2020 PGA Championship

The 18th hole at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco
The 18th hole at TPC Harding Park, site of the 2020 PGA Championship. David Cannon/Getty Images

The PGA Championship, run by the PGA of America, moved to a May date on the schedule beginning in 2019.. The tournament is one of the four major championships of men's professional golf. Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus share the tournament record with five wins each.

  • Dates: May 14-17, 2020
  • Location: TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Calif.
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The 2020 PGA Championship Golf Course

TPC Harding Park is a public golf course in San Francisco that is also part of the PGA Tour's TPC network of golf courses. It originally opened in 1925. The 2020 PGA Championship will be the first of golf's majors played at Harding Park, but the venue has been the site of several big events previously: The 2009 Presidents Cup was played there. The course has also hosted the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the WGC Cadillac Match Play.

Qualifying Criteria for 2020 PGA Championship

There are multiple ways that golfers can qualify to play in the PGA Championship. The field also always includes 20 club professionals playing along with the touring pros. Players who meet the following qualifications (note - subject to change prior to 2020 PGA) earn berths in the field:

  • All former PGA Champions
  • Winners of the previous five U.S. Opens
  • Winners of the previous five Masters
  • Winners of the previous five British Opens
  • The current year Senior PGA Champion
  • The low 15 (and ties) finishers from the previous PGA Championship
  • The low 20 finishers in the current year PGA Professional National Championship (these are the club pros)
  • Top top 70 players on the PGA Championship points list for a one-year period concluding (typically) two weeks prior to the current year PGA Championship
  • Members of the most recent Ryder Cup teams (both USA and Europe)
  • Winners of PGA Tour events during the period from last year's PGA Championship to this year's PGA
  • Remaining openings in field filled by first available player(s) from PGA Championship points list
  • Plus any player the PGA of America might choose to invite who otherwise failed to meet the above qualifying criteria.

More on the PGA Championship

All Winners of the PGA Championship
Here is the full list of past champions at this major, and you can click on the year to read about each tournament and view the final scores.

PGA Championship FAQs
When and where was the tournament first played? Who has won it most often? What is the cut rule and playoff format? Why is the trophy named what it is? Find answers to these questions and more.

Visit our PGA Championship golf tournament index for more info about this major.