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PGA Championship Golf Factoids

O GOLFJOUST PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF FACTOIDS COURSE HISTORY KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT Kiawah Island was OPENED IN 19 91. It was named TOUGHEST COURSE in America in 2010. Kiawah Island is known for SEVERE WINDS making it brutal for golfers and requires a tremendous åmount of ingenuity. imagination and adaptation in shot making In 1997. the grass was changed from Tifdwarf Bermuda to 419 BEAMUDA, and numerous collection areas around the green were added to challenge players with uneven stances. PGA HISOTRY There have been J1 overall PGA Championships. It is known for having the DEEPEST and STRONGEST FIELD, &has the most participants inside the World Golf top 100. The ORIGINAL COMPETITION was a 36 hole elimination match-play tournament played at Si- wanoy Country Club'in Bronxville, 'N.Y. in 1916. British golfer Jim Barnes was the FIAST CHAMPION. WADAMAKER the trophy TAXE The Championship was started by DEPARTMENT STORE OWNER Rodman Waņamaker who was interested in the merchandising possibilities. 489Y Each year, the champion receives the Wanamaker Trophy, a massive silver cup weighing 27 POUNDS. Hagen won the trophy in 1928 but lost in the final match the following year. Hagen was supposed to return the trophy to be given the the new champion, but. When PGA officials asked the five-time PGA Champion about returning the trophy, he declared it was IÀREVOCABLY LOST. Hagen said that he had "entrusted the trophy to a taxi driver to take the precious cargo to his hotél. But it never arrived." 19 the Wanamaker Trophy was In FOUND IN AN UNMARKED CASE discovered in the cellar of the L.A. Young & Company – makers of Walter Hagen-branded golf clubs - in Detroit. It is at the PGA Championship each year, bụt a replica of the original is presented to the winner, who gets to keep it for a year before returning it åt the next tournament. Each winner receives a smaller replica to keep permanently. CKAMPICKEX PROFESSIONA AMER.CA

PGA Championship Golf Factoids

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Are you gearing up for the 2012 PGA Championship in Kiawah Island? Get the random (but interesting) history behind the tournament.


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