Seventeen PGA Champions gathered at the annual PGA Champions' Dinner on August 10, 2004. The event which is only open to former champions, was held in conjunction with the 86th PGA Championship and was hosted by defending PGA Champion Shaun Micheel at the Blackwolf Run Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. Micheel provided Rendezvous Ribs from his home in Memphis, Tennessee to give the seventeen former champions a taste of the South and then presented each with a gift he felt best represented Memphis, an Epiphone Les Paul Studio electric guitar.

Front row (from left): Bobby Nichols, David Toms, Micheel, Bob Rosburg, Doug Ford and Dow Finsterwald. Middle row (from left) Paul Azinger, Hal Sutton, John Daly, Lanny Wadkins, Rich Beem, Jeff Sluman and Mark Brooks. Back row (from left) Bob Tway, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh.

The Epiphone Les Paul Studio made a very nice gift!

Each guitar was fitted with a custom plaque to commemorate the event.

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