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2016 PGA Championship
Dates, Qualifying Criteria for 2016 PGA Championship Golf Tournament

The PGA Championship, governed by the PGA of America, is played every August. The tournament is one of the four major championships of men's professional golf.

Dates: July 28-31, 2016
Location: Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course) Springfield, New Jersey
Tickets: Tickets to PGA Championships are offered for sale through the PGA of America. Ticket sales for the current year's PGA Championship typically begin during the previous year's tournament (for example, ticket sales for the 2016 PGA Championship open during the 2015 PGA). Go to PGA.com and navigate from there.

Previous PGAs Played at Baltusrol
This course has been the site of the PGA Championship before. Click on a year to view scores and a recap of previous PGAs played here:

Visit our PGA Championship golf tournament index for more info about this major.

Qualifying Criteria for the 2016 PGA Championship Golf Tournament
There are multiple ways that golfers can qualify to play in the PGA Championship. The field also always includes 20 club professionals playing along with the touring pros. Players who meet the following qualifications (note - subject to change prior to 2016 PGA) earn berths in the field:

  • All former PGA Champions
  • Winners of the previous five U.S. Opens
  • Winners of the previous five Masters
  • Winners of the previous five British Opens
  • The current year Senior PGA Champion
  • The low 15 (and ties) finishers from the previous PGA Championship
  • The low 20 finishers in the current year PGA Professional National Championship
  • Top top 70 players on the PGA Championship points list for a one-year period concluding (typically) two weeks prior to the current year PGA Championship
  • Members of the most recent Ryder Cup teams (both USA and Europe)
  • Winners of PGA Tour events during the period from last year's PGA Championship to this year's PGA
  • Remaining openings in field filled by first available player(s) from PGA Championship points list
  • Plus any player the PGA of America might choose to invite who otherwise failed to meet the above qualifying criteria.

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