2013 Pga Championship: Glory’s Land Stand
Three major championships are behind us, with the first two going to an Australian (Adam Scott) with a long putter at the Masters, and a South African-born Englishman (Justin Rose) with a long putter at the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson brought home The Open Claret Jug from Muirfield, using a standard-length putter with an oversize grip.
What will happen at the PGA Championship to close out the run of majors in 2013? Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, is the site of the PGA Championship, and the Donald Ross East Course will offer a substantial challenge to the best golfers in the world August 8th through the 11th. Shaun Micheel captured the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill with a memorable 7-iron from 175 yards out of the left rough to within two inches of the hole at the 72nd hole to beat Chad Campbell by two strokes at 4-under par 276. Only three players (Micheel, Campbell, and Tim Clark) broke par for the week, and Tiger Woods played each round over par and finished at 12-over par 292.
Oak Hill’s current location was established in 1926, with Donald Ross designing the golf courses and Dr. John Williams planting 75,000+ oak tree seedlings throughout the original design. For more details, visit www.oakhillcc.com for a rich history of the club and the PGA Championship. As an aside, Oak Hill CC is the only course in the United States to host all six men’s major championships (PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Senior Open, and Senior PGA Championship).
The details in this article were provided by Sal Maiorana at the Oak Hill Country Club website. So sit back and enjoy a fun-filled ride to close out the “official” 2013 golf season next weekend. It is sure to be an exciting finish to see who will carry off the Wanamaker Trophy!
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