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PGA Championship
2015 PGA Championship.png
Tournament information
Location Kohler, Wisconsin in 2015
Established 1916, 99 years ago
Course(s) Whistling Straits
Straits Course in 2015
Par 72 in 2015
Length 7,514 yd (6,871 m) in 2015
Organized by PGA of America
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play (1958–present)
Match play  (19161957)
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265* David Toms (2001)
*record for all majors
To par −18 Bob May (2000)
−18 Tiger Woods (2000, 2006)
Current champion
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
2015 PGA Championship

The PGA Championship (sometimes, especially outside of the United States, referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship or U.S. PGA) 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 3rd weekend prior to Labor Day weekend. It is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour, with a purse of $10 million for the 96th edition in 2014 (making it the most lucrative of the four majors[1]).

In line with the other majors, winning "the PGA" gives a golfer several privileges which make his career much more secure, if he is not already one of the elite players of the sport. PGA champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship) for the next five years, and are exempt from qualifying for the PGA Championship for life. They also receive membership on the PGA and European Tours for the following five seasons and invitations to The Players Championship for five years. The PGA Championship has been held at a large number of venues, some of the early ones now quite obscure, but currently it is usually staged by one of a small group of celebrated courses, each of which has also hosted several other leading events.


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;[2] consequently, golf historians have dubbed Wykagyl "The Cradle of the PGA."[3] The new organization's first president was Robert White, one of Wykagyl's best-known golf professionals.

The first PGA Championship was held in October 1916 at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York. [4] The winner, Jim Barnes, received $500 and a diamond-studded gold medal donated by Rodman Wanamaker. The 2012 winner, Rory McIlroy, earned $1.445 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.

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,[5] 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.[6] 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 that move was made permanent in 1969, save for a one-year move to late February in 1971, played in Florida.

The PGA Championship is primarily played in the eastern half of the United States, only ten times has it ventured west. The last championship played in the Mountain time zone was 30 years ago in 1985 at Cherry Hills south of Denver and the last in the Pacific time zone was 17 years ago in 1998 at Sahalee east of Seattle; the 2020 PGA Championship will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California.

In the mid-1990s, with the prestige of the tournament lacking, the PGA of America designed a marketing campaign around the fact that the PGA Championship was the final chance to become a major champion for the year. This campaign included the slogan "Glory's last shot" being applied to the championship, used in all promotional material and even in CBS's telecast opens. This made the PGA the only one of the major championships, or any professional golf tournament, to have a full-time marketing slogan. Other tournaments, most notably The Open Championship, have had numerous short-lived promotional taglines but they have never been used outside of commercials, and certainly not on the telecast of the tournament itself. The slogan drew scorn from golf writers due to the perceived cheesiness of having a slogan for a tournament, and the fact that the Championship's prestige had only slipped more since the slogan was instituted. Nonetheless, the slogan continued to be used through the 2013 PGA Championship.

After the 2013 event, the PGA of America made a deal with the PGA Tour. If the Tour would arrange it's schedule to give players more rest before the PGA of America's Ryder Cup, then the PGA of America would stop using "Glory's last shot" to refer to the PGA Championship, so that the stature of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup would be bolstered.

The deal went into effect in 2014, but although many of the same golf writers that had criticized "Glory's last shot" were now satisfied that the PGA Championship would drop its tagline, the PGA of America announced that it would instead be replaced by a new tagline: "This is major". The new tagline has drawn even more scorn due to the fact that it appears to be a desperate attempt to remind the viewing public that the PGA is indeed a major championship.


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 which does not explicitly invite leading amateurs to compete (it is possible for amateurs to get into the field, although the only viable way is by winning one of the other major championships), and the only one which 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.[7][8][9] 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.

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.
  • The last 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).


Stroke play era winners[edit]

Year Champion Country Venue Location of venue Winner's score Winner's[10]
share ($)
2015 Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin
2014 Rory McIlroy (2)  Northern Ireland Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky 66-67-67-68=268 (−16) 1,800,000
2013 Jason Dufner  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 1] 68-63-71-68=270 (−10) 1,445,000
2012 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course Kiawah Island, South Carolina 67-75-67-66=275 (−13) 1,445,000
2011 Keegan Bradley[11]  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Johns Creek, Georgia[N 2] 71-64-69-68=272 (−8) 1,445,000
2010 Martin Kaymer[12]  Germany Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 3] 72-68-67-70=277 (−11) 1,350,000
2009 Yang Yong-eun  South Korea Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 73-70-67-70=280 (−8) 1,350,000
2008 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Township, Michigan 71-74-66-66=277 (−3) 1,350,000
2007 Tiger Woods (4)  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 71-63-69-69=272 (−8) 1,260,000
2006 Tiger Woods (3)  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 69-68-65-68=270 (−18) 1,224,000
2005 Phil Mickelson  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 67-65-72-72=276 (−4) 1,170,000
2004 Vijay Singh (2)[13]  Fiji Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 3] 67-68-69-76=280 (−8) 1,125,000
2003 Shaun Micheel  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 1] 69-68-69-70=276 (−4) 1,080,000
2002 Rich Beem  United States Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 72-66-72-68=278 (−10) 990,000
2001 David Toms  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 2] 66-65-65-69=265 (−15) 936,000
2000 Tiger Woods (2)[14]  United States Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky[N 4] 66-67-70-67=270 (−18) 900,000
1999 Tiger Woods  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 70-67-68-72=277 (−11) 630,000
1998 Vijay Singh  Fiji Sahalee Country Club Sammamish, Washington 70-66-67-68=271 (−9) 540,000
1997 Davis Love III  United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 66-71-66-66=269 (−11) 470,000
1996 Mark Brooks[15]  United States Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky[N 4] 68-70-69-70=277 (−11) 430,000
1995 Steve Elkington[16]  Australia Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 5] 68-67-68-64=267 (−17) 360,000
1994 Nick Price (2)  Zimbabwe Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 67-65-70-67=269 (−11) 310,000
1993 Paul Azinger[17]  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 69-66-69-68=272 (−12) 300,000
1992 Nick Price  Zimbabwe Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri[N 6] 70-70-68-70=278 (−6) 280,000
1991 John Daly  United States Crooked Stick Golf Club Carmel, Indiana 69-67-69-71=276 (−12) 230,000
1990 Wayne Grady  Australia Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama 72-67-72-71=282 (−6) 225,000
1989 Payne Stewart  United States Kemper Lakes Golf Club Long Grove, Illinois 74-66-69-67=276 (−12) 200,000
1988 Jeff Sluman  United States Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond, Oklahoma 69-70-68-65=272 (−12) 160,000
1987 Larry Nelson (2)[18]  United States PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 70-72-73-72=287 (−1) 150,000
1986 Bob Tway  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 72-70-64-70=276 (−8) 145,000
1985 Hubert Green  United States Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 67-69-70-72=278 (−6) 125,000
1984 Lee Trevino (2)  United States Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama 69-68-67-69=273 (−15) 125,000
1983 Hal Sutton  United States Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 5] 65-66-72-71=274 (−10) 100,000
1982 Raymond Floyd (2)  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 63-69-68-72=272 (−8) 65,000
1981 Larry Nelson  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 2] 70-66-66-71=273 (−7) 60,000
1980 Jack Nicklaus (5)  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 1] 70-69-66-69=274 (−6) 60,000
1979 David Graham[19]  Australia Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Township, Michigan 69-68-70-65=272 (−8) 60,000
1978 John Mahaffey[20]  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 75-67-68-66=276 (−8) 50,000
1977 Lanny Wadkins[21]  United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 69-71-72-70=282 (−6) 45,000
1976 Dave Stockton (2)  United States Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Maryland 70-72-69-70=281 (+1) 45,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus (4)  United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 70-68-67-71=276 (−4) 45,000
1974 Lee Trevino  United States Tanglewood Park, Championship Course Clemmons, North Carolina 73-66-68-69=276 (−4) 45,000
1973 Jack Nicklaus (3)  United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 72-68-68-69=277 (−7) 45,000
1972 Gary Player (2)  South Africa Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 71-71-67-72=281 (+1) 45,000
1971 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States PGA National Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 69-69-70-73=281 (−7) 40,000
1970 Dave Stockton  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 70-70-66-73=279 (−1) 40,000
1969 Raymond Floyd  United States NCR Country Club, South Course Dayton, Ohio 69-66-67-74=276 (−8) 35,000
1968 Julius Boros  United States Pecan Valley Golf Club San Antonio, Texas 71-71-70-69=281 (+1) 25,000
1967 Don January[22]  United States Columbine Country Club Columbine Valley, Colorado 71-72-70-68=281 (−7) 25,000
1966 Al Geiberger  United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 68-72-68-72=280 (E) 25,000
1965 Dave Marr  United States Laurel Valley Golf Club Ligonier, Pennsylvania 70-69-70-71=280 (−4) 25,000
1964 Bobby Nichols  United States Columbus Country Club Columbus, Ohio 64-71-69-67=271 (−9) 18,000
1963 Jack Nicklaus  United States Dallas Athletic Club, Blue Course Dallas, Texas 69-73-69-68=279 (−5) 13,000
1962 Gary Player  South Africa Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 72-67-69-70=278 (−2) 13,000
1961 Jerry Barber[23]  United States Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois 69-67-71-70=277 (−3) 11,000
1960 Jay Hebert  United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 72-67-72-70=281 (+1) 11,000
1959 Bob Rosburg  United States Minneapolis Golf Club St. Louis Park, Minnesota 71-72-68-66=277 (−3) 8,250
1958 Dow Finsterwald  United States Llanerch Country Club Havertown, Pennsylvania 67-72-70-67=276 (−4) 5,500

Match play era winners[edit]

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
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 details[edit]

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.[24]

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 region[edit]

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
Tanglewood Park 1
Total North Carolina 2
Kiawah Island Golf Resort 1
Total South Carolina 1
Hermitage Country Club 1
Total Virginia 1
Total South Atlantic 11
Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club 2
Total Alabama 2
Big Spring Country Club 1
Valhalla Golf Club 2
Total Kentucky 3
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 2
Total Wisconsin 3
Total East North Central 28
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


Future sites[edit]

Year Edition Course Location Dates Times hosted
2015 97th Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin August 13–16 2004, 2010
2016 98th Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield Township, New Jersey July 28–31* 2005
2017 99th Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina August TBA Never
2018 100th Bellerive Country Club Town and Country, Missouri August TBA 1992
2019 101st Bethpage Black Course Farmingdale, New York August TBA Never
2020 102nd TPC Harding Park[25] San Francisco, California TBD Never
2021 103rd TBD TBD TBD TBD
2022 104th Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey TBD Never

* The tournament will be held earlier than usual to avoid clashing with the 2016 Olympic golf tournament.


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


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  2. ^ Wykagyl, 1898-1998; by Desmond Tollhurst and John Barban; pages 28-30
  3. ^ Wykagyl, 1898-1998 by Desmond Tollhurst and John Barban; pages 1-2
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  5. ^ "Medal play in pro golf slated". Time-News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). United Press. November 15, 1957. p. 8. 
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  7. ^ "Tour golfers, PGA settle fuss over tourney control". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. December 14, 1968. p. 15. 
  8. ^ "Pro golf struggle is settled; PGA forms tourney group". Milwaukee Journal. December 14, 1968. p. 18. 
  9. ^ "Dispute in U.S. settled". Glasgow Herald. December 16, 1968. p. 5. 
  10. ^ "PGA of America - PGA Championships - history - total purses and first prize money". Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ 2011 - Jason Dufner (United States)
  12. ^ 2010 - Bubba Watson (United States)
  13. ^ 2004 - Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard (both United States)
  14. ^ 2000 - Bob May (United States)
  15. ^ 1996 - Kenny Perry (United States)
  16. ^ 1995 - Colin Montgomerie (Scotland)
  17. ^ 1993 - Greg Norman (Australia)
  18. ^ 1987 - Lanny Wadkins (United States)
  19. ^ 1979 - Ben Crenshaw (United States)
  20. ^ 1978 - Tom Watson and Jerry Pate (both United States)
  21. ^ 1977 - Gene Littler (United States)
  22. ^ 1967 - Don Massengale (United States) - 18 holes
  23. ^ 1961 - Don January (United States) - 18 holes
  24. ^ PGA Media Guide
  25. ^ "TPC Harding Park to host three big events". PGA Tour. July 2, 2014. 

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