A quick guide to Golf’s PGA Championship 

17th May, 2021 by The Caddie

The excitement grows for golf’s 2021 PGA Championship. The Caddie gives a quick guide on the tournament’s history, what happened last year and what to look out for in 2021!  

The History of the USPGA 

There have been 102 editions of the USPGA golf Championship since its establishment in 1916. Organised by the PGA of America, the PGA Championship started out as a match play event until 1958, when it became a stroke-play event like the other three men’s major championships. 

The 2020 PGA Championship 

American Collin Morikawa earned a debut victory at TPC Harding Park with a stunning final round 64. His 65-64 on the weekend made history as the lowest combined weekend score recorded in major championship history. Morikawa became the third-youngest USPGA Champion behind Rory McIlroy (2012) and Jack Nicklaus (1963). 

The 2021 PGA Championship 

Reverting back to its May date, the 2021 Championship will showcase a strong international field returning to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for the first time since 2012. Designed by Alice and Pete Dye to host the 1991 Ryder Cup, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island winds naturally through windswept dunes along the coast of South Carolina. The Dyes adapted characteristics of famed links-style tracks of Scotland and Ireland to the subtropical climate of the Lowcountry, resulting in a course that boasts the most seaside holes in North America. 

How to follow the USPGA Championship 

You can follow live updates and daily articles from the PGA Championship, 17-23 May, from our colleagues at bunkered with additional coverage right here from The Caddie.


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