2014 PGA Championship Information:
Location: Louisville, KY.
Course: Valhalla Golf Club
2013 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF RESULTS:
In his first PGA Championship win, Jason Dufner tied the record for the lowest round in a major and broke the course record at Oak Hill with five birdies and an eagle leaving him seven strokes under par at 63. In the end Dufner was able to keep a two stroke lead from Furyk to win his first Major..
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF INFORMATION:
First year played: 1916
Most wins PGA Championship: 5 wins - Walter Hagen, Jack Nicklaus
Youngest PGA Championship winner: Gene Sarazen at 20
Oldest PGA Championship winner: Julius Boros 48
As one of the four major tournaments on the PGA Tour, the PGA Championship brings out the best in its competitors as they vie to bring home the coveted gold jacket. As the final major in the PGA Tour season, the tournament has been dubbed "Glory's Last Shot," and brings a sense of urgency to the golf calendar each August. The tournament dates back to the early days of golf history and was established in 1916, beginning as a match play tournament and switching over to stroke play in 1958. The event cycles through a number of country clubs each year, but the 2013 event will be held at the breathtaking Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., and carries a prize purse of $8 million. The PGA Championship has been a make-or-break time for many golfers to make a serious run at the world rankings and solidify their place among the top players in the world.
The PGA Championship has been held at a number of stunning golf courses all over the U.S., but in 2013, it will return to the Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., which is located just outside the metropolitan area of Rochester. The club began as a simple nine-hole course in 1901, but has since expanded to two large 18-hole courses that have held a number of prestigious tournaments over the years, including the Senior PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup Championship, the U.S. Amateur and many more. The East Course is used predominantly to hold large tournaments and was ranked as high as No. 11 in Golf Digest magazine's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Oak Hill Country Club is also the only golf course in the country to have hosted all six of the men's major championships that cycle around the country each year in the amateur, professional and senior levels.
Unlike other tournaments on the PGA Tour, qualifying for the PGA Championship is a bit more involved than other events and affords a certain standard of excellence for golfers to make it into the field. First and foremost, the winners of past PGA Championships, the last five Masters, U.S. Opens and British Opens are invited to attend, as well as the most recent Senior PGA Champion. After these qualifiers are set, the invitations will be sent out to previous high scorers in the PGA Championship and down a series of other parameters that help the tournament fill out a very competitive field.
Over the years, the PGA Championship has been home to stellar performances on the course, and today the tournament record for overall wins is still held by Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus, who have each won the event five times. In the modern era, Tiger Woods has won four gold jackets and his next closest contemporary is Vijay Singh, who has brought home two championships. As the final highlight on a packed major tournament calendar, the PGA Championship is one of the preeminent tournaments on the PGA Tour that always seems to create its own set of unforgettable memories on the links.
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