Emanuele Canonica takes part in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, one of the Majors for the "over 50s", scheduled from 25 to 28 May on the Fields Ranch East course, in Frisco, Texas (USA).
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, schedule
New Zealander Steven Alker, number three on the money list, defends the title in a context that includes Steve Stricker, number one, David Toms (n.
2), South African Ernie Els (n. 4) and Canadian Stephen Ames (n. 5), last year second. In the field Stewart Cink, John Daly, Jim Furyk, the German Bernhard Langer, the Northern Irishman Darren Clarke, the Korean K.J. Choi, the South Africans David Frost and Retief Goosen, the Irish Padraig Harrington, the Spanish Miguel Angel Jimenez, the Scotsman Colin Montgomerie, the Fijian Vijay Singh and the Danish Thomas Bjorn, one of the vice captains of Team Europe at the next Ryder Cup (29 September – 1 October, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Guidonia Montecelio, Rome).
The US Senior PGA Championship - officially the Senior PGA Championship - is an annual golf tournament in the United States, which is part of the Champions Tour. It is one of the five Majors of the Champions Tour. The championship was established in 1937 and the championship trophy is called the "Alfred S.
Bourne Trophy". The organization is owned by the American PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America / USPGA). Only in 2007 did the championship count towards the European ranking. Players aged 50 or over can qualify in several ways, for example: Former winners of this PGA Championship
The 15 best players from the previous PGA Championship
All players on the Champions Tour who have won since the last PGA Championship
The 50 best players from the current and previous year's Champions Tour
Former winners of a Major
Former Ryder Cup players
Winners of the last five US Senior Opens
The winner of the last Senior British Open
The top 8 players from the previous year's European Senior Tour
The top 4 players from the previous year's Japan Seniors Tour
There are still a few criteria, and there are also some wildcards available. In 1954 the tournament was expanded to 72 holes with a cut for the top 100 players after 36 holes.