1996 PGA Championship: It's Brooks in a Playoff

Mark Brooks of the USA celebrates with the trophy after victory in a playoff at the 1996 PGA Championships at the Valhalla Golf Clu
1996 PGA Championship winner Mark Brooks. J.D. Cuban/Getty Images

The 1996 PGA Championship was the "coming out" for the Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. This was Valhalla's first major championship. Valhalla has since hosted additional major events, including PGA Championships and a Ryder Cup.

And the winner? Mark Brooks, who defeated hometown favorite Kenny Perry on the first playoff hole. Brooks birdied the final hole of regulation to get into the playoff.

Perry's drive in the playoff on the par-5 No. 18 found the rough, his next two strokes failed to get the ball out of the rough, and only on his fourth stroke did Perry reach the green.

Brooks' playoff drive was right down the middle, his 3-wood approach hit the green, and he two-putted for birdie and the championship.

1996 PGA Championship Scores

Results from the 1996 PGA Championship played at Valhalla Golf Club (par 72) in Louisville, Kentucky (p-won playoff):

p-Mark Brooks, $430,00068-70-69-70-277
Kenny Perry, $260,00066-72-71-68-277
Tommy Tolles, $140,00069-71-71-67-278
Steve Elkington, $140,00067-74-67-70-278
Justin Leonard, $86,66771-66-72-70-279
Jesper Parnevik, $86,66773-67-69-70-279
Vijay Singh, $86,66769-69-69-72-279
Frank Nobilo, $57,50069-72-71-68-280
Per Johansson, $57,50073-72-66-69-280
Larry Mize, $57,50071-70-69-70-280
Lee Janzen, $57,50068-71-71-70-280
Nick Price, $57,50068-71-69-72-280
Phil Mickelson, $57,50067-67-74-72-280
Joey Sindelar, $39,00073-72-69-67-281
Tom Lehman, $39,00071-71-69-70-281
Mike Brisky, $39,00071-69-69-72-281
D.A. Weibring, $27,28671-73-71-67-282
Tom Watson, $27,28669-71-73-69-282
Brad Faxon, $27,28672-68-73-69-282
Jim Furyk, $27,28670-70-73-69-282
David Edwards, $27,28669-71-72-70-282
Greg Norman, $27,28668-72-69-73-282
Russ Cochran, $27,28668-72-65-77-282
Emlyn Aubrey, $21,50069-74-72-68-283
Miguel Jimenez, $21,50071-71-71-70-283
Steve Stricker, $18,00073-72-72-67-284
Fred Funk, $18,00073-69-73-69-284
Mark O'Meara, $18,00071-70-74-69-284
Corey Pavin, $18,00071-74-70-69-284
Curtis Strange, $18,00073-70-68-73-284
Paul Azinger, $13,00070-75-71-69-285
Michael Bradley, $13,00073-72-70-70-285
Patrick Burke, $13,00071-72-69-73-285
Tim Herron, $13,00071-73-68-73-285
Jay Haas, $13,00072-71-69-73-285
Ian Woosnam, $9,05068-72-75-71-286
Fuzzy Zoeller, $9,05076-67-72-71-286
Mark Calcavecchia, $9,05070-74-70-72-286
David Ogrin, $9,05075-70-68-73-286
Rocco Mediate, $9,05071-72-67-76-286
Fred Couples, $7,37574-68-74-71-287
David Duval, $7,37574-69-73-71-287
Gil Morgan, $7,37572-72-72-71-287
Jeff Sluman, $7,37572-72-72-71-287
John Morse, $7,37574-69-72-72-287
Glen Day, $7,37572-73-70-72-287
John Cook, $6,00069-75-74-70-288
Paul Stankowski, $6,00070-75-71-72-288
Phil Blackmar, $6,00071-74-71-72-288
Scott McCarron, $6,00069-72-74-73-288
Brian Watts, $6,00070-71-71-76-288
John Adams, $4,71772-71-75-71-289
Bob Boyd, $4,71771-71-75-72-289
Costantino Rocca, $4,71772-72-73-72-289
Jim Gallagher, $4,71773-70-74-72-289
Lee Rinker, $4,71773-71-73-72-289
Alexander Cejka, $4,71771-74-72-72-289
Neal Lancaster, $4,71771-72-73-73-289
Billy Mayfair, $4,71771-73-71-74-289
Tommy Nakajima, $4,71773-72-69-75-289
Ernie Els, $4,06974-68-79-69-290
Mark Wiebe, $4,06973-72-75-70-290
Scott Hoch, $4,06972-72-74-72-290
Dan Forsman, $4,06976-69-71-74-290
Wayne Grady, $3,91374-67-78-72-291
Craig Parry, $3,91372-73-75-71-291
Nick Faldo, $3,91369-75-74-73-291
Willie Wood, $3,91370-75-71-75-291
Woody Austin, $3,81370-74-75-73-292
Ben Crenshaw, $3,81374-71-73-74-292
Nolan Henke, $3,81372-70-75-75-292
Payne Stewart, $3,81373-70-73-76-292
Paul Goydos, $3,73871-73-77-72-293
Jeff Maggert, $3,73873-70-76-74-293
Marco Dawson, $3,70076-69-75-74-294
Bernhard Langer, $3,67573-72-78-72-295
Joel Edwards, $3,65068-76-75-77-296
Satoshi Higashi, $3,61372-72-80-73-297
Stu Ingraham, $3,61373-72-75-77-297
John Reeves, $3,56374-71-79-74-298
Howard Clark, $3,56373-72-75-78-298