Victors' Spoils

August 22, 2004

EVERYONE KNOWS the Masters has a champions' dinner, but less well-known is that the PGA has one too. At the dinner the previous year's winner gives all the past champions a gift, paid for by the PGA of America. This tradition, unique to the PGA, started only 10 years ago. Below is a list of the free booty past PGA champs have chosen to bestow on one another.

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YEAR

CHAMPION

GIFT

2003

Shaun Micheel

Les Paul Gibson guitar

2002

Rich Beem

Tony Lama ostrich boots

2001

David Toms

Alligator belt with a sterling buckle

2000

Tiger Woods

Four-time-zone clock (representing his four Tiger slam wins)

1999

Tiger Woods

A cigar humidor

1998

Vijay Singh

Wanamaker trophy replicas

1997

Davis Love III

Magnum of Beringer wine etched with champions' names

1996

Mark Brooks

Signed Leroy Neiman Winged Foot print

1995

Steve Elkington

A woman's bracelet from Gerrard's of England

1994

Nick Price

Autographed print of Ben Hogan

COLOR PHOTOGARY BOGDON (ALL GIFTS) 2002 COLOR PHOTOGARY BOGDON (ALL GIFTS) 2001 COLOR PHOTOGARY BOGDON (ALL GIFTS) 1997 COLOR PHOTOGARY BOGDON (ALL GIFTS) 2000 COLOR PHOTOGARY BOGDON (ALL GIFTS) 1999 COLOR PHOTOGARY BOGDON (ALL GIFTS) 1998

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)