2014 PGA Championship
Dates: August 4-10, 2014
Where: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky
Par/Yards: 35-36—71 (7,458)
Field: 156 Format: 72-hole stroke play
FedExCup Points: 600 (to the winner)
Purse: $10,000,000 ($1.8 million to the winner)
Defending Champion: Jason Dufner
Cut: Following the first 36 holes, the field of 156 players will be reduced to the low 70 scorers and ties.
Playoff: In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate-score playoff on holes No. 13, 17 and 18. If a tie still remains, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff beginning on No. 18, and if necessary, on to Nos. 13, 17 and 18 repeated until a winner is determined.
What the winner of the PGA Championship receives$1.8 million; 600 FedExCup points; replica of Wannamaker TrophyA lifetime exemption into the PGA ChampionshipFive-year exemption on the PGA TOURFive-year exemption into The Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PLAYERS ChampionshipBerth in the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of GolfPoints for every $1,000 earned in the PGA Championship toward berth on the 2014 Ryder Cup (provided American-born)30 points toward the 2014 PGA Player of the Year Award
Additional Benefits for Finishers at the PGA ChampionshipThe top four scorers and ties are eligible to compete in the 2015 Masters.The top 30 scorers and ties are exempt from local qualifying (but not Sectional) for the 2015 U.S. Open.
How the PGA Championship was won in 2013Jason Dufner captured the 2013 PGA Championship for his first Major Championship, edging Jim Furyk by two strokes and Henrik Stenson by three.Furyk had entered the final round with a one-stroke lead over Dufner, but the former Auburn standout’s final-round 68 led to the victory.
More on Jason Dufner’s win at the 2013 PGA ChampionshipEarned third career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 36 years, 4 month and 15 days in his 193rd start.Dufner held a share of the lead after the second and third rounds at the 2011 PGA Championship. He ended up losing in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. His only other leads in a major were a share of the second-round leads at the 2012 Masters and 2013 PGA Championship.PGA Championship results: 2009/MC, 2010/T5, 2011/P2, 2012/T27, 2013/Won.TOUR wins (3): 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship, 2013 PGA Championship.Dufner’s second round 63 tied the best score ever shot in a major. It has been done 26 times between all four majors- 2/Masters, 4/U.S. Open, 8/Open Championship, 12/PGA Championship. The last player to shoot a 63 in a major was Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA Championship. Sticker and Dufner were paired together during the first two rounds of the 2013 PGA Championship.Dufner broke the Oak Hill Country Club course record with a 63 in the second round. The competitive course record of 64 on the East Course at Oak Hill was held by Ben Hogan (1942 Rochester Open), Curtis Strange (1989 U.S. Open) and Webb Simpson (2013 PGA Championship).Matched the best first 36-hole score at the PGA Championship with a 131, shared with six others.Previous low round in a major was a 65 at the 2011 PGA Championship. The second round 63 matched his
career low round on TOUR.
PGA Championship winners in the fieldRich Beem (2002),Keegan Bradley (2011)Mark Brooks (1996)John Daly (1991)Jason Dufner (2013)Padraig Harrington (2008)Martin Kaymer (2010)Davis Love III (1997)Rory McIlroy (2012)Shaun Micheel (2003)Phil Mickelson (2005)Vijay Singh (1998, 2004)Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, ’06, ’07)Y.E. Yang (2009).
Additional NotesForty-eight of the top 50 in the FedExCup standings are in the PGA Championship field. The only exceptions are Dustin Johnson (5) and Justin Hicks (43). Hicks finished third at the RBC Canadian Open and second at the Barracuda Championship in the last two weeks.Sixteen players aged 30 and under are currently in the top 30 in the FedExCup standings.Three-time winner Jimmy Walker has led the FedExCup standings for 36 of the 37 weeks, including a record 30 straight weeks starting with his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Walker also has top 10s in the Masters and U.S. Open as well as THE PLAYERS.2010 FedExCup champion Jim Furyk, sixth in the FedExCup standings thanks to three runner-up finishes in 2013-14, is the highest-ranked player in the standings without a victory. Furyk finished second at the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.Three players that qualified for the 2013 FedExCup Playoff finale, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola are outside the top 125 entering the PGA Championship: Robert Castro (144), D.A. Points (180) and Tiger Woods (217). Points is not in the PGA Championship field.Three players that qualified for the 2013 FedExCup Playoff finale, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola are outside the top 125 entering the PGA Championship: Robert Castro (144), D.A. Points (180) and Tiger Woods
(217). Points is not in the PGA Championship field.Defending FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson is 92nd in FedExCup points.The three players that have played in every TOUR Championship since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007 are outside the top 30: Hunter Mahan (65), Phil Mickelson (84) and Steve Stricker (122).