Monday notes from the PGA Championship


KOHLER, Wis. (WFRV) — Notes from the 2015 PGA Championship:

  • J.J. Henry, Martin Laird, and Sean O’Hair are the newest additions to the 97th PGA Championship. Henry won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday to gain entry, while Laird’s spot opened by virtue of Shane Lowry’s victory at the World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational. O’Hair assumed a slot in the PGA vacated upon Graham DeLaet’s withdrawal due to injury. 
  • Americans are on the brink of winning all four majors in the same season for the first time since 1982.  
  • Four of the last five PGA Championships have been won by players in their 20s. The streak began right here at Whistling Straits in 2010, when a then 25-year-old Martin Kaymer won in a playoff. Since then, 20-somethings Keegan Bradley (25 years-old in 2011) and Rory McIlroy (23 in 2012, 25 in ’14) have accounted for three more for PGA Championships.
  • There are 15 PGA Champions in the field for the 97th PGA Championship: Rich Beem, Keegan Bradley, Mark Brooks, John Daly, Jason Dufner, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Davis Love III, Rory McIlroy, Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, David Toms, Tiger Woods and Y.E. Yang. 
  • 1997 PGA Champion Davis Love III is making his 29th appearance in the Championship this week. Only four players have made more PGA Championship starts than Love, who will also serve as U.S. Ryder Cup Captain in 2016 at Hazeltine.

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