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2013 PGA Championship goes to Oak Hill

Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., has been named as the site of the 2008 Senior PGA Championship and the 2013 PGA Championship, PGA of America officials have announced.

In 2008, Oak Hill Country Club's East Course will join PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa.; and Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., as the only courses to host a Senior PGA Championship, a PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.

"For the past 60 years, Oak Hill Country Club and its membership have proudly maintained the tradition of being a home to major championships," said PGA of America President Roger Warren. "Many of the most memorable moments and golf's finest champions have been showcased at Oak Hill.

"We are excited about Oak Hill being host to the greatest names in senior golf in May 2008, as the Senior PGA Championship makes its first appearance in the state of New York," he added. "And we anticipate that we also will find tremendous support from the community and membership when the 95th PGA Championship returns to Oak Hill in August of 2013."

Oak Hill hosted the 1980 and 2003 PGA Championships won respectively by Jack Nicklaus and Shaun Micheel. In 1995, Europe stunned the United States at Oak Hill by rallying to capture the Ryder Cup on the final day for a 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 victory.

"We are absolutely delighted in having The PGA of America return to Rochester," said Oak Hill Country Club President Chris Williams. "We are particularly pleased in being the first site in New York State to host the Senior PGA Championship. Having the PGA Championship return in 2013 is absolutely icing on the cake."

Oak Hill also has hosted several USGA championships, most notably the 1989 U.S. Open won by Curtis Strange, the 1968 U.S. Open won by Lee Trevino and the 1956 U.S. Open won by Cary Middlecoff. Hank Kuehne won the 1998 U.S. Amateur at Oak Hill, while Charles Coe captured the 1949 U.S. Amateur and Miller Barber won the 1984 U.S. Senior Open there.

The PGA Championship, which enjoys a rich heritage dating back to its inaugural event in 1916, will mark its 88th Championship, Aug. 17-20, at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.

Many of golf's greatest champions, from Hagen, Sarazen, Snead, Nelson and Hogan, to Player, Trevino, Nicklaus and Woods, have had their names inscribed on the Wanamaker Trophy, the prize for winning the season's final major championship.

The Senior PGA Championship was begun in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club, at the invitation of legendary Bobby Jones, and has since featured the game's legendary stars that have reached the age of 50. This year's 67th Senior PGA Championship will be hosted by Oak Tree Golf Club, May 25-28, in Edmond, Okla.

Future PGA Championships:
--88th PGA Championship: Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, Aug. 17-20, 2006
--89th PGA Championship: Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 9-12, 2007
--90th PGA Championship: Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Township, Mich., Aug. 7-10, 2008
--91st PGA Championship: Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn., Aug. 13-16, 2009
--92nd PGA Championship: Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Kohler, Wis., Aug. 12-15, 2010
--93rd PGA Championship: Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., August 2011
--94th PGA Championship: Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course), August 2012
--95th PGA Championship: Oak Hill Country Club (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., August 2013
--96th PGA Championship: Venue to be Determined, August 2014
--97th PGA Championship: Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Kohler, Wis., August 2015

Future Senior PGA Championships:
--67th Senior PGA Championship: Oak Tree Golf Club, Edmond, Okla., May 25-28, 2006
--68th Senior PGA Championship: Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course), Kiawah Island, S.C., May 24-27, 2007
--69th Senior PGA Championship: Oak Hill Country Club (East Course), Rochester, N.Y., May 19-25, 2008

Significant Championships at Oak Hill Country Club:
1949 - U.S. Amateur, Charles Coe
1956 - U.S. Open, Cary Middlecoff
1968 - U. S. Open, Lee Trevino
1980 - PGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus
1984 - U.S. Senior Open, Miller Barber
1989 - U.S. Open, Curtis Strange
1995 - Ryder Cup, Europe 14?-United States 13?
1998 - U.S. Amateur, Hank Kuehne
2003 - PGA Championship, Shaun Micheel

 

 




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