South African golfer Tim Clark hits a sand shot during a practice round for the 2005 World Golf Championship American Express Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco, California.
This tournament marked quite a return for this storied golf course. In 1998 the fairways served as the parking lot for the United States Open which was being played at the nearby Olympic Club. The course had not hosted a PGA sponsored event since 1969. The American Express Championship marked it’s return to PGA rotation, and in 2020 it will host the Professional Golfers Association championship. In the 2010 the city of San Francisco and the PGA announced that the course would become part of the Tournament Players Club, and would be rename TPC Harding Park.
American Tiger Woods won the event in a playoff with fellow American John Daly. Both players finished the 72 hole event with scores of 10 under par. Both Daly and Woods parred the first playoff hole. One the second hole Tiger Woods parred the hole and John Daly needed to make a not very difficult 3 foot put to tie once again. It wasn’t to be, and Tiger Woods won the tournament on the second hole of sudden death play.
99 Harding Rd,
San Francisco, CA 94132