Fact file ahead of the 102nd PGA Championship

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Brooks Koepka - 2019 PGA Championship Winner (Photo: Getty Images)

Dates: August 3-9, 2020

Where: San Francisco, California

Course: TPC Harding Park (35-35—70/7,251)

Field size: 156

Defending champion: Brooks Koepka

Purse: $11,000,000 ($1,980,000/winner)

FedExCup: 600 points (winner)

Format: 72-hole stroke play

Things to Know

  • The 2020 PGA Championship is the first major championship of the year following schedule changes due to COVID-19
  • Brooks Koepka seeks third consecutive PGA Championship title; in the last 100 years, only two players have won the same major in three consecutive seasons: Walter Hagen (PGA Championship) and Peter Thomson (The Open Championship)
  • Koepka looks to become first player since Tiger Woods (2005-08) to win at least one major in four consecutive seasons and the third active player with five or more major titles
  • 82-time PGA TOUR winner and 15-time major champion Tiger Woods looks to pass Sam Snead for the most TOUR wins all-time and move within two of Jack Nicklaus’ major championship record
  • FedExCup leader and World No. 1 Justin Thomas, winner of last week’s World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and the 2017 PGA Championship, seeks fourth victory of the season
  • Jordan Spieth can become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam and first to do so at the PGA Championship

Notes on the field

  • 50 of the top 50 in current FedExCup standings
  • 48 of the top 50 in OWGR (all but No. 37 Francesco Molinari, No. 39 Lee Westwood)
  • 31 major champions, including 13 winners of the PGA Championship: Davis Love III (1997), Rich Beem (2002), Shaun Micheel (2003), Phil Mickelson (2005), Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007), Martin Kaymer (2010), Keegan Bradley (2011), Jason Dufner (2013), Rory McIlroy (2012, 2014), Jason Day (2015), Jimmy Walker (2016), Justin Thomas (2017), Brooks Koepka (2018, 2019)
  • Nine FedExCup champions: Tiger Woods (2007, 2009), Jim Furyk (2010), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), Billy Horschel (2014), Jordan Spieth (2015), Justin Thomas (2017), Justin Rose (2018), Rory McIlroy (2016, 2019)

FedExCup and the PGA Championship

  • Two events remain until the start of the FedExCup Playoffs: PGA Championship, Wyndham Championship
  • The winner of the PGA Championship has qualified for the TOUR Championship in 11 of 13 years since the inception of the FedExCup, including each of the last nine
  • Tiger Woods (2007) and Justin Thomas (2017) have won the PGA Championship and the FedExCup in the same season
  • Four of the last six champions entered the week in the top five of the FedExCup standings (Rory McIlroy/3/2014, Jason Day/4/2015, Justin Thomas/4/2017, Brooks Koepka/5/2019)

Current FedExCup standings and Wyndham Rewards Top 10

  • The top 10 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the PGA TOUR Regular Season will be recognized through the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 program and be well-positioned entering the FedExCup Playoffs
  • With only two weeks remaining in the Regular Season, only players within 1,100 points of the lead have a chance to win the top spot in the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 (Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im, Bryson DeChambeau
  • Im has been inside the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 more than any other player this season (26 weeks)
  • Daniel Berger was the only player to move inside the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 last week; Berger moved from 12th to No. 8 with his T2 finish at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

 

Position Player Points Wins Top-10s Points Behind Starts Projected Bonus
1 Justin Thomas 2,439 3 9   14 $2 million
2 Webb Simpson 1,726 2 6 713 10 $1.5 million
3 Sungjae Im 1,561 1 6 878 21 $1.2 million
4 Bryson DeChambeau 1,542 1 8 897 13 $1.1 million
5 Rory McIlroy 1,302 1 6 1,137 11 $1.0 million
6 Collin Morikawa 1,302 1 5 1,137 17 $850,000
7 Patrick Reed 1,290 1 6 1,149 15 $700,000
8 Daniel Berger 1,284 1 6 1,155 13 $600,000
9 Brendon Todd 1,260 2 3 1,179 20 $550,000
10 Jon Rahm 1,232 1 5 1,207 11 $500,000

 A look back at the 2019 PGA Championship

Pos. Name R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Brooks Koepka 63 65 70 74 272 (-8)
2 Dustin Johnson 69 67 69 69 274 (-6)
T3 Patrick Cantlay 69 70 68 71 278 (-2)
T3 Jordan Spieth 69 66 72 71 278 (-2)
T3 Matt Wallace 69 67 70 72 278 (-2)
  • Brooks Koepka won his second consecutive PGA Championship, becoming the first player since Tiger Woods in 2007 to successfully defend title at the event and seventh different player overall
  • Koepka became the first player to successfully defend a title at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in a career
  • Koepka won wire-to-wire, becoming the fifth player to win the PGA Championship in wire-to-wire fashion and first to do so in a major since Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Masters Tournament
  • With a seven-stroke lead after three rounds, Koepka held the largest 54-hole lead in PGA Championship history

Player Notes

FedExCup leader and World No. 1 Justin Thomas

  • Won his 13th PGA TOUR title at last week’s World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, becoming the third-youngest player to reach 13 wins since 1960, behind only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus
  • Holds FedExCup lead for the 39th week in his career, tied with Dustin Johnson for third-most in the FedExCup era
  • Moved to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the second time in his career and first since the week of June 3, 2018; only prior start as World No. 1: 2018 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (T8)
  • Earned first major championship title at 2017 PGA Championship and went on to win the FedExCup
  • Last FedExCup leader to win a major: Jordan Spieth (2015 U.S. Open)
  • Last World No. 1 to win a major: Rory McIlroy (2014 PGA Championship)
  • Last player to win the week before winning a major: Rory McIlroy (2014 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, 2014 PGA Championship)
  • Leads the PGA TOUR in wins (3) and top-10s (9) on the season

Defending champion Brooks Koepka (No. 96 FedExCup, No. 6 OWGR)

  • Seeks third consecutive PGA Championship title and fifth major championship victory (wins: 2017 U.S. Open, 2018 U.S. Open, 2018 PGA Championship, 2019 PGA Championship)
  • Looks to become the first player since 1956 to win the same major in three consecutive years; players in the last 100 years to accomplish the feat: Walter Hagen (PGA Championship in 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927) and Peter Thomson (The Open Championship in 1954, 1955, 1956)
  • Last player to win at least one major in four consecutive years: Tiger Woods (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • With a win, would tie Phil Mickelson for the second-most major championship titles among active players
  • With a win, would become the third-youngest player to win five majors since WWII, behind only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus
  • Finished T2 in title defense at last week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, earning his second top-10 since the season resumed (first: 7th/RBC Heritage)

Tiger Woods (No. 48 FedExCup, No. 15 OWGR)

  • In search of record-breaking 83rd PGA TOUR victory; currently tied with Sam Snead for the most all-time
  • In search of 16th major championship title; currently second all-time, three behind Jack Nicklaus
  • Four-time PGA Championship winner (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007); Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus won five each, tied for the most all-time
  • History at TPC Harding Park: Won the 2005 WGC-Mexico Championship; competed for the United States in the 2009 Presidents Cup and went 5-0-0 overall
  • Making fifth start of the season (Won/ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, T9/Farmers Insurance Open, 68th/The Genesis Invitational, T40/the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide)

Rory McIlroy (No. 5 FedExCup, No. 3 OWGR,)

  • Four-time major champion (2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 The Open Championship, 2014 PGA Championship)
  • With a win, would tie Phil Mickelson for the second-most major championship titles among active players
  • With a win, would become the third-youngest player to win five majors since WWII, behind only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus
  • Enters the week No. 5 in the FedExCup standings; no player has ever won the FedExCup in consecutive seasons
  • Finished in the top five, including one win, in all six starts prior to the suspension of the season; has no top-10s and just one top-25 since the season resumed (T11/Travelers Championship)

Jon Rahm (No. 10 FedExCup, No. 2 OWGR)

  • Relinquished No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking following a T52 at last week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, his first start as World No. 1
  • Seeking first major title in 15th appearance
  • Top-five results in majors: 4th/2018 Masters Tournament, T4/2018 PGA Championship, T3/2019 U.S. Open
  • One of three players in the top 10 in the OWGR without a major win (others: Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay)

Additional Notes

  • Changes to 2020 majors: Masters was originally April 6-12, rescheduled November 9-15; PGA Championship was originally May 11-17, rescheduled August 3-9; U.S. Open was originally June 15-21, rescheduled September 14-20); The Open Championship was canceled
  • Bryson DeChambeau enters the week No. 4 in the FedExCup standings and seeks first major championship title in 15th appearance; best result in a major: T15/2016 U.S. Open
  • With a win, Jordan Spieth would become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam and first to do so at the PGA Championship (major titles: 2015 Masters Tournament, 2015 U.S. Open, 2017 The Open Championship); has not won on TOUR since winning The Open in 2017
  • Xander Schauffele has finished T6 or better in five of 11 major championship appearances (T5/2017 U.S. Open, T6/2018 U.S. Open, T2/2018 Open Championship, T2/2019 Masters Tournament, T3/2019 U.S. Open)
  • FedExCup No. 2 Webb Simpson, who enters the week 713 points behind Justin Thomas with two weeks remaining in the Regular Season, is making his 10th start at the PGA Championship and has never finished in the top 10 (best result: T13/2016)
  • 2019 runner-up Dustin Johnson has four other top-10s in his career at the event (T10/2009, T5/2010, T8/2013, T7/2015)
  • Collin Morikawa, ranked in the top 15 of the FedExCup (No. 6) and OWGR (No. 12), is making his second career start in a major championship (first: T35/2019 U.S. Open)
  • With three top-three results in four starts since the season resumed, including a win at the Charles Schwab Challenge, FedExCup No. 8 Daniel Berger looks for first multiple-win season on TOUR; best result in a major: T6/2018 U.S. Open

PGA TOUR events at TPC Harding Park

  • Hosted TOUR events periodically throughout the 1940s and up until 1969
  • Two World Golf Championships events: 2005 WGC-Mexico Championship (won by Tiger Woods) and 2015 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (won by Rory McIlroy)
  • 2009 Presidents Cup, captained by Fred Couples (United States) and Greg Norman (International), and won by the U.S. Team
  • Presidents Cup will return in 2026

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