Facts and figures for the PGA Championship

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Published 2:30 p.m. ET May 9, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Facts and figures for the PGA Championship:

Event: 101st PGA Championship.

Dates: May 16-19.

Site: Bethpage State Park (Black Course).

Length: 7,459 yards.

Par: 35-35_70.

Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros).

Prize money: TBA ($11 million in 2018).

Winner’s share: TBA ($1.98 million in 2018).

Defending champion: Brooks Koepka.

Last year: Koepka blocked out the cheers for a charging Tiger Woods with two birdies on the back nine at Bellerive for a 4-under 66 and a two-shot victory over Woods. In oppressive heat in St. Louis, Koepka finished at 264 to set the PGA Championship record and tie Henrik Stenson (2016 British Open) for lowest 72-hole score at all majors. Koepka became only the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year, and the first since Woods in 2000.

Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods ended 11 years without a major by winning the Masters for his 15th major, three behind the record held by Jack Nicklaus. A victory would tie him with Nicklaus with five PGA titles.

Grand Slam: Jordan Spieth gets his third attempt at winning the PGA Championship to become the sixth…

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