PGA National News
Golf Channel Re-Airs of 'The Road to the PGA Championship' Begin July 30
The special chronicles the journey of PGA Professional National Champion Michael Block (above) and four other PGA Professionals who are making their PGA Championship debut, along with PGA teaching professionals who have guided three of the game's current stars.
Defending Champion Jason Dufner, 2014 Major Champions Lead Elite List of Players Committed to 96th PGA Championship
The current field of 120 players who will compete in the 96th PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, include: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. The final 156-player field will be determined on July 28.
PGA Championship Long Drive Competition Returns to Valhalla
During a practice round on Tuesday, Aug. 5, all players will be offered the opportunity to hit one tee shot from the No. 10 Tee. The ball will have to come to rest in the fairway to be eligible to win the Long Drive Competition.
'PGA Championship Pick The Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus Presented by Samsung' Returns with a New Swing at Valhalla's 16th Hole
Fans will be able to vote through Aug. 9 for final-round hole location on the par-4 16th hole. New this year, World Golf Tour will provide an interactive experience, which allows fans to "play" each of the hole locations on PGA.com before entering their selection.
Junior PGA Champions to Earn PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Exemptions
For the first time, the boys' and girls' division champions in both the 2014 and 2015 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks will earn an exemption to compete at the 2015 Valero Texas Open and 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, respectively.