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          === What they said at the PGA Championship - Final round ===
 
 By Kevin Currie, Senior Golf Editor
 
 Rochester,  NY (Sports Network) - Jim Furyk has had a tough time holding leads
 over the last year or so, but you can't say that he lost this title as much as
 you can say Jason Dufner won it.
 
 Furyk  lost all four  54-hole leads he had in 2012, and he lost a late lead in
 his  Ryder Cup match with Sergio Garcia as well. None of that mattered on this
 Sunday, when Dufner went out and took the title away from Furyk.
 
 "Wish  I could have  put a little heat on him and made him work those last two
 holes  a little bit harder, let him go bogey, bogey for a two shot win. Wish I
 had made a couple pars, at least, and put some heat on him, but wasn't able to
 do it," Furyk said.
 
 The real turning point was on No. 9, where Furyk made bogey from the middle of
 the fairway to fall two back.
 
 "I  think when  I look back now, obviously  nine was a tough bogey. I was dead
 center  of  the fairway after probably  what was my  best drive of the day and
 kind  of got a  little indecisive in between clubs and didn't really commit to
 that  6-iron and  left it short right," explained Furyk. "Jason was in trouble
 and made a great up and down, so where it looked like I could possibly pick up
 a stroke, I lost one."
 
 That swing was the difference on this day.
 
 
 Here's what other players said after the final round of The PGA Championship:
 
 -  GRAEME MCDOWELL,  was one of several players that complimented Oak Hill and
 how  the  PGA set up the  golf course: "That's the  way this golf course is. I
 think  that's been reflected in the scoring this week. If you do hit it in the
 fairway,  if you do  hit good shots, you can really make a lot of good birdies
 here. If you do hit it offline, this golf course is very penal."
 
 -  KEEGAN  BRADLEY, 2011 champion  commenting on how  he's backed up his first
 major  championship  title: "I feel  like I've validated  that win. Not that I
 feel like I needed to, but I feel like my career has steadily been rising. And
 you know, I hope to continue to contend in Majors for forever hopefully."
 
 - Brooks Koepka, who played with Tiger Woods in his PGA Championship start and
 his  third major  appearance: "It was fun. I  had a good time. Tiger is a good
 dude. Obviously, I didn't play the way I wanted to, got off to a little bit of
 a  shaky start. A  little bit of adrenaline going. The ball wasn't finding the
 distance as I thought it was, and I don't know what to say. I hung in there on
 the  back and that was kind of the main goal on making the turn just to have a
 good back nine."
 
 -  RORY MCILROY,  last year's winner finally played some solid golf on Sunday:
 "I  played the best  golf of the week today. I hit some really good drives and
 really  good  iron shots. Didn't quite  putt as well  as I did the first three
 days, but really, really happy with my game going into the next few weeks."
 
 -  HENRIK STENSON, posted his best finish at the PGA Championship after taking
 second  at  the British  Open: "Happy with  my performance, I  think I kept it
 together  nicely. Made  a bit  of a  charge,  made a  good birdie  on 13,  bit
 unlucky,  ended up  in a divot just short  of the green on 14, ended up making
 bogey  there,  and that kind of  killed the outside  chances I had on the back
 nine  to make a charge. I didn't play my best today but I was still hanging in
 there."
 
 08/11 21:01:49 ET

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