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2016 PGA Championship

Facts and figures for the PGA Championship

Event: 98th PGA Championship

Dates: July 28-31

Site: Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course)

Length: 7,462 yards.

Par: 34-36_70.

Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros).

Prize money: $10 million

Winner's share: $1.89 million.

Defending champion: Jason Day.

Last year: Jason Day became the first player in major championship history to finish at 20-under par. He closed with a 5-under 67 at Whistling Straits for a three-shot victory over Jordan Spieth, who was trying to be the first player to sweep the American majors.

Last time at Baltusrol: Phil Mickelson got up-and-down for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-over 72 and a one-shot victory over Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjorn.

Major champions at Baltusrol: Phil Mickelson (2005 PGA), Lee Janzen (1993 U.S. Open), Jack Nicklaus (1980, 1967 U.S. Open), Ed Furgol (1954 U.S. Open), Tony Manero (1936 U.S. Open), Jerome Travers (1915 U.S Open), Willie Anderson (1903 U.S. Open).

Check the calendar: The PGA Championship was moved to the last week in July because of golf being on the Olympic program for the first time since 1904. The last time the PGA was not played in August was in 1971, when it was held at PGA National in Florida in February. The last time it was held in July was in 1968 at Pecan Valley Country Club in San Antonio.

No Tiger: Tiger Woods is not playing, the first time he has missed all four majors in the same year.

Key statistic: Eleven of the last 12 winners of the PGA Championship had already won a tournament earlier in the year.

Noteworthy: The PGA Championship has been held in every month of the year except for January, March and April.

Quoteworthy: "The PGA Championship alone could become one of the most special weeks I've ever had." — Jordan Spieth.

 





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