PGA Championship 2013 results: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson left in the dust by Jason Dufner

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Many of the best players in the world rose to the top of the leaderboard throughout the week at Oak Hill, just not No. 1 and No. 2, who bombed out and played their final 18 holes of 2013 major golf in non-contending obscurity.

It was a two-man race in the final round of the PGA Championship, with Jason Dufner and Jim Furyk exchanging birdies throughout the front nine in the final pairing on Sunday. The day started with a loaded leaderboard, which included world-class players such as Adam Scott, Steve Stricker and Henrik Stenson, but no one came close to challenging the final pairing of Dufner and Furyk.

Dufner, who blew a five-shot lead in the final four holes at this event two years ago in Atlanta, turned it on early to pick up three birdies and go out in 32. He's considered one of the steadiest ball strikers in the world, and was all over the flagstick throughout the final round. Two brilliant approach shots pushed him to a two-shot cushion over Furyk on the back nine. His shot into No. 8 was nearly his second hole-out eagle of the week, but this time he settled for a tap-in birdie. With wedge in hand on No. 16, Dufner officially sealed it with another near-eagle:

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And despite Furyk's best efforts to hang around, that would be it for the season's final major. The Sunday victory was set up on Friday by that majors record-matching round of 63, which propelled him to the midpoint lead. He joins Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods as the group of players to get that record and go on to win.

Oak Hill was set up perfectly by the PGA of America on Sunday, with lots of birdies available and chances for players down the board to make a run at the final group. There was Keegan Bradley, who birdied six of his first 13 holes to demonstrate to the chasers, like Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, that there was an outside shot to come from behind. Bradley dropped a couple shots coming into the clubhouse, but his playing partner, Hideki Matsuyama, also birdied five of his first six holes after the turn. Miguel Angel Jimenez had his second five straight birdie streak of the week, but unfortunately for the Mechanic, there were some ugly crooked numbers mixed in.

With those birdies piling up in front of him, McIlroy, the most accomplished name on the first page of the leaderboard, knew he had to post a couple red numbers early to put the pressure on Dufner and Furyk, who've shown Sunday nerves in recent years. Rory picked up a birdie on his third hole of the day, but on the par-5 4th, one of only two par-5s on the course and a must-make birdie, he blasted a short bunny putt past the hole. His chances of going back-to-back at the season's final major were officially extinguished on No. 5, when he made triple bogey after his ball was gobbled up by the false front and spun into the water:

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Rory at least had a fighting chance starting the day inside the top 10. The two players ahead of him in the world rankings, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, were simply playing out the string so they could board their private jets and get the hell out of town. Mickelson played in the second group out at 8:35 a.m., navigating Oak Hill in three hours with his fourth straight round over par, a 72.

Phil's approach is always feast or famine -- this year alone, he finished in fourth-to-last at the Masters trying to go big on the weekend, and then shot 66 at the British to come from behind and run away with it. After that he said he was playing the best golf of his career, but it was all gone just three weeks later, blowing up on Saturday with driver back in the bag for a 78. Phil finished 12-over, in third-to-last place, and was on his jet back to California with his Claret Jug before the leaders even got to the course.

As for Tiger, he didn't have quite the spectacular implosion like Phil, but he also never broke par during his four-day stay in Rochester. It was a remarkable departure from the dominance of last week at the Bridgestone, where he was in the 60s three times and crushed 48 of the top 50 in the world. Woods shot his best round of the tournament on Sunday, an even-par round of 70 on the back of a bogey-free, three-birdie inward 32. But that little nine-hole hot streak at the end was far too little, too late, and Woods' chances were likely gone at the 36-hole mark on Friday. He'll turn his attention to the FedExCup Playoffs later this month, but we're now set for eight months of questions and narrative about his weekend struggles at the majors and what is now almost a six-year drought.

Here are your complete results from the season's final major:

Place Player Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1 Jason Dufner -10 68 63 71 68 270
2 Jim Furyk -8 65 68 68 71 272
3 Henrik Stenson -7 68 66 69 70 273
4 Jonas Blixt -6 68 70 66 70 274
T5 Scott Piercy -5 67 71 72 65 275
T5 Adam Scott -5 65 68 72 70 275
7 David Toms -4 71 69 69 67 276
T8 Jason Day -3 67 71 72 67 277
T8 Zach Johnson -3 69 70 70 68 277
T8 Dustin Johnson -3 72 71 65 69 277
T8 Rory McIlroy -3 69 71 67 70 277
T12 Graeme McDowell -2 70 69 73 66 278
T12 Boo Weekley -2 72 69 70 67 278
T12 Marc Leishman -2 70 70 70 68 278
T12 Roberto Castro -2 68 69 71 70 278
T12 Marc Warren -2 74 67 68 69 278
T12 Kevin Streelman -2 70 72 66 70 278
T12 Steve Stricker -2 68 67 70 73 278
T19 Keegan Bradley -1 69 72 72 66 279
T19 Hideki Matsuyama -1 72 68 73 66 279
T19 Rickie Fowler -1 70 68 72 69 279
T22 Michael Thompson E 72 67 72 69 280
T22 Matt Kuchar E 67 66 76 71 280
T22 David Lynn E 69 69 71 71 280
T25 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1 68 71 71 71 281
T25 Robert Garrigus 1 67 68 74 72 281
T25 Webb Simpson 1 72 64 73 72 281
T25 Bill Haas 1 68 70 71 72 281
T29 Miguel Jimenez 2 68 72 75 67 282
T29 Rafael Cabrera Bello 2 68 75 69 70 282
T29 Scott Jamieson 2 69 72 70 71 282
T29 Ryo Ishikawa 2 69 71 70 72 282
T33 Peter Hanson 3 72 69 74 68 283
T33 Martin Kaymer 3 68 68 78 69 283
T33 Paul Casey 3 67 72 74 70 283
T33 Brendon de Jonge 3 71 71 71 70 283
T33 Justin Rose 3 68 66 77 72 283
T33 Francesco Molinari 3 72 68 70 73 283
T33 Lee Westwood 3 66 73 68 76 283
T40 Matt Jones 4 72 71 73 68 284
T40 Thorbjorn Olesen 4 71 70 74 69 284
T40 J.J. Henry 4 71 71 73 69 284
T40 Danny Willett 4 73 70 72 69 284
T40 D.A. Points 4 73 70 72 69 284
T40 Tiger Woods 4 71 70 73 70 284
T40 Charley Hoffman 4 69 67 73 75 284
T47 Thongchai Jaidee 5 70 71 75 69 285
T47 John Merrick 5 75 68 73 69 285
T47 Ryan Palmer 5 73 70 71 71 285
T47 Josh Teater 5 71 71 71 72 285
T47 David Hearn 5 66 76 71 72 285
T47 K.J. Choi 5 76 65 71 73 285
T47 Marcus Fraser 5 67 69 75 74 285
T47 Luke Guthrie 5 71 71 69 74 285
T55 Scott Stallings 6 73 70 73 70 286
T55 Ryan Moore 6 69 71 73 73 286
T57 Hunter Mahan 7 70 68 78 71 287
T57 Shane Lowry 7 71 70 75 71 287
T57 Chris Kirk 7 71 69 73 74 287
T57 Ken Duke 7 75 68 70 74 287
T61 Stephen Gallacher 8 75 68 76 69 288
T61 Ian Poulter 8 70 71 77 70 288
T61 Tommy Gainey 8 69 74 73 72 288
T61 Harris English 8 74 69 72 73 288
T61 Sergio Garcia 8 69 68 75 76 288
T66 Ben Curtis 9 73 70 74 72 289
T66 Brandt Snedeker 9 70 73 70 76 289
T68 Tim Clark 10 69 71 75 75 290
T68 Vijay Singh 10 70 72 73 75 290
T70 John Senden 11 72 70 73 76 291
T70 Brooks Koepka 11 71 72 71 77 291
T72 Phil Mickelson 12 71 71 78 72 292
T72 Matteo Manassero 12 72 69 74 77 292
74 Gary Woodland 13 73 70 80 70 293
75 Darren Clarke 16 69 73 74 80 296

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