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2019 PGA Championship: Everything you need to know

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:

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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.

SITES: Future sites for the PGA Championship

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

You can purchase your tickets to the 2019 PGA Championship online, here, and can learn more about the available ticket types, here

How to volunteer for the 2019 PGA Championship

Over 3,600 volunteers donate their time and energy each year to the PGA Championship. Make memories that last a lifetime by volunteering today. Register here

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

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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. 

Book a hotel room with PSE Event Housing, here and learn more about the NY area, 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:

  1. All former winners of the PGA Championship
  2. Winners of the past five Masters (2015-2019)
  3. Winners of the past five U.S. Opens (2014-2018)
  4. Winners of the past five Open Championships (2014-2018)
  5. Winners of the past three Players Championships (2017-2019)
  6. The top 15 finishers at the 2018 PGA Championship
  7. The top 20 finishers at the 2019 PGA Professional Championship
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, from the 2018 Players Championship to the 2019 PGA Championship.
  11. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above.
  12. 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.

Read this story for a further explanation of each qualification.

PLAYERS: See the current PGA Championship field list | Round 1 and 2 tee times

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:

YEAR WINNER COURSE SCORE TOTAL
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