US PGA: 18 facts and figures ahead of the final major of the golf season

Bellerive Country Club
Bellerive Country Club

Ahead of the US PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, Press Association Sport tees up the tournament with a "round" of 18 facts and figures.

1 - World number one Dustin Johnson will seek a first US PGA Championship and second major title at Bellerive.

2 - Rory McIlroy has won the US PGA twice, with his victory at Valhalla in 2014 the last of his four major wins to date.

3 - The number of holes over which a play-off will be contested, if required.

4 - Walter Hagen won the championship four years in succession from 1924, when it was a match play event.

5 - Hagen and Jack Nicklaus share the overall record for US PGA Championship wins. Nicklaus was also runner-up on four occasions.

6 - Jordan Spieth has the chance to become the sixth player to complete a career grand slam, following Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tiger Woods.

7 - The late Arnold Palmer won seven major titles but never the US PGA, thereby missing out on a career grand slam.

8 - McIlroy won by a record eight shots in 2012.

9 - The most shots under par for a round in the championship. Three men have shot 63 on a par-72 course - Player at Shoal Creek in 1984, Jose Maria Olazabal at Valhalla in 2000 and Hiroshi Iwata at Whistling Straits in 2015.

Bellerive Country Club
Bellerive Country Club stages this year's final major

10 - The 508-yard 10th is one of two holes at Bellerive which plays as a par five for the members, but a par four for the championship.

11 - At 355 yards, the 11th at Bellerive is the shortest par four on the course and could see players trying to drive the green.

12 - American players have won the US PGA Championship 12 times in the last 20 years.

13 - McIlroy won his first US PGA title, and second major, when finishing 13 under par at Kiawah Island in 2012.

14 - The 14th at Bellerive is the start of a three-hole stretch known as "The Ridge". The three holes are on the highest part of the course and play into the prevailing wind.

15 - Tiger Woods is seeking a 15th major title, more than 10 years since his last.

16 - At 237 yards, the 16th at Bellerive is the longest par three on the course.

17 - Two-time winner Ray Floyd recorded a total of 17 top-20 finishes in the US PGA.

18 - Days between the end of the previous major, the Open at Carnoustie, and the start of next week's tournament.

Related golf links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

The Sporting Life Team's best bets for Saturday 15 December
1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

We provide a snap shot of our best bets for the weekend across a range of sports in one convenient place.

Guitar Pete (left) represents the red-hot Nicky Richards team
2

Value Bet: Right in the Mix

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field in the big Cheltenham handicap including one for Nicky Henderson.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package
3

Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

4

Sporting Life Accumulator

With the Sporting Life Acca landing again last weekend, we've got four selections this week all to win enhanced to 40/1 with Sky Bet.

Petticoat Tails is among Oli's selections5

Oli Bell's Best Bets

Oli Bell is backing Petticoat Tails to win at Cheltenham among his four selections for Prestbury Park and Doncaster on Saturday.

Most Read

The Sporting Life Team's best bets for Saturday 15 December
1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

We provide a snap shot of our best bets for the weekend across a range of sports in one convenient place.

Guitar Pete (left) represents the red-hot Nicky Richards team
2

Value Bet: Right in the Mix

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field in the big Cheltenham handicap including one for Nicky Henderson.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package
3

Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

4

Sporting Life Accumulator

With the Sporting Life Acca landing again last weekend, we've got four selections this week all to win enhanced to 40/1 with Sky Bet.

Petticoat Tails is among Oli's selections5

Oli Bell's Best Bets

Oli Bell is backing Petticoat Tails to win at Cheltenham among his four selections for Prestbury Park and Doncaster on Saturday.

Racing Tips

Guitar Pete (left) represents the red-hot Nicky Richards team

Value Bet: Right in the Mix

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field in the big Cheltenham handicap including one for Nicky Henderson.

Daily Nap: Going to War!

Matt Brocklebank is doing a War cry ahead of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham - don't miss the latest Nap selection.

Don't miss the Saturday thoughts of Simon Holt

Simon Holt: Going for Gold

Simon Holt sticks with top weight Frodon as he looks to point you in the right direction of a few winners on Saturday.

Next Race Off

09:15 Bangalore
4
(11)
Roma Victor
J: P Trevor
3
(3)
Malwa
J: A Sandesh
2
(7)
Jersey Legend
J: Imran Chisty

Football Tips

Sporting Life Accumulator

With the Sporting Life Acca landing again last weekend, we've got four selections this week all to win enhanced to 40/1 with Sky Bet.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview

Entertainer at the Etihad

Man City host Everton in Saturday's early kick-off and George Pitts has two best bets for you to consider.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.