PGA Championship

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PGA Championship
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Tournament information
LocationUnited States, varies
Town and Country, Missouri
in 2018
Established1916; 103 years ago (1916)
Course(s)Bellerive Country Club in 2018
Par70 in 2018
Length7,316 yd (6,690 m) in 2018
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
FormatStroke play (1958–present)
Match play (1916–1957)
Prize fund$11.0 million
Month playedMay (formerly August)
Tournament record score
Aggregate264* Brooks Koepka (2018)
*equals record for all majors
To par−20* Jason Day (2015)
*equals record for all majors
Current champion
United States Brooks Koepka
2018 PGA Championship

The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship or U.S. PGA outside the United States) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf.

It was formerly played in mid-August on the third weekend before Labor Day weekend, serving as the fourth and final major of the golf season. Beginning 2019, the tournament will be played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day, as the season's second major. It is an official money event on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and Japan Golf Tour, with a purse of $11 million for the 100th edition in 2018.

In line with the other majors, winning the PGA gains privileges that improve career security. PGA champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship) and The Players Championship for the next five years, and are eligible for the PGA Championship for life.[citation needed] They receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and on the European Tour for the following seven seasons. The PGA is the only one of the four majors to be a tournament almost exclusively for professional players.

The PGA Championship has been held at a large number of venues. Some of the early sites are now quite obscure, but in recent years, the event has generally been played at a small group of celebrated courses.

History

In 1894, with 41 golf courses operating in the United States, two unofficial national championships for amateur golfers were organized. One was held at Newport Country Club in Rhode Island, and the other at St. Andrew's Golf Club in New York. In addition, and at the same time as the amateur event, St. Andrew's conducted an Open championship for professional golfers. None of the championships was officially sanctioned by a governing body for American golf, causing considerable controversy among players and organizers. Later in 1894 this led to the formation of the United States Golf Association (USGA), which became the first formal golf organization in the country. After the formation of the USGA, golf quickly became a sport of national popularity and importance.

In February 1916 the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) was established in New York City. One month earlier, the wealthy department store owner Rodman Wanamaker hosted a luncheon with the leading golf professionals of the day at the Wykagyl Country Club in nearby New Rochelle. The attendees prepared the agenda for the formal organization of the PGA;[1] consequently, golf historians have dubbed Wykagyl "The Cradle of the PGA."[2] The new organization's first president was Robert White, one of Wykagyl's best-known golf professionals.[citation needed]

The first PGA Championship was held in October 1916 at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York.[3] The winner, Jim Barnes, received $500 and a diamond-studded gold medal donated by Rodman Wanamaker. The 2016 winner, Jimmy Walker, earned $1.8 million. The champion is also awarded a replica of the Wanamaker Trophy, which was also donated by Wanamaker, to keep for one year, and a smaller-sized keeper replica Wanamaker Trophy.[4][5]

Format

Initially a match play event, the PGA Championship was originally played in early fall but varied from May to December. Following World War II, the championship was mostly played in late May or late June, then moved to early July in 1953 and a few weeks later in 1954, with the finals played on Tuesday. As a match play event (with a stroke play qualifier), it was not uncommon for the finalists to play over 200 holes in seven days. The 1957 event lost money,[6] and at the PGA meetings in November it was changed to stroke play, starting in 1958, with the standard 72-hole format of 18 holes per day for four days, Thursday to Sunday. Network television broadcasters, preferring a large group of well-known contenders on the final day, pressured the PGA of America to make the format change.[7]

During the 1960s, the PGA Championship was played the week following The Open Championship five times, making it virtually impossible for players to compete in both majors. In 1965, the PGA was contested for the first time in August, and returned in 1969, save for a one-year move to late February in 1971, played in Florida. The 2016 event was moved to late July, two weeks after the Open Championship, to accommodate the 2016 Summer Olympics in August.[8]

Before the 2017 edition, it was announced that the PGA Championship would be moved to May on the weekend before Memorial Day, beginning in 2019. The PGA Tour concurrently announced that it would move its Players Championship back to March the same year; it had been moved from March to May in 2007. The PGA of America cited the addition of golf to the Summer Olympics, as well as cooler weather enabling a wider array of options for host courses, as reasoning for the change. It was also believed that the PGA Tour wished to re-align its season so that the FedEx Cup Playoffs would not have to compete with the start of football season in late-August.[9][10][11]

Location

The PGA Championship is primarily played in the eastern half of the United States; only ten times has it ventured west. It was last played in the Pacific time zone 21 years ago in 1998, at Sahalee east of Seattle. The last time that the championship was played in California was in 1995, at Riviera. The 102nd edition in 2020 is scheduled for TPC Harding Park in San Francisco,[12][13] the first for the Bay Area and a return to California after a quarter century. (The Mountain time zone has hosted three playings, all in suburban Denver; these tournaments occurred in 1941, 1967, and 1985.)

Through 2018, the state of New York has hosted twelve times, followed by Ohio (11) and Pennsylvania (9).

Promotion

The tournament was previously promoted with the slogan "Glory's Last Shot". In 2013, the tagline had been dropped in favor of "The Season's Final Major", as suggested by PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem while discussing the allowance of a one-week break in its schedule before the Ryder Cup. Finchem had argued that the slogan was not appropriate as it weakened the stature of events that occur after it, such as the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs. PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua explained that they had also had discussions with CBS, adding that "it was three entities that all quickly came to the same conclusion that, you know what, there's just not much in that tag line and we don’t feel it's doing much for the PGA Championship, so let's not stick with it. Let's think what else is out there."[14][15] For a time, the tournament used the slogan "This is Major" as a replacement.[16][17]

Qualification

The PGA Championship was established for the purpose of providing a high-profile tournament specifically for professional golfers at a time when they were generally not held in high esteem in a sport that was largely run by wealthy amateurs. This origin is still reflected in the entry system for the Championship. It is the only major that does not explicitly invite leading amateurs to compete (it is possible for amateurs to get into the field, although the only viable ways are by winning one of the other major championships, or winning a PGA Tour event while playing on a sponsor's exemption), and the only one that reserves a large number of places, 20 of 156, for club professionals. These slots are determined by the top finishers in the club pro championship, which is held in June.

Since December 1968, the PGA Tour has been independent of the PGA of America.[18][19][20]

The PGA Tour is an elite organization of tournament professionals, but the PGA Championship is still run by the PGA of America, which is mainly a body for club and teaching professionals. The PGA Championship is the only major that does not explicitly grant entry to the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, although it invariably invites all of the top 100 (not just top 50) players who are not already qualified.[citation needed]

List of qualification criteria to date:

  • Every former PGA Champion.
  • Winners of the last five U.S. Opens.
  • Winners of the last five Masters.
  • Winners of the last five Open Championships.
  • Winners of the last three The Players Championships.
  • The current Senior PGA Champion.
  • The low 15 scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.
  • The 20 low scorers in the last PGA Professional National Championship.
  • The 70 leaders in official money standings on the PGA Tour (starting one week before the previous year's PGA Championship and ending two weeks before the current year's PGA Championship).
  • Members of the most recent United States and European Ryder Cup Teams, provided they are in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of one week before the start of the tournament.
  • Any tournament winner co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship (excludes pro-am and team competitions, but does include alternate events).
  • The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.
  • The total field is a maximum of 156 players. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).

Winners

Stroke play era winners

YearChampionCountryVenueLocation of venueScoreWinning
margin
Runner(s)-upWinner's[21]
share ($)
2018Brooks Koepka United StatesBellerive Country ClubTown and Country, Missouri264 (−16)2 strokesUnited States Tiger Woods1,980,000
2017Justin Thomas United StatesQuail Hollow ClubCharlotte, North Carolina276 (−8)2 strokesItaly Francesco Molinari
South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
United States Patrick Reed
1,890,000
2016Jimmy Walker United StatesBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey266 (−14)1 strokeAustralia Jason Day1,800,000
2015Jason Day AustraliaWhistling Straits, Straits CourseKohler, Wisconsin[N 1]268 (−20)3 strokesUnited States Jordan Spieth1,800,000
2014Rory McIlroy (2) Northern IrelandValhalla Golf ClubLouisville, Kentucky268 (−16)1 strokeUnited States Phil Mickelson1,800,000
2013Jason Dufner United StatesOak Hill Country Club, East CourseRochester, New York[N 2]270 (−10)2 strokesUnited States Jim Furyk1,445,000
2012Rory McIlroy Northern IrelandKiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean CourseKiawah Island, South Carolina275 (−13)8 strokesEngland David Lynn1,445,000
2011Keegan Bradley United StatesAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseJohns Creek, Georgia[N 3]272 (−8)PlayoffUnited States Jason Dufner1,445,000
2010Martin Kaymer GermanyWhistling Straits, Straits CourseKohler, Wisconsin[N 1]277 (−11)PlayoffUnited States Bubba Watson1,350,000
2009Yang Yong-eun South KoreaHazeltine National Golf ClubChaska, Minnesota280 (−8)3 strokesUnited States Tiger Woods1,350,000
2008Pádraig Harrington IrelandOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield, Michigan277 (−3)2 strokesUnited States Ben Curtis
Spain Sergio García
1,350,000
2007Tiger Woods (4) United StatesSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma272 (−8)2 strokesUnited States Woody Austin1,260,000
2006Tiger Woods (3) United StatesMedinah Country Club, Course No. 3Medinah, Illinois270 (−18)5 strokesUnited States Shaun Micheel1,224,000
2005Phil Mickelson United StatesBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower CourseSpringfield, New Jersey276 (−4)1 strokeDenmark Thomas Bjørn
Australia Steve Elkington
1,170,000
2004Vijay Singh (2) FijiWhistling Straits, Straits CourseKohler, Wisconsin[N 1]280 (−8)PlayoffUnited States Chris DiMarco
United States Justin Leonard
1,125,000
2003Shaun Micheel United StatesOak Hill Country Club, East CourseRochester, New York[N 2]276 (−4)2 strokesUnited States Chad Campbell1,080,000
2002Rich Beem United StatesHazeltine National Golf ClubChaska, Minnesota278 (−10)1 strokeUnited States Tiger Woods990,000
2001David Toms United StatesAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseDuluth, Georgia[N 3]265 (−15)1 strokeUnited States Phil Mickelson936,000
2000Tiger Woods (2) United StatesValhalla Golf ClubLouisville, Kentucky[N 4]270 (−18)PlayoffUnited States Bob May900,000
1999Tiger Woods United StatesMedinah Country Club, Course No. 3Medinah, Illinois277 (−11)1 strokeSpain Sergio García630,000
1998Vijay Singh FijiSahalee Country ClubSammamish, Washington271 (−9)2 strokesUnited States Steve Stricker540,000
1997Davis Love III United StatesWinged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New York269 (−11)5 strokesUnited States Justin Leonard470,000
1996Mark Brooks United StatesValhalla Golf ClubLouisville, Kentucky[N 4]277 (−11)PlayoffUnited States Kenny Perry430,000
1995Steve Elkington AustraliaRiviera Country ClubPacific Palisades, California[N 5]267 (−17)PlayoffScotland Colin Montgomerie360,000
1994Nick Price (2) ZimbabweSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma269 (−11)6 strokesUnited States Corey Pavin310,000
1993Paul Azinger United StatesInverness ClubToledo, Ohio272 (−12)PlayoffAustralia Greg Norman300,000
1992Nick Price ZimbabweBellerive Country ClubSt. Louis, Missouri[N 6]278 (−6)3 strokesUnited States John Cook
England Nick Faldo
United States Jim Gallagher, Jr.
United States Gene Sauers
280,000
1991John Daly United StatesCrooked Stick Golf ClubCarmel, Indiana276 (−12)3 strokesUnited States Bruce Lietzke230,000
1990Wayne Grady AustraliaShoal Creek Golf and Country ClubBirmingham, Alabama282 (−6)3 strokesUnited States Fred Couples225,000
1989Payne Stewart United StatesKemper Lakes Golf ClubKildeer, Illinois276 (−12)1 strokeUnited States Andy Bean
United States Mike Reid
United States Curtis Strange
200,000
1988Jeff Sluman United StatesOak Tree Golf ClubEdmond, Oklahoma272 (−12)3 strokesUnited States Paul Azinger160,000
1987Larry Nelson (2) United StatesPGA National Resort & SpaPalm Beach Gardens, Florida287 (−1)PlayoffUnited States Lanny Wadkins150,000
1986Bob Tway United StatesInverness ClubToledo, Ohio276 (−8)2 strokesAustralia Greg Norman145,000
1985Hubert Green United StatesCherry Hills Country ClubCherry Hills Village, Colorado278 (−6)2 strokesUnited States Lee Trevino125,000
1984Lee Trevino (2) United StatesShoal Creek Golf and Country ClubBirmingham, Alabama273 (−15)4 strokesSouth Africa Gary Player
United States Lanny Wadkins
125,000
1983Hal Sutton United StatesRiviera Country ClubPacific Palisades, California[N 5]274 (−10)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus100,000
1982Raymond Floyd (2) United StatesSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma272 (−8)3 strokesUnited States Lanny Wadkins65,000
1981Larry Nelson United StatesAtlanta Athletic Club, Highlands CourseDuluth, Georgia[N 3]273 (−7)4 strokesUnited States Fuzzy Zoeller60,000
1980Jack Nicklaus (5) United StatesOak Hill Country Club, East CourseRochester, New York[N 2]274 (−6)7 strokesUnited States Andy Bean60,000
1979David Graham AustraliaOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield, Michigan272 (−8)PlayoffUnited States Ben Crenshaw60,000
1978John Mahaffey United StatesOakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania276 (−8)PlayoffUnited States Jerry Pate
United States Tom Watson
50,000
1977Lanny Wadkins United StatesPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, California282 (−6)PlayoffUnited States Gene Littler45,000
1976Dave Stockton (2) United StatesCongressional Country Club, Blue CourseBethesda, Maryland281 (+1)1 strokeUnited States Raymond Floyd
United States Don January
45,000
1975Jack Nicklaus (4) United StatesFirestone Country Club, South CourseAkron, Ohio276 (−4)2 strokesAustralia Bruce Crampton45,000
1974Lee Trevino United StatesTanglewood Park, Championship CourseClemmons, North Carolina276 (−4)1 strokeUnited States Jack Nicklaus45,000
1973Jack Nicklaus (3) United StatesCanterbury Golf ClubBeachwood, Ohio277 (−7)4 strokesAustralia Bruce Crampton45,000
1972Gary Player (2) South AfricaOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, Michigan281 (+1)2 strokesUnited States Tommy Aaron
United States Jim Jamieson
45,000
1971Jack Nicklaus (2) United StatesPGA National Golf ClubPalm Beach Gardens, Florida281 (−7)2 strokesUnited States Billy Casper40,000
1970Dave Stockton United StatesSouthern Hills Country ClubTulsa, Oklahoma279 (−1)2 strokesUnited States Bob Murphy
United States Arnold Palmer
40,000
1969Raymond Floyd United StatesNCR Country Club, South CourseDayton, Ohio276 (−8)1 strokeSouth Africa Gary Player35,000
1968Julius Boros United StatesPecan Valley Golf ClubSan Antonio, Texas281 (+1)1 strokeNew Zealand Bob Charles
United States Arnold Palmer
25,000
1967Don January United StatesColumbine Country ClubColumbine Valley, Colorado281 (−7)PlayoffUnited States Don Massengale25,000
1966Al Geiberger United StatesFirestone Country Club, South CourseAkron, Ohio280 (E)4 strokesUnited States Dudley Wysong25,000
1965Dave Marr United StatesLaurel Valley Golf ClubLigonier, Pennsylvania280 (−4)2 strokesUnited States Billy Casper
United States Jack Nicklaus
25,000
1964Bobby Nichols United StatesColumbus Country ClubColumbus, Ohio271 (−9)3 strokesUnited States Jack Nicklaus
United States Arnold Palmer
18,000
1963Jack Nicklaus United StatesDallas Athletic Club, Blue CourseDallas, Texas279 (−5)2 strokesUnited States Dave Ragan13,000
1962Gary Player South AfricaAronimink Golf ClubNewtown Square, Pennsylvania278 (−2)1 strokeUnited States Bob Goalby13,000
1961Jerry Barber United StatesOlympia Fields Country ClubOlympia Fields, Illinois277 (−3)PlayoffUnited States Don January11,000
1960Jay Hebert United StatesFirestone Country Club, South CourseAkron, Ohio281 (+1)1 strokeAustralia Jim Ferrier11,000
1959Bob Rosburg United StatesMinneapolis Golf ClubSt. Louis Park, Minnesota277 (−3)1 strokeUnited States Jerry Barber
United States Doug Sanders
8,250
1958Dow Finsterwald United StatesLlanerch Country ClubHavertown, Pennsylvania276 (−4)2 strokesUnited States Billy Casper5,500

Match play era winners

YearChampionCountryRunner-upMarginVenueLocation of venueWinners
share ($)
1957Lionel Hebert United StatesUnited States Dow Finsterwald2 & 1Miami Valley Golf ClubDayton, Ohio8,000
1956Jack Burke, Jr. United StatesUnited States Ted Kroll3 & 2Blue Hill Country ClubCanton, Massachusetts5,000
1955Doug Ford United StatesUnited States Cary Middlecoff4 & 3Meadowbrook Country ClubDetroit, Michigan5,000
1954Chick Harbert United StatesUnited States Walter Burkemo4 & 3Keller Golf CourseMaplewood, Minnesota5,000
1953Walter Burkemo United StatesUnited States Felice Torza2 & 1Birmingham Country ClubBirmingham, Michigan5,000
1952Jim Turnesa United StatesUnited States Chick Harbert1 upBig Spring Country ClubLouisville, Kentucky3,500
1951Sam Snead (3) United StatesUnited States Walter Burkemo7 & 6Oakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania3,500
1950Chandler Harper United StatesUnited States Henry Williams, Jr.4 & 3Scioto Country ClubColumbus, Ohio3,500
1949Sam Snead (2) United StatesUnited States Johnny Palmer3 & 2Hermitage Country ClubRichmond, Virginia3,500
1948Ben Hogan (2) United StatesUnited States Mike Turnesa7 & 6Norwood Hills Country ClubSt. Louis, Missouri3,500
1947Jim Ferrier AustraliaUnited States Chick Harbert2 & 1Plum Hollow Country ClubDetroit, Michigan3,500
1946Ben Hogan United StatesUnited States Ed Oliver6 & 4Portland Golf ClubPortland, Oregon3,500
1945Byron Nelson (2) United StatesUnited States Sam Byrd4 & 3Moraine Country ClubDayton, Ohio3,750
1944Bob Hamilton United StatesUnited States Byron Nelson1 upManito Golf and Country ClubSpokane, Washington3,500
1943Not held due to World War II
1942Sam Snead United StatesUnited States Jim Turnesa2 & 1Seaview Country ClubAtlantic City, New Jersey1,000
1941Vic Ghezzi United StatesUnited States Byron Nelson38 holesCherry Hills Country ClubCherry Hills Village, Colorado1,100
1940Byron Nelson United StatesUnited States Sam Snead1 upHershey Country Club, West CourseHershey, Pennsylvania1,100
1939Henry Picard United StatesUnited States Byron Nelson37 holesPomonok Country ClubFlushing, New York1,100
1938Paul Runyan (2) United StatesUnited States Sam Snead8 & 7The Shawnee Inn & Golf ResortSmithfield Township, Pennsylvania1,100
1937Denny Shute (2) United StatesUnited States Harold McSpaden37 holesPittsburgh Field ClubO'Hara Township, Pennsylvania1,000
1936Denny Shute United StatesUnited States Jimmy Thomson3 & 2Pinehurst Resort, No. 2 CoursePinehurst, North Carolina1,000
1935Johnny Revolta United StatesScotlandUnited States Tommy Armour5 & 4Twin Hills Golf & Country ClubOklahoma City, Oklahoma1,000
1934Paul Runyan United StatesUnited States Craig Wood38 holesThe Park Country ClubWilliamsville, New York1,000
1933Gene Sarazen (3) United StatesUnited States Willie Goggin5 & 4Blue Mound Golf & Country ClubWauwatosa, Wisconsin1,000
1932Olin Dutra United StatesUnited States Frank Walsh4 & 3Keller Golf CourseMaplewood, Minnesota1,000
1931Tom Creavy United StatesUnited States Denny Shute2 & 1Wannamoisett Country ClubRumford, Rhode Island1,000
1930Tommy Armour Scotland
 United States^
United States Gene Sarazen1 upFresh Meadow Country ClubQueens, New York
1929Leo Diegel (2) United StatesUnited States Johnny Farrell6 & 4Hillcrest Country ClubLos Angeles, California
1928Leo Diegel United StatesUnited States Al Espinosa6 & 5Baltimore Country Club, East CourseTimonium, Maryland
1927Walter Hagen (5) United StatesUnited States Joe Turnesa1 upCedar Crest Country ClubDallas, Texas
1926Walter Hagen (4) United StatesUnited States Leo Diegel5 & 3Salisbury Golf Club, Red CourseEast Meadow, New York
1925Walter Hagen (3) United StatesUnited States Bill Mehlhorn6 & 5Olympia Fields Country ClubOlympia Fields, Illinois
1924Walter Hagen (2) United StatesEngland Jim Barnes2 upFrench Lick Springs Resort, Hill CourseFrench Lick, Indiana
1923Gene Sarazen (2) United StatesUnited States Walter Hagen38 holesPelham Country ClubPelham Manor, New York
1922Gene Sarazen United StatesUnited States Emmet French4 & 3Oakmont Country ClubOakmont, Pennsylvania500
1921Walter Hagen United StatesEngland Jim Barnes3 & 2Inwood Country ClubInwood, New York500
1920Jock Hutchison Scotland
 United States^
England J. Douglas Edgar1 upFlossmoor Country ClubFlossmoor, Illinois500
1919Jim Barnes (2) EnglandScotlandUnited States Fred McLeod6 & 5Engineers Country ClubRoslyn Harbor, New York500
1918Not held due to World War I
1917
1916Jim Barnes EnglandScotlandUnited States Jock Hutchison1 upSiwanoy Country ClubEastchester, New York500

^ These players were British born, but they were based in the United States when they won the PGA Championship, and they became U.S. citizens:

  • Tommy Armour – Born in Scotland but moved to the U.S. in the early 1920s and became a U.S. citizen at that time.
  • Jock Hutchison – Born in Scotland. He became a U.S. citizen in 1920.

Match play era details

The table below lists the field sizes and qualification methods for the match play era. All rounds were played over 36 holes except as noted in the table.[22]

YearsField sizeQualification18 hole rounds
1916–2132sectional*
192264sectional1st two rounds
192364sectional
1924–343236 hole qualifier
1935–416436 hole qualifier1st two rounds
1942–453236 hole qualifier
1946–556436 hole qualifier1st two rounds
1956128sectional1st four rounds
1957128sectional1st four rounds, consolation matches (3rd-8th place)

* In 1921, the field consisted of the defending champion and the top 31 qualifiers from the 1921 U.S. Open.

Summary by course, state and region

Summary by course, state and region
Course/State/RegionNumberState No.Region No.
Blue Hill Country Club1
Total Massachusetts1
Wannamoisett Country Club1
Total Rhode Island1
Total New England2
Baltusrol Golf Club2
Seaview Country Club1
Total New Jersey3
Engineers Country Club1
Fresh Meadow Country Club1
Inwood Country Club1
Oak Hill Country Club3
Pelham Country Club1
Pomonok Country Club1
Salisbury Golf Club1
Siwanoy Country Club1
The Park Country Club1
Winged Foot Golf Club1
Total New York12
Aronimink Golf Club1
Hershey Country Club1
Laurel Valley Golf Club1
Llanerch Country Club1
Oakmont Country Club3
Pittsburgh Field Club1
The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort1
Total Pennsylvania9
Total Mid-Atlantic24
PGA National Golf Club1
PGA National Resort & Spa1
Total Florida2
Atlanta Athletic Club3
Total Georgia3
Baltimore Country Club1
Congressional Country Club1
Total Maryland2
Pinehurst Resort1
Quail Hollow1
Tanglewood Park1
Total North Carolina3
Kiawah Island Golf Resort1
Total South Carolina1
Hermitage Country Club1
Total Virginia1
Total South Atlantic12
Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club2
Total Alabama2
Big Spring Country Club1
Valhalla Golf Club3
Total Kentucky4
Total East South Central6
Oak Tree Golf Club1
Southern Hills Country Club4
Twin Hills Golf & Country Club1
Total Oklahoma6
Cedar Crest Country Club1
Dallas Athletic Club1
Pecan Valley Golf Club1
Total Texas3
Total West South Central9
Flossmoor Country Club1
Kemper Lakes Golf Club1
Medinah Country Club2
Olympia Fields Country Club2
Total Illinois6
Crooked Stick Golf Club1
French Lick Springs Resort1
Total Indiana2
Birmingham Country Club1
Meadowbrook Country Club1
Oakland Hills Country Club3
Plum Hollow Country Club1
Total Michigan6
Canterbury Golf Club1
Columbus Country Club1
Firestone Country Club3
Inverness Club2
Miami Valley Golf Club1
Moraine Country Club1
NCR Country Club1
Scioto Country Club1
Total Ohio11
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club1
Whistling Straits3
Total Wisconsin4
Total East North Central29
Hazeltine National Golf Club2
Keller Golf Course2
Minneapolis Golf Club1
Total Minnesota5
Bellerive Country Club2
Norwood Hills Country Club1
Total Missouri3
Total West North Central8
Cherry Hills Country Club2
Columbine Country Club1
Total Colorado3
Total Mountain3
Hillcrest Country Club1
Pebble Beach Golf Links1
Riviera Country Club2
Total California4
Portland Golf Club1
Total Oregon1
Manito Golf and Country Club1
Sahalee Country Club1
Total Washington2
Total Pacific7

Records

  • Most wins: 5, Jack Nicklaus, Walter Hagen
  • Most runner-up finishes: 4, Jack Nicklaus
  • Oldest winner: Julius Boros in 1968 (48 years, 142 days)
  • Youngest winner: Gene Sarazen in 1922 (20 years, 174 days)
  • Greatest winning margin in the match play era: Paul Runyan beat Sam Snead 8 & 7 in 1938
  • Greatest winning margin in the stroke play era: 8 strokes, Rory McIlroy in 2012
  • Lowest absolute 72-hole score: 264, Brooks Koepka (69-63-66-66), 2018
  • Lowest 72-hole score in relation to par: −20, Jason Day (68-67-66-67=268) in 2015
    • This is the lowest score in relation to par at any major championship.
    • Koepka's 2018 score was −16. The 2018 site, Bellerive Country Club, played to par 70, while the 2015 site, the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, played to par 72. (Bellerive played to par 71 when it hosted in 1992, and the Straits Course also played to par 72 when it hosted in 2004 and 2010.)
  • Lowest 18-hole score: 63 – Bruce Crampton, 2nd round, 1975; Raymond Floyd, 1st, 1982; Gary Player, 2nd, 1984; Vijay Singh, 2nd, 1993; Michael Bradley, 1st, 1995; Brad Faxon, 4th, 1995; José María Olazábal, 3rd, 2000; Mark O'Meara, 2nd, 2001; Thomas Bjørn, 3rd, 2005; Tiger Woods, 2nd, 2007; Steve Stricker, 1st, 2011; Jason Dufner, 2nd, 2013; Hiroshi Iwata, 2nd, 2015; Robert Streb, 2nd, 2016; Brooks Koepka, 2nd, 2018; Charl Schwartzel, 2nd, 2018.
  • Most frequent venues:
    • 4 PGA Championships: Southern Hills Country Club – 1970, 1982, 1994, 2007.
    • 3 PGA Championships: Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course – 1981, 2001, 2011.
    • 3 PGA Championships: Firestone Country Club, South Course – 1960, 1966, 1975.
    • 3 PGA Championships: Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course – 1972, 1979, 2008.
    • 3 PGA Championships: Oakmont Country Club – 1922, 1951, 1978.
    • 3 PGA Championships: Oak Hill Country Club, East Course – 1980, 2003, 2013, (2023 Planned).
    • 3 PGA Championships: Valhalla Golf Club – 1996, 2000, 2014, (2024 Planned).
    • 3 PGA Championships: Whistling Straits, Straits Course – 2004, 2010, 2015.

Broadcasting

Under current contracts running through 2019, the PGA Championship is televised in the United States by CBS—which holds rights to afternoon coverage of the weekend rounds, and TNT—which holds rights to broadcast early-round and weekend morning coverage.[23][24] ABC had historically broadcast the tournament until 1991, when it moved to its current home of CBS.[25][26]

On October 10, 2018, it was announced that CBS had renewed its contract through 2030, but that ESPN would replace TNT as its cable partner beginning in 2020; CBS and ESPN similarly partner on the Masters Tournament. As before, ESPN will hold rights to early-round and weekend morning coverage, but ESPN will have the ability to offer supplemental coverage through its digital subscription service ESPN+ during CBS's weekend broadcast windows as well.[27]

Future sites

YearEditionCourseLocationDatesHosted
2019101stBethpage State Park, Black CourseFarmingdale, New York[N 7]May 16–19Never
2020102ndTPC Harding Park[28]San Francisco, CaliforniaMay TBANever
2021103rdKiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean CourseKiawah Island, South CarolinaMay TBA2012
2022104thTrump National Golf ClubBedminster, New JerseyTBDNever
2023105thOak Hill Country ClubRochester, New YorkTBD1980, 2003, 2013
2024106thValhalla Golf ClubLouisville, KentuckyTBD1996, 2000, 2014
2026108thAronimink Golf Club[29][30]Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaTBD1962
2027109thNew Course[30]Frisco, TexasTBDNever
2028110thOlympic Club[31]San Francisco, CaliforniaTBDNever
2029111thBaltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, New JerseyTBD2005, 2016
2031113thCongressional Country Club[32]Bethesda, MarylandTBD1976
TBDTBDSouthern Hills Country Club[33][34]Tulsa, OklahomaTBD1970, 1982, 1994, 2007

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See also

  • Golf in the United States

Notes

  1. ^ a b c The course has a Kohler postal address, but is located in the unincorporated community of Haven.
  2. ^ a b c The club has a Rochester postal address, but is located in the adjacent town of Pittsford.
  3. ^ a b c The club is in a portion of the postal area of Duluth that became part of the newly incorporated city of Johns Creek in 2006. Although the club continues to be served by the Duluth post office, it now states its postal address as Johns Creek.
  4. ^ a b At that time, the club had a Louisville postal address, but was located in unincorporated Jefferson County. In 2003, the governments of Louisville and Jefferson County merged, putting the club within the political boundaries of Louisville.
  5. ^ a b Pacific Palisades is a neighborhood in Los Angeles with its own postal identity.
  6. ^ The club has a St. Louis postal address, but is located in the suburb of Town and Country.
  7. ^ Most of the course lies within the hamlet of Old Bethpage, however Bethpage State Park has a Farmingdale postal address.
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