Majors: The PGA Championship / The Host Facility

It’s a Sand Trap! Watch Out for Whistling’s Bunkers at PGA

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 02:12 Tuesday, 11 August 2015 02:01

Dustin JohnsonCanadian Press

SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin (Genaro Armas/AP) — Perhaps the shiftiest sand trap in recent major history is now covered up by a hospitality area.

The “Dustin Johnson bunker” will be a memory when the PGA Championship returns this week to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin for the first time in five years.

But countless other sandy areas at the links-style course overlooking Lake Michigan remain hazards — or are they?



Whistling Straits Hole by Hole for PGA

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 05:00 Monday, 10 August 2015 04:28

Whistling StraitsCanadian Press

SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Whistling Straits, site of the 97th PGA Championship to be played August 13-16:

No. 1, 408 Yards, Par 4 (Outward Bound)
A gentle start to the championship, with a slight dogleg to the left. Tee shots down the left side flirt with a series of bunkers and dunes, while the right side creates a longer approach from the rough. Deep bunkers protect the green left and long.

No. 2, 593 Yards, Par 5 (Cross Country)
Tee shot should be down the left side to avoid a blind second shot. To reach the green in two, players will have to clear a deep pot bunker 35 yards short of the green. A layup still requires a wedge to a slightly uphill, narrow green guarded by deep bunkers to the left and a large swale to the right.



PGA Championship Returning to Ocean Course in 2021

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 09:20 Friday, 01 May 2015 09:15

Ocean CourseCanadian Press

KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (Pete Iacobelli/AP) — The PGA Championship is returning to the Ocean Course in 2021, three decades after the seaside layout made its debut at the 1991 Ryder Cup.

This will be the second time Pete Dye’s course has hosted golf’s final major — in 2012 Rory McIlroy won by eight shots.

The course was commissioned specifically for the Ryder Cup, and Bernhard Langer’s missed par putt lifted the U.S. to victory in the “War at the Shore.”



The PGA of America and Kohler Co. Announce Approaching Sell-Out of Corporate Hospitality Inventory for the 2015 PGA Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 21:31 Monday, 02 March 2015 20:57

altKOHLER, Wisconsin — The PGA of America and Kohler Co. announced that a very limited number of corporate hospitality options remain available for the 2015 PGA Championship, which is quickly nearing a sell-out of its entire inventory. The 2015 PGA Championship will take place August 10-16 on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., which has played host to two previous PGA Championships.



PGA Championship, Hole by Hole

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 01:01 Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:49

Valhalla Golf Club

Canadian Press

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Valhalla Golf Club, site of the 96th PGA Championship on August 7-10, 2014.



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