The PGA Championship is the second of the four major championships held each year in professional golf. First held in 1916, the event is hosted by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and is the only one of the majors exclusively for professional players. Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen are the most successful players at the PGA Championship, having both won the event five times.
When is the PGA Championship?
The Masters takes place every year and as of 2019, will be played in May over the weekend before the US holiday of Memorial Day (held on the last Monday in May). Previously the event had been held in mid-August.
The 2019 event will be held between the 16th and 19th May.
Where is the PGA Championship?
The event is held at a different course in the US each year, primarily on the east coast. The 2019 PGA Championship will be played at the Bethpage Black Course on Long Island in Farmingdale, New York.
How do I get there?
The Bethpage Black Course is one of several golf courses in Bethpage State Park, located in the village of Farmingdale. The village is incorporated into Long Island, which is about 40 miles east of New York City.
Air: The large John F.Kennedy and LaGuardia Airport’s are located on Long Island and are both within 40 miles of Farmingdale, with flights to many domestic and international destinations. The smaller Long Island MacArthur Airport is also on the island and serves several domestic destinations.
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Driving/Parking – Free car parking is available off site at Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793. From the car park, a complimentary shuttle bus will run to the main gate of the course.
Train – The Long Island Rail Road travels to the Farmingdale Train Station via the Ronkonkoma Branch. From the train station, a complimentary shuttle bus will run to the main gate of the course.
How do I get tickets to the PGA Championship?
For the 2019 tournament, Practice Round tickets cost $35, whilst Championship Round tickets cost $110.
Tickets are available to purchase through the official PGA Championship website here.
Official Website: https://www.pga.com/events/pgachampionship