Facts and figures for the PGA Championship

Facts and figures for the 92nd PGA Championship:

Dates: Aug. 12-15

Site: Whistling Straits (Straits Course)

Length: 7,514 yards.

Par: 36-36-72

Playoff format: Three holes, stroke play

Purse: TBA ($7.5 million in 2009)

Prize: Wanamaker Trophy

Field: 156 professionals (20 club pros)

Defending champion: Y.E. Yang.

Last year: Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a

major, and the first player to win a major when Tiger Woods was

leading going into the final round. Yang closed with a 2-under 70,

wrapping up the victory with a hybrid 3-iron over the trees and the

edge of a bunker to 12 feet for birdie. Woods, who had a four-shot

lead after 36 holes and a two-shot lead after 54 holes, closed with

a 75.

Last time at Whistling Straits: Vijay Singh won his second PGA

Championship in a three-man playoff against Justin Leonard and

Chris DiMarco. Singh closed with a 76, the highest final round ever

by a PGA champion, and his birdie on the opening hole of a

three-hole playoff was the only one he made all day.

Ryder Cup: This is the final tournament for Americans to finish

among the top eight and qualify for the Ryder Cup team.

Key statistic: The four reigning major champions are from four

continents – Asia (Yang), Africa (Louis Oosthuizen), Europe (Graeme

McDowell) and North America (Phil Mickelson).

Tiger Tales: The PGA Championship is the only major where Tiger

Woods has never missed the cut.

Noteworthy: The last player in his 20s to win the PGA

Championship was Tiger Woods (24) in 2000, the longest stretch of

any major.

Quoteworthy: ”There’s a lot of good European golfers which have

been winning over here, and I think that will continue.” – Ian