Golf enthusiasts all over the world are going to be following the 2012 PGA Championship Tournament. Coverage will be watching on television, on Ipods, on Ipads, on computers, and anywhere else the PGA has consented to show coverage. If a golf enthusiast can’t watch this golf tournament, it will be followed in the news by that person. No matter if you are a golf enthusiast or not, here are ten things that you should know about the 2012 PGA Championship Tournament.
The PGA Championship Is the End of the Golf Season: One the PGA championship arrives, it marks the end of the PGA season. There will be a few more games because of the FedEx cup playoffs, but this golf tournament generally marks the end of the golf season in general (Miller).
The PGA 2012 Golf Championship Takes Place on a Golf Resort: The course that was made for the PGA 2012 Championship was not selected as a new place to make a golf course. Kiawah Island, South Carolina was already home to a golf resort. The course for this golf tournament takes place there (Kiawah Island Golf Resort).
Pete Dye Designed the 2012 PGA Championship Course: Pete Dye is the designer of the golf course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. He is known for his challenging courses. Dye likes to make golfers feel uncomfortable so they have to think about what they are doing when the play on the courses (Martin).
The 2012 PGA Championship is the Toughest PGA Course: The PGA has played golf tournaments on various courses all over the United States. However, playing at 7,676 yards on Kiawah Island, South Carolina makes the 94th PGA championship the one with the toughest course (Miller).
There Are No Bunkers: For the 2012 PGA Golf Championship Tournament, there are no bunkers. Instead, there are natural sandy areas. All of the sand is natural from the island, however, some of it has been moved by man to make natural sandy areas (PGA Championship).
The Par for the Kiawah Island Course is 1 Stroke Per Hole: Pete Dye designed the golf course at Kiawah Island so there were 72 holes. The par score for the entire course is 72. This means that the par for the entire course equals only one stroke per hole (Shain).
Only One Person from the 1991 Ryder Cup Can Play in the 2012 PGA Championship: There is a list of qualifying rules to be able to play in the PGA Golf Championship. The only person that played in the 1991 Ryder Cup that also qualifies to play in the 2012 PGA Golf Championship is Jose Maria Olazabal (Shain).
Golfers Can View the Atlantic: The designer of the course, Pete Dye, made sure that the golfers could see the Atlantic. This makes the course subject to the oceans breezes. Nobody is certain if the view of the ocean will help calm the golfers or if it will distract them (Shain).
Kiawah Was Named for Native Americans: Until the 1500s, a tribe of Native Americans lived on what is now Kiawah Island in South Carolina. The island and the town was named for them (Town of Kiawah).
Kiawah Island Is America’s Happiest Seaside Town: According to Coastal Living, Kiawah Island is America’s happiest seaside town. Just below it is Naples, Florida (America’s Happiest Seaside Towns).
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort. (n.d.). Kiawah Resort. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from www.kiawahresort.com/
Martin, S. (n.d.). PGA Championship 2012: Which Tiger Woods Will Show Up?. Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/08/pga-championship-2012-tiger-woods-show-up_n_1754334.html
Miller, J. (n.d.). PGA Tour Fantasy Golf: The 2012 PGA Championship Preview | Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report | Entertaining sports news, photos and slideshows. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1288032-pga-tour-fantasy-golf-the-2012-pga-championship-preview
PGA Championship. (n.d.). PGA. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from www.pga.com/pgachampionship/
Shain, J. (n.d.). PGA Championship: Facts about PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course – chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune: Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic – chicagotribune.com. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/golf/sc-spt-0805-box-pga-championship–20120805,0,6213253.story
Town of Kiawah, South Carolina – Visitors – Island Background. (n.d.). Town of Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://www.kiawahisland.org/Visitors/IslandBackground.aspx