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|Location|| United States, varies|
Farmingdale, New York
|Course(s)||Bethpage Black Course in 2019|
|Par||70 in 2019|
|Length||7,459 yd (6,821 m) in 2019|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Tour(s)|| PGA Tour |
Japan Golf Tour
|Format|| Stroke play (1958–present)|
Match play (1916–1957)
|Prize fund||$11.0 million|
|Month played||May (formerly August)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||264* Brooks Koepka (2018)|
*equals record for all majors
|To par||−20* Jason Day (2015)|
*equals record for all majors
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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.
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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:
|Year||Champion||Country||Venue||Location of venue||Score||Winning|
|2019||Brooks Koepka (2)||Bethpage Black Course||Farmingdale, New York||272 (−8)||2 strokes||1,980,000|
|2018||Brooks Koepka||Bellerive Country Club||Town and Country, Missouri||264 (−16)||2 strokes||1,980,000|
|2017||Justin Thomas||Quail Hollow Club||Charlotte, North Carolina||276 (−8)||2 strokes||1,890,000|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course||Springfield, New Jersey||266 (−14)||1 stroke||1,800,000|
|2015||Jason Day||Whistling Straits, Straits Course||Kohler, Wisconsin||268 (−20)||3 strokes||1,800,000|
|2014||Rory McIlroy (2)||Valhalla Golf Club||Louisville, Kentucky||268 (−16)||1 stroke||1,800,000|
|2013||Jason Dufner||Oak Hill Country Club, East Course||Rochester, New York||270 (−10)||2 strokes||1,445,000|
|2012||Rory McIlroy||Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course||Kiawah Island, South Carolina||275 (−13)||8 strokes||1,445,000|
|2011||Keegan Bradley||Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course||Johns Creek, Georgia||272 (−8)||Playoff||1,445,000|
|2010||Martin Kaymer||Whistling Straits, Straits Course||Kohler, Wisconsin||277 (−11)||Playoff||1,350,000|
|2009||Yang Yong-eun||Hazeltine National Golf Club||Chaska, Minnesota||280 (−8)||3 strokes||1,350,000|
|2008||Pádraig Harrington||Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course||Bloomfield, Michigan||277 (−3)||2 strokes||1,350,000|
|2007||Tiger Woods (4)||Southern Hills Country Club||Tulsa, Oklahoma||272 (−8)||2 strokes||1,260,000|
|2006||Tiger Woods (3)||Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3||Medinah, Illinois||270 (−18)||5 strokes||1,224,000|
|2005||Phil Mickelson||Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course||Springfield, New Jersey||276 (−4)||1 stroke||1,170,000|
|2004||Vijay Singh (2)||Whistling Straits, Straits Course||Kohler, Wisconsin||280 (−8)||Playoff||1,125,000|
|2003||Shaun Micheel||Oak Hill Country Club, East Course||Rochester, New York||276 (−4)||2 strokes||1,080,000|
|2002||Rich Beem||Hazeltine National Golf Club||Chaska, Minnesota||278 (−10)||1 stroke||990,000|
|2001||David Toms||Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course||Duluth, Georgia||265 (−15)||1 stroke||936,000|
|2000||Tiger Woods (2)||Valhalla Golf Club||Louisville, Kentucky||270 (−18)||Playoff||900,000|
|1999||Tiger Woods||Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3||Medinah, Illinois||277 (−11)||1 stroke||630,000|
|1998||Vijay Singh||Sahalee Country Club||Sammamish, Washington||271 (−9)||2 strokes||540,000|
|1997||Davis Love III||Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course||Mamaroneck, New York||269 (−11)||5 strokes||470,000|
|1996||Mark Brooks||Valhalla Golf Club||Louisville, Kentucky||277 (−11)||Playoff||430,000|
|1995||Steve Elkington||Riviera Country Club||Pacific Palisades, California||267 (−17)||Playoff||360,000|
|1994||Nick Price (2)||Southern Hills Country Club||Tulsa, Oklahoma||269 (−11)||6 strokes||310,000|
|1993||Paul Azinger||Inverness Club||Toledo, Ohio||272 (−12)||Playoff||300,000|
|1992||Nick Price||Bellerive Country Club||St. Louis, Missouri||278 (−6)||3 strokes||280,000|
|1991||John Daly||Crooked Stick Golf Club||Carmel, Indiana||276 (−12)||3 strokes||230,000|
|1990||Wayne Grady||Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club||Birmingham, Alabama||282 (−6)||3 strokes||225,000|
|1989||Payne Stewart||Kemper Lakes Golf Club||Kildeer, Illinois||276 (−12)||1 stroke||200,000|
|1988||Jeff Sluman||Oak Tree Golf Club||Edmond, Oklahoma||272 (−12)||3 strokes||160,000|
|1987||Larry Nelson (2)||PGA National Resort & Spa||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida||287 (−1)||Playoff||150,000|
|1986||Bob Tway||Inverness Club||Toledo, Ohio||276 (−8)||2 strokes||145,000|
|1985||Hubert Green||Cherry Hills Country Club||Cherry Hills Village, Colorado||278 (−6)||2 strokes||125,000|
|1984||Lee Trevino (2)||Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club||Birmingham, Alabama||273 (−15)||4 strokes||125,000|
|1983||Hal Sutton||Riviera Country Club||Pacific Palisades, California||274 (−10)||1 stroke||100,000|
|1982||Raymond Floyd (2)||Southern Hills Country Club||Tulsa, Oklahoma||272 (−8)||3 strokes||65,000|
|1981||Larry Nelson||Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course||Duluth, Georgia||273 (−7)||4 strokes||60,000|
|1980||Jack Nicklaus (5)||Oak Hill Country Club, East Course||Rochester, New York||274 (−6)||7 strokes||60,000|
|1979||David Graham||Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course||Bloomfield, Michigan||272 (−8)||Playoff||60,000|
|1978||John Mahaffey||Oakmont Country Club||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||276 (−8)||Playoff||50,000|
|1977||Lanny Wadkins||Pebble Beach Golf Links||Pebble Beach, California||282 (−6)||Playoff||45,000|
|1976||Dave Stockton (2)||Congressional Country Club, Blue Course||Bethesda, Maryland||281 (+1)||1 stroke||45,000|
|1975||Jack Nicklaus (4)||Firestone Country Club, South Course||Akron, Ohio||276 (−4)||2 strokes||45,000|
|1974||Lee Trevino||Tanglewood Park, Championship Course||Clemmons, North Carolina||276 (−4)||1 stroke||45,000|
|1973||Jack Nicklaus (3)||Canterbury Golf Club||Beachwood, Ohio||277 (−7)||4 strokes||45,000|
|1972||Gary Player (2)||Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course||Bloomfield Hills, Michigan||281 (+1)||2 strokes||45,000|
|1971||Jack Nicklaus (2)||PGA National Golf Club||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida||281 (−7)||2 strokes||40,000|
|1970||Dave Stockton||Southern Hills Country Club||Tulsa, Oklahoma||279 (−1)||2 strokes||40,000|
|1969||Raymond Floyd||NCR Country Club, South Course||Dayton, Ohio||276 (−8)||1 stroke||35,000|
|1968||Julius Boros||Pecan Valley Golf Club||San Antonio, Texas||281 (+1)||1 stroke||25,000|
|1967||Don January||Columbine Country Club||Columbine Valley, Colorado||281 (−7)||Playoff||25,000|
|1966||Al Geiberger||Firestone Country Club, South Course||Akron, Ohio||280 (E)||4 strokes||25,000|
|1965||Dave Marr||Laurel Valley Golf Club||Ligonier, Pennsylvania||280 (−4)||2 strokes||25,000|
|1964||Bobby Nichols||Columbus Country Club||Columbus, Ohio||271 (−9)||3 strokes||18,000|
|1963||Jack Nicklaus||Dallas Athletic Club, Blue Course||Dallas, Texas||279 (−5)||2 strokes||13,000|
|1962||Gary Player||Aronimink Golf Club||Newtown Square, Pennsylvania||278 (−2)||1 stroke||13,000|
|1961||Jerry Barber||Olympia Fields Country Club||Olympia Fields, Illinois||277 (−3)||Playoff||11,000|
|1960||Jay Hebert||Firestone Country Club, South Course||Akron, Ohio||281 (+1)||1 stroke||11,000|
|1959||Bob Rosburg||Minneapolis Golf Club||St. Louis Park, Minnesota||277 (−3)||1 stroke||8,250|
|1958||Dow Finsterwald||Llanerch Country Club||Havertown, Pennsylvania||276 (−4)||2 strokes||5,500|
|Year||Champion||Country||Runner-up||Margin||Venue||Location of venue||Winners|
|1957||Lionel Hebert||2 & 1||Miami Valley Golf Club||Dayton, Ohio||8,000|
|1956||Jack Burke, Jr.||3 & 2||Blue Hill Country Club||Canton, Massachusetts||5,000|
|1955||Doug Ford||4 & 3||Meadowbrook Country Club||Detroit, Michigan||5,000|
|1954||Chick Harbert||4 & 3||Keller Golf Course||Maplewood, Minnesota||5,000|
|1953||Walter Burkemo||2 & 1||Birmingham Country Club||Birmingham, Michigan||5,000|
|1952||Jim Turnesa||1 up||Big Spring Country Club||Louisville, Kentucky||3,500|
|1951||Sam Snead (3)||7 & 6||Oakmont Country Club||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||3,500|
|1950||Chandler Harper||4 & 3||Scioto Country Club||Columbus, Ohio||3,500|
|1949||Sam Snead (2)||3 & 2||Hermitage Country Club||Richmond, Virginia||3,500|
|1948||Ben Hogan (2)||7 & 6||Norwood Hills Country Club||St. Louis, Missouri||3,500|
|1947||Jim Ferrier||2 & 1||Plum Hollow Country Club||Detroit, Michigan||3,500|
|1946||Ben Hogan||6 & 4||Portland Golf Club||Portland, Oregon||3,500|
|1945||Byron Nelson (2)||4 & 3||Moraine Country Club||Dayton, Ohio||3,750|
|1944||Bob Hamilton||1 up||Manito Golf and Country Club||Spokane, Washington||3,500|
|1943||Not held due to World War II|
|1942||Sam Snead||2 & 1||Seaview Country Club||Atlantic City, New Jersey||1,000|
|1941||Vic Ghezzi||38 holes||Cherry Hills Country Club||Cherry Hills Village, Colorado||1,100|
|1940||Byron Nelson||1 up||Hershey Country Club, West Course||Hershey, Pennsylvania||1,100|
|1939||Henry Picard||37 holes||Pomonok Country Club||Flushing, New York||1,100|
|1938||Paul Runyan (2)||8 & 7||The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort||Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania||1,100|
|1937||Denny Shute (2)||37 holes||Pittsburgh Field Club||O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania||1,000|
|1936||Denny Shute||3 & 2||Pinehurst Resort, No. 2 Course||Pinehurst, North Carolina||1,000|
|1935||Johnny Revolta||5 & 4||Twin Hills Golf & Country Club||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||1,000|
|1934||Paul Runyan||38 holes||The Park Country Club||Williamsville, New York||1,000|
|1933||Gene Sarazen (3)||5 & 4||Blue Mound Golf & Country Club||Wauwatosa, Wisconsin||1,000|
|1932||Olin Dutra||4 & 3||Keller Golf Course||Maplewood, Minnesota||1,000|
|1931||Tom Creavy||2 & 1||Wannamoisett Country Club||Rumford, Rhode Island||1,000|
|1930||Tommy Armour||1 up||Fresh Meadow Country Club||Queens, New York|
|1929||Leo Diegel (2)||6 & 4||Hillcrest Country Club||Los Angeles, California|
|1928||Leo Diegel||6 & 5||Baltimore Country Club, East Course||Timonium, Maryland|
|1927||Walter Hagen (5)||1 up||Cedar Crest Country Club||Dallas, Texas|
|1926||Walter Hagen (4)||5 & 3||Salisbury Golf Club, Red Course||East Meadow, New York|
|1925||Walter Hagen (3)||6 & 5||Olympia Fields Country Club||Olympia Fields, Illinois|
|1924||Walter Hagen (2)||2 up||French Lick Springs Resort, Hill Course||French Lick, Indiana|
|1923||Gene Sarazen (2)||38 holes||Pelham Country Club||Pelham Manor, New York|
|1922||Gene Sarazen||4 & 3||Oakmont Country Club||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||500|
|1921||Walter Hagen||3 & 2||Inwood Country Club||Inwood, New York||500|
|1920||Jock Hutchison||1 up||Flossmoor Country Club||Flossmoor, Illinois||500|
|1919||Jim Barnes (2)||6 & 5||Engineers Country Club||Roslyn Harbor, New York||500|
|1918||Not held due to World War I|
|1916||Jim Barnes||1 up||Siwanoy Country Club||Eastchester, New York||500|
^ 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:
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.
|Years||Field size||Qualification||18 hole rounds|
|1922||64||sectional||1st two rounds|
|1924–34||32||36 hole qualifier|
|1935–41||64||36 hole qualifier||1st two rounds|
|1942–45||32||36 hole qualifier|
|1946–55||64||36 hole qualifier||1st two rounds|
|1956||128||sectional||1st four rounds|
|1957||128||sectional||1st 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.
|Course/State/Region||Number||State No.||Region No.|
|Blue Hill Country Club||1|
|Wannamoisett Country Club||1|
|Total Rhode Island||1|
|Total New England||2|
|Baltusrol Golf Club||2|
|Seaview Country Club||1|
|Total New Jersey||3|
|Engineers Country Club||1|
|Fresh Meadow Country Club||1|
|Inwood Country Club||1|
|Oak Hill Country Club||3|
|Pelham Country Club||1|
|Pomonok Country Club||1|
|Salisbury Golf Club||1|
|Siwanoy Country Club||1|
|The Park Country Club||1|
|Winged Foot Golf Club||1|
|Total New York||12|
|Aronimink Golf Club||1|
|Hershey Country Club||1|
|Laurel Valley Golf Club||1|
|Llanerch Country Club||1|
|Oakmont Country Club||3|
|Pittsburgh Field Club||1|
|The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort||1|
|PGA National Golf Club||1|
|PGA National Resort & Spa||1|
|Atlanta Athletic Club||3|
|Baltimore Country Club||1|
|Congressional Country Club||1|
|Total North Carolina||3|
|Kiawah Island Golf Resort||1|
|Total South Carolina||1|
|Hermitage Country Club||1|
|Total South Atlantic||12|
|Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club||2|
|Big Spring Country Club||1|
|Valhalla Golf Club||3|
|Total East South Central||6|
|Oak Tree Golf Club||1|
|Southern Hills Country Club||4|
|Twin Hills Golf & Country Club||1|
|Cedar Crest Country Club||1|
|Dallas Athletic Club||1|
|Pecan Valley Golf Club||1|
|Total West South Central||9|
|Flossmoor Country Club||1|
|Kemper Lakes Golf Club||1|
|Medinah Country Club||2|
|Olympia Fields Country Club||2|
|Crooked Stick Golf Club||1|
|French Lick Springs Resort||1|
|Birmingham Country Club||1|
|Meadowbrook Country Club||1|
|Oakland Hills Country Club||3|
|Plum Hollow Country Club||1|
|Canterbury Golf Club||1|
|Columbus Country Club||1|
|Firestone Country Club||3|
|Miami Valley Golf Club||1|
|Moraine Country Club||1|
|NCR Country Club||1|
|Scioto Country Club||1|
|Blue Mound Golf & Country Club||1|
|Total East North Central||29|
|Hazeltine National Golf Club||2|
|Keller Golf Course||2|
|Minneapolis Golf Club||1|
|Bellerive Country Club||2|
|Norwood Hills Country Club||1|
|Total West North Central||8|
|Cherry Hills Country Club||2|
|Columbine Country Club||1|
|Hillcrest Country Club||1|
|Pebble Beach Golf Links||1|
|Riviera Country Club||2|
|Portland Golf Club||1|
|Manito Golf and Country Club||1|
|Sahalee Country Club||1|
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.ABC had historically broadcast the tournament until 1991, when it moved to its current home of CBS.
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.
|2020||102nd||TPC Harding Park||San Francisco, California||May 14–17||Never|
|2021||103rd||Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course||Kiawah Island, South Carolina||May 20–23||2012|
|2022||104th||Trump National Golf Club||Bedminster, New Jersey||May 19–22||Never|
|2023||105th||Oak Hill Country Club||Rochester, New York||May 18–21||1980, 2003, 2013|
|2024||106th||Valhalla Golf Club||Louisville, Kentucky||May 16–19||1996, 2000, 2014|
|2026||108th||Aronimink Golf Club||Newtown Square, Pennsylvania||May 14–17||1962|
|2027||109th||New Course||Frisco, Texas||May 20–23||Never|
|2028||110th||Olympic Club||San Francisco, California||May 18–21||Never|
|2029||111th||Baltusrol Golf Club||Springfield, New Jersey||May 17–20||2005, 2016|
|2031||113th||Congressional Country Club||Bethesda, Maryland||TBD||1976|
|TBD||TBD||Southern Hills Country Club||Tulsa, Oklahoma||TBD||1970, 1982, 1994, 2007|
The men's major golf championships, commonly known as the major championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. In order of play date as of 2019, they are:
The Senior PGA Championship is the oldest of the five major championships in men's senior golf. It is administered by the Professional Golfers' Association of America and is recognized as a major championship by both PGA Tour Champions and the European Senior Tour. It was formerly an unofficial money event on the European Senior Tour, but since 2007 has been an official money event. Winners gain entry into the next PGA Championship. The winners prior to 1980, the first season of the senior tour, are not considered major champions of this event by the PGA Tour Champions.
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