When the PGA Championship returns to Oak Hill Country Club in 2023, it will be the latest major golf tournament to be held at the famed course.
While an official announcement hasn't been made, multiple media outlets have reported that the PGA Championship will be played at the Rochester-area course. And one report said Oak Hill will be included in a regular rotation of sites that will host future PGA Championships.
Here are 10 things you should know about Oak Hill Country Club:
(1) The 2023 tournament will be the fourth time the PGA Championship has been played at the club. Oak Hill has hosted three other PGA Championships, most recently in 2013. The course also hosted the 1980 and 2003 PGA Championships.
(2) Jack Nicklaus has won at Oak Hill. Nicklaus won the 1980 PGA Championship in record fashion. He won with a score of 6-under and was the only player to finish under par for the tournament.
His win by seven strokes was the largest margin of victory in PGA Championship history until Rory McIlory broke the record in 2012.
Nicklaus also set the 72-hole scoring mark at Oak Hill with a 274, which stood as the record until Jason Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship with a score of 270.
(3) Before the PGA, the course hosted three U.S. Opens. Over a period of 33 years, the U.S. Open was played three times at Oak Hill. The first was in 1956, with Cary Middlecoff taking home the championship. Lee Trevino captured the U.S. Open title in 1968.
Twenty-one years later, in 1989, Curtis Strange won the U.S. Open.
(4) Oak Hill hosted the Ryder Cup in 1995. The Ryder Cup is one of the biggest national team competitions in all of sports. And in 1995, Europe and the United States squared off at Oak Hill Country Club.
The teams were led by captains Bernard Gallacher (Europe) and Lanny Wadkins (U.S.).
The Americans led 5-3 after the first day of competition and 9-7 after day two. But on Sunday, the Europeans dominated singles play and won the Ryder Cup by a score of 14 1/2 to 13 1/2.
Several big names participated in the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill, including Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Phil Mickelson and Curtis Strange on the American side and Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie on the European team.
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(5) There have been other tournaments held at Oak Hill. Aside from the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, the course has hosted other big tournaments over the years.
The U.S. Amateur was played at Oak Hill in 1949 and 1998. The U.S. Senior Open was played there in 1984. And the course hosted the 2008 Senior PGA Championship.
(6) Dufner holds the course record. A big reason why Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship was his magical second round. He shot a course record 63 to take the lead heading into the weekend.
Dufner trailed by a shot after the third round, but shot 2-under in the final round to win the tournament by two strokes.
(7) Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange held the old course record. The legendary Ben Hogan, winner of nine major championships, shot a 64 at the 1942 Times-Union Open at Oak Hill, according to the club's website.
The record would be equaled 47 years later at the 1989 U.S. Open. Curtis Strange, who won the tournament, shot a 64 in the second round.
(8) Shaun Micheel's only PGA Tour win came at Oak Hill. Micheel isn't a name you think of when discussing major golf tournament champions, but his win at the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill is one he'll never forget.
Micheel shot 4-under to win the tournament by two strokes. It remains his only PGA Tour victory.
(9) The prize money has increased. When Cary Middlecoff won the 1956 U.S. Open, he took home $6,000. Twenty-four years later, when Jack Nicklaus won the 1980 PGA Championship at Oak Hill, he received $60,000.
Shaun Micheel's win at the 2003 PGA Championship was the first time a golfer received more than $1 million for winning a tournament at Oak Hill. Micheel received a check for $1,080,000.
The last champion at Oak Hill, Jason Dufner, took home the largest prize. He received $1,445,000 for winning the 2013 PGA Championship.
(10) There could be more tournaments played at Oak Hill. One Rochester media outlet reported that a week before Oak Hill hosts the 2023 PGA Championship, the Women's PGA Championship will be played at the course. The women's tournament was last played in Rochester from 2011 to 2014 when it was known as the Wegmans LPGA Championship.