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PGA Championship: Everything you need to know

It’s time for the second major of the year! Take a look at everything you need to know about the 2024 PGA Championship!

 

It’s the second major of the year, and the PGA Championship returns to Valhalla after ten years away.

As always, the event will be the second major of the season, and follows on from Scottie Scheffler‘s dominant victory at the Masters Tournament last month.

1916 saw the first edition of the PGA Championship, with the tournament operating as a match play competition for its first four decades. Since 1958, the event has a run as a four-day, 72-hole stroke play tournament.

Unlike the Masters, the PGA moves around the country each year, with only three venues having hosted the tournament on four or more occasions. Valhalla is one of those, hosting its fourth edition of the competition in 2024.

The last three winners of the PGA Championship – Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Phil Mickelson – had already lifted the Wanamaker Trophy earlier in their careers, with Koepka (below) now a three-time champion.

Will we see that trend continue? Or will we see a first-time winner of the PGA Championship come Sunday evening in Kentucky?

Brooks Koepka PGA Championship 2023

The 2024 PGA Championship: The Details

  • Dates: May 16-19, 2024
  • Course: Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,540 yards
  • Prize purse: TBD
  • Defending champion: Brooks Koepka (-9)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 PGA Championship

Check out our comprehensive coverage of the 2024 PGA Championship – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the PGA Championship

When and where will the PGA Championship take place?

The 2024 edition of the PGA Championship will take place from May 16-19, and will be played at Valhalla Golf Club for the first time in a decade.

Who won last year’s PGA Championship?

Brooks Koepka was the victor at Oak Hill last year, winning by two shots from Scottie Scheffler and Norway’s Viktor Hovland.

You can check out all the past winners of the tournament here.

Before that, you can test your knowledge by taking on our quiz. Can you name all the winners of the tournament? Try it out here.

What is the history around the PGA Championship?

The PGA Championship is close to celebrating its centenary, with the first edition of the tournament taking place back in 1916.

For the first four decades, the tournament was a match play event. That changed in 1958, bringing the tournament in line with the standard four-round, 72-hole stroke play format.

Unlike the Masters, the event has been played at several venues around the country. With the 2024 edition, Valhalla will become just the third course to have hosted the event at least four times, alongside Southern Hills and Oak Hill.

Check out the detailed history of the tournament here, as we look ahead to the 2024 edition.

Which golfers have been the most successful at the PGA Championship?

Over the course of the tournament’s long and storied history, there have been plenty of players who have won on multiple occasions.

During the match play era of the tournament, which ran from 1916 through to 1957, Walter Hagen was easily the most successful. He won the PGA Championship on five occasions, including winning four straight editions from 1924 to 1927.

Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen were three-time winners of the PGA Championship while the tournament was in its match-play era.

Since the tournament’s switch to stroke play, the great Jack Nicklaus has been the man to catch. Five of Nicklaus’ 18 major titles have come at the PGA Championship, with those five wins all coming at different venues.

Tiger Woods is a four-time winner of the tournament, while Brooks Koepka – the defending champion – is a three-time victor of the PGA Championship.

The likes of Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Vijay Singh, Nick Price, Larry Nelson, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd, Dave Stockton and Gary Player are all multiple-time winners of the tournament since 1958.

How do golfers qualify for the PGA Championship?

There are a number of ways that players can get into the field at Valhalla for the 2024 PGA Championship.

These are as follows:

  • Previous winners of the PGA Championship
  • Winners of the Masters, US Open and Open Championship in the last five years
  • Winners of the Players Championship in the last three years
  • Winner of last year’s KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
  • Top 15 and ties at last year’s PGA Championship
  • Top 20 finishers at last year’s PGA Professional Championship
  • Winners of a PGA Tour event from the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge through the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship and Myrtle Beach Classic
  • Top 70 points-scoring players between 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge and 2024 CJ CUP Byron Nelson
  • Players at the 2023 Ryder Cup (providing they remain in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings)
  • Top three finishers on the DP World Tour Asian Swing
  • Top three players on the International Federation Official World Golf Ranking (April 29th)
  • Receive an invite from the PGA of America

For a more in-depth look at how players can qualify for the tournament, take a look at our piece here.

You can see the full field for the 2024 PGA Championship here.

What are the odds for the 2024 PGA Championship?

Betting for the 2024 PGA Championship is live. Click here for the latest odds with bet365.

Check out who we think are the best bets for glory this week at Valhalla here.

What are the tee times for the 2024 PGA Championship?

The tee times for the 2024 edition of the tournament will be announced in the run-up to the event beginning.

When they have been announced, we will have them here.

Is there a cut at the PGA Championship?

As with all of the major championships, there will be a cut at the end of Friday’s play.

The tournament has the biggest field of the four men’s majors – 156 players take to the course come Thursday.

However, only 70 and ties will play the weekend at Valhalla, meaning more than half the field will go home after just two rounds. To see the full explainer on the cut rules at the PGA Championship, take a look at our piece here.

Could there be a playoff to decide the winner?

If there are two or more players tied at the top after four rounds, then the tournament will be decided on a playoff.

Players will compete in a three-hole aggregate playoff, which will take place after the final round on Sunday afternoon.

The player with the lowest score after the three holes is the winner. If the players still can’t be separated then they will enter a sudden-death playoff until a winner can be determined.

The last playoff at the PGA Championship saw Justin Thomas get the better of Will Zalatoris in 2022 to win the tournament for a second time.

For more on the exact rules to decide the winner of the competition, check out our piece on the playoff rules here.

Can LIV Golf players play at Valhalla?

Yes they can, as long as they qualify in one of the categories named above. 16 LIV players will be teeing it up at Valhalla, with eight of those being major champions.

Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith will all feature at the PGA Championship, looking to add to their major tally.

For more on which LIV golfers are in the field at Valhalla, check out our piece here.

How can I watch the PGA Championship?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports.

  • Thursday 16th – Round 1 – Sky Sports Golf & Main Event at 1pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 10:30pm
  • Friday 17th – Round 2 – Sky Sports Golf & Main Event at 1pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 5pm & 10:30pm
  • Saturday 18th – Round 3 – Sky Sports Golf at 4pm
  • Sunday 19th – Round 4 – Sky Sports Golf at 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event at 7:30pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

You can check out our full piece on how to watch all the action from Valhalla here.

Phil Mickelson

Who will play when this week?

The tee times for the 2024 PGA Championship were announced on Tuesday afternoon.

There are some blockbusters groups, while the honour of hitting the first tee shot goes to Michael Block after his heroics at Oak Hill last year.

Where will the PGA Championship visit next?

As with the US Open, the tournament moves around the country, played each year at the best golf courses that the United States has to offer.

The likes of Bethpage Black, Congressional, Kiawiah Island and Southern Hills have all played host in recent years, with a couple of new venues to come over the next decade.

Take a look at all the future venues, as well as those that have hosted the PGA Championship in its almost-100-year history here.

How much will the winner take home from Valhalla this week?

The prize purse for the 2024 edition of the PGA Championship has not yet been announced. Last year’s winner – Brooks Koepka – received $3.15 million.

You can take a look at the full breakdown of the prize fund for this year’s PGA Championship here.

What are the perks for the winner?

Not only will the man who wins the tournament be forever known as a PGA Champion, but there are plenty of perks for the winner as well (along with the prize money we’ve already mentioned!)

The winner will get to lift the Wanamaker Trophy after their victory, and will be rewarded with a 90% size replica after they have brought the trophy back the following year.

There is also a lifetime exemption to the PGA Championship, along with five-year exemptions for the other three majors and the Players Championship.

You can check out all of the perks that the winner receives here.

Who do you think will win the PGA Championship and lift the Wanamaker Trophy? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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