In the 20th week of the year, the third of May, the main appointment is the one with the 2nd Major of the men's professional Tour: the PGA Championship.
Pga Championship, Tiger Woods
From 19 to 22 May our attention will be entirely on the event at the Southern Hills Country Club.
The great champions of the PGA Tour, together with the best of the DP World Tour will compete on the course that hosted 3 U.S. Open and 4 PGA Championship. Instead, the Challenge Tour is resuming. From 19 to 22 May, after a 6-week break, a historic event returns to the Champions' Calendar: the Challenge de España will be held in Cadiz.
The proette will be engaged only on the Ladies European Tour in France, at the Evian Resort Golf Club, while the Senior Women's Tour will resume next week. This week takes place the second men's major of the year, with the best players in the world competing in the 104th PGA Championship.
156 players will compete in 72-hole stroke play for a prize pool that in 2021 was 12 million dollars. There are 7 members of the DP World Tour who will make their debut on the greens of Tulsa, Oklaoma. In fact, the venue will again be the Southern Hills course for the first time in 15 years and for the 5th time in the history of the tournament.
Where, in 2007, defending champion Tiger Woods won, taking home his fourth victory at the PGA Championship. The qualification criteria to be able to take part in the competition are those typical of the other Majors, but for the PGA Championship there is the rule of not being able to have any amateurs on the field.
We mention only a few: past winners of the PGA Championship: Tiger Woods, whom we will see again on the pitch after the Masters, Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, John Daly, Martin Kaymer.
On the list of winners, current defending champion, is Phil Mickelson who, however, will not take part in the competition.
Masters champions (2018-2022) such as Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Scottie Scheffler ...
the players who have won the recent US Open (2017-2021): Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm…
the winners of the Open Championship from 2016 to 2021 such as Shane Lowry, the Italian Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson.
the professionals who have won the recent editions of THE PLAYERS Championship (2019-2022): Cameron Smith.
The selection again includes: the 2020 Olympic golf winner, the top 15 players in the final ranking of the 2021 PGA Championship, the player members of the Ryder Cup 2021 teams who are also in the top 100 of the OWGR, the top 70 of the special " money list "of the PGA Tour from AT&T Byron Nelson 2021 to the Wells Fargo Championship 2022 and some guests of the PGA of America ...
Born as a match play trophy, with stroke play qualifications, even before World War II, only in 1957 did it become the event we know today, with a standard format (18 holes per day for 4 days). The broadcasters, in fact, advised and lobbied the American PGA to have a more enjoyable format for the public. We will be able to enjoy the show, live on Sky Sport Arena, with subsequent reruns also on Sky Sport Action.