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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, and it is the golf season's final major, played in mid-August on the third weekend prior to Labor Day weekend. (It was rescheduled for 2016 to late July to accommodate golf's return to the Olympics.) It is an official money event on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and Japan Golf Tour, with a purse of $10 million since the 97th edition in 2015.

PGA Championship
2018 PGA Championship logo.jpg
Location United States, varies
Town and Country, Missouri
in 2018
Established 1916; 102 years ago (1916)
Course(s) Bellerive Country Club in 2018
Par 71 in 2018
Length 7,547 yd (6,901 m) in 2018
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play (1958–present)
Match play (19161957)
Prize fund $10.5 million
Month played August
Aggregate 265 David Toms (2001)
To par −20* Jason Day (2015)
*equals record for all majors
United States Justin Thomas
2018 PGA Championship

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 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, each of which has also hosted several other leading events, including the U.S. Open and Ryder Cup.[citation needed]

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HistoryEdit

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]

FormatEdit

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]

Prior to the 2017 edition, it was announced that the PGA Championship would be moved to May on the weekend prior to 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 to end sooner, so that the FedEx Cup Playoffs would not have to compete with the start of football season in late-August and September.[9][10][11]

LocationEdit

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 20 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).

PromotionEdit

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 prior to 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]

QualificationEdit

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 as of 2010:

  • All former PGA Champions.
  • 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 prior to the previous year's PGA Championship and ending two weeks prior to 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.
  • Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship (does not include 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).

WinnersEdit

Stroke play era winnersEdit

Year Champion Country Venue Location of venue Score Winning
margin
Runner(s)-up Winner's[21]
share ($)
2018 Bellerive Country Club Town and Country, Missouri   1,890,000
2017 Justin Thomas   United States Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina 276 (−8) 2 strokes   Francesco Molinari
  Louis Oosthuizen
  Patrick Reed
1,890,000
2016 Jimmy Walker   United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 266 (−14) 1 stroke   Jason Day 1,800,000
2015 Jason Day   Australia Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 1] 268 (−20) 3 strokes   Jordan Spieth 1,800,000
2014 Rory McIlroy (2)   Northern Ireland Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky 268 (−16) 1 stroke   Phil Mickelson 1,800,000
2013 Jason Dufner   United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 2] 270 (−10) 2 strokes   Jim Furyk 1,445,000
2012 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course Kiawah Island, South Carolina 275 (−13) 8 strokes   David Lynn 1,445,000
2011 Keegan Bradley   United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Johns Creek, Georgia[N 3] 272 (−8) Playoff   Jason Dufner 1,445,000
2010 Martin Kaymer   Germany Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 1] 277 (−11) Playoff   Bubba Watson 1,350,000
2009 Yang Yong-eun   South Korea Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 280 (−8) 3 strokes   Tiger Woods 1,350,000
2008 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield, Michigan 277 (−3) 2 strokes   Ben Curtis
  Sergio García
1,350,000
2007 Tiger Woods (4)   United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 272 (−8) 2 strokes   Woody Austin 1,260,000
2006 Tiger Woods (3)   United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 270 (−18) 5 strokes   Shaun Micheel 1,224,000
2005 Phil Mickelson   United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 276 (−4) 1 stroke   Thomas Bjørn
  Steve Elkington
1,170,000
2004 Vijay Singh (2)   Fiji Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 1] 280 (−8) Playoff   Chris DiMarco
  Justin Leonard
1,125,000
2003 Shaun Micheel   United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 2] 276 (−4) 2 strokes   Chad Campbell 1,080,000
2002 Rich Beem   United States Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 278 (−10) 1 stroke   Tiger Woods 990,000
2001 David Toms   United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 3] 265 (−15) 1 stroke   Phil Mickelson 936,000
2000 Tiger Woods (2)   United States Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky[N 4] 270 (−18) Playoff   Bob May 900,000
1999 Tiger Woods   United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 277 (−11) 1 stroke   Sergio García 630,000
1998 Vijay Singh   Fiji Sahalee Country Club Sammamish, Washington 271 (−9) 2 strokes   Steve Stricker 540,000
1997 Davis Love III   United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 269 (−11) 5 strokes   Justin Leonard 470,000
1996 Mark Brooks   United States Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky[N 4] 277 (−11) Playoff   Kenny Perry 430,000
1995 Steve Elkington   Australia Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 5] 267 (−17) Playoff   Colin Montgomerie 360,000
1994 Nick Price (2)   Zimbabwe Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 269 (−11) 6 strokes   Corey Pavin 310,000
1993 Paul Azinger   United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 272 (−12) Playoff   Greg Norman 300,000
1992 Nick Price   Zimbabwe Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri[N 6] 278 (−6) 3 strokes   John Cook
  Nick Faldo
  Jim Gallagher, Jr.
  Gene Sauers
280,000
1991 John Daly   United States Crooked Stick Golf Club Carmel, Indiana 276 (−12) 3 strokes   Bruce Lietzke 230,000
1990 Wayne Grady   Australia Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama 282 (−6) 3 strokes   Fred Couples 225,000
1989 Payne Stewart   United States Kemper Lakes Golf Club Long Grove, Illinois 276 (−12) 1 stroke   Andy Bean
  Mike Reid
  Curtis Strange
200,000
1988 Jeff Sluman   United States Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond, Oklahoma 272 (−12) 3 strokes   Paul Azinger 160,000
1987 Larry Nelson (2)   United States PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 287 (−1) Playoff   Lanny Wadkins 150,000
1986 Bob Tway   United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 276 (−8) 2 strokes   Greg Norman 145,000
1985 Hubert Green   United States Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 278 (−6) 2 strokes   Lee Trevino 125,000
1984 Lee Trevino (2)   United States Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama 273 (−15) 4 strokes   Gary Player
  Lanny Wadkins
125,000
1983 Hal Sutton   United States Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 5] 274 (−10) 1 stroke   Jack Nicklaus 100,000
1982 Raymond Floyd (2)   United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 272 (−8) 3 strokes   Lanny Wadkins 65,000
1981 Larry Nelson   United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 3] 273 (−7) 4 strokes   Fuzzy Zoeller 60,000
1980 Jack Nicklaus (5)   United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 2] 274 (−6) 7 strokes   Andy Bean 60,000
1979 David Graham   Australia Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield, Michigan 272 (−8) Playoff   Ben Crenshaw 60,000
1978 John Mahaffey   United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 276 (−8) Playoff   Jerry Pate
  Tom Watson
50,000
1977 Lanny Wadkins   United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 282 (−6) Playoff   Gene Littler 45,000
1976 Dave Stockton (2)   United States Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Maryland 281 (+1) 1 stroke   Raymond Floyd
  Don January
45,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus (4)   United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 276 (−4) 2 strokes   Bruce Crampton 45,000
1974 Lee Trevino   United States Tanglewood Park, Championship Course Clemmons, North Carolina 276 (−4) 1 stroke   Jack Nicklaus 45,000
1973 Jack Nicklaus (3)   United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 277 (−7) 4 strokes   Bruce Crampton 45,000
1972 Gary Player (2)   South Africa Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 (+1) 2 strokes   Tommy Aaron
  Jim Jamieson
45,000
1971 Jack Nicklaus (2)   United States PGA National Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 281 (−7) 2 strokes   Billy Casper 40,000
1970 Dave Stockton   United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 279 (−1) 2 strokes   Bob Murphy
  Arnold Palmer
40,000
1969 Raymond Floyd   United States NCR Country Club, South Course Dayton, Ohio 276 (−8) 1 stroke   Gary Player 35,000
1968 Julius Boros   United States Pecan Valley Golf Club San Antonio, Texas 281 (+1) 1 stroke   Bob Charles
  Arnold Palmer
25,000
1967 Don January   United States Columbine Country Club Columbine Valley, Colorado 281 (−7) Playoff   Don Massengale 25,000
1966 Al Geiberger   United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 280 (E) 4 strokes   Dudley Wysong 25,000
1965 Dave Marr   United States Laurel Valley Golf Club Ligonier, Pennsylvania 280 (−4) 2 strokes   Billy Casper
  Jack Nicklaus
25,000
1964 Bobby Nichols   United States Columbus Country Club Columbus, Ohio 271 (−9) 3 strokes   Jack Nicklaus
  Arnold Palmer
18,000
1963 Jack Nicklaus   United States Dallas Athletic Club, Blue Course Dallas, Texas 279 (−5) 2 strokes   Dave Ragan 13,000
1962 Gary Player   South Africa Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 278 (−2) 1 stroke   Bob Goalby 13,000
1961 Jerry Barber   United States Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois 277 (−3) Playoff   Don January 11,000
1960 Jay Hebert   United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 281 (+1) 1 stroke   Jim Ferrier 11,000
1959 Bob Rosburg   United States Minneapolis Golf Club St. Louis Park, Minnesota 277 (−3) 1 stroke   Jerry Barber
  Doug Sanders
8,250
1958 Dow Finsterwald   United States Llanerch Country Club Havertown, Pennsylvania 276 (−4) 2 strokes   Billy Casper 5,500

Match play era winnersEdit

Year Champion Country Runner-up Margin Venue Location of venue Winners
share ($)
1957 Lionel Hebert   United States   Dow Finsterwald 2 & 1 Miami Valley Golf Club Dayton, Ohio 8,000
1956 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States   Ted Kroll 3 & 2 Blue Hill Country Club Canton, Massachusetts 5,000
1955 Doug Ford   United States   Cary Middlecoff 4 & 3 Meadowbrook Country Club Detroit, Michigan 5,000
1954 Chick Harbert   United States   Walter Burkemo 4 & 3 Keller Golf Course Maplewood, Minnesota 5,000
1953 Walter Burkemo   United States   Felice Torza 2 & 1 Birmingham Country Club Birmingham, Michigan 5,000
1952 Jim Turnesa   United States   Chick Harbert 1 up Big Spring Country Club Louisville, Kentucky 3,500
1951 Sam Snead (3)   United States   Walter Burkemo 7 & 6 Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 3,500
1950 Chandler Harper   United States   Henry Williams, Jr. 4 & 3 Scioto Country Club Columbus, Ohio 3,500
1949 Sam Snead (2)   United States   Johnny Palmer 3 & 2 Hermitage Country Club Richmond, Virginia 3,500
1948 Ben Hogan (2)   United States   Mike Turnesa 7 & 6 Norwood Hills Country Club St. Louis, Missouri 3,500
1947 Jim Ferrier   Australia   Chick Harbert 2 & 1 Plum Hollow Country Club Detroit, Michigan 3,500
1946 Ben Hogan   United States   Ed Oliver 6 & 4 Portland Golf Club Portland, Oregon 3,500
1945 Byron Nelson (2)   United States   Sam Byrd 4 & 3 Moraine Country Club Dayton, Ohio 3,750
1944 Bob Hamilton   United States   Byron Nelson 1 up Manito Golf and Country Club Spokane, Washington 3,500
1943 Not held due to World War II
1942 Sam Snead   United States   Jim Turnesa 2 & 1 Seaview Country Club Atlantic City, New Jersey 1,000
1941 Vic Ghezzi   United States   Byron Nelson 38 holes Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 1,100
1940 Byron Nelson   United States   Sam Snead 1 up Hershey Country Club, West Course Hershey, Pennsylvania 1,100
1939 Henry Picard   United States   Byron Nelson 37 holes Pomonok Country Club Flushing, New York 1,100
1938 Paul Runyan (2)   United States   Sam Snead 8 & 7 The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania 1,100
1937 Denny Shute (2)   United States   Harold McSpaden 37 holes Pittsburgh Field Club O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania 1,000
1936 Denny Shute   United States   Jimmy Thomson 3 & 2 Pinehurst Resort, No. 2 Course Pinehurst, North Carolina 1,000
1935 Johnny Revolta   United States    Tommy Armour 5 & 4 Twin Hills Golf & Country Club Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1,000
1934 Paul Runyan   United States   Craig Wood 38 holes The Park Country Club Williamsville, New York 1,000
1933 Gene Sarazen (3)   United States   Willie Goggin 5 & 4 Blue Mound Golf & Country Club Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 1,000
1932 Olin Dutra   United States   Frank Walsh 4 & 3 Keller Golf Course Maplewood, Minnesota 1,000
1931 Tom Creavy   United States   Denny Shute 2 & 1 Wannamoisett Country Club Rumford, Rhode Island 1,000
1930 Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States^
  Gene Sarazen 1 up Fresh Meadow Country Club Queens, New York
1929 Leo Diegel (2)   United States   Johnny Farrell 6 & 4 Hillcrest Country Club Los Angeles, California
1928 Leo Diegel   United States   Al Espinosa 6 & 5 Baltimore Country Club, East Course Timonium, Maryland
1927 Walter Hagen (5)   United States   Joe Turnesa 1 up Cedar Crest Country Club Dallas, Texas
1926 Walter Hagen (4)   United States   Leo Diegel 5 & 3 Salisbury Golf Club, Red Course East Meadow, New York
1925 Walter Hagen (3)   United States   Bill Mehlhorn 6 & 5 Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois
1924 Walter Hagen (2)   United States   Jim Barnes 2 up French Lick Springs Resort, Hill Course French Lick, Indiana
1923 Gene Sarazen (2)   United States   Walter Hagen 38 holes Pelham Country Club Pelham Manor, New York
1922 Gene Sarazen   United States   Emmet French 4 & 3 Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 500
1921 Walter Hagen   United States   Jim Barnes 3 & 2 Inwood Country Club Inwood, New York 500
1920 Jock Hutchison   Scotland
  United States^
  J. Douglas Edgar 1 up Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor, Illinois 500
1919 Jim Barnes (2)   England    Fred McLeod 6 & 5 Engineers Country Club Roslyn Harbor, New York 500
1918 Not held due to World War I
1917
1916 Jim Barnes   England    Jock Hutchison 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:

  • 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 detailsEdit

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]

Years Field size Qualification 18 hole rounds
1916–21 32 sectional*
1922 64 sectional 1st two rounds
1923 64 sectional
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.

Summary by course, state and regionEdit

Summary by course, state and region
Course/State/Region Number State No. Region No.
Blue Hill Country Club 1
Total Massachusetts 1
Wannamoisett Country Club 1
Total Rhode Island 1
Total New England 2
Baltusrol Golf Club 1
Seaview Country Club 1
Total New Jersey 2
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
Total Pennsylvania 9
Total Mid-Atlantic 23
PGA National Golf Club 1
PGA National Resort & Spa 1
Total Florida 2
Atlanta Athletic Club 3
Total Georgia 3
Baltimore Country Club 1
Congressional Country Club 1
Total Maryland 2
Pinehurst Resort 1
Quail Hollow 1
Tanglewood Park 1
Total North Carolina 3
Kiawah Island Golf Resort 1
Total South Carolina 1
Hermitage Country Club 1
Total Virginia 1
Total South Atlantic 12
Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club 2
Total Alabama 2
Big Spring Country Club 1
Valhalla Golf Club 3
Total Kentucky 4
Total East South Central 5
Oak Tree Golf Club 1
Southern Hills Country Club 4
Twin Hills Golf & Country Club 1
Total Oklahoma 6
Cedar Crest Country Club 1
Dallas Athletic Club 1
Pecan Valley Golf Club 1
Total Texas 3
Total West South Central 9
Flossmoor Country Club 1
Kemper Lakes Golf Club 1
Medinah Country Club 2
Olympia Fields Country Club 2
Total Illinois 6
Crooked Stick Golf Club 1
French Lick Springs Resort 1
Total Indiana 2
Birmingham Country Club 1
Meadowbrook Country Club 1
Oakland Hills Country Club 3
Plum Hollow Country Club 1
Total Michigan 6
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 Ohio 11
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club 1
Whistling Straits 3
Total Wisconsin 4
Total East North Central 29
Hazeltine National Golf Club 2
Keller Golf Course 2
Minneapolis Golf Club 1
Total Minnesota 5
Bellerive Country Club 1
Norwood Hills Country Club 1
Total Missouri 2
Total West North Central 7
Cherry Hills Country Club 2
Columbine Country Club 1
Total Colorado 3
Total Mountain 3
Hillcrest Country Club 1
Pebble Beach Golf Links 1
Riviera Country Club 2
Total California 4
Portland Golf Club 1
Total Oregon 1
Manito Golf and Country Club 1
Sahalee Country Club 1
Total Washington 2
Total Pacific 7

RecordsEdit

BroadcastingEdit

Under current contracts running through 2019, the PGA Championship is televised in the United States[23] 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.[24][25] ABC had historically broadcast the tournament until 1991, when it moved to its current home of CBS.[26][27]

Future sitesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

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  18. ^ "Tour golfers, PGA settle fuss over tourney control". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. December 14, 1968. p. 15. 
  19. ^ "Pro golf struggle is settled; PGA forms tourney group". Milwaukee Journal. December 14, 1968. p. 18. 
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