ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 100TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE PLAYED AT BELLERIVE COUNTRY CLUB FROM AUGUST 9-12:
- The PGA Championship is organised by the Professional Golfers' Association of America and is the last of the four major championships, preceded by the US Masters, the US Open and the British Open.
- This year's event will be the last PGA Championship played in August with the tournament moving to May in 2019.
- Defending champion is Justin Thomas, who won at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2017.
- A maximum field of 156 will include past PGA champions plus the last five US Masters, US Open and British Open winners.
- Nicknamed the Green Monster of Ladue, Bellerive is a long course built around a creek that comes into play on nine of the holes. There are water hazards on 11 holes and players will find large and undulating greens.
- Six of the 12 par-four holes measure over 450 yards, the longest being the 521-yard fourth. There are four par threes and two par fives with the eighth hole playing to 610 yards.