2019 PGA Championship: Everything you need to know
The 2019 PGA Championship is the 101st playing of the tournament, which first started in 1916.
Regularly featuring the strongest field based on the Official World Golf Ranking, the PGA is the only all-professional major championship with 156 players competing annually for one of golf’s most prized possessions, the Wanamaker Trophy.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 tournament and the history of the PGA Championship:
When is the 2019 PGA Championship?
The 2019 PGA Championship will take place from Monday, May 13 through Sunday, May 19, 2019, with the first round starting Thursday, May 16. This is the first time that the PGA Championship will take place in May since 1949. It was previously played as the last major of the season.
Where is the 2019 PGA Championship?
The tournament will be played at Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, New York.
How does the PGA Championship cut rule work?
- There is just one cut, which takes place after 36 holes.
- The top 70 players (including ties) make the cut. Any player in 71st place or worse is cut.
- Every player who makes the cut can finish all four rounds since there isn't a second cut.
- The PGA Championship has the same cut rule as The Open Championship.
- The Masters keeps the top 50 players but also has a 10-shot rule, allowing all players within 10 shots of the lead to make the cut, and the U.S. Open's cut is the top 60 players (including ties).
How much do you make for winning the PGA Championship?
The winner will earn almost $2 million: $1,980,000. The purse is $11 million. Both totals are the same as in 2018, when Brooks Koepka won at Bellerive Country Club. Players making the cut but finishing below 70th will be paid in diminishing increments of $100 each ($19,500; $19,400, etc.). Players missing the cut and finishing 36 holes will get $3,100 each. Any player who makes the cut but doesn't submit at 72-hole score will also receive $3,100.
Here is the total prize money for 2019:
Place | Amount
1st | $1,980,000
2nd | $1,188,000
3rd | $748,000
4th | $528,000
5th | $450,500
6th | $380,000
7th | $343,650
8th | $319,600
9th | $295,600
10th | $272,380
11th | $251,590
12th | $242,400
13th | $214,800
14th | $199,050
15th | $184,280
16th | $170,700
17th | $161,000
18th | $152,000
19th | $143,000
20th | $134,000
21st | $125,000
22nd | $116,000
23rd | $107,000
24th | $100,000
25th | $93,000
26th | $87,000
27th | $82,000
28th | $77,000
29th | $74,000
30th | $71,000
31st | $68,000
32nd | $65,000
33rd | $62,000
34th | $59,000
35th | $56,000
36th | $53,000
37th | $50,000
38th | $48,000
39th | $46,000
40th | $44,000
41st | $42,000
42nd | $40,000
43rd | $38,000
44th | $36,000
45th | $34,000
46th | $32,000
47th | $30,250
48th | $28,500
49th | $27,500
50th | $26,500
51st | $25,500
52nd | $25,000
53rd | $24,500
54th | $24,000
55th | $23,500
56th | $23,000
57th | $22,500
58th | $22,200
59th | $21,900
60th | $21,600
61st | $21,400
62nd | $21,200
63rd | $21,000
64th | $20,800
65th | $20,600
66th | $20,400
67th | $20,200
68th | $20,000
69th | $19,800
70th | $19,600
What is the history behind Bethpage Black Course?
This will be the first time that the course will host the PGA Championship, but the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens were played here, and it is scheduled to host the 2024 Ryder Cup.
HISTORY: Memorable moments at Bethpage Black
How to get tickets for the 2019 PGA Championship
How to volunteer for the 2019 PGA Championship
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How to watch the 2019 PGA Championship
The Championship will be broadcast live on both TNT & CBS.
First Round, Thursday, May 16
TNT: 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Second Round, Friday, May 17
TNT 1:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Third Round, Saturday, May 18
TNT: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CBS: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fourth Round, Sunday, May 19
TNT: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CBS: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
You can also stream the tournament live here.
Download the 2019 PGA Championship app
Plan your visit
Whether you’re driving, walking, taking the LIRR or using your favorite rideshare app, we encourage all spectators to review the Championship’s transportation plan, here.
Who will play in the 2019 PGA Championship?
Players must meet one of 12 qualifications to play in the PGA Championship. Here is who qualifies:
- All former winners of the PGA Championship
- Winners of the past five Masters (2015-2019)
- Winners of the past five U.S. Opens (2014-2018)
- Winners of the past five Open Championships (2014-2018)
- Winners of the past three Players Championships (2017-2019)
- The top 15 finishers at the 2018 PGA Championship
- The top 20 finishers at the 2019 PGA Professional Championship
- The top 70 players who have earned the most PGA Championship Points from the 2018 The Players Championship through the 2019 PGA Tour event (ending May 5, 2019).
- Playing members of the last-named U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams (2018) provided they remain within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 5, 2019.
- Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, from the 2018 Players Championship to the 2019 PGA Championship.
- The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.
- If necessary to complete the field, those players beyond the top 70 players who have earned the most PGA Championship Points from the 2018 The Players Championship through the 2019 PGA Tour event ending May 5, 2019 in order of their position on such list.
Who won the 2018 PGA Championship?
Brooks Koepka won his third major at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club last year. Koepka shot a 16-under to hold off Tiger Woods, who finished second with a 14-under after shooting a 6-under 64 Sunday. Scroll to the end of this article to view all past champions.
What does the winner of the PGA Championship get?
The winner gets to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy, which weighs 27 pounds and is 28 inches tall, making it the largest of the four major championship trophies. It is named after Rodman Wanamaker, the founder of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, who paid for the first tournament and donated the first trophy. The PGA champions also receives the largest share of the winner’s purse. In 2018, the purse was $11 million, and Koepka got $1,980,000 for his win.
Who are the past winners of the PGA Championship?
Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen hold the record for the most PGA Championship wins with five each. Here is the list of all former winners:
|2018||Brooks Koepka||Bellerive CC||69-63-66-66-264||-16|
|2017||Justin Thomas||Quail Hollow Club||73-66-69-68-276||-8|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||Baltusrol Golf Club||65-66-68-67-266||-14|
|2015||Jason Day||Whistling Straits||68-67-66-67-268||-20|
|2014||Rory McIlroy||Valhalla GC||66-67-67-68-268||-16|
|2013||Jason Dufner||Oak Hill CC||68-63-71-68-270||-10|
|2012||Rory McIlroy||The Ocean Course||67-75-67-66-275||-13|
|2011||Keegan Bradley||Atlanta Athletic Club||71-64-69-68-272||-8|
|2010||Martin Kaymer||Whistling Straits||72-68-67-70-277||-11|
|2009||Y.E. Yang||Hazeltine National GC||73-70-67-70-280||-8|
|2008||Padraig Harrington||Oakland Hills CC||71-74-66-66-277||-3|
|2007||Tiger Woods||Southern Hills CC||71-63-69-69-272||-8|
|2006||Tiger Woods||Medinah CC||69-68-65-68-270||-18|
|2005||Phil Mickelson||Baltusrol GC||67-65-72-72-276||-4|
|2004||Vijay Singh||Whistling Straits||67-68-69-76-280||-8|
|2003||Shaun Micheel||Oak Hill CC||69-68-69-70-276||-4|
|2002||Rich Beem||Hazeltine Nat'l GC||72-66-72-68-278||-10|
|2001||David Toms||Atlanta Athl. Club||66-65-65-69-265||-15|
|2000||Tiger Woods||Valhalla GC||66-67-70-67-270||-18|
|1999||Tiger Woods||Medinah CC||70-67-68-72-277||-11|
|1998||Vijay Singh||Sahalee GC||70-66-67-68-271||-9|
|1997||Davis Love III||Winged Foot||66-71-66-66-269||-11|
|1996||Mark Brooks||Valhalla GC||68-70-69-70-277||-11|
|1995||Steve Elkington||Riviera CC||68-67-68-64-267||-17|
|1994||Nick Price||Southern Hills CC||67-65-70-67-269||-11|
|1993||Paul Azinger||Inverness Club||69-66-69-68-272||-12|
|1992||Nick Price||Bellerive CC||70-70-68-70-278||-6|
|1991||John Daly||Crooked Stick GC||69-67-69-71-276||-12|
|1990||Wayne Grady||Shoal Creek CC||72-67-72-71-282||-6|
|1989||Payne Stewart||Kemper Lakes GC||74-66-69-67-276||-12|
|1988||Jeff Sluman||Oak Tree GC||69-70-68-65-272||-12|
|1987||Larry Nelson||PGA National||70-72-73-72-287||-1|
|1986||Bob Tway||Inverness Club||72-70-64-70-276||-8|
|1985||Hubert Green||Cherry Hills CC||67-69-70-72-278||-10|
|1984||Lee Trevino||Shoal Creek CC||69-68-67-69-273||-15|
|1983||Hal Sutton||Riviera CC||65-66-72-71-274||-10|
|1982||Raymond Floyd||Southern Hills CC||63-69-68-72-272||-8|
|1981||Larry Nelson||Atlanta Athl. Club||70-66-66-71-273||-7|
|1980||Jack Nicklaus||Oak Hill CC||70-69-66-69-274||-6|
|1979||David Graham||Oakland Hills GC||69-68-70-65-272||-8|
|1978||John Mahaffey||Oakmont CC||75-67-68-66-276||-8|
|1977||Lanny Wadkins||Pebble Beach GL||69-71-72-70-282||-3|
|1976||Dave Stockton||Congressional CC||70-72-69-70-281||1|
|1975||Jack Nicklaus||Firestone CC||70-68-67-71-276||-4|
|1974||Lee Trevino||Tanglewood GC||73-66-68-69-276||-4|
|1973||Jack Nicklaus||Canterbury GC||72-68-68-69-277||-7|
|1972||Gary Player||Oakland Hills CC||71-71-67-72-281||1|
|1971||Jack Nicklaus||PGA National GC||69-69-70-73-281||-7|
|1970||Dave Stockton||Southern Hills CC||70-70-66-73-279||-1|
|1969||Raymond Floyd||NCR CC||69-66-67-74-276||-8|
|1968||Julius Boros||Pecan Valley CC||71-71-70-69-281||1|
|1967||Don January||Columbine CC||71-72-70-68-281||-7|
|1966||Al Geiberger||Firestone CC||68-72-68-72-280||E|
|1965||Dave Marr||Laurel Valley CC||70-69-70-71-280||-4|
|1964||Bobby Nichols||Columbus CC||64-71-69-67-271||-9|
|1963||Jack Nicklaus||Dallas Athl. Club||69-73-69-68-279||-5|
|1962||Gary Player||Aronimink GC||72-67-69-70-278||-2|
|1961||Jerry Barber||Olympia Fields CC||69-67-71-70-277||-3|
|1960||Jay Hebert||Firestone CC||72-67-72-70-281||1|
|1959||Bob Rosburg||Minneapolis GC||71-72-68-66-277||-3|
|1958||Dow Finsterwald||Llanerch CC||67-72-70-67-276||-14|
|1957||Lionel Hebert||Miami Valley CC||d. Dow Finsterwald||2 & 1|
|1956||Jack Burke Jr.||Blue Hill CC||d. Ted Kroll||3 & 2|
|1955||Doug Ford||Meadowbrook CC||d. Cary Middlecoff||4 & 3|
|1954||Chick Harbert||Keller GC||d. Walter Burkemo||4 & 3|
|1953||Walter Burkemo||Birmingham CC||d. Felice Torza||2 & 1|
|1952||Jim Turnesa||Big Spring CC||d. Chick Harbert||1-up|
|1951||Sam Snead||Oakmont CC||d. Walter Burkemo||7 & 6|
|1950||Chandler Harper||Scioto CC||d. Henry Williams Jr.||4 & 3|
|1949||Sam Snead||Hermitage CC||d. Johnny Palmer||3 & 2|
|1948||Ben Hogan||Norwood Hills CC||d. Mike Turnesa||2 & 1|
|1947||Jim Ferrier||Plum Hollow GC||d. Chick Harbert||2 & 1|
|1946||Ben Hogan||Portland GC||Ed Oliver||6 & 4|
|1945||Byron Nelson||Moraine CC||d. Sam Byrd||4 & 3|
|1944||Bob Hamilton||Manito G. & CC||d. Byron Nelson||1-up|
|1943||No Championship Played||Due to WWII|
|1942||Sam Snead||Seaview CC||Jim Turnesa||2 & 1|
|1941||Vic Ghezzi||Cherry Hills CC||d. Byron Nelson||38 ho.|
|1940||Byron Nelson||Hershey CC||d. Sam Snead||1-up|
|1939||Henry Picard||Pomonok CC||d. Byron Nelson||37 ho.|
|1938||Paul Runyan||Shawnee CC||d. Sam Snead||8 & 7|
|1937||Denny Shute||Pittsburgh F.C.||d. Harold McSpaden||37 ho.|
|1936||Denny Shute||Pinehurst CC||d. Jimmy Thomson||3 & 2|
|1935||Johnny Revolta||Twin Hills CC||d. Tommy Armour||5 & 4|
|1934||Paul Runyan||Park CC||d. Craig Wood||38 ho.|
|1933||Gene Sarazen||Blue Mound CC||d. Willie Goggin||5 & 4|
|1932||Olin Dutra||Keller GC||d. Frank Walsh||4 & 3|
|1931||Tom Creavy||Wannamoisett CC||d. Denny Shute||2 & 1|
|1930||Tommy Armour||Fresh Meadows CC||d. Gene Sarazen||1-up|
|1929||Leo Diegel||Hillcrest CC||d. Johnny Farrell||6 & 4|
|1928||Leo Diegel||Five Farms CC||d. Al Espinosa||6 & 5|
|1927||Walter Hagen||Cedar Crest CC||d. Joe Turnesa||1-up|
|1926||Walter Hagen||Salisbury G. L.||d. Leo Diegel||5 & 3|
|1925||Walter Hagen||Olympia Fields CC||d. William Mehlhorn||6 & 5|
|1924||Walter Hagen||French Lick Spgs.||d. James M. Barnes||2-up|
|1923||Gene Sarazen||Pelham CC||d. Walter Hagen||38 ho.|
|1922||Gene Sarazen||Oakmont CC||d. Emmet French||4 & 3|
|1921||Walter Hagen||Inwood CC||d. James M. Barnes||3 & 2|
|1920||Jock Hutchison||Flossmoor CC||d. J. Douglas Edgar||1-up|
|1919||James M. Barnes||Engineers CC||d. Fred McLeod||6 & 5|
|1917-18||No Championships Played||Due to WWI|
|1916||James M. Barnes||Siwanoy CC||d. Jock Hutchison||1-up|