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.
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
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
Quoteworthy: ”There’s a lot of good European golfers which have
been winning over here, and I think that will continue.” – Ian
Television: Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., TNT Sports;
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., TNT Sports; 2 p.m. to 7
p.m., CBS Sports.