The PGA Championship celebrates its 94th edition in 2012, with its first visit to South Carolina. As the fourth and final major of the season, the Championship has earned the nickname, The Season’s Final Major…Glory’s Last Shot. This historic and prestigious tournament will be contested August 6 -12, 2012 on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Kiawah Island is no stranger to hosting premier golf events, as The Ocean Course has hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2007 Senior PGA Championship. However, this will be the first time any course in South Carolina has hosted one of golf’s four major tournaments.
The links inspired course was designed by world renowned designer Pete Dye in 1991 and 20 years later the Ocean Course is still one of the most pristine golf courses in the country. With rolling fairways, dangerous bunkers and unpredictable winds from the Atlantic Ocean, the 2012 PGA Championship is sure to provide an exciting atmosphere for all.
Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be among the world’s top ranked golfers who will test their skills as they take on what has been called America’s toughest course. Since 1994, the PGA Championship has averaged 97 of the top 100 golfers in the world, the most of any of the four majors.
Although the tournament is still a year away, the Championship is nearing a sellout. The remaining six percent of tickets will go back on sale, one final time, on August 14th as the final putt drops at the 2011 PGA Championship.
All eyes will be on the Ocean Course August 6-12, 2012, as the world’s best golfers compete for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy!