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PGA Championship

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PGA Championship
2019 PGA Championship logo.png
Tournament information
LocationUnited States, varies
Farmingdale, New York
in 2019
Established1916; 103 years ago (1916)
Course(s)Bethpage Black Course in 2019
Par71 in 2019
Length7,468 yd (6,829 m) in 2019
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
FormatStroke play (1958–present)
Match play (19161957)
Prize fund$11.0 million
Month playedMay (formerly August)
Tournament record score
Aggregate264* Brooks Koepka (2018)
*equals record for all majors
To par−20* Jason Day (2015)
*equals record for all majors
Current champion
United States Brooks Koepka
2019 PGA Championship

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.

It was formerly played in mid-August on the third weekend before Labor Day weekend, serving as the fourth and final major of the golf season. Beginning 2019, the tournament will be played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day, as the season's second major. 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 is the only one of the four majors to be a tournament almost exclusively for professional players.

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.


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]


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]

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.[9][10][11]


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 21 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).


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 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."[14][15] For a time, the tournament used the slogan "This is Major" as a replacement.[16][17]


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 to date:

  • Every former PGA Champion.
  • 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 before the previous year's PGA Championship and ending two weeks before 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.
  • Any tournament winner co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship (excludes 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

Year Champion Country Venue Location of venue Score Winning
Runner(s)-up Winner's[21]
share ($)
2019 Bethpage Black Course Farmingdale, New York 1,980,000
2018 Brooks Koepka  United States Bellerive Country Club Town and Country, Missouri 264 (−16) 2 strokes United States Tiger Woods 1,980,000
2017 Justin Thomas  United States Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina 276 (−8) 2 strokes Italy Francesco Molinari
South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
United States Patrick Reed
2016 Jimmy Walker  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 266 (−14) 1 stroke Australia Jason Day 1,800,000
2015 Jason Day  Australia Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 1] 268 (−20) 3 strokes United States Jordan Spieth 1,800,000
2014 Rory McIlroy (2)  Northern Ireland Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky 268 (−16) 1 stroke United States 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 United States Jim Furyk 1,445,000
2012 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course Kiawah Island, South Carolina 275 (−13) 8 strokes England David Lynn 1,445,000
2011 Keegan Bradley  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Johns Creek, Georgia[N 3] 272 (−8) Playoff United States Jason Dufner 1,445,000
2010 Martin Kaymer  Germany Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 1] 277 (−11) Playoff United States Bubba Watson 1,350,000
2009 Yang Yong-eun  South Korea Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 280 (−8) 3 strokes United States Tiger Woods 1,350,000
2008 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield, Michigan 277 (−3) 2 strokes United States Ben Curtis
Spain Sergio García
2007 Tiger Woods (4)  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 272 (−8) 2 strokes United States Woody Austin 1,260,000
2006 Tiger Woods (3)  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 270 (−18) 5 strokes United States Shaun Micheel 1,224,000
2005 Phil Mickelson  United States Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, New Jersey 276 (−4) 1 stroke Denmark Thomas Bjørn
Australia Steve Elkington
2004 Vijay Singh (2)  Fiji Whistling Straits, Straits Course Kohler, Wisconsin[N 1] 280 (−8) Playoff United States Chris DiMarco
United States Justin Leonard
2003 Shaun Micheel  United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Rochester, New York[N 2] 276 (−4) 2 strokes United States Chad Campbell 1,080,000
2002 Rich Beem  United States Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, Minnesota 278 (−10) 1 stroke United States Tiger Woods 990,000
2001 David Toms  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 3] 265 (−15) 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson 936,000
2000 Tiger Woods (2)  United States Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky[N 4] 270 (−18) Playoff United States Bob May 900,000
1999 Tiger Woods  United States Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 Medinah, Illinois 277 (−11) 1 stroke Spain Sergio García 630,000
1998 Vijay Singh  Fiji Sahalee Country Club Sammamish, Washington 271 (−9) 2 strokes United States Steve Stricker 540,000
1997 Davis Love III  United States Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 269 (−11) 5 strokes United States Justin Leonard 470,000
1996 Mark Brooks  United States Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky[N 4] 277 (−11) Playoff United States Kenny Perry 430,000
1995 Steve Elkington  Australia Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 5] 267 (−17) Playoff Scotland Colin Montgomerie 360,000
1994 Nick Price (2)  Zimbabwe Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 269 (−11) 6 strokes United States Corey Pavin 310,000
1993 Paul Azinger  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 272 (−12) Playoff Australia Greg Norman 300,000
1992 Nick Price  Zimbabwe Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri[N 6] 278 (−6) 3 strokes United States John Cook
England Nick Faldo
United States Jim Gallagher, Jr.
United States Gene Sauers
1991 John Daly  United States Crooked Stick Golf Club Carmel, Indiana 276 (−12) 3 strokes United States Bruce Lietzke 230,000
1990 Wayne Grady  Australia Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama 282 (−6) 3 strokes United States Fred Couples 225,000
1989 Payne Stewart  United States Kemper Lakes Golf Club Kildeer, Illinois 276 (−12) 1 stroke United States Andy Bean
United States Mike Reid
United States Curtis Strange
1988 Jeff Sluman  United States Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond, Oklahoma 272 (−12) 3 strokes United States Paul Azinger 160,000
1987 Larry Nelson (2)  United States PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 287 (−1) Playoff United States Lanny Wadkins 150,000
1986 Bob Tway  United States Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio 276 (−8) 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman 145,000
1985 Hubert Green  United States Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 278 (−6) 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino 125,000
1984 Lee Trevino (2)  United States Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club Birmingham, Alabama 273 (−15) 4 strokes South Africa Gary Player
United States Lanny Wadkins
1983 Hal Sutton  United States Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, California[N 5] 274 (−10) 1 stroke United States Jack Nicklaus 100,000
1982 Raymond Floyd (2)  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 272 (−8) 3 strokes United States Lanny Wadkins 65,000
1981 Larry Nelson  United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Duluth, Georgia[N 3] 273 (−7) 4 strokes United States 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 United States Andy Bean 60,000
1979 David Graham  Australia Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield, Michigan 272 (−8) Playoff United States Ben Crenshaw 60,000
1978 John Mahaffey  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 276 (−8) Playoff United States Jerry Pate
United States Tom Watson
1977 Lanny Wadkins  United States Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 282 (−6) Playoff United States Gene Littler 45,000
1976 Dave Stockton (2)  United States Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Maryland 281 (+1) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd
United States Don January
1975 Jack Nicklaus (4)  United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 276 (−4) 2 strokes Australia Bruce Crampton 45,000
1974 Lee Trevino  United States Tanglewood Park, Championship Course Clemmons, North Carolina 276 (−4) 1 stroke United States Jack Nicklaus 45,000
1973 Jack Nicklaus (3)  United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 277 (−7) 4 strokes Australia Bruce Crampton 45,000
1972 Gary Player (2)  South Africa Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 281 (+1) 2 strokes United States Tommy Aaron
United States Jim Jamieson
1971 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States PGA National Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 281 (−7) 2 strokes United States Billy Casper 40,000
1970 Dave Stockton  United States Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma 279 (−1) 2 strokes United States Bob Murphy
United States Arnold Palmer
1969 Raymond Floyd  United States NCR Country Club, South Course Dayton, Ohio 276 (−8) 1 stroke South Africa Gary Player 35,000
1968 Julius Boros  United States Pecan Valley Golf Club San Antonio, Texas 281 (+1) 1 stroke New Zealand Bob Charles
United States Arnold Palmer
1967 Don January  United States Columbine Country Club Columbine Valley, Colorado 281 (−7) Playoff United States Don Massengale 25,000
1966 Al Geiberger  United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 280 (E) 4 strokes United States Dudley Wysong 25,000
1965 Dave Marr  United States Laurel Valley Golf Club Ligonier, Pennsylvania 280 (−4) 2 strokes United States Billy Casper
United States Jack Nicklaus
1964 Bobby Nichols  United States Columbus Country Club Columbus, Ohio 271 (−9) 3 strokes United States Jack Nicklaus
United States Arnold Palmer
1963 Jack Nicklaus  United States Dallas Athletic Club, Blue Course Dallas, Texas 279 (−5) 2 strokes United States Dave Ragan 13,000
1962 Gary Player  South Africa Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 278 (−2) 1 stroke United States Bob Goalby 13,000
1961 Jerry Barber  United States Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois 277 (−3) Playoff United States Don January 11,000
1960 Jay Hebert  United States Firestone Country Club, South Course Akron, Ohio 281 (+1) 1 stroke Australia Jim Ferrier 11,000
1959 Bob Rosburg  United States Minneapolis Golf Club St. Louis Park, Minnesota 277 (−3) 1 stroke United States Jerry Barber
United States Doug Sanders
1958 Dow Finsterwald  United States Llanerch Country Club Havertown, Pennsylvania 276 (−4) 2 strokes United States Billy Casper 5,500

Match play era winners

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

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 region

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 2
Seaview Country Club 1
Total New Jersey 3
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 24
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 6
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 2
Norwood Hills Country Club 1
Total Missouri 3
Total West North Central 8
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



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

On October 10, 2018, it was announced that CBS had renewed its contract through 2030, but that ESPN would replace TNT as its cable partner beginning in 2020; CBS and ESPN similarly partner on the Masters Tournament. As before, ESPN will hold rights to early-round and weekend morning coverage, but ESPN will have the ability to offer supplemental coverage through its digital subscription service ESPN+ during CBS's weekend broadcast windows as well.[27]

Future sites

Year Edition Course Location Dates Hosted
2019 101st Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York[N 7] May 16–19 Never
2020 102nd TPC Harding Park[28] San Francisco, California May TBA Never
2021 103rd Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course Kiawah Island, South Carolina May TBA 2012
2022 104th Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey TBD Never
2023 105th Oak Hill Country Club Rochester, New York TBD 1980, 2003, 2013
2024 106th Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Kentucky TBD 1996, 2000, 2014
2026 108th Aronimink Golf Club[29][30] Newtown Square, Pennsylvania TBD 1962
2027 109th New Course[30] Frisco, Texas TBD Never
2028 110th Olympic Club[31] San Francisco, California TBD Never
2029 111th Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, New Jersey TBD 2005, 2016
2031 113th Congressional Country Club[32] Bethesda, Maryland TBD 1976
TBD TBD Southern Hills Country Club[33][34] Tulsa, Oklahoma TBD 1970, 1982, 1994, 2007


See also


  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.


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  23. ^ "PGA of America, CBS Sports agree to long-term extension on broadcast rights". PGA of America. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  24. ^ "PGA of America and Turner Sports Extend and Expand Media Agreements Through 2019" (Press release). Retrieved May 8, 2015.
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  29. ^ "Aronimink Golf Club will host KPMG Women's PGA Championship in 2020, PGA Championship in '27". ESPN. November 14, 2017.
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  31. ^ "Olympic Club to host PGA Championship in 2028, Ryder Cup in 2032". ESPN. Associated Press. November 9, 2017.
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