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PGA Championship 2012

The PGA Championship comes to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

The field for the 94th PGA Championship is now filled with over 156 members including 33 major champions and 55 international contestants representing 16 countries who will compete Aug. 9-12, at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island.

The PGA Championship perennially features the strongest and deepest international field of any major. Last year’s Championship included 98 of the top 100 members of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Defending Champion Keegan Bradley, who in 2011 became just the third player in nearly a century to win a major in his first attempt, heads a stellar list that converge for the first major golf championship in South Carolina history. The roster includes the first two major winners of this year – Masters Champion Bubba Watson and U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson. Among the field are 1993 PGA Champion Paul Azinger, along with two-time Masters Champion and current European Ryder Cup Captain Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain. They competed against each other in the 1991 Ryder Cup at The Ocean Course.

The PGA Championship perennially features the most ranked players among any major championship and has brought together the most international competitors in any U.S. major. Golf’s best professionals have been competing for more than 90 years for the Championship’s coveted Wanamaker Trophy. Past Champions span both the legendary and recent stars of the game: Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, and Padraig Harrington.

Since 1916, golf’s premier professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship’s Wanamaker Trophy. Past Champions span the greatest names of golf over 90 years, including Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Phil Mickelson. The PGA Championship is one of the premier golf events conducted by The PGA of America, a list that includes the Ryder Cup, the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together winners of golf’s four major championships.

Check out the complete list here: Player Field.

For more information on the 2012 PGA Championship, call 768-6003, email 2012pga@pgahq.com, or visit www.PGA2012.com.

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