Activities Sports & Athletics PGA Championship Golf Tournament Facts, figures, history, trivia for the final major of the golf season Share PINTEREST Email Print Jimmy Walker plants a kiss on the PGA Championship trophy in 2016. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated May 24, 2019 The PGA Championship is one of golf's four major championships. It is played yearly at different courses and hosted by the Professional Golfers Association, a k a the PGA of America. The tournament is 72 holes of stroke play and the field includes, in addition to top tour golfers, 20 PGA club professionals who play their way in through a national championship tournament. The PGA Championship was first played in 1916. The PGA Championship, in its modern history, has traditionally been played in August and is the last of the four majors on the golf calendar. Beginning in 2019, however, the tournament will move to May and fall in-between The Masters and the U.S. Open on the majors calendar. 2020 PGA Championship When: May 14-17, 2020Where: TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Calif.Ticket info 2019 PGA Championship Defending champion Brooks Koepka made it two in a row with a two-stroke victory. Koepka stumbled in the final round, shooting 4-over 74. He made five back-nine bogeys in Round 4, including four in a row. But since he entered the final round with a 7-stroke lead — the largest in the tournament's stroke-play era — he had the cushion he needed. Dustin Johnson was the runner-up. Koepka, at the time of the 2019 PGA, was also the 2-time defending champ at the U.S. Open. Winning a second PGA in a row made him the first golfer ever to hold back-to-back titles in two different majors at the same time. Read more/view scores Top FinishersBrooks Koepka, 272Dustin Johnson, 274Jordan Spieth, 278Patrick Cantlay, 278Matt Wallace, 278Luke List, 279Sung Kang, 280 Recent PGA Championship Results 2018 PGA Championship At Bellerive Country Club in Missouri, Brooks Koepka set or tied tournament scoring records to hold off a charging Tiger Woods and win the major. Koepka finished with a two-stroke victory over Woods, who was trying to win his first major in 10 years. For Koepka, it was his third career major championship victory—and his third win in the last five majors he played. Full Scores 2017 PGA ChampionshipJustin Thomas made a series of great birdies during a stretch from the ninth hole through the 13th to seize control, and went on to win by two strokes. Thomas' birdie on the ninth was a 36-footer. He chipped in from 40 feet on No. 13. In-between, Thomas added a birdie on the 10th, where his ball stopped on the lip and then fell in after several seconds. It was Thomas' fourth win of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season and his first win in a major. Read more/view scores PGA Championship Facts and Figures PGA Championship Winners & ScoresCheck the list of winners through the years, going back to the first PGA Championship in 1916. Click on the year of the tournament to view the scores and read a recap of that year's event. PGA Champions DinnerLike at The Masters, at the PGA Championship every year there is a Champions Dinner. What's on the menu? And did you know that defending PGA champs also give gifts when they host the dinner? PGA Championship FAQsWhen 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. What is the PGA Championship cut rule?What is the PGA Championship playoff format?Fun facts about the PGA Championship trophy PGA Championship RecordsLook through this interesting list of tournament records. You're sure to find some interesting facts. PGA Championship CoursesWhere has each PGA Championship been played? See the list of championship golf courses. Future Sites 2020: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, Calif.2021: Kiawah Island (Ocean Course), South Carolina2022: Trump National Bedminster, Bedminster Township, N.J. Qualifying Criteria for the PGA Championship How do golfers get into the field for the PGA Championship? Here is hte list of ways golfers qualify for places in the field: All former winners of the PGA ChampionshipWinners of the last five MastersWinners of the last five U.S. OpensWinners of the last five Open ChampionshipsWinner of the current-year Senior PGA ChampionshipThe top 15 finishers and ties from last year's PGA ChampionshipThe top 20 finishers from the current-year PGA Professional Championship (these are the 20 club professionals in the field).The top 70 players who have earned the most PGA Championship points over the previous one-year period (points based on PGA Tour money earnings).Playing members of the last named U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams provided they remain within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings as of the specified cut-off date (approximately one month prior to PGA Championship).Winners of PGA Tour co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, from last year's PGA Championship to the current-year one.In Olympic years, the gold medal winner in the golf from the Summer Olympics.Any other golfer not otherwise qualified but invited by the PGA of America.If necessary to complete the field, those players beyond the top 70 players who have earned the most PGA Championship points (No. 8), in order of their position on such list.