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The US PGA Championship 2014 is the last major of the calendar year which will be an added motivation for golfers who are also looking to push for a spot in their respective Ryder Cup squads. The US PGA Championship 2014 will be played at the Valhalla Golf Club. The club is named aptly as it is a thing of beauty with all due respect to other golf courses all across the world. The four day competition will afford the field to get their names affixed to a piece of golfing history as the man who is able to tame this 7,458 yard par 71 golf course is accorded godly status in most cases.
The course has grown in the last three years and the last time that the Valhalla last hosted the major event was the 2011 Senior PGA Championship. The man behind the renovation of this course has been Jack Nicklaus. Since Tiger Woods lifted the coveted trophy at the turn of the millennia, Nicklaus has managed not only to lengthen the course and include the greens, but also to make the course a much more challenging proposition for a golfer. The similarities of this course with the one at Muirfield is quite striking and traditionally players who have performed well in Scotland have performed well here as well. Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia are the popular picks for the tourney with Hunter Mahan the dark horse.
Posted: 8th August 2013
Among the 4 largest tournaments in the golfing world, the PGA Championship held in the USA brings the best golfers in the world together to contest and see who the best of them all is. With a total purse of over 8 Million dollars this not only offers a massive prize to the winner, but also gives him an automatic invitation to the Masters Tournament, the US Open and the Open Championship, thus making a golfer’s future more safe, and officially making him an elite player.
It takes place from August 5th to 11th, 2013 at the Oak Hill Country Club in the East Course, Rochester, New York. And will be featuring the best players in the golfing world. These include Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and many more. Anybody who is a fan of golf wouldn’t want to miss this tournament. This is one of the oldest championships in the golfing world and is currently one of the greatest. Last year’s winner was Roy Mcllroy and Tiger Woods has one this twice in a row back in 2006-7. As well as winning it twice in a row back in 1999-2000. The only person to have won it 5 times is Jack Nicklaus. Overall, this will be tournament is a must-watch with plethora of glittering stars participating in it.
Posted: 9th August 2012
On the PGA Tour this week, the PGA Championship at the Kaiwah Island Resort Ocean Course in Kaiwah Island, South Carolina. This tournament features an eight million dollar purse and will run from August 9th to the 12th. Keegan Bradley is the defending champion, and the grand prize is $1,445,000. This tournament is also worth 600 FedEx Cup points. The next event on the calendar is the Wyndham Championship, at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, from August 16th to the 19th.
The most recent golf tournament played on the PGA Tour is the World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational, which was held at the Firestone Country Club's South Course in Akron, Ohio. That tournament featured an eight million, five hundred thousand dollar purse and was held August 2nd through the 5th. The winner of that tournament was Keegan Bradley, taking home more than a million dollars. Some of the players in this event include Blake Adams and Robert Allenby as well as Rich Beem and Keegan Bradley. Paul Casey and Stewart Cink are also playing.
Posted: 11th August 2011
This week's tournament on the PGA Tour is the PGA Championship, which is set to be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club which is in John's Creek, Georgia. The tournament dates are August 11th through the 14th and the purse if $7,500,000. This is one of the largest tournaments on the PGA Tour calendar, not only offering players more than a million dollars as the take home prize, but also six hundred FedEx Cup points. Last year, Martin Kaymer took home the title, winning $1,350,000 and he will be back to defend his win once again this year.
Coming up next on the calendar is the Wyndham Championship, at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro North Carolina, August 18th through the 21st. The field this year includes Rich Beem, Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley, as well as Mark Brooks and Keegan Bradley. Thomas Bjorn will also be playing along with Ricky Barnes and Robert Allenby. Tiger Woods and Y.E. Yang will be participating as well. Click on the links that you see above and below you and sign up for access to high quality streaming coverage of this tournament and PGA all year long.
Posted: 12th Aug 2010
The PGA Tour will be heading to Wisconsin this week for the U.S. PGA Championship, which will be held at Whistling Straits in Kohler. The tournament is worth $5,100,000 and that means a world class field and some terrific golf. Last year, Y.E. Yang walked away with $918,000 and he'll be back again this year to defend his title. If you want to watch this tournament live then get your membership at the links on this page. You'll get instant access to high quality video right from your computer. Click on the banners to get started now.
The tournament dates are August 12th through the 15th for the official rounds, and this is the 92nd year for this prestigious event. In the past, some very big names have walked away with the title to this tournament, including Padraig Harrington in 2008, Tiger Woods the year before that and in 2006 as well, and Phil Mickelson in 2005. In '04, Vijay Singh walked away with the money, and Shaun Micheel has also won this event. Others include Jack Nicklaus, Rich Beem, Mark Brooks, Steve Elkington, Nick Price and Jeff Sluman.
Let's talk about the course. Whistling Straits is located in Kohler, Wisconsin, and in one of only two golf courses associated with The American Club. The main course is the Straits Course, which is 7,514 yards long and is a Par 72. This tournament has hosted this tournament before in 2004, when Vijay Singh came out on top, and has also hosted the U.S. Senior Open. The course has also been named for the 2020 Ryder Cup. It was designed by Pete and Alice Dye, and has a course rating of 76.7. The other course at Whistling Straits is the Irish Course.
Don't forget that this tournament is also worth 600 FedEx Cup points, which means a lot to whoever wins the event. Right now, Ernie Els leads the pack in the FedEx Cup race, with 1,751 points while Steve Stricker is a close second with 1,575. Then, Jim Furyk comes in with a score of 1,545 points and takes the third spot while Justin Rose is in fifth place. The rest of the top ten for the FedEx Cup include Jeff Overton, Tim Clark, Matt Kuchar in sixth, seventh and eighth and then Ben Crane in ninth and Anthony Kim in tenth with 1,215 points.
Let's check out the field for the US PGA Championship. We already mentioned that Y.E. Yang would be returning but others include Stephen Ames, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Ricky Barnes, Jason Bohn, Angel Cabrera, K.J. Choi, Ben Crane, John Daly, Rhys Davis, Ernie Els, Steve Elkington, Jim Furyk, Brian Gay, Retief Goosen, Bill Haas, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer and Anthony Kim. To watch this tournament in high quality streaming video, get your membership at the links on this page for full tournament access.
Posted: 13th Aug 2009
August 10th through the 16th will see another major played at Hazeltine National, the U.S. PGA Championship. This prestigious tournament returns to Hazeltine where the best golfers in the PGA will compete for the Wanamaker Trophy. This year is going to be one of the strongest fields all year, and even stronger than in years past, where only the best get to take to the field in Chaska, Minnesota and compete on this challenging Par 72, 7,149 yard course, that has been ranked among the very top courses in the United States.
The last time that the US PGA Championship was played at the Hazeltine National, the player who came out on top was a surprising Rich Beem, a rookie who happened to be competing against the great Tiger Woods on that last hole. In the past Tiger has won the tournament, as well as Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Davis Love III, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Water Hagen. Over the years the tournament has been held at various venues including Pebble Beach, Oakmont Country Club, Inverness, Riviera Country Club and Pinehurst. Over the years, bunkers have been added to the send hole and a teen box was added this year for hole 12.
The PGA Championship was held for the first time at Siwanoy Country Club in New York in 1916, and featured a grand prize for the winner of $500. That's a remarkable increase to the amount Padraig Harrington won by coming out on top of last year's tournament, $1.35 million dollars. The tournament was match play until 1958, and then changed to stroke play and besides the monetary grand prize, the winner is awarded the Wanamaker Trophy, donated by and named after Rodman Wanamaker. The event became a major in 1971, and it played in February of that year, making it the first major of the 1971 PGA Tour season.
Let's take a look at the top ten in the field this year. First of course is Tiger Woods, who as aforementioned, came in second in 2002 against Rich Beem. Woods has won both of the past two events that he was entered in, including the Bridgestone Invitational. Stewart Cink is another, winning his first major title at the British Open. Phil Mickelson will also be one of the names on the field this year, but no one is sure what shape he'll be in because of the cancer treatments that he has been enduring of both his wife and mother. However, being the consummate professional, we're predicting he'll perform well, even in these tragic circumstances.
Steve Stricker is another name on the field, being one of the most consistent players on the tour this year, and Robert Allenby. Sergio Garcia is looking for a major and Lee Westwood, who finished 9th at Bridgestone and tied for third with Cink and Watson for the playoff. Davis Love the third will also be playing, as well as Jim Furyk who has had some bad luck in the past three tournaments, not finishing in the top twenty in any of them, but may turn it around here. Then there is defending champion Padraig Harrington. Who will win this tournament? Find out with your membership. Just click on the links on this page and sign up today. Don't miss the prestigious U.S PGA Championship Live August 10th through the 16th.
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