PGA Championship

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PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Location United States, varies
San Francisco, California
in 2020
Established1916;105 years ago (1916)
102 Editions
Course(s) TPC Harding Park in 2020
Par70 in 2020
Length7,234 yd (6,615 m) in 2020
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play (1958–present)
Match play  (19161957)
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
Flag of the United States.svg Collin Morikawa
Golf current event.svg 2020 PGA Championship

The PGA Championship (often referred to as the US PGA Championship or USPGA outside the United States [1] [2] [3] ) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf.

Contents

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 in 2019, the tournament is 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. They receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and on the European Tour for the following seven seasons. The PGA Championship is the only one of the four majors that is exclusively for professional players.

The PGA Championship has been held at various 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; [4] consequently, golf historians have dubbed Wykagyl "The Cradle of the PGA." [5] 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. [6] 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. [7] [8]

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, [9] 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. [10]

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. [11]

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. [12] [13] [14]

Location

The PGA Championship is primarily played in the eastern half of the United States; only eleven times has it ventured west. The most recent was in 2020 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, [15] [16] the first for the Bay Area, and returning to California after a quarter century. Prior to 2020, it was last played in the Pacific time zone in  1998, at  Sahalee east of  Seattle. (The Mountain time zone has hosted three editions, all in suburban Denver, in 1941, 1967, and  1985.)

The state of New York has hosted thirteen 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." [17] [18] For a time, the tournament used the slogan "This is Major" as a replacement. [19] [20]

Trophy

The Wanamaker Trophy, named after business man and golfer Rodman Wanamaker, stands nearly 2.5 feet (75 cm) tall and weighs 27 pounds (12 kg). The trophy was lost, briefly, for a few years until it showed up in 1930 in the cellar of L.A. Young and Company. Ironically, this cellar was in the factory which made the clubs for the man responsible for losing it, Walter Hagen. Hagen claimed to have trusted a taxi driver with the precious cargo, but it never returned to his hotel. There is a smaller replica trophy that the champion gets to keep permanently, but the original must be returned for the following years tournament. [21]

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 so many places, 20 of 156, for club professionals. These slots are determined by the top finishers in the club pro championship, which is held in late April.

Since December 1968, the PGA Tour has been independent of the PGA of America. [22] [23] [24]

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:

Winners

Stroke play era winners

YearChampionScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-upWinner's
share ($) [25]
VenueLocation of venue
2021 1,980,000 Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
2020 Flag of the United States.svg Collin Morikawa 267−132 strokes Flag of England.svg Paul Casey
Flag of the United States.svg Dustin Johnson
1,980,000 TPC Harding Park San Francisco, California
2019 Flag of the United States.svg Brooks Koepka (2)272−82 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Dustin Johnson 1,980,000 Bethpage Black Course Farmingdale, New York
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Brooks Koepka 264−162 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods 1,980,000 Bellerive Country Club Town and Country, Missouri
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Justin Thomas 276−82 strokes Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Molinari
Flag of South Africa.svg Louis Oosthuizen
Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Reed
1,890,000 Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina
2016 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walker 266−141 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Day 1,800,000 Baltusrol Golf Club
Lower Course
Springfield, New Jersey
2015 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Day 268−203 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jordan Spieth 1,800,000 Whistling Straits
Straits Course
Kohler, Wisconsin [N 1]
2014 Ulster Banner.svg Rory McIlroy (2)268−161 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson 1,800,000 Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Jason Dufner 270−102 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jim Furyk 1,445,000 Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Rochester, New York [N 2]
2012 Ulster Banner.svg Rory McIlroy 275−138 strokes Flag of England.svg David Lynn 1,445,000 Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Keegan Bradley 272−8Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jason Dufner 1,445,000 Atlanta Athletic Club
Highlands Course
Johns Creek, Georgia [N 3]
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Martin Kaymer 277−11Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Bubba Watson 1,350,000 Whistling Straits
Straits Course
Kohler, Wisconsin [N 1]
2009 Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Yang Yong-eun 280−83 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods 1,350,000 Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota
2008 Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington 277−32 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Ben Curtis
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García
1,350,000 Oakland Hills Country Club
South Course
Bloomfield, Michigan
2007 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods (4)272−82 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Woody Austin 1,260,000 Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma
2006 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods (3)270−185 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Shaun Micheel 1,224,000 Medinah Country Club
Course No. 3
Medinah, Illinois
2005 Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson 276−41 stroke Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Bjørn
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Elkington
1,170,000 Baltusrol Golf Club
Lower Course
Springfield, New Jersey
2004 Flag of Fiji.svg Vijay Singh (2)280−8Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Chris DiMarco
Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard
1,125,000 Whistling Straits
Straits Course
Kohler, Wisconsin [N 1]
2003 Flag of the United States.svg Shaun Micheel 276−42 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Chad Campbell 1,080,000 Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Rochester, New York [N 2]
2002 Flag of the United States.svg Rich Beem 278−101 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods 990,000 Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota
2001 Flag of the United States.svg David Toms 265−151 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson 936,000 Atlanta Athletic Club
Highlands Course
Duluth, Georgia [N 3]
2000 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods (2)270−18Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Bob May 900,000 Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky [N 4]
1999 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods 277−111 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García 630,000 Medinah Country Club
Course No. 3
Medinah, Illinois
1998 Flag of Fiji.svg Vijay Singh 271−92 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Steve Stricker 540,000 Sahalee Country Club Sammamish, Washington
1997 Flag of the United States.svg Davis Love III 269−115 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard 470,000 Winged Foot Golf Club
West Course
Mamaroneck, New York
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Brooks 277−11Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Kenny Perry 430,000 Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky [N 4]
1995 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Elkington 267−17Playoff Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie 360,000 Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California [N 5]
1994 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price (2)269−116 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Corey Pavin 310,000 Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma
1993 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Azinger 272−12Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman 300,000 Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio
1992 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price 278−63 strokes Flag of the United States.svg John Cook
Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Gallagher Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg Gene Sauers
280,000 Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri [N 6]
1991 Flag of the United States.svg John Daly 276−123 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Lietzke 230,000 Crooked Stick Golf Club Carmel, Indiana
1990 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Grady 282−63 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Fred Couples 225,000 Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama
1989 Flag of the United States.svg Payne Stewart 276−121 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Andy Bean
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Reid
Flag of the United States.svg Curtis Strange
200,000 Kemper Lakes Golf Club Kildeer, Illinois
1988 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Sluman 272−123 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Paul Azinger 160,000 Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond, Oklahoma
1987 Flag of the United States.svg Larry Nelson (2)287−1Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Lanny Wadkins 150,000 PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1986 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Tway 276−82 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman 145,000 Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio
1985 Flag of the United States.svg Hubert Green 278−62 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino 125,000 Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
1984 Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino (2)273−154 strokes Flag of South Africa (1982-1994).svg Gary Player
Flag of the United States.svg Lanny Wadkins
125,000 Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama
1983 Flag of the United States.svg Hal Sutton 274−101 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus 100,000 Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California [N 5]
1982 Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd (2)272−83 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Lanny Wadkins 65,000 Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma
1981 Flag of the United States.svg Larry Nelson 273−74 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Fuzzy Zoeller 60,000 Atlanta Athletic Club
Highlands Course
Duluth, Georgia [N 3]
1980 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus (5)274−67 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Andy Bean 60,000 Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Rochester, New York [N 2]
1979 Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham 272−8Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Ben Crenshaw 60,000 Oakland Hills Country Club
South Course
Bloomfield, Michigan
1978 Flag of the United States.svg John Mahaffey 276−8Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Pate
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson
50,000 Oakmont Country Club Plum, Pennsylvania
1977 Flag of the United States.svg Lanny Wadkins 282−6Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Gene Littler 45,000 Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California
1976 Flag of the United States.svg Dave Stockton (2)281+11 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd
Flag of the United States.svg Don January
45,000 Congressional Country Club
Blue Course
Bethesda, Maryland
1975 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus (4)276−42 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bruce Crampton 45,000 Firestone Country Club
South Course
Akron, Ohio
1974 Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino 276−41 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus 45,000 Tanglewood Park
Championship Course
Clemmons, North Carolina
1973 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus (3)277−74 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bruce Crampton 45,000 Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio
1972 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player (2)281+12 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Aaron
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Jamieson
45,000 Oakland Hills Country Club
South Course
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1971 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus (2)281−72 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Billy Casper 40,000 PGA National Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1970 Flag of the United States.svg Dave Stockton 279−12 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Bob Murphy
Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer
40,000 Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma
1969 Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd 276−81 stroke Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player 35,000 NCR Country Club
South Course
Dayton, Ohio
1968 Flag of the United States.svg Julius Boros 281+11 stroke Flag of New Zealand.svg Bob Charles
Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer
25,000 Pecan Valley Golf Club San Antonio, Texas
1967 Flag of the United States.svg Don January 281−7Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Don Massengale 25,000 Columbine Country Club Columbine Valley, Colorado
1966 Flag of the United States.svg Al Geiberger 280E4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Dudley Wysong 25,000 Firestone Country Club
South Course
Akron, Ohio
1965 Flag of the United States.svg Dave Marr 280−42 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Billy Casper
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus
25,000 Laurel Valley Golf Club Ligonier, Pennsylvania
1964 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Nichols 271−93 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus
Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer
18,000 Columbus Country Club Columbus, Ohio
1963 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus 279−52 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Dave Ragan 13,000 Dallas Athletic Club
Blue Course
Dallas, Texas
1962 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player 278−21 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Bob Goalby 13,000 Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
1961 Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Barber 277−3Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Don January 11,000 Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois
1960 Flag of the United States.svg Jay Hebert 281+11 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Ferrier 11,000 Firestone Country Club
South Course
Akron, Ohio
1959 Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg Bob Rosburg 277−31 stroke Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg Jerry Barber
Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg Doug Sanders
8,250 Minneapolis Golf Club St. Louis Park, Minnesota
1958 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dow Finsterwald 276−42 strokes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Billy Casper 5,500 Llanerch Country Club Havertown, Pennsylvania

Match play era winners

YearChampionScoreRunner-upVenueLocation of venueWinners
share ($)
1957 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Lionel Hebert 2 & 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dow Finsterwald Miami Valley Golf Club Dayton, Ohio 8,000
1956 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jack Burke Jr. 3 & 2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ted Kroll Blue Hill Country Club Canton, Massachusetts 5,000
1955 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Doug Ford 4 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Cary Middlecoff Meadowbrook Country Club Detroit, Michigan 5,000
1954 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick Harbert 4 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Burkemo Keller Golf Course Maplewood, Minnesota 5,000
1953 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Burkemo 2 & 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Felice Torza Birmingham Country Club Birmingham, Michigan 5,000
1952 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jim Turnesa 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick Harbert Big Spring Country Club Louisville, Kentucky 3,500
1951 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead (3)7 & 6 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Burkemo Oakmont Country Club Plum, Pennsylvania 3,500
1950 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chandler Harper 4 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Henry Williams Jr. Scioto Country Club Columbus, Ohio 3,500
1949 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead (2)3 & 2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny Palmer Hermitage Country Club Richmond, Virginia 3,500
1948 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ben Hogan (2)7 & 6 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mike Turnesa Norwood Hills Country Club St. Louis, Missouri 3,500
1947 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Ferrier 2 & 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick Harbert Plum Hollow Country Club Detroit, Michigan 3,500
1946 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ben Hogan 6 & 4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ed Oliver Portland Golf Club Portland, Oregon 3,500
1945 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson (2)4 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Byrd Moraine Country Club Dayton, Ohio 3,750
1944 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bob Hamilton 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson Manito Golf and Country Club Spokane, Washington 3,500
1943: Not held due to World War II
1942 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead 2 & 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jim Turnesa Seaview Country Club Atlantic City, New Jersey 1,000
1941 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Vic Ghezzi 38 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 1,100
1940 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead Hershey Country Club
West Course
Hershey, Pennsylvania 1,100
1939 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Henry Picard 37 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson Pomonok Country Club Flushing, New York 1,100
1938 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Paul Runyan (2)8 & 7 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania 1,100
1937 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Denny Shute (2)37 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Harold McSpaden Pittsburgh Field Club O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania 1,000
1936 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Denny Shute 3 & 2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jimmy Thomson Pinehurst Resort
No. 2 Course
Pinehurst, North Carolina 1,000
1935 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny Revolta 5 & 4 Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy Armour Twin Hills Golf & Country Club Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1,000
1934 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Paul Runyan 38 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Craig Wood The Park Country Club Williamsville, New York 1,000
1933 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen (3)5 & 4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Willie Goggin Blue Mound Golf & Country Club Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 1,000
1932 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olin Dutra 4 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Frank Walsh Keller Golf Course Maplewood, Minnesota 1,000
1931 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tom Creavy 2 & 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Denny Shute Wannamoisett Country Club Rumford, Rhode Island 1,000
1930 Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy Armour [lower-alpha 1] 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen Fresh Meadow Country Club Queens, New York
1929 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Leo Diegel (2)6 & 4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny Farrell Hillcrest Country Club Los Angeles, California
1928 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Leo Diegel 6 & 5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al Espinosa Baltimore Country Club
East Course
Timonium, Maryland
1927 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen (5)1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Joe Turnesa Cedar Crest Country Club Dallas, Texas
1926 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen (4)5 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Leo Diegel Salisbury Golf Club
Red Course
East Meadow, New York
1925 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen (3)6 & 5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bill Mehlhorn Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois
1924 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen (2)2 up Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes French Lick Springs Resort
Hill Course
French Lick, Indiana
1923 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen (2)38 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen Pelham Country Club Pelham Manor, New York
1922 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen 4 & 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Emmet French Oakmont Country Club Plum, Pennsylvania 500
1921 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen 3 & 2 Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes Inwood Country Club Inwood, New York 500
1920 Flag of Scotland.svg Jock Hutchison [lower-alpha 1] 1 up Flag of England.svg J. Douglas Edgar Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor, Illinois 500
1919 Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes (2)6 & 5 Flag of Scotland.svg Fred McLeod Engineers Country Club Roslyn Harbor, New York 500
1917–18: Not held due to World War I
1916 Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes 1 up Flag of Scotland.svg Jock Hutchison Siwanoy Country Club Bronxville, New York 500
  1. 1 2 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 in 1942. 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. [26]

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 Club 1
Total Massachusetts1
Wannamoisett Country Club 1
Total Rhode Island1
Total New England2
Baltusrol Golf Club 2
Seaview Country Club 1
Total New Jersey3
Bethpage Black Course 1
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 York13
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
Total Pennsylvania9
Total Mid-Atlantic24
PGA National Golf Club 1
PGA National Resort & Spa 1
Total Florida2
Atlanta Athletic Club 3
Total Georgia3
Baltimore Country Club 1
Congressional Country Club 1
Total Maryland2
Pinehurst Resort 1
Quail Hollow 1
Tanglewood Park 1
Total North Carolina3
Kiawah Island Golf Resort 1
Total South Carolina1
Hermitage Country Club 1
Total Virginia1
Total South Atlantic12
Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club 2
Total Alabama2
Big Spring Country Club 1
Valhalla Golf Club 3
Total Kentucky4
Total East South Central6
Oak Tree Golf Club 1
Southern Hills Country Club 4
Twin Hills Golf & Country Club 1
Total Oklahoma6
Cedar Crest Country Club 1
Dallas Athletic Club 1
Pecan Valley Golf Club 1
Total Texas3
Total West South Central9
Flossmoor Country Club 1
Kemper Lakes Golf Club 1
Medinah Country Club 2
Olympia Fields Country Club 2
Total Illinois6
Crooked Stick Golf Club 1
French Lick Springs Resort 1
Total Indiana2
Birmingham Country Club 1
Meadowbrook Country Club 1
Oakland Hills Country Club 3
Plum Hollow Country Club 1
Total Michigan6
Canterbury Golf Club 1
Columbus Country Club 1
Firestone Country Club 3
Inverness Club 2
Miami Valley Golf Club 1
Moraine Country Club 1
NCR Country Club 1
Scioto Country Club 1
Total Ohio11
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club 1
Whistling Straits 3
Total Wisconsin4
Total East North Central29
Hazeltine National Golf Club 2
Keller Golf Course 2
Minneapolis Golf Club 1
Total Minnesota5
Bellerive Country Club 2
Norwood Hills Country Club 1
Total Missouri3
Total West North Central8
Cherry Hills Country Club 2
Columbine Country Club 1
Total Colorado3
Total Mountain3
Hillcrest Country Club 1
Pebble Beach Golf Links 1
Riviera Country Club 2
TPC Harding Park 1
Total California5
Portland Golf Club 1
Total Oregon1
Manito Golf and Country Club 1
Sahalee Country Club 1
Total Washington2
Total Pacific8

Records

Broadcasting

The PGA Championship is televised in the United States by CBS and ESPN. Beginning 2020, ESPN holds rights to early-round and weekend morning coverage, and will air supplemental coverage through its digital subscription service ESPN+ prior to weekday coverage and during weekend broadcast windows. CBS holds rights to weekend-afternoon coverage. Both contracts run through 2030, with ESPN's contract replacing a prior agreement with TNT. CBS has televised the PGA Championship since 1991, when it replaced ABC. [27] [28] [29] The ESPN telecasts are co-produced with CBS Sports, mirroring the broadcast arrangements used by ESPN for the Masters Tournament. [30]

Future sites

YearEditionCourseLocationDatesHosted
2021103rd Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course Kiawah Island, South Carolina May 20–23 2012
2022104th Southern Hills Country Club [31] [lower-alpha 1] Tulsa, Oklahoma May 19–22 1970, 1982, 1994, 2007
2023105th Oak Hill Country Club Rochester, New York May 18–21 1980, 2003, 2013
2024106th Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky May 16–19 1996, 2000, 2014
2025107th Quail Hollow Club [33] Charlotte, North Carolina May 15–18 2017
2026108th Aronimink Golf Club [34] [35] Newtown Square, Pennsylvania May 14–17 1962
2027109thPGA Frisco [35] Frisco, Texas May 20–23Never
2028110th Olympic Club [36] San Francisco, California May 18–21Never
2029111th Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey May 17–20 2005, 2016
2031113th Congressional Country Club [37] Bethesda, Maryland TBD 1976
2034116thPGA Frisco Frisco, Texas TBD2027
  1. Trump National Golf Club Bedminster was originally chosen to host the 104th PGA Championship, but the PGA of America terminated the deal in the wake of Donald Trump's supporters storming the Capitol following his presidential election defeat. [32]

Source: [16] [38]

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 The course has a Kohler postal address, but is located in the unincorporated community of Haven.
  2. 1 2 3 The club has a Rochester postal address, but is located in the adjacent town of Pittsford.
  3. 1 2 3 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. 1 2 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. 1 2 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.

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