PGA Championship returns to Valhalla. Rose Zhang returns to Liberty National for LPGA

Updated May. 14, 2024 9:53 a.m. ET



Site: Louisville, Kentucky.

Course: Valhalla GC. Yardage: 7,609. Par: 71.


Prize money: TBA ($17.5 million in 2023). Winner's share: TBA ($3.15 million in 2023).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m. to noon (ESPN+), noon to 8 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ESPN+), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ESPN), 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Brooks Koepka.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Race to Dubai leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last year: Brooks Koepka won at Oak Hill and captured his fifth major, winning by two shots over Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland.

Notes: This is the fourth time the PGA Championship goes to Valhalla, tied with Oak Hill for second most. ... Brooks Koepka is the only active LIV Golf player to win a major ... Scottie Scheffler is coming off a three-week break as he goes for his fifth win in his last six tournaments. ... The last two PGA champions at Valhalla were No. 1 in the world ranking, Tiger Woods (2000) and Rory McIlroy (2014). ... Phil Mickelson is the only player to finish in the top 10 three times at the same PGA Championship venue. He tied for eighth in 1996, tied for ninth in 2000 and was runner-up in 2014. ... Mickelson and John Daly will be the only players at all four PGAs at Valhalla. Mickelson also played in the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla. ... Xander Schauffele has finished in the top 20 in the last eight majors. ... Jordan Spieth will try for the eighth time to win the PGA Championship to complete the career Grand Slam.

Next year: Quail Hollow Club in 2025.





Site: Jersey City, New Jersey.

Course: Liberty National GC. Yardage: 6,656. Par: 71.

Prize money: $3 million. Winner's share: $450,000.

Television: Thursday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel.

Defending champion: Rose Zhang.

Race to CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda.

Last week: Rose Zhang won the Cognizant Founders Cup.

Notes: Rose Zhang won the tournament a year ago in her professional debut. It was her only victory until winning the Cognizant Founders Cup last week. ... This is the second straight week for the LPGA in New Jersey. The tour returns for one more stop in three weeks for the ShopRite LPGA Classic. ... Nelly Korda is in the field after having her five-tournament winning streak end last week. She tied for seventh. ... Liberty National previously hosted the Presidents Cup (2017) and the PGA Tour's opening postseason tournament. ... The tournament is hosted by Michelle Wie West, who announced on “The Tonight Show” she is expecting her second child. ... Along with LPGA players, the tournament also has 24 girls from the American Junior Golf Association who compete in a Stableford scoring competition. ... Madelene Sagstrom, a runner-up last week to Zhang, is coming off two top-10 finishes. ... Zhang moved to a career-best No. 6 and now is in good position to earn a spot in the Paris Olympics.

Next tournament: U.S. Women's Open on May 30 to June 2.





Site: Kansas City, Missouri.

Course: Blue Hills CC. Yardage: 7,383. Par: 72.

Prize money: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.

Television: None.

Previous winner: Grayson Murray.

Points leader: Tim Widing.

Last tournament: Tim Widing won the Veritex Bank Championship.

Next week: Visit Knoxville Open.




Last week: Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship.

Next week: Charles Schwab Challenge.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.




Last tournament: Adrian Otaegui won the Volvo China Open.

Next week: Soudal Open.

Race to Dubai leader: Rory McIlroy.




Last week: Doug Barron won the Regions Tradition.

Next week: Senior PGA Championship.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.




Last tournament: Brooks Koepka won LIV Golf Singapore.

Next tournament: LIV Golf Houston on June 7-9.

Points leader: Joaquin Niemann.




Epson Tour: Copper Rock Championship, Copper Rock GC, Hurricane, Utah. Defending champion: Savannah Vilaubi. Online:

Japan Golf Tour: Kansai Open, Meishin Yokaichi CC, Shiga, Japan. Defending champion: Taiga Semikawa. Online:

Ladies European Tour: Amundi German Masters, Seddiner See Golf & CC, Berlin. Defending champion: Kristyna Napoleaova. Television: Thursday-Friday, 6-9 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7-10 a.m. (Golf Channel). Online:

PGA Tour Americas: Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship, Club El Rincón de Cajicá, Bogota, Colombia. Defending champion: New tournament. Online:

Japan LPGA: Bridgestone Ladies Open, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Miyuu Yamashita. Online:

Korea LPGA: Doosan Match Play, Ladena GC, Chuncheon, South Korea. Defending champion: Yujin Sung. Online:


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