Know the Course: PGA Championship at Southern Hills CC

    WagerEdge is a leading provider of free premium sports betting content from fans and bettors of dedicated sports. Our weekly award winning Know the Course golf segment gives PGA fans and bettors everything they need to know about the course and tournament in one consolidated location. Here we preview the PGA Championship at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa, OK. Course facts, tournament facts, previous winners, 2021 final leaderboard, 2022 betting favorite, odds, weather forecast. Learn who founded and designed the course, grass type, par and yardage, trophy name, purse, prize money, and FedEx Cup points the field can earn. Key tournament facts, record setting performances, rankings, low scores, multiple winners. Let WagerEdge prepare you to bet on golf!

    Location: Tulsa, OK
    Course: Southern Hills CC
    Architect: Perry Maxwell (1936) & Gil Hanse (2019 Redesign)
    Grass: Bermuda (tee-to-green), bentgrass (greens)
    Par: 70
    Yardage: 7,556
    2021 Winner: Phil Mickelson (-6)
    2021 Cut Line: +5
    Field: 156 Players
    Cut: Low 70 scores with ties
    2022 Favorites: Scottie Scheffler (+1100), Jon Rahm (+1200)
    Purse: $20M (1st gets $3.58M)
    Trophy: The Wanamaker Trophy, named after businessman and golfer Rodman Wanamaker, stands nearly 2.5 feet tall and weighs 27 pounds
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    Course Facts

    • In 1934 a group of citizens in Tulsa raised $140,000 for a new country club on land donated by Waite Phillips, a local oil baron
    • Perry Maxwell was hired to lead a crew that built the course for $113,000
    • Southern Hills opened in 1936, hosted the 1946 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the 1953 U.S. Junior Championship, and the U.S. Open in 1958.
    • The PGA Championship is played at different courses each year; 2021 at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Courses and 2020 at T PC Harding Park
    • The last PGA Championship played at Southern Hills CC was in 2007 (won by Tiger Woods)
    • Southern Hills has hosted the most PGA Championships with this year being the 5th time
    • The course only has two par-5s in use for the PGA Championship, both measuring more than 630 yards
    • Tiger Woods and Raymond Floyd have the Southern Hills Country Club course record. Floyd shot 63 at the 1982 PGA, while Woods matched the score in 2007. 

    Tournament Facts

    • The first PGA Championship was held in October 1916 at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY — Jim Barnes won and earned $500
    • The tournament was played as match play format until 1957 and switched to stroke play in 1958 (won by Dow Finsterwald)
    • It was formerly played in mid-August on the third weekend before Labor Day weekend, serving as the fourth and final men’s major of the golf season
    • Beginning in 2019, the tournament is played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day, as the season’s second major following the Masters Tournament in April
    • In seven men’s majors here, only two winners have managed to par the closing hole – Tommy Bolt at the 1958 U.S. Open and Tiger Woods at the 2007 PGA
    • The winner of this tournament is invited to play in the other 3 majors plus The Players for the next 5 years, and is invited to play in the PGA Championship for life
    • It’s the only one of the four majors exclusively for professional players
    • The winner receives membership on the PGA Tour for 5 seasons and European Tour for 7 seasons
    • Jack Nicklaus & Walter Hagen have won this tournament a record 5 times
    • Phil Mickelson is the oldest winner at 50 years, 11 months in 2021
    • Gene Sarazen is the youngest winner at 20 years, 174 days in 1922
    • The lowest 72-hole score was set by Brooks Koepka (264) in 2018 at Bellerive
    • The lowest 72-hole score by par was set by Jason Day (-20) in 2015 at Whistling Straits



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