PGA Championship

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PGA Championship
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Tournament information
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Established1916
Course(s) Southern Hills Country Club
Par70
Length7,556 yards (6,909 m)
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play (1958–present)
Match play (19161957)
Prize fund US$15,000,000 [1]
Month playedMay (formerly August)
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 [lower-alpha 1] Brooks Koepka (2018)
To par−20 [lower-alpha 1] Jason Day (2015)
Current champion
Flag of the United States.svg Justin Thomas
Golf current event.svg 2022 PGA Championship
Location Map
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Southern Hills CC
Location in the United States
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Southern Hills CC
Location in Oklahoma

The PGA Championship (often referred to as the US PGA Championship or USPGA outside the United States [2] [3] [4] ) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. It is one of the four men's 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 men's 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 following the Masters Tournament in April. 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; [5] consequently, golf historians have dubbed Wykagyl "The Cradle of the PGA." [6] 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. [7] 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. [8] [9]

Format

The PGA Championship was originally a match play event in the early fall, but it varied from May to December. After World War II, the championship was usually 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, [10] 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. [11]

During the 1960s, the PGA Championship was played the week after 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. [12]

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. [13] [14] [15]

Location

The PGA Championship has normally been played in the eastern half of the United States except eleven times, most recently in 2020 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. [16] It was the first for the Bay Area, 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 103rd PGA Championship was held at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina [17] and the 104th was held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [18]

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 was 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." [19] [20] For a time, the tournament used the slogan "This is Major" as a replacement. [21] [22]

Trophy

The Wanamaker Trophy, named after businessman 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. [23]

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 PGA Professional Championship, which is held in late April.

Since December 1968, the PGA Tour has been independent of the PGA of America. [24] [25] [26]

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

YearWinnerScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-upWinner's
share ($)
VenueLocation
2022 Flag of the United States.svg Justin Thomas (2)275−5Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Will Zalatoris 2,700,000 Southern Hills Tulsa, Oklahoma
2021 Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson (2)282−62 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Brooks Koepka
Flag of South Africa.svg Louis Oosthuizen
2,160,000 Kiawah Island
(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 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 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 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
(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 [lower-alpha 2]
2014 Ulster Banner.svg Rory McIlroy (2)268−161 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson 1,800,000 Valhalla 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
(East Course)
Rochester, New York [lower-alpha 3]
2012 Ulster Banner.svg Rory McIlroy 275−138 strokes Flag of England.svg David Lynn 1,445,000 Kiawah Island
(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
(Highlands Course)
Johns Creek, Georgia [lower-alpha 4]
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 [lower-alpha 2]
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 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
(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 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
(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
(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 [lower-alpha 2]
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
(East Course)
Rochester, New York [lower-alpha 3]
2002 Flag of the United States.svg Rich Beem 278−101 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods 990,000 Hazeltine National 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
(Highlands Course)
Duluth, Georgia [lower-alpha 4]
2000 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods (2)270−18Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Bob May 900,000 Valhalla Louisville, Kentucky [lower-alpha 5]
1999 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods 277−111 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García 630,000 Medinah
(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 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
(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 Louisville, Kentucky [lower-alpha 5]
1995 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Elkington 267−17Playoff Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie 360,000 Riviera Pacific Palisades, California [lower-alpha 6]
1994 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price (2)269−116 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Corey Pavin 310,000 Southern Hills 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 St. Louis, Missouri [lower-alpha 7]
1991 Flag of the United States.svg John Daly 276−123 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Lietzke 230,000 Crooked Stick 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Pacific Palisades, California [lower-alpha 6]
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 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
(Highlands Course)
Duluth, Georgia [lower-alpha 4]
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
(East Course)
Rochester, New York [lower-alpha 3]
1979 Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham 272−8Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Ben Crenshaw 60,000 Oakland Hills
(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 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 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
(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
(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 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
(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 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 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
(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 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 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
(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 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 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
(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 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 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
(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 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 Havertown, Pennsylvania

Match play era winners

YearWinnerScoreRunner-upWinners
share ($)
VenueLocation
1957 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Lionel Hebert 2 and 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dow Finsterwald 8,000 Miami Valley Dayton, Ohio
1956 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jack Burke Jr. 3 and 2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ted Kroll 5,000 Blue Hill Canton, Massachusetts
1955 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Doug Ford 4 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Cary Middlecoff 5,000 Meadowbrook Detroit, Michigan
1954 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick Harbert 4 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Burkemo 5,000 Keller Maplewood, Minnesota
1953 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Burkemo 2 and 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Felice Torza 5,000 Birmingham Birmingham, Michigan
1952 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jim Turnesa 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick Harbert 3,500 Big Spring Louisville, Kentucky
1951 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead (3)7 and 6 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Burkemo 3,500 Oakmont Plum, Pennsylvania
1950 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chandler Harper 4 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Henry Williams Jr. 3,500 Scioto Columbus, Ohio
1949 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead (2)3 and 2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny Palmer 3,500 Hermitage Richmond, Virginia
1948 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ben Hogan (2)7 and 6 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mike Turnesa 3,500 Norwood Hills St. Louis, Missouri
1947 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Ferrier 2 and 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick Harbert 3,500 Plum Hollow Detroit, Michigan
1946 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ben Hogan 6 and 4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ed Oliver 3,500 Portland Portland, Oregon
1945 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson (2)4 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Byrd 3,750 Moraine Dayton, Ohio
1944 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bob Hamilton 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson 3,500 Manito Spokane, Washington
1943: No tournament due to World War II
1942 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead 2 and 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jim Turnesa 1,000 Seaview Atlantic City, New Jersey
1941 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Vic Ghezzi 38 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson 1,100 Cherry Hills Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
1940 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead 1,100 Hershey
(West Course)
Hershey, Pennsylvania
1939 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Henry Picard 37 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Byron Nelson 1,100 Pomonok Flushing, New York
1938 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Paul Runyan (2)8 and 7 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead 1,100 The Shawnee Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania
1937 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Denny Shute (2)37 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Harold McSpaden 1,000 Pittsburgh O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania
1936 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Denny Shute 3 and 2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jimmy Thomson 1,000 Pinehurst Resort
(No. 2 Course)
Pinehurst, North Carolina
1935 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny Revolta 5 and 4 Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy Armour 1,000 Twin Hills Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1934 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Paul Runyan 38 holes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Craig Wood 1,000 The Park Williamsville, New York
1933 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen (3)5 and 4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Willie Goggin 1,000 Blue Mound Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
1932 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olin Dutra 4 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Frank Walsh 1,000 Keller Maplewood, Minnesota
1931 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tom Creavy 2 and 1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Denny Shute 1,000 Wannamoisett Rumford, Rhode Island
1930 Flag of Scotland.svg Tommy Armour [lower-alpha 8] 1 up Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen Fresh Meadow Queens, New York
1929 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Leo Diegel (2)6 and 4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny Farrell Hillcrest Los Angeles, California
1928 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Leo Diegel 6 and 5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al Espinosa Baltimore
(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 Dallas, Texas
1926 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen (4)5 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Leo Diegel Salisbury
(Red Course)
East Meadow, New York
1925 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen (3)6 and 5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bill Mehlhorn Olympia Fields 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
(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 Pelham Manor, New York
1922 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Sarazen 4 and 3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Emmet French 500 Oakmont Plum, Pennsylvania
1921 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Walter Hagen 3 and 2 Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes 500 Inwood Inwood, New York
1920 Flag of Scotland.svg Jock Hutchison [lower-alpha 8] 1 up Flag of England.svg J. Douglas Edgar 500 Flossmoor Flossmoor, Illinois
1919 Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes (2)6 and 5 Flag of Scotland.svg Fred McLeod 500 Engineers Roslyn Harbor, New York
1917–18: No tournament due to World War I
1916 Flag of England.svg Jim Barnes 1 up Flag of Scotland.svg Jock Hutchison 500 Siwanoy Bronxville, New York

Source: [27]

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. [28]

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
Total Florida1
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 2
Total South Carolina2
Hermitage Country Club 1
Total Virginia1
Total South Atlantic13
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 5
Twin Hills Golf & Country Club 1
Total Oklahoma7
Cedar Crest Country Club 1
Dallas Athletic Club 1
Pecan Valley Golf Club 1
Total Texas3
Total West South Central10
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. [29] [30] [31] The ESPN telecasts are co-produced with CBS Sports, mirroring the broadcast arrangements used by ESPN for the Masters Tournament. [32]

Future sites

YearEditionCourseLocationDatesHosted
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
2030112th Congressional Country Club [37] Bethesda, Maryland TBD 1976
2034116thPGA Frisco Frisco, Texas TBD2027

Source: [38]

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 Equals record for all major championships.
  2. 1 2 3 The course has a Kohler postal address, but is located in the unincorporated community of Haven.
  3. 1 2 3 The club has a Rochester postal address, but is located in the adjacent town of Pittsford.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 1 2 Pacific Palisades is a neighborhood in Los Angeles with its own postal identity.
  7. The club has a St. Louis postal address, but is located in the suburb of Town and Country.
  8. 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.

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