2013 PGA Championship Information:
Location: Rochester, NY.
Course: Oak Hill Country Club
2012 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF RESULTS:
In his first PGA Championship win, Rory Mcllroy set the bar high winning the tournament by 8 strokes.
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
The PGA Championship is golf's 4th major tournament, along with: The Masters, US Open and British Open. The PGA is played every August, and is the considered by many to be the last big golf tournament of the year; aside from The Tour Championship.
The PGA Championship is unique in that it typically has the largest field of golfers of any of the other major tournaments. The field for the PGA Championship contains all of the former PGA Championship winners, winners of the last 5 majors (Masters, US Open & British), the 15 lowest scoring golfers from the previous year's PGA, the lowest 20 scoring golfers from the last PGA National Championship, the top 70 money leaders, the members of the last US Ryder Cup team, winners of all tournaments co-sponsored by the PGA Tour, additional invited players, and the last winner of the Senior PGA Championship. They have space at the PGA for 156 golfers.
The PGA Championship has been played since 1916. The first PGA Championship was played at Siwanoy Country Club in New York. The first 40 years of the tournament it was a match play format. Since 1958 the PGA Championship has used the common stroke play format that most golf tournaments employ.
There are a variety of ticket options for the PGA Championship golf tournament. Daily Grounds passes grant access to the PGA on the specific day printed on the pass. Then there are Weekly Grounds passes, often referred to as a Season Pass or Weekly Season Ticket, which are good for all 7 days of the tournament. More exclusive are the Wanamaker tickets, which provide access to the course, but also get you access to the Wanamaker Club. The Wanamaker Club is a climate controlled pavilion setup on the PGA course that is furnished and has food/beverages available for sale. There is also a Snug Harbor ticket that gains you access to a VIP facility that is only open from Thursday-Sunday.