Senior PGA Championship highlights show debuts Aug. 3 on Golf Channel

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The legendary Tom Watson defeated David Eger in a sudden-death playoff in the latest history-making event held at at Valhalla Golf Club.
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The PGA of America

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The 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid was one of the most thrilling in the history of the oldest and most prestigious senior major in golf, as the legendary Tom Watson defeated David Eger in a sudden-death playoff at Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 3, Jimmy Roberts will host “The 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid: Watson at the Wire,” highlighting the stirring Championship. The show will air during August on the Golf Channel on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, Aug. 3: 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
Monday, Aug. 15: 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT
Monday, Aug.  29: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

2011 SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

To relive all the excitement of Tom Watson's victory at Valhalla in our exclusive, official coverage package, click here.

The special will include a retrospective on the dramatic major Championships hosted at Valhalla Golf Club, including the 2008 Ryder Cup, 2000 and 1996 PGA Championships, and the 2004 Senior PGA Championship; and a touching feature on the personal and family tragedies that amputee golfer Ken Green has overcome to compete in the 72nd PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. The program also features an interview with local favorite and Kentucky-native Kenny Perry; and an up-close-and-personal interview with 2010 PGA Senior PGA Professional of the Year Sonny Skinner, PGA head professional at River Pointe Golf Club, in Sylvester, Ga., who led a contingent of 35 PGA Club Professionals at Valhalla Golf Club.

The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is the oldest event on the Champions Tour, originating in 1937, at Augusta National Golf Club at the invitation of the legendary Bobby Jones.

Watson’s victory at Valhalla Golf Club, May 26-29, was his sixth major Championship win on the Champions Tour, and 14th overall, as the 61-year old turned back the clock once again on his Hall of Fame career to claim the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy for the second time.

Golf Channel  is a broadcasting partner of The PGA of America, with an international reach of 120 million households, 83 million of which are in the United States.

The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid brings together the strongest field in senior golf. Since 1937, the Championship has attracted the legends of the game and the newest members of senior professional golf to new audiences throughout the United States.

Among those that have won the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy are some of the most legendary names in golf including:  Jack Nicklaus,  Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin and 2011 Senior PGA Champion Tom Watson.

The Senior PGA Championship is one of four premier golf events conducted by The PGA of America. Others include the 93rd PGA Championship, which will be conducted at Atlanta Athletic Club Aug. 11-14; Ryder Cup; and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together the winners of golf's four major championships.

About the PGA of America:
Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.

By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.

About KitchenAid:
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Over 90 years later, the KitchenAid brand now offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand, visit http://www.kitchenaid.com/.