PGA Championship 2014 News and Updates
7/20/14 – Rory McIlroy landed his third major championship title with a steady hand, winning the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on Sunday. This puts the No. 1 ranked player amongst an elite class of golfers to have won three major championships by the age of 25; joining Jack Niklaus and Tiger Woods for the distinction. Speaking of Woods, the player returned from back surgery in to face his biggest test thus far, his first major of the season at Royal Liverpool; his promising start ended with a 3-over 75. From here, Tiger Woods has his eyes set on the PGA Championship—a tournament the legendary golfer recently added to his 2014 schedule. Over at the Valhalla Golf Course, all efforts are being thrown into putting the finishing touches on the green for the Aug. 4 through Aug. 10 PGA Championship. See Tiger Woods in his second Major of the year, and see if Rory McIlroy can secure a career Grand Slam with PGA Championship tickets.
7/9/14 – Tiger Woods didn’t just return to golf for his charity’s tournament, the expert intends on making the prestigious Ryder Cup as well. Considering his low FedEx Cup standings (No. 209), Woods will have to show extremely well in the three upcoming competitions: the British Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and, of course, the PGA Championship. Next week’s Brit Open serves as the primer for the PGA Championship, and the Valhalla course should ultimately determine whether Woods will make the top 125 cut and join Captain Tom Watson’s Ryder team. Leading candidate for Player of the Year is Martin Kaymer who, similar to Tiger Woods’ 2013 award winning performance, nosedived out of the Top 50 only to bounce back in an awe-inspiring manner. With the British Open, FedEx playoffs and PGA Championship on the horizon, keep a keen eye on Germany’s golf ace as the PGA Tour continues.
6/24/14 – In what seems like the best golfing news heard all year, Tiger Woods is officially back in action! On Wednesday morning, Woods took to the practice round of the Quicken Loans National, showing the public that his back is healthy—though his game a bit rusty—after a three-month absence from the green following surgery. Woods missed the US Open during his rehab, leaving the door open for Phil Mickelson to achieve a career grand slam, though he missed out when Martin Kaymer took the trophy. Tiger Woods should be on deck for both the British Open at Royal Liverpool and the PGA Championship at Valhalla this year, which of course, means ticket prices will likely shoot up in response! For now, PGA Championship tickets have risen only slightly, up to $704 for an All Week pass beginning Aug 4. Woods won the PGA Championship the last time it was played at Valhalla—be on the grounds and see if the legend can win his 15th major, and his first in six years!
5/28/14 - The PGA tour continued in Europe, with Rory McIlroy achieving the most exciting victory of the year—and the richest purse in European golf—at the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey. The momentous comeback (round of 66 14-under) came days after McIlroy broke off his engagement with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, and it looks like Rory will be fired up when he takes the green at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky come August. He's still not No.1, however, Adam Scott ascended to the top spot with his win in Texas, and through Tiger Woods' inactivity. The previous No.1 player in the world has officially announced his suspected withdrawal from the US Open (and likely the July British Open) as he recovers from back surgery. While the timetable for his return is unknown, Woods stated: "I remain very optimistic about this year" and just may come back in time for the PGA Championship this August. Get your PGA Championship tickets and see if the golf star will be fully rehabbed by late summer! PGA Championship passes currently run $693-$1266 starting Monday, Aug 4- Sun, Aug 10.
PGA Championship 2014 Season
The prestigious PGA Championship will return to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY for the first time in over 10 years. Established in 1916, the PGA Championship is nearly a century old, and has been held annually at a rotating location as one of four majors on the PGA circuit. The finest golfers in the world (including winners of the last five US Opens, Masters and Open Championships), all compete for a part of the $8 million purse--not for the award, but for the prestige involved with winning this extraordinary event.
PGA Championship tickets are always of the highest demand, as it's typically the final major tournament to take place before the close of golf season. PGA Championship tickets offer a $746 minimum for a Wanamaker Club weeklong pass from Aug 4- 10. Individual day tickets are also available for prices as low as $15.
Jason Dufner took the trophy last year, shooting a masterful 68 to shut out Jim Furyk by two points and claim his first major championship. Dufner is preceded by Rory McIlroy and Keegan Bradley for the PGA Championship title, and joins the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus as victors. Who will lay claim to one of the most coveted prizes in golf: the iconic Wanamaker Trophy? Be there to see history in the making with PGA Championship tickets!