2013 PGA Championship Facts & Format
Purse and Honors
The 2013 purse will be announced Aug. 7, at the 95th PGA Championship. In 2012, a total purse of $8 million was offered, with a winner’s prize of $1.445 million. The 2013 PGA Champion will have his name inscribed on the Wanamaker Trophy, which is permanently enshrined at the PGA Museum of Golf in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The PGA Champion also receives a replica of the Wanamaker Trophy.
|First||Thursday, August 8||TNT||1 PM-7 PM ET|
|Secoond||Friday, August 9||TNT||1 PM-7 PM ET|
|Third||Saturday, August 10||TNT||11 AM-2 PM ET|
|CBS||2 PM-7 PM ET|
|Fourth||Sunday, August 11||TNT||11 AM-2 PM ET|
|CBS||2 PM-7 PM ET|
Method of Play
Seventy-two holes of stroke play, four rounds of 18 holes. Following the first 36 holes of play, the field of 156 players will be reduced to the low 70 scorers and ties. Those players will advance to complete the final two rounds. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate-score playoff on holes No. 16, 17 and 18. If a tie still remains, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff beginning on hole No. 18, and, if necessary, on to holes No. 15, 16, 17, and 18 repeated until a winner is determined.
Rules and Regulations
The Rules of Golf, which govern play, are determined by the United States Golf Association and applied by the PGA of America Board of Directors. The PGA Championship is subject to the overall supervision of the PGA of America Board of Directors.
The PGA of America has approved the following list of players eligible to compete in the 95th PGA Championship:
• All former PGA Champions
• Winners of the last five Masters (2009-2013)
• Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2009-2013)
• Winners of the last five Open Championships (2009-2013)
• The 2013 Senior PGA Champion
• The 15 low scorers and ties in the 2012 PGA Championship
• The 20 low scorers in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship
• The 70 leaders from the PGA Championship Points list from the 2012 World Golf Championships- Bridgestone Invitational through the 2013 RBC Canadian Open ending July 28, 2013.
• Members of the 2012 United States and European Ryder Cup Teams providing they remain within the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings as of July 12, 2013.
• Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour from the 2012 PGA Championship to the 2013 PGA Championship (does not include pro-am and team competitions).
• Vacancies will be filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in the PGA Championship Points list from the 2012 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2013 RBC Canadian Open, ending July 28).
In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above. The total field will be a maximum of 156 players.
PGA Champion Benefits
The 2013 PGA Champion will receive:
• A lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship
• The Masters - Five-year exemption
• U.S. Open - Five-year exemption
• Open Championship - Five-year exemption
• A berth in the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
• A five-year exemption on the PGA Tour
• Points for every $1,000 earned in the PGA Championship toward a berth on the 2014 Ryder Cup (provided he is American-born)
• 30 points toward the 2013 PGA Player of the Year Award (Note: Should a player win more than one major Championship in one year, an additional 50 bonus points for each win are awarded toward the PGA Player of the Year Award.)
Other PGA Championship and Top Performance Benefits
• The top four scorers and ties in the PGA Championship are eligible to compete in the following year’s Masters.
• The top 30 scorers and ties are exempt from local qualifying (but not Sectional) for the following year’s U.S. Open.
• The Players Championship - Five-year exemption