 8/1
Bo Van Pelt - 10/1
Jim Furyk - 10/1
Zach Johnson - 10/1
Padraig Harrington - 10/1
Jason Day - 10/1
Rickie Fowler - 10/1

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2012 PGA Championship: Tee Times And Groupings For Thursday

The final major golf tournament of the year will provide no shortage of intrigue, drama or action as the 2012 PGA Championship gets started on Thursday. The main attraction, as always, will be Tiger Woods, who will once again enter the tournament as the odds-on favorite to win.

The event will feature the top golfers in the world, as Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson and a host of household names battle it out for the championship over the next four days.

Here are the full tee times and groupings for Thursday's opening round of play. All times are Eastern.

The following players will begin on the first tee:

7:20 a.m.: Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points, Marcel Siem
7:30 a.m.: John Senden, Ken Duke, Michael Frye
7:40 a.m.: Greg Chalmers, Spencer Levin, Michael Thompson
7:50 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Robert Garrigus, Charley Hoffman
8 a.m.: Lucas Glover, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman
8:10 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Jeev Milkha Singh, Johnson Wagner
8:20 a.m.: Shaun Micheel, David Toms, John Daly
8:30 a.m.: Bernd Wiesberger, Ryan Palmer, Robert Karlsson
8:40 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Moore
8:50 a.m.: Tommy Gainey, Jason Day, Carl Pettersson
9 a.m.: Mike Small, Brian Davis, John Huh
9:10 a.m.: Sean O'Hair, Brian Cairns, Seung-Yul Noh
9:20 a.m.: Ben Crane, Marty Jertson, Thongchai Jaidee
12:30 p.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, George McNeill, Frank Bensel
12:40 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Danny Balin, Hiroyuki Fujita
12:50 p.m.: John Rollins, Kyle Stanley, Francesco Molinari
1 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Rickie Fowler, Nicolas Colsaerts
1:10 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
1:20 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els
1:30 p.m.: Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson
1:40 p.m.: Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
1:50 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar
2 p.m.: Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Nick Watney
2:10 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Simon Dyson, Scott Verplank
2:20 p.m.: Mitch Lowe, Jeff Overton, Blake Adams
2:30 p.m.: Bridgestone Invitational winner, Paul Scaletta, Robert Allenby

The following players will tee off from the 10th tee:

7:20 a.m.: Matteo Manassero, Charles Howell III, Mark Brown
7:30 a.m.: Pat Perez, Corey Prugh, Martin Laird
7:40 a.m.: Toru Taniguchi, Rory Sabbatini, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
7:50 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Branden Grace, Matt Dobyns
8 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa, Gary Woodland
8:10 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk
8:20 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Paul Casey, Geoff Ogilvy
8:30 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods
8:40 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker
8:50 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Bill Haas, Angel Cabrera
9 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
9:10 a.m.: Jeff Coston, Bud Cauley, Robert Rock
9:20 a.m.: Joost Luiten, Alan Morin, Thomas Aiken
12:30 p.m.: Bryce Molder, Matt Every, Bob Sowards
12:40 p.m.: Sang Moon Bae, Darrell Kestner, David Lynn
12:50 p.m.: Marcus Fraser, Jamie Donaldson, Doug Wade
1 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Anders Hansen, Aaron Baddeley
1:10 p.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Fredrik Jacobson, Jimmy Walker
1:20 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim, Bo Van Pelt
1:30 p.m.: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, Vijay Singh
1:40 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Pablo Larrazabal, Chez Reavie
1:50 p.m.: Retief Goosen, Mark Brooks, Roger Chapman
2 p.m.: Alexander Noren, Mark Wilson, George Coetzee
2:10 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Ted Potter, Jr., Brian Gaffney
2:20 p.m.: Michael Hoey, Kevin Na, Rod Perr
2:30 p.m.: Brendan Jones, Bill Murchison, Reno-Tahoe winner

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PGA Championship 2012: TV Schedule, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The first round of the 2012 PGA Championship will get started on Thursday in South Carolina. This year's PGA Championship will feature more ways to watch and track the progress of the leaderboard than ever before. We have all of your viewing information right here.

You will be able to stream par-3 holes and cover marquee pairings live online at PGA.com. If you enjoy iPads or other assorted mobile devices, you can check out the official PGA Championship app that Turner has launched for the tournament. The app will allow you to access live streaming video, leaderboard updates and a lot more.

If you want to go the conventional television route, the event will air live on TNT on Thursday and Friday from 1-7 p.m. ET. You can watch early coverage on TNT from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, after which coverage will switch to CBS from 2-7 p.m. ET.

For lots more information, you can visit the official PGA Championship website.

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PGA Championship 2012: Tiger Woods 'Pleased And Disappointed' By Major Performances

Tiger Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open, so by the standards of American sports talk ("if you ain't first ... you last"), his play in the first three majors of 2012 has been subpar.

However, he was in contention in the final weekend of both the US and British Open, as the 14-time major champion continues to regain his form after a long absence due to injury and personal turmoil. In a press conference with reporters on Tuesday, Woods emphasized the positive about his play this year:

Asked if that left him encouraged or disappointed, he answered: "I think both. I'm pleased at the way I was able to play at certain parts of it and obviously disappointed that I did not win. Things have progressed, but still, not winning a major championship doesn't feel very good."

While the long string of defeats have to be frustrating for a golfer who used to be a threat to win all four majors in one year, his play has undoubtedly improved over the last year.

There's nothing mystical about winning a major, not when the last 16 events have had 16 different winners. If Woods can keep himself in contention, he'll almost certainly end his drought eventually, which would be good for both him and for the sport as a whole.

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PGA Championship Odds 2012: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Favorites To Win

The PGA Championship is here this week and that means the best golfers in the world are coming to South Carolina at Kiawah Island for a chance at making history. Tiger Woods opens as the odds-on favorite to win the tournament, but Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald are contenders for the second best odds heading into the week.

Local golfer Chez Reavie opens at 40/1 odds while Gary Woodland has the same. Here's the complete breakdown of the odds leaders for the 94th PGA Championship.

Official Odds for the 2012 PGA Championship (courtesy of Bovada):
Tiger Woods - 7/4
Rory McIlroy - 10/3
Luke Donald - 10/3
Lee Westwood - 4/1
Adam Scott - 11/2
Jason Dufner - 11/2
Justin Rose - 11/2
Webb Simpson - 11/2
Dustin Johnson - 11/2
Louis Oosthuizen - 13/2
Steve Stricker - 7/1
Matt Kuchar - 7/1
Keegan Bradley - 8/1
Hunter Mahan - 8/1
Bubba Watson - 8/1
Phil Mickelson - 8/1
Graeme McDowell - 8/1
Bo Van Pelt - 10/1
Jim Furyk - 10/1
Zach Johnson - 10/1
Padraig Harrington - 10/1
Jason Day - 10/1
Rickie Fowler - 10/1

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2012 PGA Championship: South Carolina Hosts First Major Championship

The 94th PGA Championship gets underway at Kiawah Island in South Carolina later this week.

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