Quick hits: A did-you-know session at PGA
Sunday, August 10, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It's important to impress your buddies with your expansive golf knowledge, so we thought we'd help you with some PGA Championship facts and figures as the final round gets underway.
With Rory McIlroy carrying a one-stroke lead at Valhalla, here's some info that could give us a preview as to what to expect today:
• The winner of the PGA Championship has come from the final pairing in 16 of the last 18 years.
• Rory McIlroy's eight-shot triumph at Kiawah in 2012 is the largest margin of victory in the PGA Championship.
• Only one course – Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla. – has hosted the PGA Championship more times (4) than Valhalla (3).
• Both previous PGA Championships at Valhalla have been decided in playoffs, with Mark Brooks outlasting Kenny Perry in 1996 and Tiger Woods knocking off Bob May in 2000.
• There have been 14 international champions – accounting for 17 titles – at the PGA Championship.
• Since 1970 there have been 39 hole-in-ones at the PGA Championship, with only two since 2010 (Tom Lehman in 2010, Tim Clark in 2013).
• Of the previous 93 PGA Championship winners, 39 have been age 30-34, 21 were 35-39, 20 from 25-29, eight between 20-24, three between 40-44 and two from 45-50.