Here are some key things to know about the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship this week.
How much will the winner make and what is the total purse size?
The title sponsorship agreement between the PGA of America and KitchenAid will yield an enhanced purse. The purse for the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will increase to $3,250,000 and the Champion will be awarded $585,000. Here is the full list of prize money.
Who is participating?
The full list of players can be found here.
What is the 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 hole-by-hole playoff beginning on the 18th hole. If a tie remains, the rotation of holes is Nos. 16, 17 and 18 repeated, if necessary.
What benefits will the 2018 champion receive?
- A lifetime exemption into the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
- An exemption into the 2018 PGA Championship
- An exemption into the 2018 Senior British Open
- An exemption into the 2018 Senior U.S. Open
Where will the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship be held in future years?
2019: Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York
2020: Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan
2021: Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma
2022: Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan