PGA Championship - Golf: All You Need to Know

04 May 2022 01:01:56 GMTPlus10
Scottie Scheffler is heading to Oklahoma

The second major of the year will take place later this month, with the 2022 PGA Championship heading for Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma.

World number one Scottie Scheffler was the winner of the opening major of 2022, claiming a three-shot victory at the Masters in April, with the 25-year-old priced at 12.00 to repeat that trick with a first PGA Championship success.

Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will be among the plethora of other big names teeing up at the event, which was won by Phil Mickelson last year.

Mickelson's victory was historic, as at 50 years of age he became the oldest ever winner of a major, but who will follow in his footsteps in 2022?

When is the 2022 PGA Championship?

The PGA Championship was traditionally the final major to be held every year until 2019 when it was moved from its usual August slot to May.

That means the event is now the second major to be staged every year, coming a month after the Masters, with the US Open and Open Championship following in June and July respectively.

This year's PGA Championship will be held from 19th-22nd May.

Where is the 2022 PGA Championship being held?

This year's PGA Championship will be staged at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the venue is no stranger to hosting majors.

Southern Hills has held the PGA Championship on four previous occasions in 1970, 1982, 1994 and most recently 2007, and this year it will become the first venue to have staged the tournament five times.

Alongside hosting the PGA Championship, Southern Hills has also held three US Opens in 1958, 1977 and 2001.

The course has a Par of 71 and was originally designed by Perry Maxwell in 1936, although it went under a renovation just three years ago and this will be the first major to be held at the venue since.

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Can I watch the 2022 PGA Championship?

This year's PGA Championship will be available to watch in the UK on Sky Sports Golf, with coverage of the opening two days commencing at 13:00, while over the weekend it will be a 14:00 start.

Of course you can also follow all the action on bet365's Live Golf Tracker.

How many times has the PGA Championship taken place?

The PGA Championship has been held on 103 previous occasions since Englishman Jim Barnes won the first staging of the event in 1916.

Who has won the PGA Championship on the most occasions?

Americans dominate the history of the PGA Championship, claiming 85 wins, with Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus boasting the most successes with five apiece.

Tiger Woods is next on the list with four and although there are doubts as to whether the 15-time major winner will figure at Southern Hills this year, he can be backed at 67.00.

Mickelson, McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are the other multiple winners likely to tee up at this year's event, although doubts do surround the former's participation.

Who is the favourite for the PGA Championship?

It is no surprise that Scheffler is among the favourites to land his second major title, given he has won four tournaments on the PGA Tour already in 2022 and has risen to number one in the world rankings as a result.

Scheffler can be backed at 12.00 to lift the Wanamaker Trophy, as can Spain's Rahm, while two-time PGA Championship winner McIlroy is 15.00 after finishing second at the Masters.

Johnson is a 21.00 shout, while Koepka, winner of the event in 2018 and 2019, is priced at 36.00 to secure a hat-trick of titles.

Defending champion Mickelson, who has not played on the PGA Tour since missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of January is 1213.00 to defend his title, which would arguably be more of a surprise than his success of 12 months ago.

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