Koepka, Uihlein added to PGA Championship field

Former Florida State All-American Brooks Koepka won three times on the Challenge Tour in 2013, graduating to the European Tour.
Former Florida State All-American Brooks Koepka won three times on the Challenge Tour in 2013, graduating to the European Tour. ( Getty Images )

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein were added to the 2013 PGA Championship field on Monday.

They received exemptions for the fourth major championship of the year, which takes place Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club's East course in Rochester, N.Y.

Koepka, who is ranked No. 115 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has won three times this year on the European Challenge Tour.

He said in June that one of his goals was to get inside the top 100 in the world in order to earn an automatic spot in the PGA Championship. Now he will play his third major championship since last June. He missed the cut at last year's U.S. Open and this year's Open Championship.

(Read Jim McCabe's feature on Koepka from the Open Championship)

Uihlein is No. 43 on the European Tour money list and won the Madeira Islands Open in May. This will be Uihlein's first appearance in the PGA Championship. He made the cut at the 2011 Open Championship after missing the cut at the Masters and U.S. Open that year.