Jason Day World Ranking: No. 9 | Scores: 69-65-69-72
Starting his final round three shots back of the lead, Day had a great chance to win his first major championship. But he never got any forward momentum on Sunday. A double-bogey at the par-4 16th killed any chances of him staying near the lead. After starting his day in a tie for fourth, his 72 on Sunday dropped him to a tie for 15th.
Phil Mickelson World Ranking: No. 13 | Scores: 69-67-67-66With a final-round 66, the five-time major champion did everything he could to win his second PGA Championship. At the 72nd hole, he nearly holed out his eagle chip to tie for the lead. His second-place finish at Valhalla marks his 36th top-10 in a major.
Rickie Fowler World Ranking: No. 18 | Scores: 69-66-67-68Fowler will spend the next 15 years trying to beat Rory McIlroy. He knows that he has a lot of work to do to consistently beat him. But he already knows that he has the tenacity and grit to compete with him. On Sunday, Fowler temporarily took control of the tournament with five birdies in eight holes after making a bogey at the second hole. In 2014, he had top-five finishes in all four majors.