SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Facts and figures for the PGA Championship:
Event: 97th PGA Championship.
Dates: Aug. 13-16.
Site: Whistling Straits (Straits Course)
Length: 7,501 yards.
Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros).
Prize money: $10 million.
Winner's share: $1.8 million.
Defending champion: Rory McIlroy.
Last year: Rory McIlroy pulled away on the back nine at Valhalla and closed with a 3-under 68 for a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler. The final round was delayed by rain and finished with a wild scene in the dark. Mickelson and Fowler, two shots behind, were asked to let McIlroy tee off on the 18th hole to assure it would finish. They also waited as McIlroy played his approach to the par-5 18th. Mickelson nearly chipped in for eagle. Fowler missed his long eagle attempt. McIlroy made par and won his second straight major. He joined Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods with his fourth major at 25 or younger.
Last time at Whistling Straits: Martin Kaymer beat Bubba Watson in a playoff in 2010 that did not include Dustin Johnson. Johnson had a one-shot lead playing the 18th when his drive landed in a patch of sand in the gallery. Not aware it was one of hundreds of bunkers, he grounded his club. After making bogey, he was assessed a two-shot penalty that kept him out of the playoff. Watson hit into the water on the last hole of a three-way playoff, and Kaymer made bogey to win his first major.
American Slam: Jordan Spieth missed a playoff at the British Open by one shot to end his bid for a Grand Slam. Next up is a chance to become the only player to sweep the three U.S. majors in the same year.
American Sweep: Americans have a chance to sweep the majors for the first time since 1982.
Key statistic: The last 15 major champions were all among the top 50 in the world when they won.
Noteworthy: The PGA Championship ended in a playoff both previous times it was held at Whistling Straits.
Quoteworthy: "I knew what was at stake. There was an added element to that off the course. That's won't be there for the PGA, and it might make it easier." — Jordan Spieth, on no longer having the pressure of chasing a Grand Slam.
Television (all times EDT): Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., TNT. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., TNT Sports; 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. CBS. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., TNT; 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., CBSs.