The PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season, takes place this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. It’s the first time the venue will host a major, but not the first time it hosts a professional golf tournament. Since 2003 it’s been home to the Wells Fargo Championship, producing winners like Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and two-time champion Rory McIlroy.
Some major changes have been made to the golf course for the PGA, including overhauled fairways, removal of thousands of trees and reshaped greens. But the most significant changes came to a few of the holes, with the first and second holes being meshed into one 540-yard par-4, the construction of a new par-3 second hole and the fifth hole being changed from a par-5 to a par-4.
Like last year at Baltusrol Golf Club, plenty of rain is in the forecast. Expect longer hitters like McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas to have a slight advantage on the field. Defending champion Jimmy Walker is also in the field and looks to continue his solid stretch of form, with two top-30 finishes in his last three events.
TNT will carry live coverage on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET. CBS will take over coverage starting at 2:00 PM ET.
Follow all the action from Charlotte on the Golf Digest PGA Tour leader board.
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Saturday Tee Times
No 1. Tee
9:50 AM — J.B. Holmes, Cody Gribble, Charles Howell III
10:00 AM — Kevin Chappell, Adam Scott, Satoshi Kodaira
10:10 AM — Kelly Kraft, Charley Hoffman, Sean O’Hair
10:20 AM — Jason Dufner, Marc Leishman, Billy Horschel
10:30 AM — Webb Simpson, Pat Perez, Russell Henley
10:40 AM — Hideto Tanihara, Richard Sterne, K.T. Kim
10:50 AM — David Lingmerth, Lee Westwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
11:00 AM — Jordan Spieth, Vijay Singh, Tommy Fleetwood
11:10 AM — Ian Poulter, Jamie Lovemark, Jordan L. Smith
11:20 AM — Steve Stricker, Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar
11:30 AM — Anirban Lahiri, Jason Kokrak, Lucas Glover
11:40 AM — Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Henrik Stenson
11:50 AM — Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Jim Herman
12:00 PM — Chris Wood, Robert Streb, Dylan Frittelli
12:10 PM — Bryson DeChambeau, Bill Haas, Brian Harman
12:20 PM — Rory McIlroy, Omar Uresti, James Hahn
12:30 PM — Daniel Summerhays, Alex Noren, Tony Finau
12:40 PM — Shane Lowry, Patrick Cantlay, Graham DeLaet
1:00 PM — Bud Cauley, Gary Woodland, Patrick Reed
1:10 PM — Chez Reavie, Ryan Moore, Scott Brown
1:20 PM — Brooks Koepka, Sung Kang, Grayson Murray
1:30 PM — D.A. Points, Ryan Fox, Byeong Hun An
1:40 PM — Paul Casey, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler
1:50 PM — Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari, Chris Stroud
2:00 PM — Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Kisner