Primer: 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

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The second major of the PGA Tour Champions 2018-19 season is upon us with the 80th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship which returns for the second time to Oak Hill in Rochester, New York.

Featuring 44 of the top-50 players in the Charles Schwab Cup, the 155-player field is loaded with the senior circuit’s biggest names, including the season’s first major winner in Steve Stricker, alongside 10-time senior major winner Bernhard Langer, and the 2019 season’s leading money winner Scott McCarron.


The Skinny

Tournament: KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
Title Sponsor: KitchenAid
Dates: May 23-26, 2019
Course: Oak Hill Golf Club
Where: Rochester, New York
Distance: Par 70, 6896 yards
Architect: Donald Ross (1926)
Format: 72 hole competition, 36 hole cut (top 72 and ties)
Trophy: Alfred S. Bourne Trophy
Purse: $3,250,000
Winning Share: $585,000
Defending: Paul Broadhurst


TV and Online

Round 1: Thu 1:00-4:00 pm (GOLF)
Round 2: Fri 1:00-4:00 pm (GOLF)
Round 3: Sat 3:00-6:00 pm (NBC)
Round 4: Sun 4:00-6:00 pm (NBC)

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Tournament History

The Senior PGA Championship is the oldest tournament on the senior circuit. The championship was born in 1937 on the grounds of another of golf’s majors, at the invitation of one of the game’s greatest players.

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At the suggestion of renowned amateur Bobby Jones, the inaugural Senior PGA Championship was played at Augusta National Golf Club three years after the first Masters Tournament.

It was established in the fall of 1937 to provide an opportunity to PGA members ages 50 and over to compete with their peers. The purse was $2,000. To find better weather conditions, the event moved to Florida in 1940 and was played in various cities in the Sunshine State through 2000.

The championship was held at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, from 1982 to 2000. Beginning in 2001, the tournament moved to some of the great golf courses in the United States.

Recent Winners

2018 Paul Broadhurst
2017 Bernhard Langer
2016 Rocco Mediate
2015 Colin Montgomerie
2014 Colin Montgomerie
2013 Khoki Idoki
2012 Roger Chapman
2011 Tom Watson
2010 Tom Lehman

Tournament Records

Wins:
(6) Sam Snead – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973
(4) Hale Irwin – 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004
Scoring:
(−19, 265) – Rocco Mediate – 2016


The Field By The Numbers

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Major Champions (20)
  • Mark Brooks (PGA Championship)
  • Mark Calcavecchia (The Open)
  • Michael Campbell (US Open)
  • Darren Clarke (The Open)
  • John Daly (The Open, PGA Championship)
  • Retief Goosen (US Open)
  • Todd Hamilton (The Open)
  • Lee Janzen (US Open)
  • Steve Jones (US Open)
  • Bernhard Langer (The Masters)
  • Paul Lawrie (The Open)
  • Tom Lehman (The Open)
  • Sandy Lyle (The Masters, The Open)
  • Shaun Micheel (PGA Championship)
  • Larry Mize (The Masters)
  • Mark O’Meara (The Masters, The Open)
  • Corey Pavin (US Open)
  • Vijay Singh (The Masters, PGA Championship)
  • Jeff Sluman (PGA Championship)
  • Bob Tway (PGA Championship)
The Masters (5)
  • Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993)
  • Larry Mize (1987)
  • Sandy Lyle (1988)
  • Mark O’Meara (1998)
  • Vijay Singh (2000)
PGA Championship (6)
  • Bob Tway (1986)
  • Jeff Sluman (1988)
  • John Daly (1991)
  • Mark Brooks (1996)
  • Vijay Singh (1998, 2004)
  • Shaun Micheel (2003)
United States Open (5)
  • Lee Janzen (1993, 1998)
  • Corey Pavin (1995)
  • Steve Jones (1996)
  • Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)
  • Michael Campbell (2005)
The Open Championship (8)
  • Sandy Lyle (1985)
  • Mark Calcavecchia (1989)
  • John Daly (1995)
  • Tom Lehman (1996)
  • Mark O’Meara (1998)
  • Paul Lawrie (1999)
  • Todd Hamilton (2004)
  • Darren Clarke (2011)
SENIOR PGA Champions (10)
  • Mike Reid (2005)
  • Jay Haas (2006, 2008)
  • Michael Allen (2009)
  • Tom Lehman (2010)
  • Roger Chapman (2012)
  • Kohki Idoki (2013)
  • Colin Montgomerie (2014, 2015)
  • Rocco Mediate (2016)
  • Bernhard Langer (2017)
  • Paul Broadhurst (2018)
Ryder Cup Captains (7)
  • United States
    Tom Lehman (2006)
    Corey Pavin (2010)
    Steve Stricker (2020)
  • Europe
    Bernhard Langer (2004)
    Colin Montgomerie (2010)
    Paul McGinley (2014)
    Darren Clarke (2016)
Hall of Fame Members (6)
  • Bernhard Langer (2001)
  • Vijay Singh (2005)
  • Sandy Lyle (2012)
  • Colin Montgomerie (2013)
  • Mark O’Meara (2015)
  • Retief Goosen (2019)
Full Field: Pairings & Tee Times

View/Download full field and pairing for the opening two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship.


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