Events

Finishing Months for the PGA Championship

By Bob Denney, PGA Historian
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The new dates for the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park were announced earlier this week, provided there is approval from public health authorities.
The PGA Championship has been held in every month but January since 1916, including 55 times in the month of August.
Below is a complete month-by-month breakdown of when the PGA Championship has been played, including a few notes on the historic event.

MONTH-BY-MONTH BREAKDOWN

February (1) — 1971
May (5) — 1937, 1942, 1948, 1949, 2019
June (3) — 1947, 1950, 1952
July (21) — 1934, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1951, 1953-58, 1960-64, 1966-68, 2016
August (55) — 1920, 1922, 1933, 1944, 1946, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972-2015, 2017-18
September (9) — 1919, 1923-26, 1930-32, 1940
October (4) — 1916, 1921, 1928, 1935
November (2) — 1927, 1936
December (1) — 1929

NOTES ON THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

MATCH-PLAY FORMAT — 1916-1957
STROKE-PLAY FORMAT — 1958-Present
Earliest Conducted Major in Golf
PGA Championship – February 1971, PGA National Golf Club (now BallenIsles Country Club), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
PGA Championship Conducted during World War II
  • May 1942 – Seaview Country Club, Galloway Township, New Jersey
  • August 1944 – Manito Golf and Country Club, Spokane, Washington
  • July 1945 – Moraine Valley Golf and Country Club, Kettering, Ohio
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