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Senior PGA Championship

Senior PGA Championship: Everything you need to know

The senior major championship season continues with the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship this week…

 

Just three days removed from crowning a champion at Valhalla, this week sees the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Michigan.

The event has a lengthy history, dating all the way back to 1937. The tournament was actually held at Augusta National for its first two editions, and has since moved around the country.

The Golf Club at Harbor Shores is the host venue for this year’s Senior PGA Championship, playing host to the tournament for the sixth time in the last 12 years.

Players who feature on both the PGA Champions Tour and the European Legends Tour will be in action,

Recent winners of the Senior PGA Championship include Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, Alex Cejka and Steve Stricker, the defending champion.

Steve Stricker Senior PGA Championship 2023

Senior PGA Championship: The Details

  • Dates: May 23-26, 2024
  • Course: The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6,852 yards
  • Prize purse: $3.5 million
  • Defending champion: Steve Stricker (-18)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Senior PGA Championship

Check out our coverage of the 2024 Senior 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 Senior PGA Championship

When and where will the Senior PGA Championship take place?

The venue for the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship changes each year, but for the 2024 edition, the tournament returns to a familiar home. The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Michigan will host the event for the sixth time in the last 12 years. The event will take place from May 23-26.

Who won last season’s tournament?

American Steve Stricker was the victor at the 2023 Senior PGA Championship, finishing the event at 18-under-par and beating Padraig Harrington in a playoff.

It would be the second of three senior major championships that Stricker would win in 2023. He had already secured the title at the Regions Tradition, and would also go on to win the Kaulig Companies Championship.

What is the history around the Senior PGA Championship?

The Senior PGA Championship dates back to 1937, with the first two editions of the tournament being played in December at Augusta National.

Since its inception, there have been 28 different venues that have played host to the tournament, with several of those having also hosted the PGA Championship.

The event moved to Florida in 1940, and stayed in the ‘Sunshine State’ through to the turn of the 21st Century, across a number of venues. PGA National, which plays host to the Cognizant Classic on the PGA Tour, was the host for two decades before the tournament started moving around the country.

Since the turn of the century, the likes of Valhalla, Kiawah Island, Oak Hill, Southern Hills and Bellerive have hosted, with The Golf Club at Harbor Shores playing host in even number years (bar 2020 due to COVID-19) since 2012.

2011 saw the renaming of the tournament to include KitchenAid thanks to an agreement between the PGA of America and the Whirlpool Corporation. That agreement came to an end in 2024, with Whirlpool Corporation not renewing its sponsorship of the event.

Over the years, there have been plenty of big names who have won the event. One of those – the great Sam Snead – is a six-time winner of the Senior PGA Championship. Hale Irwin is a four-time champion, with Eddie Williams, Al Waltrous and Gary Player all three-time winners.

Have any golfers won both the PGA and Senior PGA?

This has happened, and on multiple occasions. In total, 11 men have won both the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship.

They are:

  • Jock Hutchison
  • Gene Sarazen
  • Paul Runyan
  • Sam Snead
  • Chandler Harper
  • Julius Boros
  • Don January
  • Gary Player
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Lee Trevino
  • Raymond Floyd

Flody was the last player to achieve the double, with his win at the Senior PGA Championship dating back almost three decades to 1995.

Who is in the field for the second senior major of the year at Harbor Shores?

Unsurprisingly, some of the biggest names in senior golf will be teeing it up at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores.

Defending champion Steve Stricker will be aiming to retain his title, for what would be a eighth senior major victory. The likes of Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen, Alex Cejka, K.J. Choi, Stephen Ames, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn will be among those trying to take the trophy away from the American.

What are the odds for the 2024 Senior PGA Championship?

Betting for the 2024 tournament is live via bet365.

Our betting preview for the week’s action, which also includes the Charles Schwab Challenge, is live on our website and you can check it out here.

How can I watch the Senior PGA Championship?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. For those in the United Kingdom, the action will be shown live on Sky Sports, via the red button, throughout the week.

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

How much will the winner take home from Benton Harbor?

The winner of the the tournament will pocket $630,000 from the total prize pot of $3.5 million.

Are you looking forward to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship? 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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