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The PGA Championships

The PGA Golf Championship, often referred to as the PGA Championship, is one of the four major championships in professional golf, alongside the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, and The Open Championship. It stands as a premier event organized by the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA of America).

bunker shot Nicklaus, Jones, and Fleckman at the 1976 Memorial Tournament

The tournament gathers top golfers from around the world, offering a highly competitive platform where players vie for the prestigious title and a significant share of prize money. The US PGA Championship historically takes place at various elite golf courses across the United States, showcasing challenging layouts and attracting a global audience. The tournament was traditionally played in August each year, though from 2019 the tournament will be played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day, as the season's second major golf tournament.

Played over four rounds (72 holes) of stroke play, the PGA Championship tests golfers' skills across a diverse range of challenging courses. It typically features a field of professional golfers who have earned their place through various qualification criteria or exemptions. The winner of the PGA Championship not only secures the sought-after title but also earns an automatic invitation to other major tournaments and enjoys a prominent place in golf history among the sport's elite.

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