2016 PGA championship: The final major of the season

The PGA Championship is one of the 4 major championships in professional golf, and it is the golf season’s final major, played in mid-August on the third weekend prior to Labor Day weekend.

This year’s PGA championship is 98th of its kind. The Lower Course at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey will host this year’s edition of the PGA championship.

Jason Day won the 2015 PGA championship.

Jason Day won the 2015 PGA championship.

List of qualification criteria for the PGA Championship.

  • All former PGA Champions.
  • Winners of the last five U.S. Opens.
  • Winners of the last five Masters.
  • Winners of the last five Open Championships.
  • The last Senior PGA Champion.
  • The low 15 scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.
  • The 20 low scorers in the last PGA Professional National Championship.
  • The 70 leaders in official money standings on the PGA Tour (starting one week prior to the previous year’s PGA Championship and ending two weeks prior to the current year’s PGA Championship).
  • Members of the most recent United States and European Ryder Cup Teams, provided they are in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of one week before the start of the tournament.
  • Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship (does not include pro-am and team competitions, but does include alternate events).
  • The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.

The total field is a maximum of 156 players. Vacancies are filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in official money standings).

A look at previous years PGA Championship winners.

A look at previous years PGA Championship winners.

The 2016 PGA championship will take place from July 28–31 at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield Township, New Jersey.

In the modern era of golf, there has never been such a short turnaround from one men’s major championship to the next. In turn, if you think predicting a winner of the event is already a fool’s errand, this one becomes even more of a guessing game.

 

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